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Why Today's Gold Price Is So Low Right Now

As it turns out, Black Friday's best sales were neither in electronics, clothing, or gadgets. Instead, they came from today's gold price.

That's because on the biggest shopping day of the year, gold prices hit a new six-year low.

Closing at $1,055.90 per ounce on Friday, Nov. 27, on the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold's popularity seemed to also hit a new low since the February 2010 price of $1,045 per ounce.

But as you'll see, while the near-term reasons for a lower gold price are familiar ones, the reaction to these low prices was not typical...

Wall Street

List of Carl Icahn Holdings Loaded with Stocks You May Own

A look at the Carl Icahn holdings list shows that, like a lot of other top activist investors, he likes name-brand stocks. That means the odds are good that a stock you own is among the Carl Icahn holdings. So why does it matter? As an activist investor, Carl Icahn often does more than just […]

Here's what it means when an activist investor like Carl Icahn takes a position in a stock you own...

Wall Street

For the Likes of Nelson Peltz and Carl Icahn, the Targets Are Getting Bigger

No company is immune from activist investors. That point was hammered home anew when Nelson Peltz announced Monday he'd bought $2.5 billion of General Electric (NYSE: GE) stock, making him a top 10 shareholder.

Every year, more household names are targeted, including many widely held stocks.

Here's what to do when a stock you own lands in the crosshairs of a Nelson Peltz...

Top News

What to Expect from PayPal Stock After Spin-Off (Nasdaq: PYPL)

PayPal stock will hit the market tomorrow (Friday, July 17) as parent company eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) spins off the digital payment portion of its business.

PayPal will trade under the ticker "PYPL" on the Nasdaq. EBay officials first announced the PayPal spin-off in September 2014, but the board didn't formally approve the deal until late June.

Here's what investors can expect from PayPal stock when it hits the market...

The Dot-Com Crash of 2000-2002

Stock market crash history series No. 2: The dot-com crash of 2000 eviscerated more than $5 trillion in market value between March 2000 and October 2002.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite tumbled 76.81% between its March 10, 2000 high and Oct. 4, 2002 for a whopping 76.81% drop. (The Dow Jones and S&P 500 also suffered, albeit less intensely – down 27.38% and 43.19%, respectively.) The March 10 high wouldn't be seen again for 15 years.

What triggered this massive loss of wealth is one of the most famous bubbles in stock market history...

Stock Market Today

U.S. Stock Futures Bounce on ECB Bond-Buying Announcement

U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 22, forecasted a 70-point increase from yesterday's close.

This morning, investors jumped on an announcement by Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) of a massive bond-purchasing program to help kick-start the struggling continent's economy to the tune of 60 billion euros a month.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Today Are Taking Cues from ECB

Stock market futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 74-point decline from yesterday's close on weak fourth-quarter revenues from tech giant International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM).

Thursday, the ECB is expected to announce its own massive bond-purchasing program to stimulate the currency bloc's dragging markets. But any move that doesn't deliver quantitative easing will no doubt shock markets.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Wednesday...