Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Finish Flat, XLK Tumbles On Microsoft And Google Earnings + MORE

Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Finish Flat, XLK Tumbles On Microsoft And Google Earnings + MORE

By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Thursday July 18.
CEO Interview: Bill McDermott, SAP AG (SAP)
SAP (SAP) reported a number some analysts found disappointing. CEO Bill McDermott admitted that his enterprise software company had a slow quarter…

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Best Buy Is No J.C. Penney

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If you do a Google search for Best Buy and J.C. Penney , you’ll find lots of commentary suggesting that the two are very similar. Both retailers have struggled to keep shoppers coming in for the past several years. Moreover, Best Buy’s recent move to add small branded shops for Samsung and Microsoft products looks similar to former J…

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July 19 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas
discusses an exchange-traded fund that may benefit from the
building boom in Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and the
2016 Summer Olympics. Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery
reports on Exchange Traded Funds.

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Many investors and pundits have started to compare Best Buy to J.C. Penney. However, this analogy isn’t very useful for understanding Best Buy’s prospects.    

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Don’t Expect a High Score From Zynga Earnings

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Online gaming stock Zynga (ZNGA) has had a tough row to hoe since its December 2011 IPO. And while shares of ZNGA stock are up more than 40% in 2013, investors shouldn’t expect Zynga earnings next week to send the stock to new heights.
In fact, if the company misses expectations by a wide mark and significantly lowers guidance — as it has done in the past — it could be game over for Zynga…

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Hi guys. I’ll be in the area and would like to attend with a colleague or two that might also be interested in learning the boglehead philosophy (or just hear from other boglehead folks).Is that ok?Does it cost much to attend the meeting?

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Standing Together

– http://www.investmentu.com/

Editor’s Note: The Oxford Club has a simple mission: To increase and protect the wealth of our Members. Joe Martinson is the perfect example of our success. That’s why we choose him to be the Club’s Member Advocate. In this role, Joe’s mandate is to ensure Members understand the very best ways to take advantage of the opportunities and connections afforded to them by The Oxford Club…

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U.S. equities ended essentially unchanged in Friday’s lackluster trading session, as investors weighed a batch of underwhelming tech earnings reports. Tech-giants Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) posted dismal quarterly results after the closing bell on Thursday, with earnings and revenues coming in well bellow analyst expectations…

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'Forever' Funds: The Safest High-Yield Funds on the Planet (Part II)Regular StreetAuthority readers have probably heard us talk about "Forever Stocks" before. These are stocks of solid, blue-chip companies that pay rising dividends and hold sustainable competitive advantages. The idea is that you can essentially buy them, forget about them, and hold them forever…

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