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5 Blue Chip Stocks Offering Hefty Returns, Growth Potential

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Investing in major, blue-chip companies can lack some of the sizzle and excitement of making a major buy of shares in a small or micro cap company. With a much lower ceiling and moves in share


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Sags on Concerns of Economic Growth

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Non-manufacturing ISM came in weaker than expected at 57.3 with prices paid up to 68.4 and employment slipping to 55.7. Factory Orders fell 1.0% in January. The Dow Jones Industrial Average


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Ends Lower As Market Enters Possible Holding Pattern

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed below 13,000 with a day’s low at 12,927.77. The NASDAQ stayed below 3000 for the second day with a day’s low at 2968.00. Dow Transports and Russell 2000


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Continues to Inch Higher

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 351,000 flirting with breaking below the recessionary threshold of 350,000 for several weeks in a row now. Personal Income for January came in weaker than


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Finally Closes Above 13,000 on DJIA

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Durable Goods Orders dropped 4% last month, the biggest decline since January 2009. Economists were expecting a drop of just 1%. Excluding Transportations orders were down 3.2% instead of the


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Recover From Early Losses to Close Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The National Association of Realtors reported that contracts for pending sales of previously-owned homes jumped 2% in January, the highest level since April 2010. Keep in mind that this housing


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Hit Multi-Year Highs

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey came in slightly stronger than expected at 75.3. New Home Sales declined 0.9% to an annual rate of 321,000 in January. The price of a new home


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edge Higher on Economic Data

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 351,000 in the latest week and last week’s reading was revised upward to 351,000. This means that claims are on the cusp of trending below the 350,000


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Fail to Recoup Losses to End Streak of Gains

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Despite low mortgage rates, mortgage applications for re-financings and home purchases declined 4.5% last week. Existing Home Sales rose 4.3% in January to an annual rate of 4.57 million units.


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Tests New Highs

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

On Tuesday Greece received a commitment to a $170 billion bailout but stocks slipped on the news. Dow Futures were up 72 points on Monday with NASDAQ Futures up 10.5 points, but these levels were



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