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Top 3 New SP 500 Stocks to Buy

By Will Ashworth, InvestorPlace Contributor Last week S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that it was deleting  Avon Products, Inc. ( AVP ) from the S&P 500 in favor of Hanesbrands Inc. ( HBI ), a company four times Avon’s size. When added on March 20, Hanes will be the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Big Four U.S. Banks Held 35% Of All U.S. Deposits At The End Of 2014

Data compiled by the Federal Reserve shows that U.S. commercial banks currently hold roughly $10.7 trillion in deposits a figure that has more than doubled over the decade from the $5 trillion level in late 2004. (( Assets and Liabilities of Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Stock Market News for March 19, 2015 – Market News

Benchmarks ended in the green on Wednesday after FOMC’s policy statement indicated federal funds rate would be raised only gradually. The Federal Reserve’s move to eliminate the “patient” phrase from its guidance indicated the central bank edged a step Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Shrinking Loan-To-Deposit Ratios Remain Cause For Concern Among Banks

The Federal Reserve’s decision to hold benchmark rates at record lows has been an important factor behind the slow but steady recovery of the U.S. economy over the years. But it has had a positive as well as negative Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Markets to Take a Breather? – Ahead of Wall Street

Thursday, March 19, 2015 Stocks appear on track to start today’s session modestly in the red, which isn’t surprising following the strong move yesterday in response to the Fed announcement. Here is what I shared with you ahead of Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Diageo: How Much Damage Will The Anti-Extravagance Drive Do?

Historically, China has been an important market for large alcohol beverage manufacturers such as Diageo ( DEO ). Credited to be the largest spirits market in the world, China witnessed phenomenal economic growth in the last decade resulting in a Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Is US Oil Production Finally About To Fall?

By Charles Kennedy for Oilprice.com Could a decline in U.S. oil production finally be here? After months of substantial declines in the number of active rig counts in the oil patch, U.S. oil production figures have yet to take a hit. There are good reasons for that. There is a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

NASDAQ Composite Index closes up 7.93 points for the week, rising for the 3rd straight day

Wednesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index 45.4 This is the 3rd straight day of increase for the index. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.94 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.62 to 1 Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Buyback ETFs And Strategies: 4 Key Takeaways

Significant buyback programs from large cap firms like Apple ( AAPL ), Home Depot ( HD ) and Boeing ( BA ) in the last 12 months have put stock buybacks in the spotlight. There have also been some ETFs launched recently that provide targeted access to buyback strategies. Her...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Home Builders: Economy More Important Than Rate Hike

By Dan Burrows, InvestorPlace Feature Writer Home builders like Lennar Corporation ( LEN ) and KB Home ( KBH ) are slated to post quarterly results this week, but these backward looking numbers won’t reflect how complicated the outlook for the housing market has become. We...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015