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Author Archive - Jay Smith

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Here’s How Billionaire Bill Ackman’s Top Picks Performed In the Fourth Quarter

Known for his activism and long term views, Bill Ackman‘s Pershing Square is one of the best hedge funds in the world. In the first 11 months of......(read more)
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What Has These 4 Stocks Marching in Opposite Directions Today?

With investors more afraid than ever before about the market’s prospects for 2016, shares of Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM), Progress Software......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Making Big Friday Moves?

With the markets getting squashed yet again as crude breaks below $30 per barrel and the VIX threatens to rally, Textura Corp (NYSE:TXTR), Resource Capital......(read more)
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What’s the Deal With These Stocks Getting Pounded?

It’s been a Friday to forget for many bullish investors as the NASDAQ index opened in the red and continues to decline in late morning trading as......(read more)
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Investors Fearlessly Buying These 5 Stocks Amid Sinking Market

With crude futures down by 5% this morning due to oversupply concerns, and the VIX up by 14% to over 27, fear is absolutely permeating through the market......(read more)
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Here’s Why Citigroup, Disney, & More Are Deep in the Red Today

With the market deep in the red to conclude the trading week, shares of Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS......(read more)
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Four of the Biggest Movers on a Volatile Friday Morning

Market fear just isn’t going away. With S&P futures down by 2% in the pre-market and crude prices breaking below $30 per barrel, Friday looks......(read more)
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Here’s Why These 4 Stocks Made Big Moves Thursday

Thursday’s market action seems like the polar opposite of Wednesday’s, as all three major indexes are well in the green versus yesterday&#......(read more)
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Why Are Investors Piling Into These Stocks Today?

The bulls on the Street aren’t dead just yet, as the Dow Jones is up by over 150 points and the S&P is 1% in the green in early afternoon trading......(read more)
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Here’s Why Mobileye, Fitbit, & More are in the Red Today

With all three indexes in the green today, shares of Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY), Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT), Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:GLAD), and......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks on the Move Today?

With volatility a bit lower this morning after yesterday’s more than 2% move,  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU), Chipotle Mexican Grill......(read more)
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These 5 Stocks Are Grabbing the Morning Headlines

A day after all three indexes fell by 2% or more, the market is taking a breather, as the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ futures are all in the green this......(read more)
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Here’s Why Twitter, Netflix, CSX, and Lendingtree Are in the Red Today

It’s getting harder and harder to remain a short-term bull in the market today, as volatility increases and concerns over the global economy climb......(read more)
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What You Need to Know About These 4 Stocks Deep in the Red Today

Volatility isn’t going away on the 13th day of the year, as all three indexes are now in the red after opening up substantially higher in the morning......(read more)
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Why Are Investors Diving Headlong Into These 4 Stocks Today?

With cold weather blanketing many parts of the U.S on the 13th day of the month, the broader market is in a chilly mood as well, as all three major indexes......(read more)
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Why Are These 4 Stocks Making Waves This Morning?

With NASDAQ futures up by 0.7% and crude futures bouncing back from the $30 per barrel level, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Here’s Why These 4 Stocks Are in the Spotlight This Morning

It’s hump day of the second trading week of the new year, and all three major index futures are in the green for the third-straight morning, despite......(read more)
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These 5 Stocks Are Making Big Moves; Here’s Why

With the VIX fear index well above 20 and crude prices fluctuating wildly, Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE:VIPS), Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE......(read more)
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Investors Can’t Get Enough of These 4 Stocks Today

With the S&P 500 and Dow Jones barely in the green as investors remain concerned about China’s slowing economy, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG),......(read more)
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What Is Going On With These 4 Plunging Stocks?

On the second day of the trading week, Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE:EGO), Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC), HeartWare International Inc (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Why Are Investors Driving Up The Price of These 5 Stocks?

With the Dow Jones index up by 100 points and crude futures very volatile, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA), Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE......(read more)
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Why These 4 Stocks Have Surged Out of the Morning Gates

Volatility is taking a back seat today as all three indexes are well in the green in morning trading. Among the stocks rising pushing them upwards are......(read more)
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The News that Prompted Furious Trading in These 4 Stocks Today

Sientra Inc (NASDAQ:SIEN), Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM), Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO), and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ......(read more)
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4 Stocks That are Heading in Opposite Directions Today

With all three major indices now in the red in afternoon trading, HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), Radius Health......(read more)
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What Factors Have These 4 Stocks in Dire Straits Today?

With the market trying to stay above sea-level in afternoon trading on Monday, Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ:CHMA), Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB......(read more)
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What is Going On With These 4 Plunging Stocks?

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX), Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN), McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), and bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE) are deep in the......(read more)
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Why Are These 4 Stocks on the Move?

Volatility is taking a breather today as all three major indexes are relatively flat despite China’s main index falling by over 5% overnight.......(read more)
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Here’s Why These 4 Stocks Are in the Morning Spotlight

On the first day of the new trading week, all three index futures are modestly higher, while oil and gas futures are still trending lower. Among the stocks......(read more)
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Here’s Why Investors Are Piling Into These Five Stocks

With the VIX fear index retreating by 6.6% today and volatility calming down a bit, investors are snapping up NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL), Boyd......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Surging on Friday?

With the NASDAQ up by 0.48% in morning trading after the horrendous losses yesterday, shares of tech companies Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), FuelCell......(read more)
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Why Are These Four Stocks on the Move Today?

On the last day of what has been perhaps the most volatile trading week to begin the new year in a very long time, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Here’s Why These Five Stocks Are in the Spotlight Today

With the Shanghai index in the green overnight volatility is pulling back and fear is retreating. Among the stocks trending this morning are FedEx Corporation......(read more)
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Here’s Why These Stocks Are In the Green Today

With the VIX rising by 20% to 24.70 in afternoon trading and crude prices fluctuating wildly, fears that 2016 could be a down year are rising. George......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Surging Today?

With all three indexes again down 1% or more on Thursday and fears of a potential 2008 replay rising, shares of MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT), Arotech......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Losing Ground Today?

With the Shanghai index down 7% overnight for the second time this week, volatility and fear have spiked on Wall Street. Among the losers on Thursday ......(read more)
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Here’s Why These Five Stocks Are Trending on Wednesday

With the three major indexes down 1% or more, T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks in the Spotlight Today?

Volatility continues to rear its ugly head today as all three major indexes opened sharply lower. Among the stocks buzzing this morning are Yahoo! Inc......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks On The Move Today?

With the three major indexes slightly in the red for today after Monday’s brutal sell-off, GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO), Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Trending Today?

With the VIX above 20 and many investors on edge over the jump in volatility in recent days, Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY), Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Deep In the Red Today?

With volatility officially back as the Dow Jones is off by 400 points in afternoon trading, Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA), Fossil Group Inc......(read more)
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Why Are These Five Stocks Rallying on Monday?

With almost all of the S&P 500 in the red because of Shanghai’s big 7% sell-off, shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC), Sunedison......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Surging on Monday?

At a time when the S&P is down 2.16% and the Dow is off by almost 400 points, Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYPR), Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (......(read more)
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Why Are These Five Stocks in the Spotlight Today?

With the three major indexes firmly in the red beginning in 2016, shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alibaba Group Holding......(read more)
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Why Are These Five Stocks Trending Today?

On the first trading day of 2016, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG), Lululemon......(read more)
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JPMorgan’s Top Dividend Stocks for 2016, Part 4

In the fourth and final part of our series of articles covering JPMorgan’s favorite dividend stocks for 2016, we cover Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE......(read more)
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Why Are Investors Bidding Up These Five Stocks Today?

Shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Inventergy Global Inc (NASDAQ:INVT), FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM), Triumph Group Inc (NYSE:TGI), and Rewalk Robotics......(read more)
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Why Are These Stocks Advancing on Tuesday?

With the new year rapidly approaching and many investors actively positioning themselves for the end of the 2015 tax year, shares of Freeport-McMoRan......(read more)
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Here’s Why These Five Stocks Are in the Spotlight Today

With 2016 only days away, shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Pep Boys-Manny Moe and Jack (NYSE:PBY), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Why Are These Five Stocks Trending Today?

On the first full trading day after Christmas, five stocks, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), JD.Com Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ......(read more)
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Why Are These Four Stocks in The Spotlight Today?

With all three indexes roughly flat in morning trading as many veteran market participants kick back for the holidays and the rookies try to hold the......(read more)