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Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earningsWall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
Reuters—7:22 PM ET 04/17/14

Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust. Several behemoths, including Apple (AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft (MSFT),

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Is 'smart beta' smart for investors?
Financial Times—04/14/14

Investors looking for higher returns have been drawn to "smart beta" strategies. But before they embrace this method they need to understand the factors driving the returns and the risks they are taking.

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By James B. Stewart, The New York Times News Service
The recent sell-off in high-flying tech stocks has been bad news for growth investors. But's it's a good reminder that over time, dividend-paying value stocks tend to do better.


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