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Facebook Is Coming After Snapchat From All Sides

Written by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Felix Richter with conent added by Econintersect

When Snapchat's parent company Snap warned potential investors about its business facing "significant competition" one name immediately sprang to mind.

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Know Your Energy Sector

by Robert Rapier, Investing Daily

Investing Daily Article of the Week

The oil and gas industry can be broadly split into three segments. The "upstream" segment involves drilling for and producing oil and gas. This group includes oil and gas companies like ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), as well as supporting companies like equipment services bellwether Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), hydraulic fracturing sand provider U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA) and water and environmental services specialist Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP).

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How Broken Is The Market?

by Pebblewriter,

Yesterday, VIX experienced its 4th biggest drop ever, plunging 25.9% from Friday's close even though France's election delivered the very same results that just about everyone expected.

It has dropped even more this morning, and is now off 33.3% from Friday's highs - despite the fact that there's the potential for war on the Korean Peninsula and the probability of a government shutdown later this week.


Read more ... Technical Summary 24 April 2017

Written by Staff, Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 25 April 2017 06:10pm EST)

Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity after the close of the 25 April U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.

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Irrational Exuberance From France

Written by Jim Welsh

Macro Tides Technical Review 24 April 2017

Viva La France

With 97% of polling stations declared after 69% of France's 42 million registered voters cast their vote, Emmanuel Macron was leading the field after receiving 23.9% of the votes, with far-right populist Marine Le Pen finishing second with 21.4% of the vote. The election for president will be decided on May 7.


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The Real 401k Plan Manager 24 April 2017

Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

The Real 401k Plan Manager - A Conservative Strategy For Long-Term Investors

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Market And Sector Analysis 23 April 2017

Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

Data Analysis Of The Market and Sectors For Traders

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Markets Rally As Expected

Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

In last weekend's newsletter, I suggested the markets could rally this week with some very specific caveats. Let's review where we are. (All charts updated through Friday.)

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The Week Ahead: Build That Wall!

Written by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight

We are referring to a 'wall of worry', a great foil for market advances. As some market worries have been put to rest, there is a growing appetite for new ones. Pundits who say that things look OK are not very exciting. Last week we saw a shift in attention. Despite healthy earnings and good economic data, I expect pundits to be asking:

What should investors be worried about?


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