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Stock rally fades, but investors’ hopes for the economy remain

Stocks downshifted Tuesday, the day after their powerful worldwide rally, but optimism remained high that the global economy may still be headed for a return to normal.

It was the second day in a row that rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine pushed investors to rethink which stocks they see winning and losing, and that left the majority of U.S. stocks higher but indexes mixed. Treasury yields and oil, meanwhile, held on to their big gains from Monday or rose higher.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 4.97 points, or 0.1%, to 3,545.53. The relatively small movement, though, belied

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How the Pros Decide When to Buy, Sell, or Hold Stock

A broker often needs to make a snap decision to buy, sell, or hold a stock. There’s no time to consult stock analysts, interview management, or read lengthy research reports. But a quick glance at some key information can lead to a good decision made under pressure. 

Say a company just released a press release about its quarterly report. Skip over the filler and look for some of these key facts.

Key Takeaways

  • Look for growing sales and whether the growth suggests longevity versus the reflection of a one-time boon. 
  • Improving margins is usually a sign that a company
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Analysis: Elite investors accessing Trump briefings is everything that’s wrong with the stock market

At the time, Trump was assuring Americans on Twitter that the coronavirus was “very much under control” and claiming the stock market was “starting to look very good to me!”

Word of private uncertainties held by US officials quickly spread to elite investors via a hedge fund consultant, the Times reported. That intel gave these traders a crucial leg up on common investors, allowing them to make timely bets that stocks would drop.

“Short everything” was the reaction of one major investor briefed on the memo from the hedge fund consultant, the Times said.

Elizabeth Warren slams Disney for laying off thousands of workers after awarding fat executive pay packages
By March 11, the S&P 500
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Mark Mobius interview: investing strategy, top global stock picks

  • Mark Mobius, a legendary emerging-markets pioneer, examines a company’s return on capital, level of debt, and ability to improve earnings per share in dollar terms before scooping up undervalued stocks. 
  • Since founding his eponymous investment firm, he has started to engage with companies’ management to work on improving their corporate governance.
  • In an exclusive interview, the 84-year-old veteran investor, who has been dubbed the “Indiana Jones of emerging-markets investing,” shared his top stock picks in far-flung markets and most interesting due-diligence trips. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Mark Mobius was in South Africa when COVID-19 swept through

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Investors could be overplaying the election as a lasting driver of the stock market, history shows

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2020.

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

The presidential election is the next known major event ahead of the Wall Street. Investment strategists are busy pushing out political playbooks, most of them starting with something like, “Clients continue to ask us about the implications of the election…” It’s the top-of-mind risk factor cited, a universal excuse for predicting autumnal volatility.

In other words, everyone is likely overplaying the election as a crucial or lasting driver of the

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