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The Earnings Beat: Four Stocks To Watch For the Coming Week (HD, CSCO, WMT, DE)

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Thanks to a resurgence in oil prices, which closed above $ 70 per barrel, equities booked another solid week of solid gains. But can it continue, particularly with the oil prices now at four-year highs ? Led by energy stocks, the Dow Jones industrial average added 91 points on Friday to extend a seven-day winning Latest Articles in
Up to 200% returns! MFs raised stakes in 10 stocks for 8 quarters in a row

Up to 200% returns! MFs raised stakes in 10 stocks for 8 quarters in a row

Finance
NEW DELHI: Strong flows into mutual funds (MFs) have been among the key reasons why the domestic market has stood tall over the last two years. The flows have not only countered foreign outflows in challenging times, but have also lifted many midcap and smallcap stocks during the period. There are at least 10 small and micap stocks where mutual funds raised their stakes in eight consecutive quarters now, data compiled from database Capitaline showed. Among them is Tata Chemicals, which turned 179 on March 3. Mutual funds held 24.58 per cent stake in this Tata group firm as of December 31, 2017 from 11.27 per cent at the end of December quarter of 2015. Domestic funds have incrementally raised their stake in this firm in last eight quarters. The company came out with several initi...
Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Finance
Warren Buffett believes investors should avoid using borrowed money to outperform.The Oracle of Omaha explained the perils of using debt and leverage in his 2017 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released on Saturday."Berkshire, itself, provides some vivid examples of how price randomness in the short term can obscure long-term growth in value. For the last 53 years, the company has built value by reinvesting its earnings and letting compound interest work its magic. Year by year, we have moved forward. Yet Berkshire shares have suffered four truly major dips," he wrote.The investor shared the data which revealed Berkshire Hathaway's stock declined by a range of 37 percent to 59 percent multiple times over the last five decades."This table offers the strongest argument I can...
US stocks tumble as Dow sheds another 1,000 points

US stocks tumble as Dow sheds another 1,000 points

Business
US stocks have tumbled again, deepening the losses felt earlier this week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1,032 points (or 4.15%), meaning it is 10% down from the record high it reached two weeks ago.This also puts it in what is known on Wall Street as a "correction".It is the second-worst fall in history, eclipsed only by Monday's 1,175-point plunge.The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 100 points or 3.75%, and the tech-rich Nasdaq was down 3.9%.Stocks began to fall in early trading and their losses grew throughout the day.Technology companies and banks were the big losers, with Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase both losing 1.7%.Analysts blamed higher treasury bond yields for Thursday's poor performance, also saying the market has become too expensive and was due for correction.But...