- The Most Disturbing Fact About the U.S. Economy Today If you feel like you just can't get ahead financially, you're not crazy - and you're not alone. This troubling trend affects millions of Americans and is destroying their ability to afford a middle class lifestyle - which in turn is starting to hammer consumer spending. Now imagine what that will do to the U.S. economy...
- Recession 2013: The Signs Don't Look Good The government keeps telling us that the economy has turned a corner, that growth is picking up, that people are going back to work, that consumers are more optimistic. But we've got cold, hard numbers that tell an entirely different story... Read more...
Stock Market News Today
A few major mergers and acquisition deals are claiming headlines in stock market news today.
Last month, stocks suffered their biggest monthly decline in a year. But today stocks are kicking off September on a positive note after a three-day weekend. Stocks are rebounding from last week's selloff, stemming from fears of a U.S. strike against Syria.Read More...
- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) Deal Shows How to Find Biotech's Best Investments At $10.4 billion dollars, biotech giant Amgen's acquisition of Onyx is the fifth-largest biotech deal in history - and definitely won't be the last. This deal is a perfect illustration of why there’s so much money being made in biotech... To continue reading, please click here...
Two Stocks to Buy Now – and One to Ignore
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani offered two picks for top stocks to buy now - along with one to avoid - on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Tuesday.
His pick to avoid: Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Recent gains haven't been enough to sway Gilani, who remains bearish on the stock.Read More...
Unlocked: The Fastest-Growing Companies in America
IPOs are back, big time. Even unsexy companies are sprouting sweet IPO gains.
Take organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market. It gained nearly 123% in its first day of trading Thursday - the best initial public offering debut since LinkedIn more than two years ago.
IPOs as diverse as Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and fast-casual dining chain Noodles & Co. have soared... The market has locked and loaded on about $4 billion in U.S. IPOs so far this year.
At that pace, companies "going public" would raise the most this year since at least 1999.
Welcome to the white-hot IPO market.
There's only one problem...
If you're not rich - you know, aren't one of those high-net-worth "accredited investors" (in essence, an insider or someone with a good buddy at an investment bank) - then you probably are watching from the sidelines. And that's why I can't wait to show this to you today, because you don't have to watch the Millionaire's Game anymore. You can finally play it.
Pick up some of these shares today, and you can win it, too. Big... Read More...
In Obama's America, the Harder You Work, the Less You Make
The harder we work, the less we make. That seems to be the mantra of the Obama recovery. That is, if we have a job.
In the last four years, real median household income has fallen during both the recession and the recovery. Amazing. It's like still standing in the muck after the ebb tide.
According to Sentier Research, the June median income in the United States sat at $52,098, or 3.9% lower than in June 2009, the month tagged as the start of the recovery.
The median income of Americans continues to decline (adjusted for inflation), increasing concerns about the long-term health of the middle class and consumer purchasing patterns.
Still, it's not just the last five years that has seen the middle class take a steep dive. The trend, adjusted for inflation, is much worse.Read More...
Can Corporate Earnings Keep Up with Soaring Stock Prices?
Are high stock prices backed by profits or an overheated market? Money Morning’s Keith Fitz-Gerald shares his earnings expectations with Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.”...
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Why You Have to Be Investing in the Stock Market Now
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani - sometimes called "the reluctant bull" - joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Friday) to discuss why the U.S. is the "place to be."
Shah emphasizes that all reluctance aside, when it comes to investing in the stock market now, "You have to be in it to win it."Read More...
This Could Shake Muni Bonds to the Core
Editor’s Note: Detroit is more than a sideshow. What’s at stake here is bigger than most investors realize. It could take a Supreme Court decision to determine the viability of many municipal bonds. Regardless of whether you’re a muni bond investor or not, what happens in Detroit will affect you. Shah Gilani has the whole story.
Detroit went bankrupt, but so what?
Its own decades-long gross political mismanagement, corruption and incompetence pushed the city over the cliff into bankruptcy.
Why should we care?
It could change the way investors look at muni bonds. And not for the better.
The largest Chapter 9 filing in U.S. history will reverberate well beyond this once-bustling city and its creditors.
What’s most threatening to muni bond investors, and in fact all investors, is whether the city’s general obligation bonds are secured or unsecured issues.
General obligation bonds, backed by a city’s ability to levy taxes to pay interest and principal, are thought to be the safest of all munis.
Detroit is putting this to the test. Read how this will affect all investors... Read More...
- U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Makes Ireland the M&A Hotspot A change could come to the 35% U.S. corporate tax rate if the president gets his way, but if not, expect more companies to go Irish... Read more... Read More...
- How Obamacare Will Affect Medicare We know how Obamacare will (or could) affect a lot of our current healthcare options, but what about how Obamacare will affect Medicare? Read more... Read More...
- The Big Banks On Trial, Again It looks like the big banks aren't out of the woods from past indiscretions yet. Just this week the most powerful court in Europe has accused 13 major global financial institutions (many US based) of colluding back in the heady days that led up to the 2008 financial reckoning. Read More...