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    Greece's debt crisis alone may not pose significant danger to U.S. markets. "Any single one would be easy to digest," said Peter Tchir, managing director at New York-based investment bank Brean Capital, adding that the three events unfolding so close together is problematic since each threatens a different part of the market.

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     The biotech sector has been one of the best performing this year. TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's (TST) proprietary ratings tool, projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points.

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    NEW YORK Small investors are unloading U.S. stocks, which means you should do the opposite and buy. Over the last year investors have gone on a mutual fund selling spree, dumping more than $100 billion of domestic stock mutual funds.

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    New Balance is stepping up its game. With a new ad campaign, the sports brand is hoping to launch itself into more international markets, taking on the big players like Nike (NKE) and Adidas (ADDYY) with its largest-ever advertising campaign. New Balance made $3.3 billion dollars in revenue in 2014 and is seeing strong growth this year after expanding from running shoes into soccer, baseball and tennis shoes.

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    The biotech sector has been one of the best performing sectors this year. TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's (TST) proprietary ratings tool, projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points.

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    Jim Cramer took a closer look at semiconductor stocks Wednesday after bullish analyst commentary on the sector. Specifically, Cramer, the co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, pointed to NXP Semiconductor after analysts at Canaccord Genuity (CCORF) called the company the best in its industry. AVGO, SWKS, QRVO and NXPI data by YCharts.

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    The second half of the year will likely bring more modest equity returns, according to one asset management firm, but investors can make changes to help maximize their portfolio's performance. Investment strategies are shifting as the market environment changes, said Barry McInerney (MNEYY), co-CEO of BMO Global Asset Management, which has nearly $249 billion in assets under management.

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     Buying weakness has been the mantra since the market bottom in March 2009, but new monthly key levels and a look at must-see charts for the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), SPDR S&P 500 ETF and PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF show that investors should shift their strategy to selling on strength. This market call doesn't say that the bears have won the bull vs. bear tug-of-war yet.

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     Consumer discretionary stocks fared a bit better than the overall market in the first six months of 2015. TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 best performing consumer discretionary sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether these stocks are still good investments going forward.

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    Sometimes being No. 1 in the ratings isn't enough. Top-rated network CBS (CBS), which is scoring the highest prices among its network peers during the current upfront selling season, could end up with less in total upfront volume this year compared with last year, as the upfront market shrinks.

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    Consumer discretionary stocks fared a bit better than the overall market in the first six months of 2015. Here are the stocks with the biggest losses to date. TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's (TST) proprietary ratings tool, projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends.

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    The red-hot health care sector was a great place to put your money in the first half of the year. Still, some health care stocks even outperformed the sector, returning incredibly strong double-digit returns. TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 best performing health care sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether they really are good investments going forward.

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    They lost a fortune because they held too many bank stocks. You know how the indexers are always telling you to just give up and submit yourself to the beautiful investment perfection of the stock market indexes? The latest example of how well this works out comes from Greece, currently in the grip of a domestic financial crisis so deep that the stock exchange has been shut for the week, along with all the banks.

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    The red-hot health care sector was a great place to put your money in the first half of the year. Yet, not all stocks in the sector participated in the growth. Because good deals can often be found in the stock bargain bin, TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 worst performing health care sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether they really are good investments going forward.

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    There are tons of reasons why company executives and business owners -- aka, insiders -- might sell shares of their companies. But when they buy stock, it's mostly for one reason: They think the shares are cheap and they expect the stock to climb, earning them a hefty profit.

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    Updates article from 9:54 a.m. EDT with ISM manufacturing data in the eighth paragraph.NEW YORK -- Will it be September or December? . This week we should know. "Everything is in place for the Federal Reserve to begin raising rates at the September meeting,'' said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, which runs the ADP survey for the payroll-services company.