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2016-07-26

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Japanese stocks are like Pokémon Go: Gotta catch ’em all

Buy into Japan’s stock market before it breaks out, writes Jeff Reeves.

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Mark Hulbert: Why this presidential election is a plus for stocks

U.S. stocks typically gain from now through September in election years, writes Mark Hulbert.

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Chuck Jaffe: The biggest risk to your investment portfolio? Not Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Investors looking to figure out which stocks benefit and which industries suffer from a Trump or Clinton victory are looking at the wrong thing. They should consider their biggest financial worry and playing to that particular type of risk, says…

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Europe Markets: European stocks slip as investors weigh corporate updates, central bank moves

European stocks move lower, with investors wading through a slew of corporate updates, including a higher takeover bid for SABMiller and the potential breakdown of a deal involving Italy’s Mediaset SpA.

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Futures Movers: Oil futures fall again after settling at 3-month low

Oil futures drop Tuesday, extending their recent slump that has sent them to their lowest levels in three months.

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RBS may charge to hold cash deposits if Bank of England takes rates below zero

Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest could become the first U.K. banks to charge customers to hold cash if the Bank of England yanks benchmark interest rates below zero.

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London Markets: FTSE 100 edges higher as SABMiller gains, but oil major BP loses ground

U.K. stocks are modestly higher, with SABMiller PLC shares up on a upwardly revised takeover bid, but BP shares are falling after financial results from the oil producer.

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Currencies: Yen surges against dollar, other rivals as Japan stimulus plan falls short

The dollar fell sharply against the yen on sentiment from Tokyo-based traders and dealers that the so-called “pure water” portion of the stimulus, or central and local government spending, will actually fall short of investors expectations.

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Asia Markets: Nikkei falls after disappointing report on stimulus plan

Investors sharply scaled back their expectations for Japan’s soon-to-be announced stimulus package, sinking stocks and pumping up the yen on Tuesday.

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The Wall Street Journal: Michelle Obama makes impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton

First lady Michelle Obama on Monday made the case for Democratic Party unity and delivered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton to be her husband’s successor in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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The Wall Street Journal: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren work to unify divided Democratic party

Leaders of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing worked to unify a party divided after a day of turmoil, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the effort to rally support Monday for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy amid continuing resistance from his…

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The Wall Street Journal: Wildfires continue to rage near Los Angeles, Big Sur

A fast-moving wildfire north of popular Big Sur campgrounds destroyed 20 homes and scorched 16,100 acres, while another wildfire outside Los Angeles exploded to more than 35,000 acres.

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