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Eurozone

The Biggest Takeaway from the European Central Bank Rate Cut? Short the Euro

The news of rate cuts from the European Central Bank (ECB) is giving traders more reason to short the euro.

This looks like a further step toward large-scale quantitative easing in the Eurozone, and the euro is likely to see devaluation at the hands of inflationary cues from the ECB.

Here’s how you should play this currency…

Hot Stocks

New Pot Stocks to Watch as Canada’s Best Hit the Market

Four new pot stocks to watch have just starting trading, all hailing from our neighbor to the North.

That's because a recent policy change in Canada has legitimized the cannabis business – a market that's expected to generate $3.4 billion a year in taxable sales over the next decade, according to government estimates.

Here’s the story behind this northern cannabis boom – and the highlights of each of these new pot stock offerings…

Top News

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Gigafactory Will Help Drive the Stock in 2015

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) has reportedly chosen a site in Nevada for the future home of the Tesla Gigafactory, a $5 billion project that is expected to revolutionize lithium-ion battery production.

But that's not only good news for the state of Nevada, it's also great news for investors. Because the TSLA Gigafactory is one catalyst that will be sending TSLA shares soaring the next year.

In fact, TSLA’s 2013 gain will look like a speed bump in comparison…

Stock Market Today

DJIA Today Adds 10 Points, but AAPL’s 4% Tumble Weighs on Nasdaq

DJIA Today, Sept. 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to eke out a 10-point gain Wednesday, but overall U.S. markets were mixed as global tensions and strong auto sales offset one another. The Nasdaq was weighed down heavily by the tech sector this afternoon, as shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) slumped more than 4%.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

bitcoin

Why the Bitcoin Price Is Stuck in a Rut for Now

There's no sugarcoating it: The Bitcoin price has plunged nearly 29% over the past two months.

While few in the Bitcoin community are panicking over this decline, many are puzzled. Despite the lack of any unusually bad news, the price keeps trending down.

It's actually not as perplexing as it appears. At this point in Bitcoin's evolution, the market forces pulling the Bitcoin price down are stronger than those pushing it up.

Here’s what’s been going on – and why it won’t last forever…

Commodities

Where Crude Oil Prices Are Headed Next

To hear some analysts tell it, geopolitics and the weather are exogenous events when it comes to energy prices. That is, somehow crude oil prices would operate "rationally" if it weren't for either of them.

That type of thinking is costly. When investors disregard the weather, the geopolitical, or both, they lose money.

So as we begin the fourth quarter, I’m going to handicap where oil prices are headed next…

Tech Investing

The One Tech Investment to Buy Now and Never Sell

Today I'm going to tell you about the one technology investment you should invest in regularly.

In fact, this basket of tech stocks should form the foundation of every investor's portfolio. And it's the one tech investment to buy now and never sell.

Do this and you'll be well down the road to meaningful wealth...

Precious Metals

Why Gold Prices Today Are Rebounding from an 11-Week Low

Gold news update: Gold prices today (Wednesday) coming off two and a half months of lows.

Here’s why, plus what gold bugs can expect for gold prices the rest of 2014…

Silver Prices

Silver ETFs Are Flashing a Bullish Sign for Prices

Don't let the August performance of silver ETFs fool you – there's a big buy signal for silver flashing right now.

July, like August, was underwhelming, as silver prices fell dramatically. But in July, portfolio managers dealing in the physical silver shed their holdings.

That was not the case in August…

Silver Prices

Current Price of Silver Restrained by Speculators, but Not for Long

As of Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported that silver speculators added further to their short positions, which no doubt kept a lid on the current price of silver.

The silver futures market and speculator activity has been a highly telling indicator for the future of silver price movements. When speculators begin buying up short positions in droves, the price of silver enters a bear session were declines become routine. But when silver speculation hits its peak and prices dive down to new lows, the speculators will begin to liquidate their short contracts and buy long.

And when this happens, silver is taken for a ride…