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Stocks to Watch: GE, PayPal, P&G, Microsoft, Honeywell, Schlumberger, Synchrony Financial

Among the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday’s session are General Electric, PayPal Holdings, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and Honeywell International. GE shares fell 6.6% before the opening bell. The industrial conglomerate said its quarterly earnings fell as it incurred hefty restructuring charges during Chief Executive John Flannery’s first official quarter at the helm, and the new CEO pledged to ...

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Fabulous Friday Finish – Markets Make New Highs

GE (GE) dropped guidance by 33%. Not sure why I bother mentioning it, it's only a $200Bn leading industrial company so why shouldn't the Dow be up 100 points pre-market? ; Makes perfect sense, right? ; GE is a Dow component but it's stock is only at $23.50 ;so a 6.5% drop to $22 is only $1.50 and that's just 14 Dow points vs a 10% drop in IBM being $15 and adding...

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The Little Market that Could

Picture Credit: Roadsidepictures from The Little Engine That Could By Watty Piper, Illustrated By George & Doris Hauman | That said, for every one that COULD, at least two COULDN’T======================================So what do you think of the market?  Why are both actual and implied volatility so low?  Why are the moves so small, but predominantly up?  Is this the closest impression of the ...

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Microsoft’s Market Value Hits a Dot-Com Era Milestone: $600 Billion

Microsoft‘s value is returning to tech-bubble peaks. The software giant closed with a market value of $600 billion Thursday for the first time since January 2000, according to the Journal’s Market Data Group. Shares rose 0.4% to $77.91, setting a fresh all-time high. For the year, Microsoft shares are up 25% and on track for their best year since 2013, as the firm continues its rebirth as a force in cloud-computing. The firm is the third-largest S&P...

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October 19 – Sell Short Day in EMini S&P Futures

Today the EMini S&P futures are on the Sell Short day of the Taylor Trading cycle, following the upside breakout Wednesday. For a Sell Short day we look to short the market on a failed rally, normally using the previous day high as a “reference price” for the short. However, we don’t always get the ideal setup so sometimes we have to adapt. Stocks were sharply lower overnight after what seemed like an...

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Global Oil Demand to Exceed 100 Million Barrels Per Day By 2020

OPEC General Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said Thursday that oil markets are rebalancing at “an accelerating rate” and that he foresaw “no peak” for oil demand for “the considerable future.”Speaking at the Oil & Money conference in London, Barkindo said confident prices would rise and global oil demand would grow as the global economy continued to strengthen.”We expect global oil demand to surpass 100 million barrels per day by 2020,” Barkindo...

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Spain Plans to Suspend Catalonia’s Autonomy

Spain’s central government has said it will move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the regional leader failed to drop a bid for independence.In a statement on Spain’s government website Thursday morning, Madrid said that the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont had refused to comply with a request to confirm whether the region had declared independence.Consequently, it said it would “continue with the procedures provided for in Article 155 of the ...

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Faltering Thursday – Terror at Dow 23,000

Have we finally gone too far? ; ; Of course we have, what kind of question is that? ; On the right is the SPY volume for the week and we haven't cracked 40M shares trading vs. an average of 62M this year, which is already half of last year. ; This came on a day, yesterday, when the Dow popped 160 points but, as we noted in yesterday morning's ...

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