Keep calm and invest in these unknown dividend stocks

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img How much do you fear a stock market correction?

There are dire warnings, the latest from Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts Stephen Suttmeier and Jue Xiong, who said earlier this week that the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP +0.04% may have topped out following its recent rally heading into May, typically a weak month for stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is down 3% this year following gains of

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges

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img Google Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market.

Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. But most analysts kept a "buy" rating or equivalent on the company's share

Wall Street opens flat on mixed earnings

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img Wall Street opened flat on Thursday, following three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech giants Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers from the likes of Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 24.66 points or 0.15 percent, to 16,400.19, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 1.54 points or 0.08 percent, to 1,860.77 and the Nas

U.S. Stocks Decline as Google, IBM Sales Disappoint

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img U.S. stocks declined, after the best three-day rally in two months, as disappointing sales from Google Inc. and IBM overshadowed earnings from Morgan Stanley and General Electric Co.

Google slid 3.3 percent as rising costs and a shift of advertising to mobile phones curbed results. International Business Machines Corp. dropped 3.9 percent after reporting sales that trailed projections. UnitedH

Yellen prepares Wall Street for more wholesale funding rules from Fed

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img The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering adopting yet more measures to address the remaining stability risks in the short-term wholesale funding markets that seized during the 2008 financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.

In a video speech, Yellen praised new liquidity standards for global banking firms, but warned that they do not apply to so-called shadow banks or to the fina

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise on J&J, Coca-Cola Earnings

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img U.S. stock futures rose, after equities rebounded from their worst week since 2012, as earnings from Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola Co. offset data showing a decline in a gauge of New York-area manufacturing.

Coca-Cola gained 3.1 percent as global volume sales increased. Johnson & Johnson climbed 2.5 percent as the company raised its forecast for the year. Umpqua Holdings Corp. added 1.8 perc

Should you sell in April and go away?

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img Should you use the stock market’s turmoil as the occasion to get a jumpstart on the much-vaunted “Sell in May and Go Away” indicator?

“Yes” is the answer from one of the two advisers I monitor who not only follow this indicator, but try to do even better by selling in April rather than always waiting until May Day. And the other is poised to give a “sell” signal as early as this coming Monday.

U.S. Stocks Rise After Yahoo Results, Factory Output Data

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img U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing a third day, as Yahoo! Inc. earnings topped estimates and data showed industrial production gained more than forecast.

Yahoo rallied 7.9 percent after saying sales surged at its Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. unit. Intel Corp. rose 0.5 percent after the world’s largest semiconductor maker forecast second-quarter sales that may exceed

U.S. Stock Futures Rise on Citigroup, Retail Sales Data

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img U.S. stock futures rose, following the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s worst week since 2012, as retail sales gained the most since 2012 and Citigroup Inc. (C) jumped after earnings unexpectedly increased.

Citigroup advanced 3.3 percent after posting earnings that beat estimates. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. gained 12 percent after a court ruled to limit U.S. sales of peer Medtronic Inc.’s CoreVal

S&P 500 Futures Rise With Citigroup as Ruble Declines

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img Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures gained and Treasuries fell after Citigroup Inc. (C)’s earnings beat analysts’ estimates and U.S. retail sales increased more than forecast. The ruble declined and commodities rose amid worsening violence in Ukraine.

S&P 500 futures gained 0.5 percent at 8:59 a.m. in New York. Citigroup jumped 3.7 percent in pre-market trading. The 10-year Treasury yield rose

Stock futures rise on Citigroup, retail sales

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img Stock index futures extended a modest rise in choppy trading Monday after upbeat results from Citigroup, while investors looked ahead to data on retail sales.

Increased tensions out of Ukraine and Russia added another layer of tension to markets, pushing investors away from stocks earlier in the morning, and toward gold and the dollar.

U.S. Stocks Erase Losses as Technology Shares Rebound

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img U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for its biggest weekly decline since January, as disappointing results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. overshadowed data showing a rise in consumer sentiment.

JPMorgan lost 3.1 percent as profit fell 19 percent on lower fixed-income trading and mortgage revenue. Netflix Inc. slumped 1.6 percent as a technology selloff continued, with inv

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate After Tech Selloff; Treasuries Gain

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img U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Nasdaq Composite Index rebounding from its worst rout since 2011, amid disappointing results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. European shares sank in a month, while Treasuries rose.

The S&P 500 dropped 0.1 percent at 11:01 a.m. in New York, trimming an earlier slide of 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.1 percent after plunging 3.1 percent yesterday. The S

JPMorgan Chase earnings drop and miss forecasts

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img JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon expressed more optimism about the economy, but that's not reflected in his company's earnings.

The nation's largest bank by assets earned $5.3 billion, or $1.28 per share, in the first three months of 2014. That was down sharply from the first quarter of 2013 and was below analysts' forecasts. Revenue fell 8% from the same period last year, to $23.9 billion.

U.S. Stocks Fall as Tech Shares Slip Before Earnings Data

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img U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index yesterday posted its biggest gain in five weeks, as technology stocks resumed declines following a two-day rebound and investors awaited corporate earnings.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. tumbled 5.9 percent after predicting quarterly profit below estimates. EBay Inc. dropped 2.2 percent after reaching a deal with Carl Icahn to end his proxy figh

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