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...
CSCO, JCP, PCLN Among Hottest Stocks to Watch This Week
Hot stocks to watch today: While August is usually a slow month for market news, this has been an exception.
And this week will continue the activity when these companies report earnings.Here are hot stocks to watch on earnings, including CSCO, JCP, and PCLN...
Stocks Today Break Records Again – Here's the Top News
Stocks today were all up – the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the top stories:
Stock Market Close: Dow Up (Despite Weaker GDP) on These Top Stories
Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%And here are the top stories in the stock market today...
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%
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.
Dow Jones Futures Up Today Ahead of This Market News
Dow Jones futures today, May 29, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed to a 0.07% gain ahead of open today (Thursday). This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) slipped by 1% - much more than the 0.4% expected contraction.Here’s what will affect Dow Jones futures today, and other top market news…
Stock Market Today: GE-Alstom Deal News, McDonald's Dividend Hike, and More
Stock market today, May 28, 2014: The stock market today (Wednesday) ended its streak of four-straight session gains. U.S. Treasury prices surged, putting the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield at its lowest level this year on a closing basis.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
DOW: 16,634.40, -0.25%And here are the top stories from the stock market today.
S&P 500: 1,909.77, -0.11%
NASDAQ: 4,225.08, -0.28%
Stock Market News Today: Home Prices, Cyber Spying, and Poultry Profits
Stock market news today, May 27, 2014: The big stock market news today (Tuesday) was the S&P 500's climb to an intraday record. Fueling U.S. stock markets' rise were positive economic data, including growing consumer confidence, and expansion in the U.S. service sector.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
DOW: 16,675.50, +0.42%And here are the top stories in Tuesday’s stock market news:
S&P 500: 1,911.91, +0.60%
NASDAQ: 4,237.07, +1.22%
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…