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Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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Mixed day for global stocks amid troubles with Brexit, US tech

World stock markets were mixed Friday as European traders mulled Britain’s increasingly acrimonious war dance with the EU, while in the United States technology shares continued to pull back.

Sterling remained under pressure as Britain sparred with Brussels, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw controversial Brexit legislation but agreeing to extend talks next week.

On the plus side for British industry, a stuttering currency — which hauled itself off multi-month midweek lows — has been helping to boost share prices of index multinational’s earnings in dollars.

Those increases helped London’s FTSE index gain ground on Friday.

After Thursday’s sterling selloff, the pound was stable on Friday amid news the British economy expanded 6.6 percent — albeit still well off pre-coronavirus levels.

“Ultimately UK investors will probably thank the UK government for pushing down sterling and allowing the FTSE the room to recover 6000 (points),” said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at

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Global Semiconductor Sales Rise YoY in July: 5 Stocks to Buy

Global sales of semiconductors rose year over year in July, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The global semiconductor industry, which plays a key role in the high-growth technology space, has been relatively less battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Moreover, with the economy reopening, sales of smartphones rebounding in markets like China and more people spending time on their mobile phones, the semiconductor industry might stand to benefit in the near term.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase YoY

Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased 4.9 % in July to $35.2 billion from $33.5 billion a year earlier. Also, sales in July were 2.1 % higher than the June total of $34.5 billion. Moreover, sales in the Americas remained strong in July, increasing 26% year over year, with improvement seen globally in both memory and non-memory products.

Regionally, sales increased on a year-over-year basis in the Americas (26.3%), China (3.5%) and Asia

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Global stocks mixed after Wall Street advances to record

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its fifth straight weekly gain and China’s manufacturing growth held steady.

Frankfurt and Tokyo advanced while London opened lower and Hong Kong declined.

U.S. stocks benefited from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s announcement of a strategy change that could keep interest rates low. The change, dubbed “average inflation targeting,” could hold down rates even if inflation hits the Fed’s 2% target.

In early trading, the FTSE 100 in London lost 0.6% to 5,963.57 while Frankfurt’s DAX gained 0.7% to 13,122.16. The CAC 40 in France added 0.9% to 5,050.16.

On Wall Street, futures for the benchmark S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.3%.

On Friday, S&P 500 gained 0.7% while the Dow rallied 0.6%. The S&P gained 3.3% for the week.

Asian markets opened higher but all except Japan retreated, ending the

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Indian Stocks Decline Tracking Global Peers After Fed Minutes

(Bloomberg) — Indian stocks fell, snapping a three-day gain, as a risk-off mood swept through global markets after Federal Reserve minutes fueled concern over the pace of recovery for the world’s largest economy.

The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex Index declined 1% to end at 38,220.39, after closing at its highest since March 3 on Wednesday. The NSE Nifty 50 Index fell 0.8%. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was down 1.5%, led by a slump in technology shares.

Fed officials noted that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh heavily on economic activity, according to minutes of the central bank’s July meeting. Separately, India’s interest rate-setting panel turned cautious about a recent surge in consumer inflation, according to minutes of the Aug. 4-6 meeting published after close of trading Thursday.

Even so, the Sensex is up 1.6% so far this month, with foreign investors having bought a net $5.4 billion of local stocks

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