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This Gold Investing News Supports a Double-Digit Price Gain in 2017

The big gold investing news today is that prices are hovering at their highest level in three months.

But the even bigger news is that gold prices are expected to climb another 12.7% in 2017.

Here's the one trend we're watching that indicates more gains ahead...

Global Markets

Global Stock Markets Gain, Gold Also Up

(Kitco News) – World stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, boosted in part by positive corporate earnings reports. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward steady to slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins.

Many world stock indexes remain near record, multi-year or multi-month highs, on optimism this year will see improved growth in the major world economies.

Gold prices are firmer and hit a three-month high in overnight trading.

short selling

Top Retail Stocks to Short Today

Retailers have been struggling despite the recent rally and make up this month's list of top stocks to short.

One of the stocks to short this month has already dropped over 20% since the beginning of the year, making it a prime candidate for shorting.

Here's why these stocks are this month's biggest losers...

Washington

Will the GOP "Repair Obamacare" and Ditch Its Promise to Repeal?

Republican lawmakers are now touting their plans to "repair Obamacare."

Not long ago, their tried and true adage was "repeal and replace Obamacare."

Here's a look at the underlying factors responsible for the Washington GOP's rhetorical shift...

Stocks

5 of the Best Stocks to Buy Now

Investors always want to know what are the best stocks to buy now.

That's why today, we are sharing a list of five stocks to own now for long-term growth.

Find out everything you need to know about our top picks, right here...

Oil

After Plains All American Pipeline Earnings, PAA Could Soar 20% in 2017

The Plains All American Pipeline earnings report comes out today (Feb. 7) after the closing bell, but investors should ignore the noise and focus on the stock's upside.

And the upside is that Plains All American Pipeline L.P. could be one of the best oil stocks to buy this year.

We're going to show you why PAA stock is one of the top oil stocks in 2017 and why you shouldn't read too much into its earnings report today...

Gold

Gold Price Forecast: 6 Catalysts Set to Trigger Seismic Gains

The gold price forecast for the next few years is for an all-time high, driven by no less than six catalysts that will feed off each other.

Together these catalysts will send gold prices up more than 50%, making now a great time to invest in the yellow metal.

Here's a look at each catalyst and what role it will play in pushing gold prices higher...

Washington

When Are Taxes Due in 2017?

April 15 is universally dreaded across the nation as Tax Day, except not this year.

This year you will have several extra days to procrastinate filing your taxes thanks to some tax law exceptions about when they are due.

So when are taxes due in 2017?

China

South China Sea News: Defense Secretary Mattis Downplays Need for U.S. Intervention

In recent South China Sea news, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis downplayed the need for U.S. military intervention.

He believes that the U.S. needs an open line of communication with China.

But tensions are still high. Here's everything you need to know...

Stocks

Top Stocks to Watch Today (Feb. 7, 2017)

The top three stocks to watch today are KORS, GM, and FIT.

Earnings reports created large moves in early morning trading while the markets at large are waiting on key U.S. economic data.

Here's what you need to know today...