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There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.
Industrials or technology—where is the better place for investors? Kim Caughey, VP and senior equity analyst and assistant portfolio manager at Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their investment advice.
The technology sector will start to rebound in the fourth quarter, said Peter Sondergaard, head of research at Gartner.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Oct. 7.
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How much of a floor is there under the market? Nonfarm payrolls for September, at a loss of 263,000 jobs, was worse than the loss of 175,000 expected.
Technology outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture reported a fall in quarterly profit Thursday, but gave a stronger-than-expected outlook for the fiscal year that began in September, supporting the view that corporate spending was recovering.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Oct. 1.
Thursday's economic reports should paint a fairly current picture of the state of manufacturing, housing, and the consumer, all key pillars of the economy.
October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.
Bob Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, and Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
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Peter Costa of Empire Executions and Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the weekend.
Finding it tough to navigate this sideways market? Let Oppenheimer’s Carter Worth lead you through the storm.
The federal stimulus package passed in February may help some IT companies climb the stock charts. The law provides $19 billion to replace the ubiquitous paper chart on a clipboard with electronic medical records.
Alan Gayle plans to ride the technology bandwagon back to prosperity. "I know tech has a reputation for being a highly volatile sector, and very speculative, but they have the strong balance sheets, they have the good cash flow, they have a very resilient business model," RidgeWorth Capital Management's senior investment strategist told CNBC.
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Investors who missed the March rally could get a break if the April pullback in stocks continues.