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    The dilemma faced sooner or later by every car owner is their vehicle starts making a noise that cannot be drowned out, and thus forgotten, through the simple expediency of turning up the radio's volume. This article is commentary by an independent contributor.

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     Apple Inc is arguably the most popular company on the planet. Investors can track this risk looking at the "must see" daily and weekly charts provided below. Apple (AAPL) joined the Dow 30 after setting a record intraday high of $133.60 on Feb. 24, and the close of $123.25 on Friday, March 27, was 7.7% below the high, but with a gain of 12% so far in 2015.

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     . Stocks have had a rough week, with the broader market closing lower in each of the past four trading sessions. In fact, too many investors aren't long enough. Must Read: 5 Tech Stocks George Soros Loves for 2015. The current bull market still has momentum, as the economy continues to improve, he said. SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY data by YCharts.

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     . F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "There are no second acts in American lives." But after losing the smartphone race to Apple (AAPL) and Samsung, BlackBerry is building a second act as a software and security specialist. Although the Canadian company started to make money again much sooner than many observers had expected, much of that profitability can be traced to its cost-cutting initiatives.

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    Small-cap stocks with large dividends may look enticing but not every stock is a buy. In stock picking, dividend yield is just one factor among many that investors should consider. TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends.

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    The economy may not be growing as fast as everyone hoped, but consumers are spending more -- and that may prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates in September, one economist says. The government reported Friday that gross domestic product, the primary measure of economic growth, rose 2.2% in the fourth quarter, short of the 2.4% expected.

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    The biotech and semiconductor sectors are up along with the broader market Friday. TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, noted during CNBC's "Stop Trading" segment that the exchange-traded funds representing those industries, the iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF and Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)  , are both higher Friday. Must Read: 10 Stocks George Soros Is Buying.

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    Restoration Hardware (RH) disappointed some investors with its fiscal 2016 guidance when it reported earnings Thursday, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, on CNBC's "Mad Dash" segment. The shares are up 84 cents, or 0.9%, at $93.98 Friday morning, after the company reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations and revenue that was in line with estimates.

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     . When Michael Lewis' book, "Flash Boys," was released a year ago, a raging debate about high-frequency trading took place both on and off Wall Street. At least, that's what a new survey of 3,000 institutional investors found. Must Read: 10 Stocks George Soros Is Buying.

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    Monsanto (MON)  may post a drop of about 7% in quarterly profits on Wednesday as the world's largest seed producer grapples with a decrease in farming of corn, its largest genomics product. The St. Louis- based company may report earnings of $2.94 a share, the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey, compared with $3.15 a share a year earlier, on sales of $5.59 billion.

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    Many retirees buy annuities to protect themselves from an economic downturn and to provide guaranteed income for the rest of their lives. State guaranty associations provide a safety net to protect money in insurance policies and annuities if the insurer becomes insolvent.

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     . Whether scrambled, boiled, poached, deviled or as an omelet, eggs have been a breakfast staple for,... let's just say, a long time. Although Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer and marketer in the U.S., has underperformed this year, the company is poised to benefit from growing demand for specialty eggs. Must Read: 10 Stocks Billionaire John Paulson Loves.

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    Central banks' easy money can't entirely explain excessive valuations. MILAN, Italy-- Since the global economic crisis, sharp divergences in economic performance have contributed to considerable stock-market volatility. Now, equity prices are reaching relatively high levels by conventional measures-- and investors are starting to get nervous.