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In this market, investors should opt for individual stocks instead of exchange-traded funds, which often lump together shares of companies with conflicting trajectories, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday after a turbulent trading session. Using the technology sector as an example, the “Mad Money” host outlined the crosscurrents making the group particularly “complicated.” Apple’s stock has
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Major endowments in the United States, including those managed by colleges and universities, “badly underperform” market benchmarks, according to a new study from Georgetown University and NYU’s Stern School of Business. In a sample of more than 28,000 endowment funds drawn from filings with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, economists found that the nation’s endowments
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For investors scouring the increasingly volatile stock market in search of good investments, CNBC’s Jim Cramer suggested an under-the-radar name on Monday: Zuora Inc. “[CEO] Tien Tzuo delivered a good number,” in late November, Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” told a lightning round caller. “It’s just that this stock is just violently out of favor.”
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Russell Investments’ Doug Gordon is optimistic stocks will find a floor — just not until next year. Gordon, a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s technical asset allocation strategies team, blames uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war and Federal Reserve policy for the violent market swings. “The first and fundamental question: Is this a correction
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The new tax law has put a whole new spin on year-end tax planning, though it hasn’t eliminated the need to do it altogether. “The tricks we had in our back pocket have been taken away in the name of simplification,” said Nathan Smith, a director in the national tax office of CBIZ MHM in
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It has been a very confusing week for investors as the Trump administration continues to deliver mixed messages on the state of trade relations with China. Friday’s moves in the stock market highlight how difficult it has been for Wall Street to navigate through the conflicting headlines. On Friday morning, National Economic Council Director Larry
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A key U.S. construction facilitator is hopeful that President Donald Trump will still make good on his campaign promise of putting more federal dollars towards U.S. infrastructure. Bill Sandbrook, the chairman, president and CEO of mass concrete and aggregates producer U.S. Concrete, told CNBC that the 2018 midterm elections gave him “optimism” that a major
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U.S. stock futures opened lower Wednesday amid lingering anxiety about a possible economic slowdown and continued murkiness around trade relations with China. On Wednesday evening, futures initially indicated that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would open 400 points lower. Dow futures fell as much as 486 points at their lows. Markets have since recovered and,
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