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As We Close in on the Alibaba IPO, Here's What You Need to Watch For

It isn’t often that a really “hot” initial public stock offering lives up to the pre-deal hype.

But Thursday’s IPO of China e-commerce heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE-WI: BABA) is shaping up to be everything the most ardent market mavens have been saying.

Alibaba is on track to become the largest U.S. initial public offering ever.

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  • Why Gold Prices Today Are at Three-Week Lows After FOMC Meeting what are gold prices today Gold prices today hit three-week lows after Wednesday’s FOMC meeting revealed to investors that the Fed is about to make this drastic change… Read more...
  • Gold Prices Today Slip from Six-Month High on This U.S. Data gold prices are going down

    Gold prices today (Thursday) (NYSE: GLD) touched a six-month high at the start of London bullion trade, before retreating to close slightly over last session. This is the fourth-straight session gold prices have risen.

    Gold for April delivery increased $1.90 to $1,372.40 per ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Its intraday high reached $1,371.30 an ounce, while hitting a low of $1,345.60 an ounce.

    Here are the events shaping the yellow metal's price right now...
  • Gold Prices Today Soaring on the "Ukraine Effect" Gold Prices - The Ukraine Effect

    Gold prices today (Monday) hit a four-month high, surging over 2% on fallout from the Ukraine-Russia conflict; silver prices climbed alongside.

    The yellow metal lost 28% in 2013, logging its first annual loss in 13 years. Behind the plunge was the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its bond-buying program; however, gold has begun to steady since.

    What investors need to know of the conflict’s market effect, here…
  • Gold Prices Hit Four-Month High This Week; More Gains to Come gold bars 2

    Gold prices this week have continued 2014's climb, with a boost today from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

    In morning trading Thursday, April gold rose $7, or 0.6%, at $1,335. Spot gold was flat at $1,330.20.

    Early this week, the yellow metal hit a four-month high of $1,339.09 an ounce.

    Here’s why there are more gold gains ahead in 2014...
  • Why Gold Prices Are Down Today Gold Price Drivers 2014

    Gold prices are down $0.90 today (Friday) to a spot price of $1,322.10 an ounce and are down to finish the week after reaching $1,332.10 per ounce on Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly 41 points in early trading today.

    See why we're bullish on gold today...
  • Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar what earnings reports are coming out today

    Today's stock market news, Feb. 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 126.80 points on Friday to finish at 16,154.39. While the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were flat. With several prominent firms reporting earnings this morning, pre-market trading and the futures are relatively quiet.

    So what’s next? Here's what's happening in today’s stock market.
  • Today's Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar

    Today's stock market news, Feb. 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked back above 16,000 on Thursday as the market continues to shrug off weak economic data. Due to the snowstorm that battered the East Coast on Thursday, the scheduled meeting between Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the Senate Banking Committee has been postponed until later this month.

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  • China Sends Bullish Signal for Gold Prices in 2014 china gold

    In a stellar year-to-date showing, gold prices in 2014 are up 7.6% - compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 3.9% drop.

    Gold set a new closing high record for 2014 on Wednesday when it added $5.30 to hit $1,295.20 an ounce.

    Pushing gold to a near three-month high this week was testimony from new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen made it clear she isn't about to make any abrupt changes to the central bank's pledge of a measured tapering of bond purchases. Additionally, Yellen said interest rates will remain near zero for a good while.

    But what will continue to stoke gold in 2014 is this news from China...
  • Should I Invest In Gold Stocks Today? gold bars 2

    One way to profit from gold's rise is by investing in physical gold. But another sometimes more lucrative way to profit from rising gold prices is to invest in gold stocks.

    From gold miners to royalty companies and ETFs there are many different ways to invest in gold stocks.

    Find out which gold stocks could be the best investments this year...
  • Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Recap

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending Feb. 7, 2010: A robust two-day rally late last week helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index post their best week of the year, with gains of 0.6% and 0.8% respectively.

    Despite the solid showing, the 30-stock index remains down 4.72% year to date. The S&P 500 is off 2.78% since the start of the year. And the Nasdaq, which rose 0.54% last week, is lower by 1.21% so far in 2014.

    Indeed, this year has been marked by volatility, with the Dow swinging up or down at least 100 points in intraday trading on 25 out of 26 days since the start of the year.

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  • Huge Gains Are at the End of This "Acquisition Trail" What is the Price of Gold Today? A few weeks back, Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG), a top gold producer, made a hostile $2.6 billion offer for Osisko Mining Corp (TSE: OSK).

    It was one of many signs that top gold producers are on the acquisition trail.

    It was also a sign of where to find the gold profits today...
  • Why Gold Is Up Today 2014 Gold Commodity Prices

    Gold prices jumped $28 to a six-week high Thursday while the Dow fell more than 200 points in afternoon trading.

    February gold ended the day up $25.80 to $1,264.50 an ounce. Spot gold finished up $28.10 at $1,265.50.

    Precious metal traders cited short covering, bargain hunting, and technical buying behind gold's gains. Unquestionably propelling the yellow metal's ascent Thursday was the steep intraday 217.42 point, or 1.33%, Dow plunge.

    This news out of India is really what was driving gold prices...
  • 1,600 Reasons to Buy Gold Now Investing in Gold 2014

    Gold fell by 28% in 2013. That's a huge reversal of a decade-plus trend.

    Between 2001 and 2012, gold managed positive gains every single year, a track record unmatched by any major asset.

    The precious metal went from a low of $255 in April 2001 to a high of $1,900 in September 2011, for a peak return of 745%.

    Since then, gold has given back 35% from its $1,900 high, leading many to call the end of the gold bull market.

    But is it really finished?

    By looking at history and numerous indicators, I've found a different story.

    One that will jumpstart your 2014 profits...
  • Gold Prices Today Flat After "Flash Crash" Gold Price trends this year

    Gold prices were little changed at $1,238.80 in early trading today (Tuesday) after falling $30 an ounce Monday in mere minutes.

    Trading in February Comex gold futures was halted for 10 seconds Monday when a suspected "fat-fingered" (aka erroneous) trade sent the contract tumbling more than $30 an ounce in just minutes.

    Find out why here...
  • Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) Stock Will Shine Again The Future of Gold Prices

    Owning some gold has long been a part of the Money Morning investing philosophy. After all, gold offers some insurance against the dollar-debasing policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    One of the easiest ways to acquire the yellow metal is to buy a gold mining stock such as Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM).

    At first glance, investing in any gold mining stock looks like a lousy idea. Over the past year, nearly all gold mining stocks have plummeted along with the gold prices - but much further.

    See how gold mining stocks will rebound here...