Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) is up healthily in the first hour of trading, after finishing up yesterday by a penny. So far, the rest of the Big Four and the major market indices are in the green, as well. After yesterday’s sideways-trending market, it looks like B of A and company are solidly back into positive territory, but don’t expect too much.
Waiting is the hardest part
There’s a lot of general uncertainty in the markets right now, at home and abroad. The world is waiting to see when and how the Federal Reserve will dial back quantitative easing: the dollar-spigot widely believed to be behind America’s nascent economic recovery, and a source of capital for emerging markets, as well.
The dialing back isn’t just a question of if, but when: Ben Bernanke and company have made it clear that as the economy improves, the Fed will begin scaling back its monthly bond purchases, potentially as early as the next few months.
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Top Value Stocks To Invest In 2014: Amsurg Corp.(AMSG)
AmSurg Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the development, acquisition, and operation of ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians in the United States. The company?s surgery centers perform colonoscopy and other endoscopy procedures in the area of gastroenterology; cataracts and retinal laser surgery in the area of ophthalmology; and knee and shoulder arthroscopy and carpal tunnel repair in the area of orthopedics. As of December 31, 2010, it owned interest in 204 surgery centers in 33 states and the District of Columbia, including 140 centers performed gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures, 37 centers performed ophthalmology surgery procedures, 19 centers were multiple specialties, and 8 centers performed orthopaedic procedures. AmSurg Corp. markets its surgery centers directly to patients; and referring physicians and third-party payors, such as health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, other managed care o rganizations, and employers. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hot Penny Companies To Own In Right Now: Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.(ACTC)
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Today, ACTC has shed (-1.05%) down -0.0008 at $.0751 with 2,338,132 shares in play thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 11:55AM EDT July 22, 2013), but don