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Housing market

The Secret Behind My Hedge Fund Trade on Housing

Hedge fund managers could destroy the housing market all over again. How do we know?

We've got every step of their secret plan laid out: which houses they're going to invest in, how they'll get their leverage, the list goes on.

Go ahead and have a look for yourself...

Silver Prices

Is Silver a Good Investment Right Now?

If you're wondering, "Is silver a good investment?" – we don't blame you.

Silver prices have been very volatile over the last year. The spot price of silver in the last 12 months has been has high as $22 and as low at $15.30 an ounce.

But silver is always a good bet, and it might be an even better bet now...

Trend Watch

Warren Buffett Successors Revealed: Meet Ajit Jain and Greg Abel

Two Warren Buffett successors were named Saturday by the most credible source besides Buffett himself – Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) vice chairman Charles Munger.

In a Feb. 28 letter to shareholders, Munger said two men – Ajit Jain and Greg Abel – would both be worthy replacements of Buffett as new Berkshire Hathaway CEO.

Buffett will turn 85 on Aug. 30, and right-hand man Munger celebrated his 91st birthday on Jan. 1. While no one is certain when the two leaders will exit, when they do, it will surely affect Berkshire stock – and its investors.

Here's a close look at the two men Munger named as probable Warren Buffett successors...

Hot Stocks

Find the Best Stocks to Invest in with This No. 1 Buy Signal

There's one strong "Buy" signal that alerts you to some of the best stocks to invest in across all sectors. Many investors don't know about it, or how to track it.

Money Morning's Executive Editor Bill Patalon alerted his readers when Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) flashed this buy signal in March 2014. The stock zoomed 9.2% in just three days and climbed 20% over the next three months.

The signal: Insider buying.

Today we've found three of the best stocks to invest in based on strong insider buying activity. Take a look...

Stock Picks

How to Identify the Best Small-Cap Stocks

Since the October 2014 lows, the Russell 2000 (the broadest measure of the small-cap sector) has gained 18.09%.

To put it mildly, small-caps have absolutely been crushing the broader market over the last four-and-a-half months. Too bad the mainstream financial media would rather spook investors with the 'what-ifs" of what is going wrong domestically and abroad.  

Speaking of media coverage…

Remember back in September 2014 when the Internet and every major financial network was stumbling all over themselves to spell the end for small-caps because the Russell 2000 had just experienced the dreaded "Death Cross," a technical condition that occurs when the 50-day simple moving average crosses below the 200-day simple moving average?

I wrote an article at that time dissecting the truth behind the small-cap Death Cross.

And the verdict?

A whole bunch of hooey!

Investors who "short" the Russell 2000 during a Death Cross condition experience a dismal 25% winning percentage and an average return of a 0.97% loss.

Bottom line, the Death Cross is statistical a waste of time. It makes for good headlines - and a good way to lose money...

The Week in Review

Equities Are Riding High on Thin Air

I am often asked by the investors in my funds, "When will markets finally start paying attention to the signs of weak economic growth?" I tell them that the consensus answer is that bull markets only end when the Fed starts aggressively raising interest rates.

I also tell them that when interest rates are at zero, as they have been for the last seven years, the normal answer may not apply. In the meantime, stocks keep hitting new record highs while bonds and commodities are telling a very different story about the state of the economy…

Full Story


The Best Type of Cybersecurity Companies to Invest in Now

Cybersecurity companies have become one of the most promising new industries to invest in today.

Cybersecurity companies create products like firewalls, network safeguards, malware protection, and web security software that protect people, corporations, and governments from cyber attacks.

Research from MarketsandMarkets indicates that more than $95 billion will be spent on cybersecurity efforts this year. That figure will hit $155.74 billion by 2019.

And while all types of cybersecurity companies are cashing in, one section of the market is offering the best profit opportunity now. Its technology is a step ahead of the competition...

Best Investments

Another of Our Top Stocks to Invest in Is Up 50% in 2015

Biotech stocks have been hot this year. Two of our top stocks to invest in are up more than 50% on the year.

Last week we talked about Novavax Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX). While still on a roll this year, we cautioned investors. It's a biotech company still in its clinical-stage and could be overheating.

Here's another biotech that's hot, but still has room to keep going...


How to Buy Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM

Knowing how to buy Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM is a good skill to have as the digital currency goes mainstream.

Today about 82,000 merchants accept Bitcoin – more than double the number just one year ago. As more merchants accept Bitcoin, there's a growing need to buy Bitcoin "on the go."

That's where Bitcoin ATMs come in. But using a Bitcoin ATM isn't like using a traditional bank ATM.

Net Neutrality

Net's New "Utility" Status Will Boost This Company

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been hamstrung by ISPs like Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), which have slowed its streaming service as a negotiating tactic, allegedly to make the company pony up money to retain the ability to serve its millions of clients. That's now over, since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has […]

But more importantly, there is an opportunity to exploit this legal development.