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Bitcoin

How the Bitcoin Market Cap Explains a $1 Million Price Prediction

The Bitcoin market cap plays a key role in making sense of Bitcoin value predictions of $10,000, $100,000 and even $1 million.

As of today, the Bitcoin market cap is $3.2 billion. That's 14.22 million bitcoins times $225, the price of Bitcoin on Monday afternoon. That's not a lot of money for a technology that's expected to revolutionize the world of finance.

But the way Bitcoin is designed will force the Bitcoin market cap higher as time goes on...

Silver

Technical Case to Buy Silver Getting More Compelling

We have recommended that you buy silver at these low levels for some time now.

Not necessarily because it's due for huge spike, but because if you buy silver in small allocations, it can act as insurance for your broader portfolio in case markets go south.

But technical indicators are slowly aligning to make a compelling case for investors to buy silver...

U.S. economy

Catalyst #1: How U.S. Debt to China Threatens the Dollar

The U.S. owes foreign governments more money than it ever has – since 2001, the amount has increased six fold to $6.18 trillion.

And U.S. debt to China has been the biggest of all U.S. foreign debt, for seven years running.

This means nations like China hold the power to drastically affect the American economy...

Investing Advice

Your Best Investing Questions

Today we're taking a look at four of your most perceptive investing questions. We also answer an inquiry from Stuart Varney.

After all, we know it's far more profitable to learn from each other than it is to go down the road alone. Chances if you're thinking about something, another investor is, too.

So let's get rolling...

Penny Stocks

Penny Stocks to Watch for June 2015: ONTY, Up 119%

Penny stocks to watch can become good buys that double your money, if you're up for the risk.

Here are five penny stocks to watch that look good for June 2015.

Get that list here...

Tech Investing

Cybersecurity Stocks Back in Focus on This Major New Defense Threat

The web browser you've been using has a major security flaw and it could allow hackers to read or alter "secure" communications, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

While the news is alarming, it also reinforces one of our favorite profit plays of 2015: cybersecurity stocks. Every time a new cybersecurity threat is discovered, cybersecurity stocks get another "Buy" signal.

This flaw is called "LogJam." Here's how it works...

IPOs

This Week's Upcoming IPO Calendar Led by PTXP and EVH

June will kick off with four new deals on this week's upcoming IPO calendar. They're expected to raise a combined $552 million.

Leading this week are PennTex Midstream Partners LP and Evolent Health Inc., expected to make up 68% of this week's funds.

Here are all four deals on the upcoming IPO calendar...

Precious Metals

Insatiable China Gold Demand Is Ruining Ecuador's Tribal Lands

China gold demand is insatiable, and its next target is the rainforest of Ecuador. While socialist President Correa sold out to China, the indigenous population is fighting back.

"To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us first," Shuar chief Domingo Ankwash told Salon journalist Alexander Zaitchik in February.

Can Ecuadorians stop China's march for gold? Here's the full story...

week in review

Market Corruption Becomes Business as Usual

Week after week, the news is filled with reports of law-breaking by institutions and individuals that hold positions of trust in society. Last week, FIFA, the body that rules the multi-billion dollar business of soccer, was hit by indictments of many of its senior officials who were charged with running a multi-year corruption scheme. The […]

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The Fed

The "Unnatural Disaster" Ravaging Global Markets

The tide is turning for crude oil prices. Following some nice recent gains and despite a dip on Tuesday, the market currently remains at just below $60 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures in New York. The recent rise in prices would seem to be just what the smaller operators in the U.S. need to avoid a sector meltdown. A few months back, when prices were pushing lows of $40 a barrel, there was widespread talk of a wave of bankruptcies coming in the oil patch. The picture is now better, given a recovery in crude prices.
The tide is turning for crude oil prices.

Following some nice recent gains and despite a dip on Tuesday, the market currently remains at just below $60 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures in New York.

The recent rise in prices would seem to be just what the smaller operators in the U.S. need to avoid a sector meltdown.

A few months back, when prices were pushing lows of $40 a barrel, there was widespread talk of a wave of bankruptcies coming in the oil patch. The picture is now better, given a recovery in crude prices.

But there is another shoe about to fall in the ongoing fight by smaller companies to survive. Here's my take on the disaster that's brewing - and the opportunities it may bring...