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The Fed

Why QE Doesn't Work

Quantitative easing doesn't work.

And that can be a tough pill to swallow. Especially for the world's central bankers who are only more aggressively employing QE strategies to bring an end to their economic woes.

Here's why they're doing it anyway, and why it won't bear fruit...

Income Investing

Stocks That Pay Dividends on Pace to Break Payout Record Before 2015

Stocks that pay dividends continue to reward investors with new payout hikes and special dividends heading into 2014's final stretch. As a result, this year is on pace to be a record-breaking one for payouts.

Last week, 52 companies hiked payouts and eight announced special dividends.

Following are 24 notable dividend stocks that sweetened the deal for investors during the week ending Dec. 5, 2014.

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Down Today on New Oil Price

Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a 59-point decrease from Friday's close on concerns about growth in Japan and a lackluster oil price forecast.

What to watch today: Investors will keep an eye on oil prices after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through the year 2019. The investment bank predicted that the global energy markets would hit its oversupply peak in the second quarter of 2015, fueled by OPEC's decision not to reduce production.

Here's the other stock market news you need today – including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" – to make it a profitable Monday…

Here's the other stock market news you need today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Monday...


You'll Be the Winner of This Blue Chip Battle

Even in the fast-paced world of high tech, 10 weeks is a short amount of time. And yet, as recently as early September, many industry analysts were saying Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had lost its innovative edge in the global smartphone war. That's when the Silicon Valley legend launched the iPhone 6 with two larger […]

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Crude Oil Prices and the Coming Fall of OPEC

Every 10 or 20 years a series of watershed events come together that change the face of the international energy picture.

The Saudi-led war on crude oil prices is one of these pivotal situations.

And while others fret about what the OPEC production move means, I'm actually meeting with the guys who made the decision.

I can tell you that what's unfolding here in the desert will have a decisive impact on producers, end users, and government/corporate policymakers worldwide.

Of course, I've been involved in a fair share of all of this for over 40 years, from both the public and private sector side.

Much of that is coming together in my current slate of meetings with some of the most powerful people in the energy world.

What I learn in these gatherings will allow everyday investors to make some heavy money as these pivotal changes kick in...

penny stocks

How Penny Stocks Made $300,000 for One Young Investor

Connor Bruggeman, a high-school junior, turned $10,000 into $300,000

And he did this trading penny stocks!

Here's how...

Investing Tips

How to Reduce Your Tax Bill in Five Moves

Maximizing your investment returns is important. But there's another side to building wealth in the markets… keeping it.

Most investors don't pay nearly enough attention to this and, as a result, pay a terrible price down the line.

Here's how to reduce your tax bill with five simple tactics - moves you can make right now.

Penny Stocks

Penny Stock News: Why This Stock’s 28% Run Will Continue

Shares of drug companies developing Ebola treatments have at turns soared and tanked over the past couple months amid speculation and hype.

But other companies not chasing after a treatment for the disease have also attracted interest amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history. One such company is Alpha Pro Tech (NYSEMKT: APT), which made penny stock news in October when shares soared to an all-time high of $10.73.

Here's a look at why APT is more than just an Ebola stock…

Here's a look at why APT is more than just an Ebola stock...

Wall Street

Another Washington "Watchdog" Proves to Be a Paper Tiger

I've talked about the dangers posed by the scary move the U.S. Treasury bond market made back on Oct. 15.

And my cautionary tale was totally justified.

Indeed, in the December 3 Wall Street Journal, the lead article in the Global Finance portion of the Money & Investing section was "Watchdog Warns of Risk in Markets."

Apparently, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), the watchdog team created out of Dodd-Frank legislation under the "watchful" eye of the U.S. Treasury Department, observed the same move that I did – and found it just as rattling.

According to The Journal, the OFR warned that "the system is vulnerable to repeats of what occurred in October when tumult in the trading of U.S. Treasury securities spread broadly to futures, swaps and options markets."

The watchdog group's just-released third annual report soberly noted that "although the dislocation that peaked in mid-October was fleeting, we believe there is a risk of a repeat occurrence," and further warned that resulting volatility "raises a host of financial stability questions."

That's not what you want to hear. Let me tell you why...

Biotech Stocks

These Biotech Stocks to Buy Profit from Today's "Miracle Cures"

When researching the best biotech stocks to buy, investors often look for companies that will cure terrible, chronic diseases.

Until recently, these biotech stocks have been elusive. But now that's changing – thanks to an industry known as personalized medicine.

In his 20 years' experience, Tremblay has covered every type of biotech stock and company on the market. And when he talks about the personalized medicine field, he describes the treatments as "miraculous." Here's why...