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Wall Street Hopes Bidenomics will be the Engine for U.S. Economic Growth

Wall Street is pinning high hopes on mass coronavirus vaccinations to propel the U.S. economic growth story forward. Investors bet that the resumption in economic activities will pick up pace from the spring season that will bolster corporate earnings and, in turn, justify the lofty valuations in the stock market right now. Global markets, and the ones in the United States, have recovered sharply from multi-year lows they hit during
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Plugging into the Future: 2021, the year of the Electric Vehicle Revolution

If you thought 2020 was good for EVs, then the potential for this market in 2021 will surely impress you. The EV market is already looking more promising and profitable in the first few months of the new year. With Tesla’s (Ticker: TSLA) incredible rise making headlines in 2020, the entire EV industry has reaped the benefits. From EV producers and battery makers to companies building charging infrastructure, any company
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U.S. markets: Time to expand your shopping bag or is there a bubble waiting to burst?

The U.S. markets staged a stellar rebound in 2020, pulling back sharply from the low levels they hit in March to make it one of the quickest recoveries in stock market history. The S&P 500 gained 16.5% for the year that was marred by the U.S.-China trade war, the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. presidential election.  While some of these risks could still prevail in 2021, worries about an overvaluation
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2020 – The Stocks In Shining Armor!

2020 has been a year of ups and downs. The year, too many, felt like a repeat telecast of The Great Recession. Trade experts even opined that the past 12 months reminded them of the Dot Com Bubble from years ago. There were job losses, pay cuts, businesses shutting down, and companies suffering losses. It was truly a chaotic year for businesses and investors alike. The faith of investors remained unbridled even
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Beyond The Pandemic: Outlook For U.S. Markets In 2021

As the year nears its end, it comes as no surprise that the coronavirus crisis will remain the main focus for stock markets in 2021. How are the U.S. markets placed to perform in the coming year? What are the factors or sectors to watch out for? What are the risks involved? Here, we would cover a broad range of topics that include:  How markets have remained resilient in 2020
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Wall Street Performance During Past Election Years

For stock markets in the United States, 2020 so far has been a very volatile one. From scaling record highs in January to nosediving to multi-year lows around March to staging a stunning recovery to hit fresh peaks around September this year — all of these have happened in just a span of 10 months. To give you a little perspective, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which measures the volatility,
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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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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