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Hot Stocks

CSCO, JCP, PCLN Among Hottest Stocks to Watch This Week

Hot stocks to watch today: While August is usually a slow month for market news, this has been an exception.

And this week will continue the activity when these companies report earnings.

Here are hot stocks to watch on earnings, including CSCO, JCP, and PCLN...

Stock Market Today

Market News: DJIA Regains Weekly Losses in One Day, Plus These Top Stories

Stock market close, Aug. 8, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy.

Here's a summary of today's top stock market news stories...

Gold

2 Gold Mining Stocks Flashed a "Buy" Signal with Earnings This Week

Gold mining stocks have benefitted from gold prices' 6.24% rise in 2014 – with some rising as much as 13 times the gain in physical gold.

This week, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth had his eye on two gold mining stocks that were due to release earnings: Franco-Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) and Royal Gold Inc. USA (Nasdaq: RGLD).

Here's how they did - and why both are "Buys" for investors in gold mining stocks...

Silver

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..

U.S. Economy

To Gauge the U.S. Economy's Health, Heed the Call of CEOs – Not Central Bankers

The U.S. Federal Reserve released its minutes from June's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting yesterday, revealing that the central bank was going to follow the same script of tapering bond purchases and remaining coy on interest rate hikes.

In the following video, Fitz-Gerald discusses which industries are positioned well despite the uncertainty caused by the Fed, and names companies with solid fundamentals. Take a look at these top picks.

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Stock Market Today

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:

Jobs

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...

Dividend Stocks

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...

Hot Stocks

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.

Energy Investing

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...