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A Stock Market Break? These Indices Say No

By michael lombardi, published on Jun 12, 2014

...blue chips that are pushing through to new record highs.

Speculative fervor in several sectors has diminished, but hasn’t completely disappeared. But it’s the big brand-name companies—a lot of which pay dividends—that just keep on trucking as institutional investors buy earnings safety, and outlook reliability and are betting on revenue and earnings acceleration going into 2015.

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), a benchmark railroad stock, just hit another new record high on the stock market, breaking through the $100.00-per-share level. It was $35.00 a share... (more)

Tags: china, stock market, u.s. economy, earnings, dow jones, earnings season, blue chips, dividends, institutional investors, investor sentiment, old economy

Two Precious Metal Plays for Waning Consumer Confidence

By JuliaTyler, published on Mar 1, 2014

...levels. (Source: “The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Declines Moderately,” The Conference Board web site, February 25, 2014.)

Not to fear though; The Conference Board said the decline in February’s consumer confidence toward business conditions, jobs, and earnings was only “moderate,” meaning, I suppose, that it could be worse.

But not too much…

Those optimistic Americans claiming jobs are plentiful increased slightly to 13.9% from 12.5%. Those who think jobs are hard to get were virtually unchanged at 32.5% from 32.7%. It’s... (more)

Tags: gold, bull market, consumer confidence, earnings, economic conditions, economic growth, etf, jobs growth, jobs market, s&p 500

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