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    NetEase (NTES) is a great way for investors to gain exposure to the booming Chinese mobile market. This is a Chinese Internet company that operates in three online business segments: online gaming, advertising and email. On May 14, the company reported first-quarter earnings of $1.55 a share, beating the average analyst estimate by 6 cents.

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    There's always lots to celebrate on the Fourth of July -- how lucky we are to be here in the U.S. and a part of the great history of this nation. That goes for everything from hot dog buns to soda, from the cheese you'll put on your hamburger to the mayonnaise you'll add on top.

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    President Obama handed some good news to U.S. tech companies looking to build a business in Cuba: The U.S. is re-opening its embassy in Havana after 54 years. "This is not merely symbolic," Obama said Wednesday.

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    If you are invested in any of the 10 sector exchange-traded funds tracking the Standard & Poor's 500, look at the chart below. Technical and new key levels show signs it might be time to shift your investing strategy to selling strength from buying weakness. The Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund is below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages as shown in the table above.

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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.