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Wall Street

Why This CEO Wants to Cancel Earnings Season Forever

This didn't exactly make the news, but in July, financial chieftains, including Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, BlackRock's Larry Fink, and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, got together to talk corporate governance practices.

A noncontroversial topic, right?

Well… no. According to the Financial Times, Fidelity Investments, the $2.2 trillion asset manager, up and walked out of a Dimon-led effort to codify some best practices for American boardrooms.

So it seems some of finance's heaviest hitters are divided on the subject of good governance.

Nevertheless, the group released nine-page paper, "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles."

And in it we have a clue as to just what it is that has these titans of finance so divided…

What's more, if these guidelines are widely adopted, investing will change, for everyone from JPMorgan on down to individual investors.

And most likely not at all for the better...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Falls 37 Points as Oil Prices Slide

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 37 points as oil prices tanked.

But the energy sector wasn't the only thing dragging down markets.

Here's everything you need to know about what happened in the markets today...

Stocks

The 3 Best Tech Stocks to Buy Can Make You Rich in Any Market

You don’t have to be a market timer to be wealthy. By investing and holding on to the best tech stocks, you can make a lot of money.

The three stocks we are going to share today have already provided returns as high as 46% over the last 12 months.

But we see these stock prices climbing even further in the future. So stop trying to time the markets and invest in these tech stocks today for the best long-term gains.

Market Crash

The Biggest 2016 Stock Market Crash Warning We've Seen Yet

We received a 2016 stock market crash warning earlier this week.

It came from one of the most famous investors in the world, which means it could be our biggest warning yet.

Here's what you need to know about why we're headed for a crash this year...

gold

5 Things to Know Before You Buy Gold

To buy gold the smart way, it's best to know what affects prices and what makes gold "good" for purchase.

Also, you will do best if you know your goal for buying gold.

Use these factors to help when you go to buy gold...

Stocks

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) a Stock to Buy Based on This New Catalyst

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) stock has hit some bumps, but now there are a few reasons why this stock looks ready to turn around.

Find out why FEYE stock looks like a buy today.

Get the details here...

Oil

This Little-Known "Export War" Is the Real Reason Behind Cheap Oil

The real reason why oil prices bottomed out recently has been completely overlooked by media pundits. Yet it may be the most important factor in oil pricing today.

You see, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company and the largest oil company in the world, is the bellwether for what all of OPEC is likely to do at any given time.

And on July 31, Saudi Aramco cut its prices to the Asian market significantly.

Here's why... and what that means for oil going forward...

Stocks

Disney Stock Price Today Climbs – Here's What's Next for DIS

The Disney stock price today rose 1.81% to $98.43 today amid quarterly results that beat expectations and a major announcement regarding streaming services for DirecTV.

We are bullish on the stock long term.

Here's why...

Energy

What the Latest "Solar Battle" Means for Florida

Florida will vote on two solar amendments this fall. Though they'd have opposite effects, both have 60% approval ratings.

Here's how this horse race is playing out...

Technology

How to Profit on This $2 Trillion Tech Trend

We're in the midst of a very profitable moment for dealmaking, especially in the technology sector. The three hottest M&A transactions of the past three months were worth $33.8 billion – a fraction of the $2 trillion in deals announced this year.

Companies like Microsoft and Verizon are going out and buying firms like Yahoo!, Fleetmatics, and LinkedIn because they offer the irresistible promise of massive growth without the long, drawn-out process (and even higher price tag) of R&D, where there are no guarantees of success.

So you can see why deals are appealing to these huge, cash-flush companies.

But these deals are a great thing for investors, too. Deals can be some of the biggest profit catalysts on the market, in many cases doubling investors' money as the ink dries.

Then again, there are some unique challenges for investors looking to play these profitable special events: Pinpointing when those deals will happen – and who will be doing the buying – is a must.

You don't need to be able to tell the future, though – I'm going to tell you how you can make an "end run" around that particular challenge.

All you have to do is sit back and bank the profits...