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Gold Price Today Has Best Close in a Month

The gold price rose over the key $1,300 level Friday as tensions in Ukraine once again neared a boiling point.

At Friday's close on the Comex, gold for June delivery settled at $1,302.90, up $19.50 for the day, its best close in a month. Spot gold, which traded as high as $1,306 in Friday's session, was last up or $16.70, or 1.3% to $1,302.60, putting the yellow metal on pace for its biggest gain since April 4.

Here’s what pushed the price higher after four losing sessions for the yellow metal.

Top News

AT&T Could Buy DirecTV – But the Deal Would Not Live Up to the Hype

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) could buy DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), which could create the second largest television provider in the United States.

DirecTV is the largest satellite TV distributor in the U.S. with more than 20 million subscribers. AT&T's landline television service u-Verse has approximately 5.7 million subscribers.

While the deal would bring a huge boost to AT&T’s customer base, it may not be worth all the hype for AT&T…

Tech Investing

Tech Investing: No Matter Who Loses This Silicon Valley Battle… You'll Win

The growing rivalry between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is becoming one of the biggest battles in tech today.

Gamers and industry analysts alike are parsing all sorts of stats to say one platform or the other is truly ahead.

But we've found a way to make money no matter which ultimately becomes the top seller.

And it’s about as close to a “sure thing” as you’ll find in tech investing…

This Latest News Shows The Promise In Wind Energy Investing

Wind energy investing made news in mid-April when Scandinavian home furnishing giant Ikea announced plans to build a wind turbine farm on property owned by the company in Illinois. The Ikea investment is an excellent example of how businesses are using earth-friendly energy resources, such as wind energy investing, to bolster profits. Protecting the environment […]

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Spotlight On Ten Oil ETFs While The Energy Sector Roars

Crude oil ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are a great investing option that take advantage of the energy boom. Crude oil futures hit near a six-week high in mid-April. Moreover, U.S. crude oil production is booming, averaging around 3.22 million barrels at the end of 2013 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). When offshore production […]

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Gold Mining Stocks List: Cash In On The Rising Price of Gold Today

The gold mining stocks list provided in this article is intended to help investors research gold stocks so they can cash in on the rising price of gold. You see, in mid-April 2014, gold prices crossed $1,300 an ounce. Physical gold deliveries reached record levels in January at 246 tons for the Shanghai Gold Exchange, […]

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Stock Market Today

Today’s Financial News: Gas Prices to Go Up, Twitter to Go Down

Today's financial news, May 2, 2014: This morning (Friday), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the official U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%, the largest single monthly drop since September of 2008.

U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday after a string of positive economic data improved the nation's outlook, despite higher weekly jobless claims.

Here’s what you need to know to make your Friday profitable.

Spotlight On The Best Social Media Investments Right Now

Social media investments have improved over the past couple of years, since the Facebook IPO fiasco… Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) initial public offering (IPO) failed to garner any real momentum for the first several months, and even dipped below $20 per share in late 2012. At that time, many market watchers declared the social media bubble […]

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Slips on Higher Jobless Claims, Ukraine Concerns

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 21.97 points to finish at 16,558.87 on Thursday on news that jobless claims were higher than expected and the International Monetary Fund committed $17 billion to stabilize the Ukrainian economy.

The S&P 500 was down 0.27 points to finish at 1,883.68, while the Nasdaq was up 12.90 points, closing at 4,127.45.

Here’s your recap of today’s major market events.

Bitcoin

How to Buy Bitcoins – The Money Morning Guide

Now that Bitcoin has shown it can survive a variety of disasters – including an unsavory association with illegal drug buying and the bankruptcy of its biggest exchange – more investors are going to want to jump into the digital currency.

But that means figuring out how to buy bitcoins.

That landscape can be treacherous, so Money Morning has put together a handy guide on which options are best for investing in bitcoin.

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