Tech investing

An Apple Profit Margin That Would Make Steve Jobs Blush

The Apple profit margin on its new Watch will outshine even that of the iPhone.

Just how big the gap will be depends on how far Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) can penetrate the Swiss luxury watch market with its 18-karat gold "Edition" Watch.

Fat Apple profit margins are no stranger to Apple, but margins for luxury watches start at about 40% and range up to 80% or more.

Most people have underestimated the impact the Watch will have on Apple stock...

stock picks

Which Stocks to Buy Now: Invest in Human Augmentation and Biotech

Each week, our Money Morning experts recommend which stocks to buy across a range of sectors.

Last week, Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson found a biotech stock at the forefront of a burgeoning $53 billion market.

Check out all of last week's recommendations here, covering human augmentation and gold...


February Freeze in Housing Starts Is a Bad Bellwether

New housing starts fell dramatically in February as the cold, protracted winter froze new construction in the Midwest and Northeast.

The decline will not stop with February, as the residual effects of a hard winter and a long-in-the-tooth "recovery" rarely thaw as quickly as the snowbound regions.

Stock Market Today

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these…

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

Stock Market Today

DJIA Index Rallies Triple Digits Ahead of Fed Meeting

The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's second meeting of the year.

The cause? A weakening dollar abated concerns about its impact on corporate earnings abroad.

Oil prices were also a big story again today, as both WTI crude and Brent crude slid on oversupply concerns.

Here are the other top market stories - plus our new profit tip for investors...

The Fed

Bank Stress Tests Prove the Worst History Repeats Itself

Two out of 31 big banks failed the Fed's bank stress tests. One was Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE: DB), and the other was Santander Holdings USA Inc (NYSE: SOV-C).

But Santander's biggest U.S. unit manage to sell a boatload of subprime auto loans – worth $712 million.

Here's why this bond deal matters - and how it proves that the worst history always repeats itself...

Trend Watch

Why These Marijuana Penny Stocks Cost Investors $23.3 Billion in 2014

Criminals have taken full advantage of the burgeoning marijuana industry – which grew from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion in 2014.

Investors in marijuana penny stocks lost a whopping $23.3 billion in 2014.

Here's how scammers used pot stocks to swindle investors out of billions - and which three cost investors most...


Three Upcoming IPOs This Week Include Two Healthcare Firms

The three upcoming IPOs this week on the March IPO calendar include two more healthcare companies.

The top two IPOs this week are healthcare firms Valeritas Inc. (Nasdaq: VLRX) and SteadyMed Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: STDY). The healthcare sector has made up more than half of 2015 IPOs so far.

Here's a look at all three upcoming IPOs hitting the market in the next few days...

Oil Prices

Oil Prices Are Going Higher (Big Gains Ahead)

The prospect for oil prices in the near future looks significantly more positive. By the end of the second quarter or shortly thereafter, we believe oil prices will rise.

This is despite the recent monthly report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that projects a more prolonged oil glut than initially forecast.

Here is what the IEA got wrong...


What Is the Price of Oil Today?

What is the price of oil today: Oil prices hovered around their lowest levels in six years today (Monday) as investors disregarded OPEC's forecast that U.S. output will halve by the end of 2015.

But there's one factor changing the industry's landscape that will raise oil prices as high as $65 a barrel by late August...