Let's Make the Mortgage Due for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
You can call it a bailout, a rakeover - I mean, takeover - or socialism for cash.
But, whatever you call it, it's not going to last.
The $187.5 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in 2008 was absolutely necessary.Yes, we had to do it. But here's why it's time for the government to get out of the mortgage business for good...
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.
Stock Market Crash Indicators: Three More Warning Signs
Three stock market crash indicators are suggesting that the current bull market may be running out of steam and is susceptible to a significant correction.
Two of the stock market crash indicators are weakness in key sectors, and the other is a technical development on the Standard & Poor's 500 index chart.Here’s what each indicator is telling us, and here’s what investors can do about it.
Wall Street News: Taxpayers Take $11.2 Billion Hit, and Sprint’s Big Buy
Wall Street news today, May 1, 2014: The markets closed on Wednesday in the black after the Federal Reserve committed to cutting another $10 billion from its bond-purchasing program.
This morning, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak to kick off a heavy economic calendar.Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable.
The "Holy Grail" of Energy Investing Is Going to Make You – and Your Grandchildren – Rich
Storage has long been one of energy's biggest "Holy Grails." It holds the key to every significant move into smart grids.
The reason is pretty simple: If energy cannot be stored, it is lost. Even transferring it from one type of energy to another is of little consequence unless you can reverse the erosion in the entire system.
It's called entropy, and it's a pervasive problem.
Now, there are a number of rather complicated ways to explain this, but let's keep ours straightforward. Over time, a system ends up having more energy than can be readily used. This is always the biggest drain on any attempt to structure a more efficient approach.
So the basic question becomes how to "save" all of this energy from being lost.That's what's at the center of a breakthrough project I came across yesterday...