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Dole IPO - Is This Stock a Buy After the Total Produce Merger?

You've probably seen the Dole sticker on a banana.

Well, you will soon find the Dole stock ticker "DOLE" on the New York Stock Exchange.

But Dole stock, while an instantly recognizable fruit and veggie brand, might not be the buy it seems.

We want to help you make an informed decision before getting hyped on this IPO, so we're going to share a few points from the Dole IPO filing today.



The Top Dividend Stocks to Own This Week

The U.S. Federal Reserve has cut interest rates three times this year.

But ahead of its monthly meeting yesterday, it was clear the Fed would try to keep rates where they are for the foreseeable future.

The top dividend stocks to own this week could benefit from a central bank policy that leaves interest rates "lower for longer."


Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Today Will Blast Off Ahead of a Fed Rate Cut

The Dow Jones today will rise as markets fully anticipate the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates on Wednesday. However, several Fed members have openly questioned the logic of a rate cut of up to 50 basis points due to recent positive economic data. The U.S. has just seen a lowering unemployment rate, high GDP, and the 49-year low rate of Americans seeking unemployment benefits.


Global Markets

Here's the Real Danger from Deutsche Bank

In 2008, just before Lehman Brothers' balance sheet collapsed and a furious employee punched CEO Dick Fuld square in the face, then-New York Fed President Timothy Geithner had a big idea…

Take the big, failing U.S. banks, and sell them for pennies on the dollar to the larger, somewhat healthier banks.

Make these institutions larger, and they could absorb all the toxic balance sheets – and save the global financial system from calamity.

That was the theory, at any rate. We all know how it worked out in the end: Counter-party risk froze the global credit markets and sent the financial system into a tailspin.

Congress failed to grasp what would happen to a financial system that lacked sufficient liquidity to function – like a brain running low on oxygen – before it passed the $787 billion stimulus of 2009. Two more rounds of quantitative easing, courtesy of an "independent" Fed, would follow.

Of course, the "real" costs are virtually incalculable – incalculable costs that are still, a decade later, being borne by the middle class and working people of this country.

That's nothing I'd care to live through again, and yet here we are: staring down the barrel of a disaster brewing in Europe that could jump the Atlantic in minutes...

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Will Stay Flat Until Jerome Powell's Testimony

The Dow Jones Industrial Average will stay flat today as investors await congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

He’ll address interest rate cuts and monetary policy over the next two days.

The Fed Chair will appear before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday morning and before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.