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Trading Strategies

Do Your Holiday Shopping on Wall Street's Dime This Year… and Forever

These kinds of encounters really make my day.

We've seen how trading is perfect for setting up extra regular income, but I want to share this one with you because it really drives home how folks can use trading to pocket a timely windfall… at a time when we could all use some extra money. 

I was getting some work done on my house, and one of the construction guys asked me what I do for a living. Naturally, I told him that I'd been working for nearly 30 years as a trading coach for everyday investors, and that my specialty was turning people on to low-cost, low-risk, high-profit trades.

He mentioned that the stock market was going ballistic, of course, and asked me how a guy like him might cash in on these all-time highs and pull in a little more cash for the holidays.

In less than 10 minutes, I'd taught him exactly what I'm going to teach you...


Where the Spot Silver Price Is Headed Now

Traders are watching precious metals ahead of Italy's referendum on Sunday.

Uncertainty and fear of the outcome have investors asking us where the spot silver price is heading now.

Here's how we see silver prices trending...


China Warns U.S.: Stop Trying to Escape Your Trade Obligations

China warns Uncle Sam once again.

This time about hindering an upcoming deadline that would see Beijing's economy relabeled as a "market economy"...


Spot Gold Price Today Climbs and Should Head Higher

The spot gold price today (Friday) is higher in morning trading, which is a reprieve from the losses the precious metal saw throughout the month of November.

While some investors and traders remain bearish on gold prices in the near term, the bottom for gold prices is in sight.

In fact, we see the price of gold beginning its next rally very soon...

Global Markets

How Italy’s Vote on Sunday Could Affect Our Markets

Italy's vote outcome could come as a shock to the world, and it could definitely impact U.S. markets. Just look at what happened last June when Brexit wiped out $3 trillion of wealth in just two days.

D.R. Barton covers everything you need to know before we learn the results. He also gives you a sneak peek into when he thinks the Dow will hit 20,000...

Global Markets

Global Stock Markets Mostly Weaker, As U.S. Jobs Data On Deck

World stock markets were mostly weaker overnight, ahead of the big economic report of the week that is due out shortly: the U.S. Labor Department employment report for November. The non-farm payrolls figure is forecast to rise by 180,000.

U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins. Some market watchers are now wondering if the "Trump rally" in world stock markets has now run its course.

Stock markets in Europe were pressured in part on worries about this Sunday's Italian referendum on constitutional reforms.

Trading Strategies

These Picks Will Pay You a Different Kind of Dividend

If the "official" start of this holiday shopping season is any indication, this year will be one for the history books.

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, records were smashed. More than $3 billion was spent online, an increase of nearly 12% from the year before.

Two of e-commerce's heaviest hitters reported large mobile crowds: Amazon reported that 70% of its Thanksgiving Day web traffic was mobile, while Target pegged its mobile traffic at 60%, suggesting that a lot of folks were "multitasking" while eating turkey and watching football (in my case, the Pittsburgh Steelers).

Most importantly, spending patterns confirmed our very bullish outlook on e-commerce in general and mobile retail in particular; shoppers on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday forked over more than $1.1 billion each day, via smartphones mostly.

We've been recommending profitable e-commerce and mobile plays like Apple Inc. and PayPal Inc. to my Private Briefing readers since soon after we started publishing in 2011. I "walk the walk and talk the talk," so naturally I'm more than comfortable spending money online, whether I'm on a PC or a smartphone.

But when it comes to planning how I spend, I take a decidedly low-tech approach. Every holiday season, you'll find me at my kitchen table with a very un-cutting-edge pen and paper, writing out a list of gifts I'd like to get my loved ones. I've done it for years, ever since I was a kid.

And, since I love making money as much as the next guy, I like to pick gifts that I'm sure will "keep on giving" to my friends and relatives.

I'm talking about some of the most powerful and successful money-making ideas of all time, of course...


Snap Inc. IPO Could Be Valued at $30 Billion Because of One Demographic

Right now, the Snap Inc. IPO is one of the most hyped IPOs on Wall Street.

Investors can't wait to get their hands on Snapchat stock.

That's why today, we wanted to show our readers how one key demographic has some analysts valuing the company at $30 billion...


Most U.S. Workers Don't Know Their Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Turns out over half of American workers don't know their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, which can making saving for retirement, well, impossible…

Here's a look at some dire new statistics about U.S. workers' medical care cost knowledge (or lack thereof)...

Global Markets

World Markets Now Focusing On Sunday's Italian Referendum, ECB Meeting Next Week

Global stock markets were mixed overnight, on this first trading day of the month. Asian shares benefitted from Wednesday's OPEC agreement to cut production levels, while stock markets in Europe were pressured on worries about the December 4 Italian referendum on constitutional reforms.

A "no" vote on the reforms could eventually put Italy in violation of European Union rules. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.

World bond markets remain in focus as yields continue on the rise. U.S. 10-year yields have risen to 2.4% late this week.