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By some measures, investors are more crowded into technology stocks than ever before.

Information technology is the best-performing sector this year.

August fund position Record Ross sees September stocks trading XLK

 

Wells Fargo is once again in hot water with the government -- this time for forcing auto insurance on thousands of borrowers.

A New York regulator subpoenaed two Wells Fargo divisions Tuesday, demanding the big bank turn over loan agreements and other documents related to the auto insurance scandal, a person familiar with the matter told CNNMoney.

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Another caveat: The Dow is a focused index of 30 stocks, and a price-weighted one, whereas the S&P 500 provides much more diversified exposure to 500 stocks, and that includes all 30 Dow stocks.

The price-weighting approach leads to further concentration: The top 10 holdings represent more than half of the portfolio and it prevents any Dow index funds from holding a few names with high share prices, like Alphabet, which would represent more than 20 percent of the portfolio if it were included.

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Technology entrepreneur Rich Barton says government intervention on Amazon in the future is unavoidable.

Barton was asked about his views on Amazon in relation to the Department of Justice's antitrust investigation of Microsoft during the 1990s in a Bloomberg podcast interview.

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Could an August surprise be in the cards? For Art Cashin of UBS, it could work, but "the surprise would have to come from Washington," he told me.

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Today's Picks: August 3, 2017 [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 6:25 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

Stop-long positions at 24,950.

Stop-short positions at 25,150.

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Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce has come up with a list of 35 “consumer-focused” proposals to crack down on cash. Hi-tech nano-chips would be implanted in Australia’s “disappearing” cash under a plan floated by Michael Andrew, the head of the federal government’s Black Economy Taskforce.

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Viking Crest [0.70]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 6:18 p.m. by Stock Gumshoe @ [source]

A guy from Viking Crest called me to try to sell me his stock pick service.

This is a discussion topic or guest posting submitted by a Stock Gumshoe reader.

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One-time high-flying natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) has seen its stock price plummet from more than $30 a share just three years ago to below $2 in early 2016 before posting a recent high of $8.20 late last year.

A volatility play known as a straddle is pricing in a 7.1% one-day post-earnings move in Chesapeake’s stock in either direction, compared with the average one-day move of 6.0% after the past 20 quarterly reports.

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He is so insecure that he is actually pumping the Dow, yet he’s mum on Tech, Transports, Semiconductors, Materials and especially… Healthcare? It’s pretty funny actually and it sort of makes me want this mess to drop now.

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Indian companies are reluctant to disclose commodity price exposures and risks in their balance sheets even as they are relatively forthcoming with information on foreign exchange risks.

ICSI – CCGRT had, for the study, analysed the Annual Reports of top 525 Indian-listed companies based on their exposures in 62 different sectors including oil and gas, refineries/petro products, transport, textile, fertilisers, jewellery, and banking.

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After a short of a break from reporting, this article returns us to a previously covered stock: CyberArk Software (CYBR), to consider how it has performed since it was marked out as one to watch at the turn of the year, and if the stock's recent lows represent an opportunity to buy, or are indicative of a long term decline in the company's forward share price performance.

February highs were followed by a month long decline, albeit with some peaks as well as troughs, to $48.73, and the stock's recovery to $55.25 prove short-lived.

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) directed 13 officials of the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) and 63 Moons Technologies, formerly Financial Technologies India or FTIL, to return a total of Rs 124 crore (including annual interest of 12 per cent) made unlawfully.

Sebi’s investigations revealed they, while in possession of unpublished and price-sensitive information (UPSI) on the National Spot Exchange (NSEL), sold shares to avoid huge losses.

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Copper Eyes $3 Amid Upbeat Chinese Data [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. by INO.com Traders Blog @ [source]

Back in May, I posted an update for copper where I shared my concerns about the possible negative impacts of the cooling Chinese economy. Then the two lines reflected the weakening data in Q1 of 2017, which brought concerns about the future dynamics of copper’s price to my mind this May.

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Snap's lockup period is expiring, allowing company insiders and early investors to unleash their shares into the market. MKM derivatives strategist Jim Strugger said that over the month preceding the lockup expirations of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn their stocks were down by an average of 24 percent, about the same as Snap's decline over the last month.

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Gas explosion reported at Minneapolis school [-0.12]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m. by Distressed Volatility @ [source]

Minneapolis fire and police confirm a gas explosion caused a partial building collapse at Minnehaha Academy. Crews are actively working the scene and looking for victims.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reads Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to children at DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto denies calling President Trump to talk about what a great job the White House has been doing to secure the US-Mexico border.

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