Such indicators have nothing to do with fundamentally priced stocks.
One expert argues there are far better ways to get returns right now.
The yields on the iPhone maker's debt are so low -- just 20 to 100 basis points above the ultra-low yields on Treasurys -- that it begs comparison with Treasury debt.
An early sell-off turns into a rally. The question now is if the stock market will weather the next few months.
This fund is a top choice for income investors concerned about an eventual rise in interest levels.
With the global economy struggling, Wall Street doesn't expect much from first-quarter results.
Confusion about whether the fix for Cyprus' banking problems will be used elsewhere hits stocks. Selling prompts the dollar to move higher against the euro.
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