Category: Stocks

Stocks drop as unemployment spikes
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Stocks drop as unemployment spikes

Stocks fell in regular trading Friday, as all major American indices fell in the wake of a broadly negative jobs report. With more than 700,000 jobs lost in the March data, unemployment in the United States rose from 3.5% to 4.4%. The markets have been bracing for widespread job losses due to the continued fallout…

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Stocks post worst quarter since 2008 financial crisis
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Stocks post worst quarter since 2008 financial crisis

The first quarter of 2020 ended with a whimper — with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting their worst quarter in decades — as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty and volatility across all major stock market indices. At the beginning of the quarter, we were still basking in a…

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4 Reasons Now Is the Time to Buy Stocks – Not Sell
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4 Reasons Now Is the Time to Buy Stocks – Not Sell

Volatility in the stock markets is finally easing. Stock prices are low, providing a good entry point. It’s best to invest small amounts regularly than trying to time a market bottom. Last Wednesday, stocks posted their first consecutive gains since mid-February, suggesting that a month of dead cat bounces and significant declines could soon change…

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Dividend Stocks Are a Great Option During a Recession – Here’s Why
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Dividend Stocks Are a Great Option During a Recession – Here’s Why

Stock market volatility is high due to uncertainties regarding Covid-19 and how it will impact the economy. Dividend stocks usually withstand economic shocks better than growth stocks. High and sustainable dividends provide some buffer to your portfolio as you keep getting them during market downturns. Stock markets have been very volatile lately as a coronavirus-induced…

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5 Dividend Stocks Whose Yields Can Survive Coronavirus
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5 Dividend Stocks Whose Yields Can Survive Coronavirus

Dividend stocks are a good way to play market uncertainty. Companies with strong cash flow and low payout ratios make for the best picks. Investors should also be considering life after coronavirus when choosing dividend stocks. Security at a time like this is hard to find, but dividend stocks may offer a layer of protection.…

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SaaS stocks drop over 8%, reaching bear-market territory
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SaaS stocks drop over 8%, reaching bear-market territory

Today was an awful day for the stock market, with global and domestic equities falling sharply as the world digested a collapse in oil prices, and yet another weekend of the spread of COVID-19. All major U.S. indices were down, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq falling the least of the three, slipping a comparatively modest 7.29%,…

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Stocks fall again on continued coronavirus worries
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Stocks fall again on continued coronavirus worries

Is it good news to say that stocks fell less sharply than they had on previous days? That’s the bright side of another turbulent trading day across the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange. The major indices were down again — although their declines were less severe than they had been during the week. Investors…

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These Stocks Are the Biggest Winners from Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday Surprise
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These Stocks Are the Biggest Winners from Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday Surprise

Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday surprise helped healthcare stocks lead the market recovery on Wednesday. Biden crushed Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the leading proponents of “Medicare For All.” Dow stock UnitedHealth Group headlined the surge. Healthcare stocks are heaving a sigh of relief on Wednesday after Joe Biden pulled off a massive upset on Super…

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