#Gold has been one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016
Gold takes a front-row seat for the U.S. election. Many traders on the exchange floor are speculating that a Mitt Romney win could continue to strengthen the dollar and could cause further sell-offs in commodities, including gold.
Europe is, supposedly, fixed: between the upcoming one year anniversary of the 3 year LTRO, which has flooded the continent in excess €1 trillion of liquidity...
The surprising tailspin in personal computer sales this year raises an array of questions for tech investors going forward. Shipments of PCs, including laptops and netbooks, fell more than 8% in the third quarter, the sharpest decline since 2001, according to reports by IDC and Gartner.
eBay (EBAY) reported its third quarter earnings yesterday after market close and the results came in just above Wall Street’s expectations.
Americans are very worried they won’t have enough for retirement, but the majority are too scared to do much about it, according to a study of individual investors commissioned by Natixis Global Asset Management.
eBay posted lower-than-expected revenue this week, but it still provided anecdotal reasons to think the holiday shopping season might still be fairly strong.
This coming November, an onslaught of Americans will trudge down to the local polling station and make one of the most immensely important decisions they will make all year long.
When reading over earnings reports, doing valuation assessments, or running any other financial analysis, it's sometimes hard to conceptualize the difference between two very large sums.
The third quarter could be summed up in two words: “Big Bazooka.”
Hedge fund analyst Jonathan Moore ran an interesting experiment to see just how large Apple's impact has been on the market rally over the past few years.
The Russell 2000 may give us cue as to whether the S&P 500 and other major U.S. indexes will reach all-time highs in the coming months.
In one chart, here is why stocks may not be overvalued even after more than doubling off the 2009 lows and may still offer better value than bonds.
Apple stock tends to fall after big product launches
Recently, the US unemployment dropped to 8.1% on anemic job growth due to a continued shrinking of the labor participation rate.
The markets continue to focus on macro events including Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech, the ongoing summits in Europe, the election, fiscal cliff, and the subpar economic expansion.
No matter how well things are going in the markets, there can be hidden dangers.
The fiscal cliff might not be a disaster for dividend stock investors after all, suggests James Morrow, portfolio manager at Fidelity, in a new Fidelity Viewpoints editorial.
Did you know that the S&P 500 is up 16% so far this year and has more than doubled off the 2009 lows?
The BRICs have been such a poorly performing investment the past two years that they are worth watching as an eventual turnaround play.
The just-released Apple (AAPL) iPhone has the power to boost the overall U.S. economy, according to JP Morgan analysts.
There are three reasons to think that the Fed’s latest fiscal stimulus announcement will be impactful and that it could do more for the economy and perhaps the stock market than even its second round of stimulus in 2010.
Gen Z: Many people age 22 or younger have a laissez-faire attitude toward money. They expect to inherit it.
Lakshman Achuthan of The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) has reiterated his call that the U.S. is probably in recession right now.
If you’re a retiree, you probably still need stocks as a big chunk of your investments.
People make mistake of dropping stocks completely at age 55 or 60, says Susan Garland, editor of the Kiplinger’s Retirement Report.
It’s been said that a human is born with only two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is acquired.
Via Ralph Dillon at Global Financial Data, here's a long term chart of the dividend yield on U.S. equities (in red) plotted against 10 year U.S. Treasury bond yield (in blue). Click for a much larger version:
Two reports released last week indicate that hedge funds in aggregate are performing very poorly so far in 2012.
I never thought I would say this, but Ben Bernanke is looking very smart right now with his wait-and-see approach to turning on more economic stimulus.
A profit warning from any one company is rarely a danger sign for the entire economy and the stock market.
We are far from a level of market euphoria -- one important reason to think that this surprising stock market can rise even higher.
ECB chief Mario Draghi’s announced bailout plan this week is not a cure-all for the European debt crisis, but it has real substance.
Many investors’ portfolios have suffered sharp losses in the past few months following unexpectedly bad news flow regarding - among other things - a “Grexit”, slow global growth, and continued high U.S. unemployment.
As Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao prepare to hand over leadership to a new generation in the fall, the economic news on the mainland continues to be worrisome.
According to Credit Suisse, this could turn out to be the best year yet for ETF products, with a record $82 billion in net inflows through the first 6 months of the year.
The average stock in the S&P 500 gained just over 3% in August. But there was a pretty big discrepency in performance between high yielders and low or no yielders.
Yelp shares showed this week how dangerous it can be to invest with the crowd.
The Ben Bernanke Jackson Hole speech this week is being seen as a letdown. It did not offer a blatant hint about when the Fed might implement more quantitative easing -- a move that could help bolster the stock market, as well as the economy.
Ben Walsh and the data team at Thomson Reuters put together an amazing chart that puts Apple’s ascent to the most valuable company ever into some perspective.
There are far more important things to worry about than low market volumes.
The relatively low amount of trading in recent months has some investors in a tizzy. The concern is that a low-volume rally -- like the kind we've seen since early June -- doesn't have all that much staying power.
Bill Gross at PIMCO, the world’s largest bond fund manager, says that 10-year Treasury yields will soon bottom out, which if true could impact dividend-paying stock prices.
Facebook is now on watch and could be dropped to a failing grade for corporate governance by GMI Ratings.
If the pricing in the world's commodity and financial markets accurately reflected anything but the culmination of decisions made by high frequency trading systems, then the recent price action in the silver market might have something meaningful behind it. In an alternative parallel universe, the recent rally in silver might actually be 'pricing in' the next major monetary event.
As the story goes all of the world's creatures walked two by two onto the ark to escape the floods. There were innumerable species and so many incredible differences, yet they all had some common characteristics.
The markets continue to respond to macro events, such as the developments in Europe, and the slowing growth (still positive, but weak) here in the U.S. Recent data suggest that housing may be doing a bit better, but overall, most economic indicators are trending poorly.
QE3 could come as soon as next month, if you read the tea leaves of this week’s FOMC minutes.
The capital markets continue down their uncertain saw-tooth path, alternating between fear induced flight-to-quality and greed-seeded pops in global equity indices.
Another ratio using similar data can also be used in situations like this. It is called the "Liquidity Ratio" calculated by dividing the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds by the yield on Moody's Aaa industrial bonds. A higher ratio shows that the financial markets are "more liquid" since the ratio of yields is narrower. Funds are getting into the Aaa market as well as into the government market.
According to Mr. Greeley, the fiscal crises the country faces today were predicted 10 years ago because they were built into the Bush tax cuts. Experts arguing against the tax cuts at the time predicted $1 trillion deficits in 10 years, and, that is exactly what happened.
The S&P 500 is at its 2012 highs, and rapidly approaching all time highs, even as nothing has chan
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Mr. Ackman hasn't disclosed specific intentions for P&G but said he is interested in meeting P&G Cha
AS THE euro crisis intensifies, our correspondents discuss how a break-up might work and why Angela
Instead, the main risk here is deflation. Deflation would eliminate the negative real rate condition
The Fed says that the economy is slowing, but Bernanke stands pat
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