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What a difference one word makes. Cowen’s Doug Creutz and Stephen Glagola could have said that it’s not time to panic after Viacom (VIAB) said its negotiations with Dish Network (DISH) have been going nowhere. Instead, they inserted the word “necessarily,” changing the complexion of things. They explain: Bloomberg News Viacom shares are down several percent on a statement by Viacom that their carriage deal with Dish expires Wednesday and that thus far, Dish has not negotiated in a serious way. Right now, this sounds similar to other affiliate negotiations that pushed up against (or past) contractual deadlines but were ultimately resolved. We suspect Viacom’s statement means that Dish is playing hardball in negotiations, but that was to be expected. We still believe the most likely outcome is a renewal, as neither player is in a competitively strong position and would run serious risks by walking away from a deal. … Continue reading

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BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) — Which stocks should I buy? It’s the eternal question that most investors spend most of their time wondering. But is it the wrong question? Must Read: Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Dividend Stocks More so than any other year since 2008′s market crash, 2014 has been a year for stock pickers. That’s because, as the end of the calendar year creeps closer, one in three S&P 500 components is actually down since January. And considering the fact that the big index is up more than 10% year-to-date, those underperformers are missing the mark by a big margin. In a big way, knowing which stocks not to buy has almost been more important for your ability to book gains in 2014 than knowing which ones you should. That’s why we’re taking a closer technical look at five “toxic stocks” to sell this week. Just to be clear, the … Continue reading

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It was a mixed day for stocks as blue chips managed to squeak out a gain and small-caps got crushed ahead of tomorrow’s Fed announcement. Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,015.93 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 22.40 points, or 0.1%, to 17,251.53. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 4,728.67. The Russell 2000 tumbled 1.6% to 1,066.67, the first time since Sept. 2011 that the small-company benchmark fell by at least 1.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished higher. The folks at Bespoke Investment Group consider the Russell 2000′s underperformance versus the S&P 500 this year: Including today, the S&P 500 is down 1.6%, while the Russell 2000 is down 6.1%. Todays underperformance in small caps is just a continuation of what has been an extremely consistent trend of daily underperformance this year. Best Asian Companies To Watch In … Continue reading

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The S&P 500 is currently trading at 2,091, but according to Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist of Wells Capital Management, we could see 2,220 soon (and then a pullback if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again). This up and down movement he’s called a “bunny market.” Up, Down, Sideways According to Paulsen, who has more than 30 years of experience, the reason for the recent rally relates to unfounded recession fears. Other recent as well as current catalysts, include the end of the deflation scare; the global economy picking up, especially emerging markets; and commodities, CPI, and wages all seeing increases. Paulsen believes the economic recovery will last several more years, but that a buy-and-hold return will be roughly 5% per annum as the market moves in a range. That means that taking on more risk when the tide is rising will be necessary to generate meaningful returns (and … Continue reading

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Related EEMV What To Do With Emerging Markets ETFs? International ETF Ideas For Conservative Investors Investors are hearing plenty this year about the boffo performances turned in by low volatility exchange-traded funds. They are also hearing quite a bit about the resurgence of emerging markets stocks and ETFs. Marry those two themes and the result is a perfect explanation as to why the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF (iShares Inc. (NYSE: EEMV)) is up 6.5 percent year-to-date. While EEMV is lagging the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSE: EEM) by 130 basis points, that does not mean the case for EEMV is extinct. 5 Best Trucking Stocks For 2016: Dermira, Inc.(DERM)   Dermira, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of medical dermatology products to dermatologists and their patients primarily in the United States. The companys late-stage product candidates comprise Cimzia, an injectable … Continue reading