It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.
No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.
The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.
First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...
Short Selling Unpopular GameStop Stock (NYSE: GME) Hasn't Paid Off – Yet
GameStop stock (NYSE: GME) is a short selling favorite, and for good reason.
It's trying to navigate an online-centric marketplace as a physical retailer, and the short bets are playing off this knowledge to mount a strong position against the company.But trying to profit off GME's downfall has proven harder than anticipated. Here's why...
Hot Stocks Today: AAPL, BBRY, HSH, and 9 More Movers
Featured on Thursday's hot stocks to watch list are couple of soaring smartphone companies, a climbing teen retailer, and a surging defense and security penny stock.Check out these 12 stocks on the move today, and find out what’s behind their action.
Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain
When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.
For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…
Stock Market Today: Wal-Mart Misses Earnings, Other Top Stories
Stock market today, May 15, 2014 The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped from record highs yesterday on concerns of rising inflation. Producer prices increased 0.6% in April, the largest increase since September 2012. Economists had predicted a rise of just 0.2%.Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable:
Dow Jones Today Dips on Inflation Fears, Plus 9 Other Top Stories
The Dow Jones today fell more than 100 points, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell as well.Here's what moved the Dow lower.
GSK, YHOO, DE, and NFLX Are Today's Pre-Market Movers
Premarket movers today, May 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a new closing record on Tuesday of 16,715.44. The S&P 500 hit a record intraday high, touching over 1,900 for the first time ever.Here’s what to know about the stock market today to make your Wednesday profitable:
How to Profit from Market Volatility
During my 30 years as an investor, I've developed five tools that demonstrate how to profit from market volatility. And today I want to share them with you.
With the Nasdaq Composite Index - and tech stocks in general - going through a turbulent stretch of their own, these five rules will help keep you from making mistakes.You literally can't afford not to read this...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Hot Biopharma, an Energy Sector Worth $2 Trillion, and More
Our roundup of the best stocks to buy last week gave Money Morning Members more than a dozen plays in 2014's most profitable sectors.
One pick involves a possible healthcare merger that would combine two industry titans. The duo would create an industry powerhouse with a market cap near $300 billion. Another play revolves around one of the most highly anticipated, and possibly biggest, initial public offerings ever. And a special report from our small-cap trading specialist showed readers a technique for uncovering investment winners today.Here they are – with more opportunities – in our latest Money Morning best stocks to buy list:
Stocks to Buy: Why This Biopharma Company Is a “Long-Term Profit Machine”
One strategy experts use when looking for the best biotech stocks to buy is finding companies with promising drug candidates that are close to receiving regulatory approval. When these drugs hit the market, they can bring in billions in revenue.
When companies have multiple promising drugs in their product pipeline, they become even more attractive because they have more than one shot at finding a revenue blockbuster.That’s why Money Morning’s Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson likes this biotech stock to buy now…
Five Stocks to Buy in This $2 Trillion Must-Have Industry
Over the next two decades in the United States, it's going to cost $2 trillion to keep the lights on.
After decades of neglect, we're depending on an electrical grid that has components a century old or more - and much of the rest is based on antiquated technology. We have no choice to fix it - no matter how much it costs.The companies that do these kinds of upgrades – and we’ve found five - are the best stocks to buy now...
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Today
Here are today's closing numbers:
DOW: 16,551.23; +0.2%Now check out the top 10 stories from today’s trading session.
S&P 500: 1,875.66; -0.1%
NASDAQ: 4,051.50; -0.4%
Financial News Today: Alibaba’s Under-The-Radar Investor
Financial news today, May 8, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped Wednesday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen told the Joint Economic Committee of Congress that the U.S. economy needed additional support to buffer the "considerable slack" in the labor market. Yellen also stressed risks in the housing market and rising geopolitical tensions.
This morning (Thursday), U.S. futures are flat on positive Chinese trade data and the anticipation of jobless claims.Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable:
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Rises on Fed News; Here Are the Top Stories
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose today.Here are the closing numbers, plus the top market news you can’t miss.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Ticked Upward Today on Positive Economic Data
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose marginally today (Monday) after strong manufacturing data outshone concerns over geopolitical problems in Ukraine. It gained 17.66 points (0.11%) to finish at 16,530.55.Here's your post-market report of today's major financial news.
Dow Jones Today: Markets Slip on Jobless Rate, Ukrainian Tensions
Dow Jones Today: The markets slid on Friday despite the fact that the unemployment rate slipped to a five-year low.Here’s your recap of today’s major market events.
The jobless rate fell to 6.3%, beating expectations of 6.6%. In April, the U.S. economy created 288,000 jobs, but the labor participation rate slipped to 62.8% from 63.2%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 46.04 points to finish at 16,512.83. The S&P 500 slid 2.56 points to close at 1,881.12, while the Nasdaq was down 3.55 points to finish at 4,123.90.