Gold Investing 2014: Gold Will Continue to Outperform Major Assets
Gold investing 2014 update: Gold prices have had a strong first half in 2014. At the midpoint in July, the yellow metal had gone up 9.2% in value.
Investors in physical gold have benefited from the rise. Throughout the year, gold has consistently outperformed other major asset classes like U.S. treasuries and equities.Gold’s outperformance isn’t ending anytime soon. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth sees more gains on the horizon, and that is good news for gold investing…
Retailers Are Top Stocks to Watch Today as WMT, JCP, and More Follow Macy's Miss
A bad year to date for retailers doesn't appear to be getting any better.
Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) stock swooned 5% to $56 Wednesday after reporting Q2 earnings shy of estimates and trimming its sales outlook for the full year.That's why the earnings reports of these four big retailers make them the stocks to watch today - can they beat the retail slump?
This Is the Troubling Future of High-Frequency Trading
The rats are fleeing their listing ships…
Of course, that's not surprising.
The Financial Times reported yesterday that high-frequency traders are leaving investment banks for hedge funds, prop trading houses, and their own startups.
Oh, you didn't realize that regular, Too Big to Fail, investment banks had high-frequency trading desks?
Surprise, surprise, surprise… High-frequency trading isn't the exclusive purview of specialized trading shops.High-frequency trading is a proven money-raking machine, and today I'm going to tell you that's why it's part of most so-called investment banks' trading operations...
Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Rings in 2.18% Daily Gain on "Local Register" News
Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) closed up 2.18% today (Wednesday) on the company's announcement it will launch a mobile credit card reader called Amazon Local Register. AMZN stock continued to make small gains after hours.
As Amazon widens its moat with Local Register, AMZN stock is primed to benefit. But the company is notorious for costing a premium while not giving much back to investors…That's why our experts laid out how to play Amazon stock in coming months...
What the Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) Deal Means for Master Limited Partnerships
With its bombshell consolidation announcement, Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has suddenly become the third-largest energy company in America.
In a $71 billion deal, Kinder Morgan is bringing all of its publicly traded companies under one roof as a single C-corporation.
So, does this massive consolidation mark the end of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as a main driver in the energy sector?Does this massive consolidation mark the end of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as a main driver in the energy sector?
WTI Oil Prices Down This Week, But Headed Much Higher Long-Term
WTI oil prices were down this morning (Wednesday) to a low of $97.06 for September contracts, after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reduced its 2014 price forecast yesterday.
Citing increased oil production in the United States, the EIA dropped its 2014 forecast for WTI oil prices to $100.45 per barrel. In July, the EIA had projected a price of $100.98 per barrel.
But according to Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors, oil prices will be heading much higher in the long-term.Even if the short-term outlook on oil prices remains favorable…
Alibaba IPO Date: Follow This Timeline for Major Upcoming Events
No final decision has been made regarding the Alibaba IPO date, but Alibaba officials have said they'll at least wait until after the Labor Day holiday (Sept. 1) to hold the massive initial public offering.That’s given us an updated timeline into one of the biggest IPOs of all time…
July Retail Sales Data Lowest in Six Months, Suggesting a Weak Q3
July retail sales data was flat, only up 0.1% from June.
The dismal July read was the weakest since January.Here’s how that fits in to the overall U.S. economic recovery – or lack of…
This Ominous Risk to Your Capital Is Growing
If there's one thing that concerns everyone it's a threat to their capital.
So you'll be interested to know that the risk of a new type of strategy to capitalize faltering banks keeps growing every day.
It's a strategy that's been tried before, with just enough "success" to be dangerous, and it puts your hard-earned capital at risk.
I've promised to keep you abreast on the evolution of this insidious way for governments to offload risk. Also I wanted to update you on how to protect yourself against these measures impacting your portfolio.
Today I have news on both fronts that's both unsettling and enlightening.But let's start right now at the beginning and look at how your capital may be at risk, and what's so alarming...
Two Clashing Themes in Gold News Have Been Flat Lining Prices Since April
Two themes have dominated gold news the last few months, and both have opposite effects on gold price.Together, they've flat lined the yellow metal...