Global Markets

Global Economy

Our Man in Japan Shares a Soros-Beating Move

Editor's Note: Our readers always benefit from our global perspective. We're sharing this Private Briefing interview with our readers because it gives them a unique window into the one profit play that beat George Soros to the punch – and delivered returns that were more than 60% greater than what Mr. Soros himself enjoyed. Here's Bill…

KYOTO, Japan – I can't think of any Westerner who has a better handle on Japan-related investment opportunities than our own Keith Fitz-Gerald.

And there's a reason for that. Keith, the Chief Investment Strategist here at Money Map Press, married into a Japanese family many years ago and spends at least part of each year living in that country.

That's given Keith an unrivaled global vantage point and has given his readers the kind of "first-mover" advantage that usually leads to big profits.

Let me share a story that illustrates my point…

Investing Tips

How to Find the Best Investments Amid Global Uncertainty: A Three-Tiered Strategy

Just last year, emerging markets were predicted to be the driving force behind a more than 5% annual global growth rate. Yet on March 11, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that emerging markets are the reason why global growth will slow.

Here are three metrics will help investors find the best investments abroad...

Hot Stocks

Hot Stocks to Watch Today

U.S. equities jumped up right out of the gate Tuesday, with all three benchmarks up better than 1% just before noon. The S&P 500 Index hit yet another record high. European markets, also hammered on Monday, recovered most of what they lost in Tuesday's session.

Hot Stocks Today

While the gains were broad-based as stocks rebounded from Monday's rout, there were a number of equities moving higher on company developments, industry news, earnings, and deal making. Following are 12 of today's hot stocks to watch.

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Top News

The Energy Potential in Ukraine's Troubles

[LONDON] As you read this, Marina and I will be in London for the annual energy consultations at Windsor Castle.

Now, if it seems like I'm spending far too much time traveling these days, you're right. But the truth is our trip to England is just the beginning… more is yet to come.

You see, most of the major new developments are no longer taking place in North America. The global energy sector is intensifying, and its importance has never been more striking than it is right now.

The American unconventional oil and gas revolution has gone global. In fact, that is the prime topic of our discussions at Windsor.

what this crisis will do to the global energy markets...

Sochi Olympics

The Companies Spending the Most on 2014 Sochi Olympics – And What They Really Gain

Around 23.7 million people watched prime-time coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Tuesday night when U.S. snowboarder Shaun White missed on a third-straight gold medal for the halfpipe event, a 17% jump in viewership from a comparable night of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Those numbers are why advertisers compete for – and spend so much money on – attracting viewers' attention. 

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) generated an estimated $1 billion in sponsorship revenue in the four-year cycle ending with the 2012 London Olympics.

Olympic sponsors, who are organized into one of four categories – worldwide and tiers one, two, and three – are picking up most of the advertising tab. In London 2012, "top Olympic sponsors (TOP)" paid more than $100 million in cash and "value-in-kind" goods and services for the right to participate, with the next tier paying $40 million each.

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Wall Street

This Is How You Win a "Billionaires' Brawl" (True Story)

There's a lucrative new trading "set-up" a lot of investors are using now. But unlike classic approaches, like "don't fight the Fed," and "the trend is your friend," there are no rules on how to play this new game.

So let's change that today.

This is the true story about two billionaires' egos, their trading games, and what happens when they clash over the same stock.

It's a story you can profit from, too…

It's a story you can profit from, too...

Investing Tips

This "Spark" Could Help Fetch a 935% Gain

Editor's Note: Sid's new Small-Cap Rocket Alert is off to a terrific start. His first recommendation is up more than 35% in less than 30 days. And the shares he recommended this week could also climb quickly. Sid's projecting a 935% potential gain over the next 15 months. The move will be driven by a series of "sparks," or catalysts, like the one he's going to show you today…

We hear Wall Street's wizards pontificate, on and on, about the true value of a company all the time. They support their claims with a wide range of ratios.

Or something even more powerful...


How Gold, Oil, and Syria Really Mix… Plus "3 Strikes Against Apple"

The markets are very complicated at the moment, which is why now's an ideal time to reach into the Money Morning Mailbag and address your concerns.

The goal here is simple: To provide understandable, actionable, and, of course, profitable answers to your thoughtful and extremely insightful questions.

Energy Investing

Make These Moves Before the U.S. Hits Syria

From the Editor: You're getting special access to Bill Patalon's latest Private Briefing because the situation in Syria is escalating by the hour, and a U.S. strike would have a significant and immediate impact on stocks, but an even bigger impact on oil. So Bill called the one man who'd know exactly what to do…

Oil prices have been surging on fears that the Obama administration is planning to punish Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people.

Precious Metals

Why Gold Prices Are Up Today

Gold is down about 17% in 2013, but here's why gold prices are up today – and will continue their rise…

On Monday, as gold inched toward $1,400 an ounce, bulls claimed the yellow metal was entering a third-quarter bull market – and Tuesday's gold-price gains helped it get there.

Comex gold surged $24.40 to $1,417.50 an ounce in mid-morning trading Tuesday, and spot gold soared $13.50 to $1,419, a three-month high.

The precious metal is now up some $200 an ounce, or 20%, from June's three-year low of $1,179.40. A 20% gain equals a bull market.

Propelling gold prices Tuesday was a move from "risk-off" trades into safe haven assets.

All three major U.S. benchmarks were off sharply Tuesday, piggybacking the swoon that began late Monday, as investors grow increasingly concerned the United States and its allies are organizing military action against Syria.

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