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Now that the election is over, it's time to focus on sectors that will likely do well post-election. One which was outlined in my previous post is the technology sector. And driving growth in this sector is the continuing trend towards consolidation.
On top of the midterm elections Tuesday and the possibility of QE2, there are many companies reporting earnings next week. Here's which ones the traders are watching.
Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now! And as an added bonus, you'll also find 3 trades from MarketSmith.
If you think they haven't, though, that could be the reason you're missing out on this rally.
It’s a tough question – not as simple as tearing open some Apple products and seeing whose parts are inside. Some companies in Apple’s ecosystem, like Intel, don’t see an outsized impact from Apple’s business. Others, like ARM, have already had nice runs lately.
The traders were closely watching the action in Intel and CSX after these two bellwethers released earnings and wowed the Street.
Think that QE2 is largely priced into the market? According to the pros, it's not -- not by a long shot!
Expectations of a Verizon iPhone are already starting to generate ripples across tech.
Stocks ended mixed after a volatile session as investors cautiously anticipated monthly jobs data and third-quarter earnings reports. Alcoa and Verizon fell, while GE and DuPont rose.
Stocks were modestly lower ahead of the closing bell, ending a volatile session marked by a handful of encouraging economic reports, a rising dollar, and investor caution ahead of quarterly earnings reports and monthly jobs data. Verizon and Alcoa fell, while GE rose.
Stocks were mixed Thursday as the Dow backed off after nearing striking distance of 11,000 for the first time since May. Pfizer and GE rose, while AT&T fell.
Stocks paused after a strong rally on Tuesday to end mixed on relatively low volume as investors took a breather ahead of the jobs reports on Friday. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.
Stocks were mixed as the closing bell neared, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq slumping, as the prospect of the Federal Reserve resuming Treasury purchases to boost the economy countered a disappointing report on private sector hiring. GE and Alcoa rose, while AT&T fell.
Apple's approach to $300 brings it close to a $274 billion market cap, second only to Exxon Mobil's $315 billion value as the largest U.S. companies by stock value. Apple sits high atop the tech sector, with Microsoft now a distant second. But even as Apple continues to climb to all-time highs, some analysts see reason to point even higher. ...A report from TheStreet.
Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years. American Express and Caterpillar fell.
Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news. American Express and Caterpillar fell.
Is market reversal just profit taking at the end of the a very successful month or is this the beginning of a turn lower?
Here's the "Fast Money" Final Trade, where the traders give you their best plays for Thursday.
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