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Stock Market Forecast 2014: Why the Market Will Keep Surging in the New Year
If you've been following our twice-weekly conversations at Strategic Tech Investor, you know that I'm very bullish about technology stocks.
But I want to let you in on a little secret …
I'm also bullish about the overall stock market.
In fact, I'm predicting that the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will advance 15% in 2014, rising from the current 1,795 to 2,065. That will not only take the closely watched index up through the psychologically important 2,000 level, it will take it to the highest level in history.To continue reading, please click here...
This Echo of the Housing Market Bubble Is About to Triple Loan Payments
The housing market bubble isn't over, after all.
Thousands of home equity loans made in the peak years of the housing bubble are just starting to reach their 10th birthday, which for many borrowers will bring very bad news.
You see, most home equity loans are interest-only for the first 10 years. But after that, the borrower must start paying down the principal, which can cause their monthly payments to triple or more.This 'wave of disaster' is just getting started...
Best Oil Stocks to Buy as U.S. Jumps to World's Top Oil Producer
It's time to look at oil stocks to buy as the United States gets ready to surpass the world's biggest oil producers.
Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the United States will jump past both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015.To continue reading, please click here...
Why The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) Stock Will Soar to New Heights
You can be forgiven for feeling conflicted over The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and its stock.
On the one hand, the company has been hit by a lot of widely reported problems with its 787 Dreamliner commercial aircraft.
On the other hand, Boeing stock is up 78% this year. See the contradiction?Here's why investors have so much confidence in Boeing...
Best Investments in Emerging Markets: MINT Is the Next BRIC
In 2001, the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – would be the engines of economic growth. These four countries demonstrated enough political stability, population growth, and openness of trade to warrant being acclaimed as the economic superstars of the next decade.
They were named the best investments to make to play global growth. And they delivered.To continue reading, please click here...
The One Retail Stock to Buy that Will Survive the December Slump
As Main Street gears up for the holiday shopping season, the retail sector takes center stage on Wall Street.
The bad news for those investing in retail stocks: Morgan Stanley cautions overall retail sales growth is expected to be the weakest since 2008 – meaning the sector's robust 40% year to date could be headed for a slowdown.
Weighed down by concerns over pay and hiring, consumer confidence continues to fall, suggesting consumers will continue to be tight-fisted. After a steep drop in October, the consumer confidence level fell further in November. Slipping to 70.4 from 72.4, it marks the lowest level in seven months, Tuesday's Conference Board data revealed.To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today: Heading Higher into Stocks' Biggest Month
Stock Market News Today, Nov. 27: U.S. stock futures today are headed for yet another record-breaking session as stocks are up across the board ahead of tomorrow's holiday.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Review
Our best stocks to buy list last week stemmed from oil and drug stocks – and some gems from tech, which we learned is not in a bubble…
It was a good week for investing as markets continued hitting record highs. The broad-based S&P 500 Index topped 1,800 for the first time Friday, just one day after the Dow sailed past 16,000, and the Nasdaq ended the week just shy of 4,000 (which it hit Monday this week).
As indexes climb, investors grow increasingly cautious. Predicted outcomes run the gamut from a modest market pullback, to a steep correction, to a bursting bubble.To continue reading, please click here...
The Next Microsoft CEO Will Look a Lot Like This
The answer to that question is crucial to the health of the struggling tech giant and the revitalization of the company's stock. A series of missteps – not the least of which was Microsoft's failure to recognize the mobile revolution until it was too late – had left the stock languishing for more than a decade.this is the person with the most realistic shot at turning Microsoft around...
The Best Investment to Play Mexico's Growth
There's a catchy new acronym gaining traction in emerging markets, and it points to the next best investment opportunity in developing economic growth.
Four emerging markets – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey – make up the MINT economies. Like BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – before them, these four are expected to outpace the developed world over the coming years. According to Bloomberg, they've already doubled their economies since 2000.
Of those four, one is a clear leader: Mexico.setting it up to rake in profits for years...