Wider distrust of US spying may upend the carrier's takeover ambitions, potentially hurting a bid for Vodafone Group.
Given these developments out of China and Europe, stocks may indeed have gotten ahead of themselves.
Those stocks, with safe dividends, won’t be cut even if the economy stumbles.
In the age of 'nomophobia,' more pedestrians are struck by cars, mobile shopping is an evening pastime and checking one's phone has replaced quiet reflection.
Verizon reports strong third-quarter results, but the real takeaway is the number of iPhones it activated during the quarter.
The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
If you can stomach some risk, consider allocating a small percentage of your portfolio to one of these high-flying funds riding momentous trends.
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