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Global Markets

Global Equity Markets Mostly Up as "Trump-Effect" Continues

World stock markets were mostly higher overnight as the "risk-on" trader and investor psychology continues one week after Donald Trump won in a surprising U.S. presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday closed at a new record high. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.

The key outside markets on Wednesday find the U.S. dollar index trading higher and hitting a 10-month high

Washington

Peter Thiel Is Trump's Key to Unlocking Silicon Valley

President-elect Donald Trump just named Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel to his transitional team.

Thiel may be just who Trump needs to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and Washington...

Market crash

Biggest Stock Market Crash Indicators of 2016

We've found several stock market crash indicators showing signs the market might face a crash soon.

Fortunately, we have a proven investment strategy to profit during a stock market crash. We lay out our investment strategy below, but first investors need to be aware of the stock market crash indicators we are seeing...

The Fed

Will There Be a December Fed Rate Hike?

Another December Fed rate hike could be on the table. But will the Fed decide to pull the trigger sooner rather than later?

The markets aren't pricing in Fed uncertainty for December.

Here's what to expect and how to prepare your portfolio...

Global Markets

Global Equities Markets Up As Oil Prices Rebound

World stock markets were mostly firmer overnight as the price of crude oil rebounded from multi-month lows hit on Monday. The U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward firmer openings when the New York day session begins.

Gold prices are firmer on some short covering and perceived bargain hunting after hitting a 5.5-month low on Monday.

In overnight news, The Chinese yuan fell to an eight-year low against the U.S. dollar Tuesday

Technology

Amazon Stock Is Down, but We're Still Bullish

Amazon stock is down 12.49% over the last month amid a war of words between President-elect Donald Trump and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Disappointing Q3 results have also weighed on shares.

But we're still bullish...

Penny Stocks

Top Penny Stocks List This Week

We're bringing you our top penny stocks list this week, with gains up to 77% last week.

One of these stocks we're especially excited about, because it's a marijuana stock that we recommended back on Nov. 3 – just before its double-digit rise.

Check out our top penny stocks list now...

economic data

Why the U.S. Dollar Rate Today Hit an 11-Month High

The U.S. dollar rate today hit an 11-month high as traders continue to price in an interest rate increase at the U.S. Federal Reserve's Dec. 13-14 meeting.

Market odds of a rate hike next month sit at 85.8%.

Interest-rate-sensitive equities and precious metals are feeling the pressure from the greenback's strength. Here's what the strength in the U.S. dollar rate today means for investors...

Silver

Silver Prices in 2017 Will Rise Under President Trump

After last week's presidential election, Republicans now control the White House, Senate, and the House of Representatives. That, coupled with the victory for Donald Trump, should all be bullish for silver prices in 2017.

In fact, we have just released our newest silver price prediction for 2017. Here's how high we see silver climbing from here...

Global Markets

Global Stock Markets Mostly Firmer, While World Bond Yields Continue To Rise

World stock markets were mostly firmer overnight on a continuation of the "Trump rally" that began after last week's U.S. presidential election.

Banking stocks helped boost the European stock indexes, while an upbeat economic report from Japan supported Asian equities. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward mixed to slightly lower openings when the New York day session begins.

The U.S. Treasury bond and note markets continue to see their yields rise (prices fall) early this week.