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AI Gets a Boost, Fed Pause and Weak Retail Sales

The Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal passed the Senate late last night and will move onto the President's desk, preventing what might have been a U.S. debt default. After a brief slowdown in the unstoppable, artificial intelligence-fueled advance of big tech, the sector is back in full force. Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) climbed roughly 5% on the […]

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The 2 Best Value Stocks to Buy Now Have 100% Upside

Finding companies that trade for less than their book value – the value of everything they own minus everything they owe – and have fantastic fundamentals is one way to uncover value stock with the potential for huge gains.

We can limit our search for just those stocks trading below book value that high Piotroski F-scores.

The higher the F-score, the more fundamentally sound the company is right now.

A score of 9 is perfect, and a score below 5 indicates deteriorating, potentially dangerous fundamental conditions in the financial statements.

So, the first thing we are going to do is only look at companies with an F-score of 7 or higher.

Then, we will take a look at stocks with large insider or institutional buying of the stock in recent months.

And last, we need to see that smart people who are either running the company or know it inside and out as large investors are buying more of the stock.

Based on that criteria, here's our first best value stock to buy now...

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This "Do Good, Do Well" Stock Packs Triple-Your-Money Potential

Government finances are in a perpetually sorry state. That's not news; everywhere you turn, you'll hear all about it.

But what doesn't grab many headlines is the crisis in Americans' personal finances – problems that make the Treasury seem tightly squared away in comparison.

There's the retirement crisis, where one in five American adults have nothing socked away for retirement. You've got the cash crisis, in which nearly 40% of American adults can't meet a surprise $400 expense, like a mid-range hot water heater repair or doctor bill.

And then there's the "un-banking crisis." A stunning 7 million homes in the United States don't use a bank for anything at all; 18% have "minimal interaction" with the banking system.

It's grim, no doubt, but it's a fairly easy problem to solve; however, it won't be a traditional banker type that does the solving.

Interestingly, I think the company that actually has what it takes to fix this looks a lot more like Microsoft than Wells Fargo...

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Could Fall Despite Donald Trump's Bullish GDP Prediction

If the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls today it would mark its fourth consecutive down trading session.

Dow futures are down 31 points this morning as investors speculate on the effect of Trump's tax cut on the economy. President Donald Trump predicts it will lead to 6% annual GDP growth.

That would be two times the 30-year average, and triple the pace forecasted by the Congressional Budget Office over the next decade.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...