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Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed he bought protection against a stock market drop due to rising geopolitical risk.

This hedge "will protect against stock market risk," he said, specifically citing a potential conflict on the Korean peninsula.

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More pain is ahead for this year's worst-performing sector, according to strategists who see oil prices dragging energy stocks even lower.

With crude near $47 after starting off the year above $54, Stephen Schork, founder and editor of The Schork Report, says the commodity will not get back above $50 per barrel anytime soon.

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This market rally is on ‘borrowed time’: Strategist [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 2:29 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

The long-running bull market could be on its last legs, says PNC's Bill Stone. That is significantly longer than the average 50-day streak for a 5 percent pullback and 167-day run for a 10 percent drop.

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Cramer: The market is 'completely divorced' from Trump [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 2:27 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

The market isn't moving on the turmoil from President Donald Trump's comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville.

That prompted the resignations of two more members of the presidential manufacturing council: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the union's deputy chief of staff, Thea Lee.

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Snap shares have tumbled since its March initial public offering.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey on Tuesday initiated coverage of Snap shares with a sell rating, citing the competitive threat of its larger rivals copying its innovations.

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One might say that Scientific Games shareholders have hit the jackpot. Still, the company is clearly not for everyone.

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President Donald Trump blasted Amazon on social media Wednesday, saying the e-commerce giant is hurting retailers and causing U.S. job losses.

Amazon shares fell as much as 1 percent Wednesday in premarket trading after Trump's tweet and were lower for much of the morning before recovering about midway through the trading day.

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President Donald Trump blasted Amazon on social media Wednesday, saying the e-commerce giant is hurting retailers and causing U.S. job losses.

Amazon shares fell as much as 1 percent in Wednesday's premarket session after Trump's tweet.

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Cramer Remix: The one stock to buy into any real weakness [-0.09]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 10:59 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

The semiconductor stocks have been trading wildly of late, getting hit in July 2017 and again during last week's sell-off before bouncing back on Monday. One of the top stocks in the S&P 500 Index for the second year in a row, his dog's namesake gave buyers a momentary chance to get into the stock last week before running back up to $166 and change as of Tuesday.

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The HBO hack is just one recent example of how cyberattackers are now targeting corporations, and CyberArk chief Udi Mokady said that bitcoin is often used to pay them off.

As hacks become more sophisticated, they manage to infiltrate the top tiers of companies, forcing their hands into buying the unregulated currency and using it for ransom.

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Yelp has announced a $287.5 million deal with GrubHub to sell its food-ordering business to Seamless' parent company, and Jim Cramer sees heaps of potential in the pairing.

The all-cash deal will not only sell Yelp's Eat24 delivery app to GrubHub, but connect the two companies in a partnership that will allow Yelp users to order online directly from GrubHub.

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The semiconductor stocks have been trading wildly of late, getting hit in July 2017 and again during last week's sell-off before bouncing back on Monday.

But just like the others, if Applied Materials dips below $41 or its second floor of support just above $40, then Boroden suggests investors ditch the semiconductor equipment stock.

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Fantasy football season is upon us, and if you think the sport fan craze is a total waste of time, Jim Cramer has some news for you.

At his old hedge fund, Cramer made a point of using fantasy football to teach his employees more about stocks, what they represented, and why they were priced how they were.

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The CBOE volatility index, widely regarded as Wall Street's "fear gauge" that measures implied market volatility, has traded in a narrow range this year, at one point hitting its lowest level on record.

We believe a new vol (volatility) regime is upon us — the VIX will touch 60 before we have pumpkins on our doorsteps," wrote Larry McDonald, head of global macro strategy and managing director at ACG Analytics.

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Top-performing hedge funds are buying these stocks [0.23]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5:20 p.m. by Investing @ [source]

Big hedge fund managers such as David Einhorn and Bill Ackman get much of the attention, but some lower profile strategists are performing even better.

Financials stocks were a big area of focus in the June quarter for the best stock-picking hedge funds.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has invested more money in financial stocks.

Buffett has embraced the financial sector, which many believe is poised for growth after years of historically low interest rates and increased regulation.

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Hedge fund honcho David Tepper is rejecting arguments that stocks are overvalued and believes there are still plenty of opportunities in the market.

Tepper's comments came after the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey reported a historic high for the belief that the market is overvalued.

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Closely followed strategists Bob Doll and James Paulsen agreed Tuesday that sentiment surrounding the U.S. market remains skeptical.

There aren't a whole lot people who are euphoric or kind of can't wait to get in," said Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management.

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The best hedge funds for technology stock picking are betting on China, social media and gaming.

Some hedge funds, however, have outperformed those stellar gains and expect a few high-profile names to rise further.

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Cryptocurrency mining demand for AMD's graphics cards may be all the rage, but a top Wall Street firm says investors shouldn't overlook its improving processor chip business.

AMD launched its Ryzen line of processors on March 2.

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