The Six-Week Silver Price Rally Ends on Summer Trading and Renewed Confidence
Barring a big surge later in the day, silver prices are likely to finish down on the week for the first time since the last week of May.
Here's why silver has traded higher during these typically slow summer weeks…Here's why silver has traded higher during these typically slow summer weeks..
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Shatters 17,000; GPRO and SPPI in Top Stories
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today, July 1, 2014: flirted within two points of 17,000 on Tuesday, as transportation, technology, and small-cap stocks surged. The Nasdaq led the day by percentage gains, jumping more than 1.2%. The exchange's gains were fueled by Netflix, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: NFLX) gain of 6.5% after it received an upgrade from Goldman Sachs' analysts.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
U.S. Labor Department Jobs Report: Big Gains in June, but Still Lagging Behind
Optimism surrounded Thursday's release of the June U.S. Labor Department Jobs Report, but although the numbers were better than expected, we still have plenty to worry about, and the economy is still in trouble.
Employers added 288,000 jobs in June. The unemployment rate dipped to 6.1% from 6.3%, the lowest level since September 2008.
Despite some encouraging figures in the jobs report, it is still peppered with troubling data – like these dismal numbers…Despite some encouraging figures in the jobs report, it is still peppered with troubling data - like these dismal numbers...
What Are High-Yield Stocks?
With interest rates at an all-time low, high-yield stocks have replaced bonds as the best option to provide a stream of income in a portfolio. What's more, they deliver the added perk of equity ownership for potential growth.
Here we explain what high-yield stocks are and give readers a few examples to get them started today…Here we explain what high-yield stocks are and give readers a few examples to get them started today...
U.S. Stock Market's Five Best and Worst Performers in 2014's First Half
As we close out the first half of 2014, its time to take a look back at the year-to-date U.S. stock market gainers and losers.Stocks turned in a mix showing, with sizable gains and losses across several sectors. Following are the five best and five worst performers of 2014's first half.
How to Make Money from America's Oil Boom
Energy investing update: The amount of oil produced in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than 50% over the last six years.
Now small towns all across America are filling with a new breed of millionaires who have learned how to make money from this boom. But it isn't the major oil companies leading the way. According to a new report, the fastest-growing oil companies in America are the smaller outfits.
And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations…And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations...
Dow Jones Futures Up After Record Finish; Plus FB, AMZN, GM and These Top Stories
Stock market today, July 3, 2014: Dow Jones futures edged higher this morning (Thursday) by 0.1%, following a DJI record finish on Wednesday. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures also signaled gains, up 0.12% and 0.24% respectively.Here's what you should know is going on in the stock market today to make your Thursday profitable:
This morning, the Labor Department announced that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 6.1%, as the economy added another 288,000 jobs, crushing street estimates of 215,000.
Here's what you should know is going on in the stock market today to make your Thursday profitable:
VRTX, ABT, AAPL Among Hot Stocks to Watch Today
Also landing on today's hot stocks list are a number of penny stocks moving on company developments, a semiconductor company rising on better-than-expected earnings, and several stocks moving up on analysts' action and M&A activity.Check out 12 of Tuesday’s movers – including VRTX, AAPL, and ABT – and find out what’s behind their action…
This "Hidden" Inflation Could Wipe Out Small Returns
Official measures of inflation tell a very different story from the reality facing consumers as they shop for groceries, gasoline, insurance, healthcare, and other everyday goods.
In the real world away from government statistics, product prices continue to rise at an inexorable rate.
Asset prices also continue to rise, particularly the prices of financial assets such as stocks and bonds as well as high-end real estate and art.
While there remain pockets of weakness in the housing markets, the prices of homes have also resumed their upward trajectory after crashing during the financial crisis.
So the question remains: If the prices of just about everything are rising, why is the government telling us that inflation is so low? Full Story
Our Most "Unconventional" Investment Is in an Incredible Rally Right Now
Investing in Bitcoin may go against the grain – as it is anything but a conventional investment – but sometimes that's what it takes to maximize your returns.
And lately, those who have been investing in Bitcoin despite a string of bad publicity for the digital currency have been rewarded to the tune of a 45% gain in less than a month.
In recent months, we've seen a number of negative Bitcoin stories in the mainstream media, suggesting it was a bubble in the making.
During that period, I have remained one of the few tech analysts to say the Bitcoin market remains not only healthy, but faces a very bright future indeed…Full Story...