The automobile business is strong. So is construction, based on shipments on the nation's railroads. Crude oil is a hot commodity. Coal is suffering from low prices.
More record levels for the Dow and S&P 500 on Friday, but stocks are is showing signs of being overbought. Here's what to watch for.
With the averages hitting new highs, many stocks are overvalued fundamentally and overbought technically.
Stocks have pushed high enough that investors have to plan for a pullback in the not-too-distant future.
Too much bullishness is widely in evidence as investors and traders have been totally conditioned to 'buy the dip' and believe that the Fed has their backs.
Apple is the most valuable company after shares jump more than 19% since mid-April. The catalyst: the company's decision to boost its dividend 15% and buy back billions of dollars in shares.
The April jobs report looked solid, but the labor picture is being distorted as employers respond to Obamacare.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Get your emergency fund together now if you want to avoid stumbling over costly surprises in the future.
Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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