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Stocks Hovering Near Record Levels - Yahoo Finance

Stocks will beat bonds in coming years: Jim Paulsen - Yahoo News

S&P 500 futures are down about 0.1 percent this morning, matching the small declines in Europe. Asia was mostly lower overnight as profit-takers knocked China down 2 percent. Oil is fighting higher. The S&P 500 has fluctuated between 2100 and http://www.todayhotstocks.com 2117 for the last seven sessions after breaking out to new highs in mid-February.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-hovering-near-record-levels-131541538.html

STOCKS FALL, US AUTO SALES DISAPPOINT: Here's what you need to know - Yahoo Finance

But Paulsen says hes seeing M&A activity pick up. According to a BDO survey , 16% of retail CFOs say M&A activity is the growth tactic theyre most focused on for 2015. M&A activity in the telecom industry grew by 46% in 2014 and is expected to continue into this year. [This is the year where the] economy becomes lead by business spending, says Paulsen. As for which stocks to invest in, Paulsen warns to stay away from the energy sector, but also says that he isnt sure stocks will do particularly well in the coming years.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/stocks-will-beat-bonds-in-coming-years--jim-paulson-143148567.html

Market Stocks were lower this morning as the Nasdaq fell below the 5,000 level if hit for the first time since the year 2000 yesterday. Auto sales slowed down in February to 16.23 million on an annualized seasonally adjusted rate due to poor weather, less than the 16.7 million expected by economists. GM (GM) sales were up 4.2%, Chrysler (FCAU) sales rose 5.6% while Ford (F) sales dropped 1.9% due to inventory issues with the firms new F-150 truck. At market close the Dow and S&P 500 were each down 0.5% while the Nasdaq was off 0.6%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-end-lower-nasdaq-falls-213000861.html

Stocks End Lower; Nasdaq Falls Below 5,000 - Yahoo Finance

Its shares rallied as much as 13% on Tuesday, after analysts at Janney Capital Markets upgraded the firm to "Buy" from "Neutral," writing: "We believe 60 Minutes did not provide a complete picture of the issue." In its response on Monday, Lumber Liquidators said 60 Minutes had improperly tested its products. American Express was downgraded to "Underperform" from "Neutral" by Macquarie Research . In a note Tuesday, Macquarie 's Vincent Caintic wrote: "Intense competition makes it difficult for AmEx to maintain share, even with strong industry spends trends in consumer and commercial." Caintic also cautioned investors against being long into the company's March 25 investor day meeting, and said that from current levels, there is only about 7% potential upside to AmEx shares, while downside potential is "significant" at 21%. Macquarie forecasts flat earnings growth for AmEx in 2016 due to the loss of the Costco deal. Best Buy , the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected earnings results .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-fall-us-auto-sales-210000132.html

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