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V-Shaped Market

Sector-based stocks are forming a V-shaped market while the S&P 500 index including many blue chips is forecast to have a sixth sequential quarter of negative sales growth. Notably, elite small-caps are delivering for investors at a rate 4.1 times higher over the last fifteen years.

The U.S. revised gross domestic product from 2012 to 2015 increased 2.2% on average annually, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Growth in the second quarter of 2016 was lower than last year’s rate yet positive on steady consumer spending and exports.

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Post-BREXIT

Alliance Trust Plc (ATST.LN) is hampered in its effort to restructure the business and improve shareholder returns because of the BREXIT vote to leave the European Union.

Existing home sales in the United States jumped to a nine-year high driven by low mortgage rates and improvement of jobs and wages reports.

Volatility on financial markets worldwide recently pushed investors to safer assets like bonds instead of riskier assets like equities.

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Memories of Art

At the threshold of 21st century there are more than 300 small and publicly-owned online places for groups and individuals to sell their own made products like various art and crafts. This fact presents a turning point to understand where for instance the music industry is headed nearing 2025, and also the scope of radio, film, and gaming growth, or the segment of pottery design and retail.

The undoubted retail industry leaders are giant licensed stores such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) and JD.com Inc (JD). There different product categories are counted due to the customer-management software used at the cashiers and accounting. Ceramic gifts of cartoon characters are offered by popular entertainment resorts and studios like the Walt Disney Co (DIS) brand.

On the day when suicide bombers killed eighty people in Afghanistan and wounded more than 230 others during a protest in Kabul, there is certainly tribute of history and documentaries to follow suit. Islamic State or the Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, having established presence in the eastern part of the country since 2014.

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Attack in France

The truck attack on July 14 in Nice, France, killed 84 people pointing to fights of “lone wolf” or terrorist attack and measures to prevention either way.

Extreme nationalist politicians are gaining ground in France. So is the insinuation that an increasing part of the population including immigrants is suffering from worst housing, inadequate education and highest unemployment. Opposite to the radical right-wing National Front is the opinion that the country’s social and health benefit system is of great and sufficient support to children, families, and disabled people.

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Product Cycles

Apple Inc (AAPL) says that the cost of producing an all-glass iPhone 8 is no longer illusory in countries of patent cooperation treaties. Previously Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SSNLF) launched the Galaxy 6 and 7 Edge smart phone devices in such mass-production form.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc (GBX) decreased 8.25% or $2.38 to $26.42 after the provider of railroad and freight cars and services reported third-quarter net income of $35.4 million or $1.12 per diluted share, lower sequentially and on the year.

JD Sports Fashion Plc (JD) plunged 4.72% to $20.27 since July 1 amid falling prices of British goods and post-Brexit worries regarding the China-based online retailer’s operations.

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Tech Stocks

Huawei Culture Co Ltd (002502:CH) launched the biggest marketing campaign for a P9 phone with stars Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson all over public areas outside the U.S.

The Walt Disney Co (DIS) is buying a 33% stake in MLB Advanced Media LP, the Internet and video-streaming unit of Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc for about $3.5 billion.

Disney shares jumped 0.21% or 21 cents to $98.03 on July 1.