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LinkedIn: Bloodbath in the Cloud as Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow Take It in the Gut

Shares of numerous cloud companies this morning are plunging, following a 40% decline in shares of LinkedIn (LNKD), and a nearly 50% decline in shares of Tableau Software (DATA), which, while not a cloud company per se, is neveretheless...Show More Summary

3 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley for Your Startup

If you're a hot tech startup, you set up in Silicon Valley, right? Maybe not. The prevailing wisdom might be changing along with the area codes

Why Small Town America Is Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley

A start-up insider predicts small town America will overtake Silicon Valley in innovation. Here's why.

Fitbit Alta Will Drive Sales: Baird

Fitbit (FIT) unveiled its new wristband, the Alta on Wednesday, a positive addition to the company’s portfolio, and a sales driver, according to Robert W. Baird. Analyst William Power reiterated an Outperform rating and $30 price target...Show More Summary

Opening Bell: 2.3.16

Argentina attempting to settle with hedge funds; Parmesan bonds; Horse Owner Complains Man Took Prize-Winning Selfie Without 'Consent'; and more.

Get ready for dividend cuts

REINVESTED dividends are the main source of long-term equity returns. And a high divdend yield is a big argument for buying equities. But caveat emptor. When an individual stock has a high yield, that is a sign that the market expects the future dividend will be cut. Show More Summary

Scary Stock Charts Speak For Themselves

You Can Draw Your Own Conclusions About Risk vs. Reward After you click play, use the button in the lower-right corner of the video player to view in full-screen mode. Hit Esc to exit full-screen mode.

Jimmy Kimmel Ghostwrote a Children's Book for Donald Trump Titled 'Winners Aren't Losers'

Donald Trump has accomplished a lot in his career. He built a real estate empire and wrote 12 books -- but, there is something he hasn't done. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently, Trump admitted he wanted to give authoring...

One Chart Tells the Story

The market has been hit by the Ugly Stick. TLT - Not just above the 200 day and 50 day but the 200 week and 50 week. (bottom left, weekly) - Higher lows and highs above the rising MA5 (bottom middle, 30 minute chart) - RSI777 (month,...Show More Summary

Market Week in Review

S&P 500 1,880.05 -3.1 % The Weekly Wrap by 5-Day Change

Big Dorsey Wright ETF Gets Defensive After Sharp Drop

Technical analysis can be arcane, but here’s what it looks like in practice: the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV), the most successful exchange-traded fund launch in years, just reshuffled its holdings for the first time, dumping biotech stocks and adding defensive utilities, traders say and market evidence indicates. Investors who likely were […]

Weekly Scoreboard

Indices S&P 500 1,880.05 -3.1% DJIA 16,204.97 -1.59% NASDAQ 4,363.14 -5.44% Russell 2000 985.62 -4.81% S&P 500 High Beta 24.82 -3.35% Goldman 50 Most Shorted 84.66 -3.59% Wilshire 5000 19,227.18 -3.29% Russell 1000 Growth 907.07 -3.86%...Show More Summary

Write-Offs: 2.5.16

Why European Banks Keep Getting Clobbered; Jessica Alba's ecommerce firm working on IPO; Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli Is Still on OKCupid, Now With a Snarkier Profile; and more.

Chart of the Day: Nonfarm Payrolls and Bank Tightening

The percent of banks tightening on loans to small businesses leads nonfarm payrolls by about 6 months. In the chart above we’ve advanced the percent of banks tightening forward by that amount to show the extremely high correlation between these two indicators overtime...

Here Are Some Links for Your Weekend Reading

A note to the universe... Sometimes, I just want someone to hug me and say, “I know it’s hard. You’re going to be OK. Here are chocolate and $10 million dollars." Here are some of the posts that caught...

Revenge of the Gold Bugs: Gold ETF Notches 5% Weekly Advance, Biggest Since 2013

Bloomberg News While stocks were plunging on Friday, the biggest gold exchange-traded fund closed out its biggest weekly advance in 2 1/2 years. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) added 1.6% to $112.32 on Friday, capping a 5.02% weekly advance that was the biggest since July 2013 (taper tantrum), when it rose 5.11%. Before then, you […]

Ray Dalio’s No. 2 Is Trying To Impeach Him

Things are more than a little awkward at Bridgewater Associates right now.

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