Best Investments for the week ending Feb. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks slipped last week as markets reacted to a string of disappointing data from housing to manufacturing.
For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.3% to close at 16,103.30. The S&P 500 Index lost 0.1% to end at 1,836.25. The Nasdaq tacked on 0.5% to end at 4,263.41.Following is a recap from last week...
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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 Best Investment to Play Mexico's Growth One of the fastest-growing emerging markets in the world today is just south of the border - Mexico. A big reason for Mexico's success is its booming automotive industry, which has nearly doubled in the past decade. But to capture some of this growth for yourself, you don't need to put your money in any foreign firms. We've found a U.S. company offers a service the Mexican automakers just can't do without, setting it up to rake in profits for years...
Small-Cap Stocks to Buy as the Little Guys Crush the Big Boys
When it comes to stocks, it's easy to equate size with quality.
But over the past year, smaller has been better, which means you need to be looking for small-cap stocks to buy.
In fact, the market's practically screaming that you should be putting some chips to work in the small-cap arena.To continue reading, please click here...
The Best Stock Under $10?
Editor's Note: Bill recommended this little security firm to his Private Briefing readers back in June, when shares traded for $6.10. They closed above $9 a share last week, but Bill thinks there's still a ton of upside here. And thanks to some analyst-induced selling yesterday, you can buy all this growth potential at an even better price...
Since we recommended Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) back on June 6, the stock has soared nearly 40%.
And we believe there's more to come.
A lot more.
Founded in 1994, the San Diego-based Kratos is a specialized security-technology company that provides products and services crucial to U.S. national security priorities.
That national security focus is borne out by the company's customer base, which includes the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The company also serves a number of strategic military bases and defense locations throughout the United States.
And wait until you see all the new business this $475 million small cap is landing...
The Best Investments to Hold When Interest Rates Rise
Inflation can be tough to contend with, yet investors should guard against inflation lest it eat away at their portfolios - which isn't hard to do if they know the best investments to hold when inflation rates rise.
Official interest rates are notoriously unreliable - outright false at times - which can downplay or underestimate the situation. Don't trust the numbers. Make that mistake, and your investments' value can evaporate before your eyes.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
In addition, the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to taper or not remains at the forefront of investors' minds. Friday's August jobs report might provide more clarity on the central's bank next move, which will be shared - or again teased - at the Sept. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.Read More...
How to Find the Best Investments in Shale Oil
Some of the best investment opportunities today are in the energy sector. And there's one area in particular that's becoming so lucrative companies are tripping over each other to take part in it. But which are the best investments? We can tell you exactly where to start looking...
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The Best Stocks to Buy: A Money Morning Weekly Wrap-Up
Some investors think Wall Street chaos is a sign to bail on stocks, not to load up on the best stocks to buy when things go south...
These are the investors who left the markets last week amid the latest antics: the Goldman Sachs trading glitch; minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting, which sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride; and the three-hour Nasdaq shutdown.Read More...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Weekly Round-up from Money Morning
It was a rocky week for markets- but if you know the best stocks to buy now, your portfolio is in good shape...
Last week, the Dow lost 2.23%, or 344 points, to finish at 15,081.47, and the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 2.1% to 1,655.38.Read More...
What Are the Best Investments in Tech Now
Our readers know that the technology sector holds some of the most exciting and lucrative profit opportunities, which is why we're constantly asked, "What are the best investments in tech right now?"
Tech is the largest single segment of the market. But more importantly, it's the driver of innovation and invention that leads to a steady stream of progress and fascinating new products.Read More...
Best Investments 2013: Beat Bernanke by Embracing the Free Market
For the last four years, ordinary Americans have struggled to rebuild their wealth in the wake of the Great Financial Crisis.
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported that the average U.S. household has recovered only 45% of its wealth lost during the recession.
Of course, the Federal Reserve won't acknowledge that its Chairman, Ben Bernanke, has been a principle driver in the underperformance of the middle class' return to financial normalcy. Bernanke has removed incentives for anyone to keep their dollars in a savings account by knocking interest rates to near-record lows.
Meanwhile, nearly 50% of Americans do not own any stocks or bonds. Given recent memories of their wealth evaporating, it's been difficult to instill much confidence for those who lost so much.
Low rates and lost confidence in the markets have left more Americans vulnerable to inflation, accelerating costs of staples, and uncertainty about their financial future.
But there is good news.Read More...
Best Investments: How China's Creating a Huge Market for These Metals
Looking for some of the best investments in metals?
Don't overlook palladium and platinum, key materials used in building catalytic converters.
Demand for the metals - and prices - will take off.
We asked Rick Rule, the founder of Sprott Asset Management's Global Companies unit, to explain why.
Rule told Money Morning in the following interview the prices will rise partly because demand for palladium and platinum will grow as a result of what's happening in the automobile market in China, now the largest automaker in the world.Read More...
Best Investments: Don't Miss the Next Raging Bull Market in Uranium
Investors who bought into uranium at the right time in the 1970s probably considers it one of the best investments they've ever made...
When the element entered a bull market in the '70s, the result was 10-fold gains for uranium prices, and 100-fold gains for related uranium stocks.
Now the stage is set for uranium's price to go on another tear...
To find out why uranium could be one of the best investments over the next few years, we turned to Rick Rule, founder and chairman of Sprott Global Resources Investments.Read More...
Some of the Best Investments for Doubling Your Money Are in Biotech
Innovation is the mother of lucrative investing, and nowhere is that truer than in biotech - which delivers some of the best investments you'll ever find.
Biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare ailments, it reduces rates of infectious disease, tailors treatments to individuals to minimize health risks and side effects, creates more precise tools for disease detection, and it reduces the odds of global life threatening conditions.
In short, biotech helps to heal the world.
"If you're looking to double your money, the biotech sector is one of the best hunting grounds that you'll find," writes Money Morning Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson, who regularly follows the industry's best investments for his Strategic Tech Investor members.p>To continue reading, please click here… Read More...