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GRANOLAS May Give Investors a Bite into European Market Leaders

With steady cash flow, the dividend could make these companies winners. It has nothing to do with the munching bar you know. But it is called GRANOLAS. If you eat them at breakfast, it still is not GRANOLAS. For equity market investors, though, it is certainly food for thought. GlaxoSmithKline. Roche Holding. Nestle. L’Oréal. LVMH. Novartis. Novo Nordisk. ASML. AstraZeneca. SAP. Sanofi. These companies, leaders in their own right, make
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Portfolio Diversification by Investing in ETFs

Investors often try to optimize their portfolio through diversification. In a nutshell, diversification is a process of allocation of the corpus in a portfolio, across a variety of investments. By doing so, investors tend to limit their risk of exposure to a single asset or asset type. Through strategic and thoughtful diversification, investors can reduce the overall risk associated with their investment portfolio. Benjamin Graham, widely regarded as Warren Buffett's
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Hedging In Gold During A Recession

The global economy is currently under pressure and the impact of Coronavirus pandemic has been widespread and severe. Signals from financial markets and global think-tanks, all seem to point towards a recession. Earlier in the month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that the coronavirus outbreak will drive a "Great Lockdown" that is poised to be the worst recession in nearly a century. In its latest World Economic Outlook report,
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Weekly Market Update: Opening up America, Gilead, Berkshire Hathaway & More!

U.S. market held ground reasonably well in the past week. S&P 500 rose 3.04% during the week to close at 2,874. Dow Jones Industrial Index increased by 2.21%, Nasdaq rallied 6.09% while Russell 2000 was slightly down by 1.41%. Crude Oil plunged by (-21.7%) to close at $18.2. VIX too fell by 8.45% on signs of stabilization. A ray of hope for combatting COVID-19 Before we dive deeper into the
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Say YES to investing in the market … Say NO to timing!

Today let us discuss the importance of staying invested in the market at all times. Human psychology often causes us to be overly bullish or bearish depending on the overall market’s existing trend. As a result, when the prevailing sentiment is optimistic in nature, investors tend to plow in more money into the market and tend to pull out money, often as a fire-sale, when sentiment turns pessimistic. Consistent with
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Bulls vs. Bears – Tussle Continues

The U.S. markets continue to exhibit extreme volatility in the wake of conflicting news concerning the economy and the ongoing developments pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. First quarter of the year 2020 (ending on March 31st) saw S&P 500 delivering its worst quarterly return since 2008 - declining by 20%. Though the month of April 2020 has shown signs of recovery with the S&P 500 delivering a positive return of 2.89% so
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Stocks of Carter’s Inc. take a plunge by 12%

Carter's Inc. (NYSE: CRI), a major American designer & marketer of children’s apparel reported earnings on Monday. Source:  Apparel Resources The apparel company reported adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.81 on Net Sales of $1.1 billion for the fourth quarter. The market though was expecting an EPS of $2.89. CRI shares were down by 12% as the company also reported a weak forecast for the year 2020. This has
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A chicken saves the day … Restaurant Brands International beats market expectations

The ailing shares of Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE: QSR) got a much-needed uplift after the company reported quarterly results beating market expectations. In its quarterly results released on Monday, Restaurant Brands International (RBI) reported a stellar growth of 34.4% on same-store sales by Popeyes (almost twice of analyst expectations!). Driving the surge was its hugely popular fried chicken sandwich. As CEO Jose Cil put it, the chicken sandwich has proven to
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Peloton fails to spin faster after the earnings report. Stock plunges 10%

Shares of the popular interactive fitness platform, Peloton Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON), fell by more than 10% after the company reported earnings on Wednesday. Peloton has created a good presence in interactive fitness and is notably known for its exercise bikes that are equipped with features enabling users to join virtual spin classes from their homes. The exercise bikes sell for more than $2,000 a pop. SOURCE: PELOTON INTERACTIVE Peloton
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Boeing Faces Turbulence

​ Boeing (NYSE: BA) has started the year on the wrong footing. BA continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Over the past year, Boeing stock has lost 6.3% of its value. In contrast, its competitor, in a market that is pretty much a duopoly, has gained 45.6%. This divergent performance reflects various negative developments and challenges that Boeing has had to deal with since early 2019. 2019 was already