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Full recovery is two long years away, says June’s top economic forecaster
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Full recovery is two long years away, says June’s top economic forecaster

The economies of the United States and the eurozone are recovering now after the severe shock of shutting down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but no one should think that conditions will return to normal any time soon, says Christophe Barraud, chief economist for Paris-based Market Securities and the winner of the Forecaster of the Month contest for June.…

Gold gains ground as coronavirus cases continue to increase
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Gold gains ground as coronavirus cases continue to increase

Gold was back on the rise Monday, with analysts tying support to a global rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Gold for August delivery GCQ20, +0.61% on Comex rose $12.90, or 0.7%, to $1,814.80 an ounce, while September silver SIU20, +2.55% jumped 54.2 cents, or 1.9%, to $19.595 an ounce.…

‘What Were You Thinking?’
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‘What Were You Thinking?’

Summary

Not sure what’s going on in the heads of many investors as they pour dollars into a narrow crew of large tech stocks.
Many seem to be valuing these stocks as though their apparent bulletproof nature in a COVID-19 world will protect them even after the virus becomes a distant memory.…

The 33 Fit Dividend Stocks For Our Times: July’s, 2020 Assortment
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The 33 Fit Dividend Stocks For Our Times: July’s, 2020 Assortment

Foreword
This article is based on five Kiplinger investing articles, plus one from Barron’s Weekly, aimed at survival qualities endemic to our-times:
Pros’ Picks: The 15 Best Nasdaq Stocks, by Dan Burrows, published 5/13/20, “screened the Nasdaq Composite for stocks followed by a minimum of 10 analysts [and]… stocks with an average broker recommendation of Buy or better [to find]…the top-scoring names.…

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Walgreens – Too Soft, Cheap But No Triggers (NASDAQ:WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has not been able to ”benefit” from the Covid-19 crisis as I concluded in this article early April.
The company reported second quarter results early April, as it is very important to realize that the numbers were not very indicative as the quarter ended February of this year, and hence Covid-19 had no, or no meaningful impact on the results.…

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