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The thing that flashed recession signal is moving in opposite direction

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images The yield curve, which flashed the biggest recession signal in more than 10 years and sent shock waves through the financial markets just a few months ago, is now signaling things …

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The U.S. oil industry shook up the world, and now it’s shaking out

Workers make a pipe connection on the Orion Perseus drilling rig, Webb County, Texas. Eddie Seal | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. oil industry shook up the world energy order in the last decade, and now it has been going through a shakeout of its own that is expected …

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FedEx ‘face plant’ could make it open to an activist investor

A FedEx employee loads up deliveries in San Francisco. Getty Images “Face plant” and “awful” aren’t descriptors CEOs want to hear after reporting quarterly profit numbers. But FedEx’s second-quarter results were so bad — the profit decline so steep — that such severe language is not only justified, but it …

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It all starts with Netflix

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gives a keynote address, January 6, 2016 at the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images A lot can happen in a decade. Since 2010, the S&P 500 has returned nearly 185%, an impressive gain for the …

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Fintech company Bill.com surges more than 60% in market debut

René Lacerte, CEO and founder of Bill.com Source: Bill.com Shares of fintech company Bill.com soared a whopping 60% on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Bill.com, which sells software services to small- and medium-sized business to help with payment processes, was priced at …

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Fed dot plot December 2019

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Federal Reserve forecasts no action on its main interest rate until 2021, after holding rates steady in its December meeting Wednesday.  The central bank’s median rate is forecast to hold steady at 1.6% through …

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Market bull Tony Dwyer boosts 2020 forecast, sees record year

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls is getting even more optimistic. Canaccord Genuity’s Tony Dwyer boosted his 2020 year-end S&P 500 price target by 90 points on Monday to 3,440, reflecting about a 10% gain from current levels. Dwyer cites an easy Federal Reserve and low inflation as two major drivers …

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Investors are terrified of something a year from now and they’re placing bets to hedge themselves

Stock investors are hedging in a big way against something scary coming at them this time next year and it could be related to the outcome of the presidential election. The price of buying downside puts, meaning a negative bet on the S&P 500 is at a historical level compared …

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Three options strategies for the week: December 9, 2019

The “Options Action” traders share three options trading strategies to kick off the week. Michael Khouw looked into call buying in the Technology ETF.  Dan Nathan illustrated call buying in Starbucks. Khouw and Guy Adami broke down a call calendar in Lululemon.  Disclaimer Trader disclosure: Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, …

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Wall Street bets international stocks will top US equities in 2020

A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator displaying numbers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the world’s major markets in Tokyo. Kazuhiro Nogi | AFP | Getty Images  (This story is part of the Weekend Brief edition of the Evening Brief newsletter. To sign up for CNBC’s Evening Brief, click …

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