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Shah Shares His Latest Views on Microsoft, Apple and Facebook

During the last nine months, retired hedge-fund manager Shah Gilani – who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press – has gone against the Wall Street “crowd” in recommending Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Facebook Inc. (NYSE: FB) to Private Briefing subscribers.

As usual, it paid dividends to heed Shah’s advice…

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  • Markman on the Markets: Is it Time to Buy Monsanto? Is it time to buy Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON)?

    My research tells me that the answer to that question is a definite "yes."

    When it comes to basic materials investments, we've talked a lot about gold and steel, but don't forget the agricultural goods. As you can see in the chart that follows, St. Louis-based seed-producer Monsanto last week broke out of a long downtrend and consolidation. Read More...
  • Why Gold Will Reach a Record $2,000 in 2010 Gold has surged 60% in the past 12months and it’s not letting up. The “yellow metal” is continuing that scorching surge into the last part of the year, establishing new highs on a near-daily basis. In fact, gold established yet another record price yesterday (Wednesday) when it peaked at $1,153.40 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).


    With the U.S. dollar in a freefall and global gold demand rising, analysts say the precious metal will likely continue its bullish trend through at least the first half of 2010. It could rise as high as $2,000 an ounce, which would represent a 73% gain from current record levels. Read More...
  • Trade Gap Unexpectedly Widens on Surge of Oil and Auto Parts Imports The trade deficit in the U.S. grew by an unexpectedly large 18.2% in September, the most in a decade, reflecting rising demand for imported oil and imports from China.

    The gap grew to $36.5 billion, the highest level since January, from a revised $30.8 billion in August, the Commerce Department said today (Friday). Imports jumped the most in 16 years, overcoming a gain in exports.

    U.S. exports and imports were at the highest levels since December 2008, in a sign that the U.S. economy is recovering. Imports grew 5.8% in September, the biggest monthly gain since March 1993, while exports rose 2.9%. Read More...
  • Kraft Launches Hostile Bid for Cadbury Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) yesterday (Monday) refused to sweeten its $16.4 billion offer for Cadbury PLC (ADR NYSE: CDY).

    Instead, the North American food giant repeated the terms of its original offer, which Cadbury rejected two months ago. Kraft will now put its bid directly to Cadbury shareholders, setting the stage for a battle that could last months.

    Cadbury swiftly rejected the bid, saying the offer is now worth less than the initial proposal, which had already undervalued the company. Kraft's bid is now worth 4% less than the original offer, and 6% below the current stock price, because Kraft shares have lost some of their value. Read More...
  • Tax on Foreign Investment Won't Dent Brazil's Currency Beginning today (Tuesday), Brazil will impose a 2% tax on foreign investment in the country's stocks and bonds. Analysts have called the move a "desperate" bid to reign in the skyrocketing value of its currency, which has gained more than 30% against the dollar this year. The tax will make it more difficult for companies […] Read More...
  • How China is Torpedoing the U.S. Dollar… The Federal Reserve isn't the only player driving down the value of the dollar. The Red Dragon is launching an attack of its own. China's recent deal with Argentina is just the beginning. Find out China's plan in this special report. Read More...
  • Greenback Woes Boost China's Global Muscle Washington continues to believe that the U.S. dollar is a weapon and most of the G8 is playing along. They simply can't see – or won’t acknowledge – where the dollar is actually headed, even though the evidence is right before their eyes. On the other side of the world, however, China is refusing to […] Read More...
  • Silver's Run Quietly Gains Momentum New fears over the U.S. dollar's vulnerability – warranted or not – have been a boon not only to gold prices, but its more affordable inflationary hedge silver. The white metal is up roughly 10% since Money Morning's Sept. 28 analysis of silver with futures trading as high as $17.71 this morning on the New […] Read More...
  • Emerging Market Rebound Evidence of a Growing Divide From Developed Nations Stocks in emerging market economies continued their torrid run yesterday (Wednesday), hitting a 13-month high and further separating themselves from developed economies. The MSCI Emerging Market Index rose for the third consecutive session climbing 0.4% to 928.40 -; its highest level in more than a year according to Bloomberg News. "The outlook for emerging markets […] Read More...
  • Is the United States on Sale? When more than $14 billion in merger-and-acquisition deals were announced in a single day last week, U.S. stock prices zoomed as investors embraced a suddenly more-bullish outlook. As last Monday demonstrated, any increase in dealmaking activity tends to move markets higher: With the chance of windfall profits from a surprise buyout, investors tend to bid […] Read More...
  • Gold Prices Soar to Record High on Report of Secret Plan to Dethrone the Dollar Gold prices surged to record high $1,045 an ounce yesterday (Tuesday), after a report surfaced that global oil producers are planning to stop using the U.S. dollar for oil trade. "There's no telling the veracity of these reports, but the general trend has been going in this direction anyway: a weaker dollar and rising gold," […] Read More...
  • What Does the "Wall of Worry" Tell Us About Future Gold Prices? There can be little doubt that 2008 was a nightmare for investors of all outlooks. In the midst of the carnage, it seemed to make little difference whether your portfolio rested on the bedrock of sound economic principles or if it was based on nothing but hot air. However, as I pointed out at the […] Read More...
  • Investment News Briefs With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. IMF to Raise Global Growth Forecast; CIC Investing $1 Billion in Oaktree; Yen Highest in Eight Months; Bombardier JV Wins China Contract; World Bank President Wary of Fed's Power; Trichet: […] Read More...
  • The No. 1 Way to Profit When Silver Upstages Gold While prices of gold don’t necessarily affect silver prices or vice versa, history has demonstrated that when gold rises or falls, silver usually follows suit. This time around, silver has failed to match the gains that gold posted in recent months, spawning a widespread believe that silver is poised for a bull run. Such factors […] Read More...
  • Investment News Briefs With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world. Dollar Skims Year-Low Versus Euro; General Mills Profit Soars 51%; Whistleblower: Moody's Inflated Ratings; Taiwan Index Gaining 30% in 2010?; Mortgage Apps Rose 12.8% Last Week;  Ford Building Small Car […] Read More...