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Precious Metals

What's Behind Gold Prices' Biggest Daily Drop of 2014

Gold prices today (Monday) fell sharply by 2.3% for the biggest one-day drop of 2014.

U.S. gold futures for August delivery were down $30.70 at $1,306.70 an ounce - their biggest one-day drop since December. Spot gold fell $33.50 at $1,305.50 an ounce. The sell-off happened quickly following the Comex futures market open in early U.S. trading according to Kitco, suggesting a big sell order hit the futures market at that time.

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Today Hits Record High as Stocks "Just Want to Go Up"

The Dow Jones today hit another all-time high when it touched 17,088.43 in early trading this morning (Monday).

On FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today, host Stuart Varney asked Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if "stocks just want to go up," and why that may be the case.

Fitz-Gerald told viewers why U.S. stocks keep touching record highs even when some experts have declared the rally dead...

U.S. Economy

To Gauge the U.S. Economy's Health, Heed the Call of CEOs – Not Central Bankers

The U.S. Federal Reserve released its minutes from June's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting yesterday, revealing that the central bank was going to follow the same script of tapering bond purchases and remaining coy on interest rate hikes.

In the following video, Fitz-Gerald discusses which industries are positioned well despite the uncertainty caused by the Fed, and names companies with solid fundamentals. Take a look at these top picks.

Hot Stocks

What to Do with TWTR, LNKD, and TSLA Stock as Momentum Plays Get Crushed

Momentum plays like Twitter Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTR), LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD), and Tesla Motors Co. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock had great runs at the end of 2013, but pulled back in March and April 2014.

These stocks have been extremely volatile lately, which according to Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani, is a sign of skittishness from investors.

Gilani appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." yesterday (Wednesday) and told investors the best way to play these momentum stocks now. Take a look before these stocks make a big move... again.

Gilani appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." yesterday (Wednesday) and told investors the best way to play these momentum stocks now. Take a look before these stocks make a big move... again.

Oil

Profit from High Crude Oil Prices with These Secure, Under-the-Radar Stocks

WTI crude oil prices for delivery in August were down slightly yesterday (Tuesday) to $103.43 a barrel, which was a $0.10 drop from Monday.

And while crude oil prices are down from 52-week highs, they're still at inflated levels because of the crisis in Iraq.

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 117 Points on a Pullback We Predicted

Stock market news, July 8, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday) plummeted more than 150 points in the morning, and closed the day with a 117.59-point loss. This is the largest one-day decline in nearly two months, as investors remain cautious ahead of corporate earnings season. Eight of the ten S&P sectors were down on the day, with utilities and consumer discretionary stocks as the lone gainers.

Stock Market Today

How to Play the Stock Market Today Following Dow's Triple-Digit Loss

The stock market today (Tuesday) sputtered and was highlighted by a 150-point drop this morning by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones today traded as low as 16,874.79 after spending much of the previous two trading days above the 17,000 mark.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson had been predicting that the Dow would break 17,000 and then experience a pullback. That's exactly what traders are seeing.

Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." this afternoon and told investors the most important factors to watch and what they can expect from the stock market now.

Top News

GoPro Stock Options Debuted Monday – Here's How to Use Them

Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to tell investors if they should gamble on GoPro stock options (Nasdaq: GPRO), which became eligible for trading yesterday with a strike price between $35 and $50.

Dow Jones Today

Dow Jones Above 17,000 – but "the "Pendulum Swings Violently"

On Thursday afternoon, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on CNBC's"Closing Bell"for a roundtable discussion of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had just shattered 17,000 points.

But the sheer duration of this bull market - which has now lasted more than 1,000 days -suggests a correction could be in store for the Dow and other U.S. markets. Further jobs data was also a cause of concern. June full time jobs dipped by more than 500,000, while part time jobs rose by 800,000 - the most since 1993.

Watch the following video for Fitz-Gerald's investing insight on the best market moves to make now to prepare.
Stock Market Today

What's Driving the U.S. Stock Market to Record Highs – Again

The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.

And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.

Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...

Oil prices

Oil Prices Are at Iraq's Mercy – but You Can Profit

In a Tuesday appearance yesterday on CNBC's "Closing Bell" program, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors discussed his outlook for the strife in Iraq and what it will mean for oil prices.

"I think the situation in Iraq is about to deleverage, and deleverage quickly," Dr. Moors said. But he also said that certain oil companies were actually benefiting from the recent turbulence in oil prices.

In this video, Dr. Moors talks about why this is happening - and names the companies that stand to gain...

Hot Stocks

Is GoPro (Nasdaq: GPRO) Stock a "Buy" After 108% Gains?

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) stock went public just last week, and it's soared 108% from its initial offer price after touching a high of $49.90 today (Tuesday).

That has retail investors wondering how they should play the fast-moving tech stock as it posts huge gains every day.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today and discussed how he would play GPRO stock now and what investors should expect moving forward...

Housing Market

Don't Let May's Surge in the U.S. Pending Home Sales Index Fool You

Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about the record-breaking U.S. Pending Home Sales Index numbers that were released the same day. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), its U.S. Pending Home Sales (PHS) Index increased 6.1% in May to 103.9.

Despite the jump, Fitz-Gerald disagreed with the notion that the housing market is coming back - and he's got the numbers to back it up...

Oil

What Lifting U.S. Export Ban Means for Crude Oil Prices

In August, the U.S. government will begin allowing the exportation of crude oil for the first time in 40 years.

That has many American consumers wondering what will happen to crude oil prices now that the United States is exporting oil.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CCTV Friday and discussed the benefits of U.S. oil exportation, and what effect oil exports will have on consumers and oil prices.

See what impact U.S. oil exports could have on jobs, revenue, and local taxes.

Tech Investing

Apple Stock (AAPL) News: Bigger iPhone Screens to Satisfy Emerging Markets

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to talk Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Suppliers in China are set to start producing iPhones with bigger screens in July. In 2011 and prior, all iPhones had a 3.5-inch screen. Then, Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5s, which sported 4-inch displays. But the newest offerings are reported to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Watch the video to see how high Robinson predicts Apple stock will climb from the larger iPhone display offering - and get the latest Microsoft news that's turned investors sour...

Tech Investing

Will Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) Pop from Its Latest "Smart Home" Upgrade?

Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss the direction of Google stock after a landmark event...

You see, Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Nest Labs launched its long-awaited developer program yesterday.

Top News

What "Exceptionally Unstable" Crude Oil Prices Will Do to Gas This Week

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Fridayto discuss what geopolitical conflict in Iraq will do to crude oil prices and the effect on gas this week.

On Friday, Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) insurgents attacked Baji, an area about 200 miles north of Baghdad. Baji houses the largest refinery in Iraq, which accounts for almost a third of the country's refining capacity. Although the Iraqi government said it held Baji against the attack, ISIS has control of areas just outside the refinery.

Watch the video to see where Moors thinks "exceptionally unstable" crude oil prices will go from here, and whether gas prices will hit $4 per gallon this week...

Top News

How to Play General Motors (NYSE: GM) Stock Amid Recall Disaster

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced another set of recalls this week that brings the company's 2014 recall total to 44, covering nearly 18 million vehicles.

But amid the continuing recall fiasco, GM stock has actually gained 5% in the last three months. So does that make GM stock a buy now?

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Tuesday) and discussed how he would play GM stock given the recent news and the stock's performance.

Take a look...

Gas prices

Gas Prices to Reach $5 This Summer?

Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on gas prices.

"I think the world is underestimating the impact here," Fitz-Gerald said of the ISIS' looming effect on gas prices.

Watch the video to see what location Fitz-Gerald is the most worried about.

Stocks

Boeing Stock: Why President Trump's Tweets Won't Sink This American Icon

In his third Stock Talks video, Money Morning Executive Editor, William Patalon, III, shares the unique story behind Boeing stock.

The Boeing Co. has a proven track record of bouncing back from scandals - and making a whole lot of money for investors.