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2016 Bounce Back Stocks: Income and speculative issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2016 – Here’s our final list of 2016 bounce-back stocks—investments we believe have a better than even chance of a good pop in early 2016 since most endured generally unjustified mass-selling at the end of 2015. Again, we emphasize that nothing in our bounce-back lists is “guaranteed,” as most investors learned once ...

Wedding bells: AT&T to waltz down the aisle with DirecTV

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2015 – Late this week, the rumored merger between communications giants AT&T and DirecTV became reality. AT&T announced Friday that the proposed $49 billion deal between the number two U.S. telecommunications firm and the somewhat less successful satellite TV provider—the country’s largest—has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). With conditions, ...

Imminent Apple Watch release, earnings reports boost stocks

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – Although volume could be a lot higher, Wall Street stock averages are making yet another attempt to break through 2015’s tight trading range Thursday afternoon with all market barometers pointing up heading into the last hour of trading. Word on the street, at least if you believe the financial media, ...

BREAKING: Sprint will not pursue T-Mobile deal

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014 – According to breaking wire reports, Sprint (S) has decided to give up its attempt to join with Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile (TMUS), is abandoning its pursuit of the smaller wireless provider due to regulatory issues deemed likely to hamper or scuttle the arrangement. News that the deal was likely off sent ...

AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – The big news on Wall Street this morning is the agreement by telecom giant AT&T (T) to buy DirecTV for a reported $48.5 billion. The idea is that both companies combined would be better able to compete in the communications maelstrom being caused by the harmonic convergence of cable, telecom, ...