Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open

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Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open Australian shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open, helped in part by a slide in the local currency. ASX futures were up 48 points or 0.7% to 6672 near 5.50am AEDT. The local currency slid 0.5%. Shares on Wall...

President Trump: “Happy to have an impeachment trial in the Senate, have done nothing wrong.”

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President Trump said Tuesday he would be happy to have a trial in the US Senate following his impeachment by the Democratic-led House of Representatives, but that he did not really care. "I don't really care. It doesn't matter. As far as I'm concerned I'd be very happy with a trial because we did nothing wrong," the Republican President told...

President Trump Sends World a Message: “Don’t tread on me”

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President Trump's "don't tread on me" response to the militia insurgency at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, was justifiably forceful, sending a message to the world, according to former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik "I think it sends a message to the insurgents, but it also sends a message to the host government," Mr. Kerik, who helped Iraq set up...

Analyst Predicts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Will Fall Sharply Over 2020

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Analyst Predicts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Will Fall Sharply Over 2020 Although Apple was the 2019 star of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, tech investor Paul Meeks calculates that the stock is worth much less than $290 a share. “I value the company at about $170 a share, believe it or not,” Meeks, the portfolio manager at Independent Solutions Wealth Management,...

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) glitters in a $7t glow

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NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) glitters in a $7t glow In a decade of extreme wealth creation in markets, few assets did more to enrich investors than stocks in the Nasdaq 100 Index. Their combined value jumped by more than $7 trillion, ending with the best year since the bull run began. Powered by a near-doubling in Apple Inc. and gains exceeding 50...

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced it took down the accounts for “inauthentic behavior.”

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced it took down the accounts for "inauthentic behavior." Facebook has been regularly removing fake accounts in its fight against disinformation, but the company's latest announcement presented a twist -- artificially generated profile pictures. Facebook recently announced that it had taken down a network of accounts for “inauthentic behavior” (i.e. accounts assuming false identities), and mentioned that...

United States Oil (USO) supported by U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions

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United States Oil (USO) supported by U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions Oil prices kicked off the new year higher on Thursday as warming trade relations between the United States and China eased demand concerns, while rising tensions in the Middle East fueled worries about supply.Global benchmark. Brent crude futures, were up 22 cents, or 0.3%, to 66.22 a barrel by 0430...

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) A break of the initial $7700 resistance should open the way for more gains

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Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) A break of the initial $7700 resistance should open the way for more gains The cryptocurrency market gained an impressive 85% in 2019 after a subdue 2018. The yearly high was set in June when the market peaked at more than $389 billion. At the beginning of 2020, we are presented with countless opportunities to invest in....

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

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$MSCI, $DAX, $FTSE, $SPY Asian shares kicked off Y 2020 on a strong note Thursday, driven by Chinese markets after Beijing eased monetary policy to support its slowing economy. Investors cheered news that the United States and China will sign a trade pact on 15 January after months of negotiations between the world’s 2 largest economies. European equities were...

2020: The Street’s 1st Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

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$ATVI, $AMZN, $AAPL, $BSX, $LLY, $GT, $HAIN, $LEN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is the 1st list of the New Year, Thursday, 2 January, as follows: Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to 69...