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Five reasons to ignore stock market doomsayers


The doomsayers always come out whenever stock markets have more volatile, like they have this month. These gloomy prophets continue about how derivatives are going to cause another financial crisis, or how valuations are stretched, or how equities will collapse whenever rates of interest rise. Individual investors browse the commentary by these experts and ponder whether they should adjust their ...

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Stock picking critical in today’s period of market over-exuberance, portfolio managers say


Central banks have pumped a significant amount of liquidity into global financial markets over the past 5 years, but the effect on the real economy continues to be underwhelming. There’s no doubt that quantitative easing and other stimulus efforts have produced healthy gains for asset classes such as equities, bonds and property, but transitioning those increases into business activities has ...

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Fortress Paper stock bounce caused by more than turmoil in Greece, analyst says


Shares in Fortress Paper Ltd., the Vancouver-based company, have bounced more than 50 per cent in the last three months amid speculation that, should Greece leave the eurozone, Fortress’s mill in Landquart, Switzerland is well-placed to win the contract to supply paper for?a new version of Greece’s historic currency, the drachma. The Landquart mill, in eastern Switzerland close to the ...

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China stock market bubble debate turns to when, not if, stocks will crash


It\’s no longer an issue of whether China\’s stock-market rally is really a bubble, however when the bubble will burst. Want in on China\’s A-shares? The devil is incorporated in the details Investors, even in the best of times, have a habit of chasing after bright shiny objects and latching on just like a fish to some lure. But in ...

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Facebook surpasses Wal-Mart in stock price valuation, knocking retail chain out of top 10


NEW YORK – Facebook has become bigger than Wal-Mart, a minimum of when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world\’s biggest online social network knocked the world\’s largest retailer out of the top 10 listing of the highest-valued companies within the Standard & Poor\’s 500 index on Monday and the gap widened on Tuesday. Related Why ...

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What’s going on with China’s stock market?


China’s stocks look to be falling back down to reality. After a legendary rally that saw the Shanghai Composite index climb a lot more than 40% this year and also the tech-heavy Shenzhen Composite rise a world-leading 90%, a correction – or maybe worse – looks to be in the works. Last week both indices lost more than 10%, falling ...

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China stock rally comes to sudden halt as Shenzhen Exchange falls almost 13%


It is known as China\’s Silicon Valley and it is home to the earth\’s hottest stock market rally – a rally analysts worry is in the process of becoming undone. Shenzhen, a town north of Hong Kong around the Chinese mainland, is the headquarters of China\’s biggest technology firms. Until last week, stocks on its tech-heavy stock market had surged ...

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What Valeant’s soaring stock price isn’t telling you


You wouldn\’t be able to tell by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.\’s stock price, but things haven\’t gone exactly according to plan. As new Valeant CFO, merger expert Robert Rosiello prepared to maintain M&A momentum Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc\’s new Chief Financial Officer made his mark being an expert in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, and this is exactly what he really ...

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Why BlackBerry Ltd is a better turnaround stock than Bombardier Inc right now


Despite being in different industries, BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY) and Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) possess a lot in common. First of all, both have seen much better days. BlackBerry once dominated the smartphone market, only to be crushed by the iPhone and Android-based devices. Meanwhile, Bombardier was once a clear leader in the business jet market, but has since been put under ...

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Millennials don’t trust the stock market, says Goldman Sachs poll


When it comes to the U.S. stock exchange, millennials can\’t even. That\’s the final outcome of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. survey that found 18 percent of the young adults trusted the stock market as \”the best way to save for the future.\” More than 20 per cent of the respondents said they didn\’t know enough about this, while another ...

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