Minimum-wage workers are rallying for a higher wage, which Congress is agreeing to raise. Social Security recipients, however, aren’t so lucky…
Saudi Arabia is living like there’s no tomorrow, but they’re headed for trouble. Oil prices are plummeting, and according to experts, they may have further to fall…
The world’s silver supply is shrinking. Not only is less of the precious metal being mined, but fewer people are selling their scrap silver. With so little supply, but growing demand, prices are bound to jump.
Meet the latest addition to our team, a former Wall Street insider, and find out why he believes that there’s always a bull market out there … somewhere…
Gold coin sales are surging. Don’t miss your chance to count your blessings and get in on this limited time investment opportunity.
Jim Rogers is one of the most successful contrarians in the world when it comes to investing. Find out where this preeminent investor sees opportunities and why he is bearish on tech.
Oil prices are low for now, but demand is rising in China, India and the U.S., and refiners are already in “max gasoline mode.” One thing’s certain, out of sync oil means profit … if you’re prepared.
Love him or hate him, the fact is that Donald Trump has a real shot at the presidency. And it could impact the stock market in a big way…
Misguided federal policy has cast a chill over the U.S. economy, leaving the luxury real estate markets in New York and Miami in the lurch. But the impact could soon spread to other major markets, as Chinese buyers go silent.
Markets can boom amid doom and gloom. The post-war boomer economy was proof of that. But do millennials have the economic strength to ignite similar U.S. economic growth?
The Fed is dithering on interest rates, and the days of solid returns on Treasurys, municipal bonds and CDs aren’t likely to return anytime soon, if ever. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck…
When a financial firm like Munich Re starts vaulting gold and griping about monetary policy, you have to believe that they might be on to something serious.
Declining silver supply and rising demand have created an incredible opportunity in the precious-metals market. It’s a trade where the odds are in your favor.
Shifts in economic growth and weather patterns threaten to decimate world food production … leading to soaring commodity prices and potential food riots.
Any investment adviser will tell you that diversification is essential. Stocks, oil and gold are quite popular, but there are plenty of uncommon fortunes to be found … if you know where to look.
Buy stocks when they’re cheap. It’s one of the tenets of many hedge fund strategies. And right now, gold mining stocks are cheap … 12-year-low cheap.
The growing concern over the well-being of American corporate revenue underscores the need for portfolio diversification. It’s more important than ever to have exposure to commodities.
Rates are headed higher and earnings are headed lower stateside. And yet, dividends are not only unfazed, but recommended on Wall Street. Something’s rotten, and it’s time for investors to look abroad for better yield opportunities.
We are only five months into 2016, and sales of gold coins at the U.S. Mint have nearly doubled. Demand for physical gold is soaring, and even the Fed will have trouble slowing its ascent.
Every day, all day, millennials are plugged in to social media. The content they provide may be free, but the ad revenue generated for companies like Facebook is very real … and growing.
A new tech revolution has begun, with Cisco predicting more than 50 billion connected devices. Sorting out the winners could be difficult, so choose your guide carefully … and don’t get left behind.
An old industrial giant, General Electric is about the last company you would expect to have disruptive potential. But GE’s leadership in the Internet of Things market is set to change all that.
Supply and demand works in any environment, even in today’s choppy stock market. In the tech sector, a new technology boom is seeing unprecedented demand — the Internet of Things.
Reports of gold’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite recent profit-taking, gold is still up more than 20% this year. And it is likely to remain a hot ticket in 2016 as the global market struggles…
Alternative assets often get a bad rap — remember the ’90s Beanie Babies craze? — but there is one asset that continues to appreciate in value that even Brexit won’t touch…
There is a corruption festering on Wall Street, and you won’t hear about it from the mainstream talking heads. It’s truly a den of thieves … so it’s crucial to learn to navigate safely.
Those with information and an understanding of an idea’s potential bet big. And one big bettor just plunked down $32 billion in an Internet of Things company.
Ultralow interest rates, if kept around long enough, are going to result in distortions in capital markets … and you need look no further than the housing market for proof.
There’s a reason oil is called black gold. And in spite of worries of a bear market, there’s a second chance to invest in oil … and be well rewarded.
Through the use of Big Data, doctors will be able to develop more effective treatments and improve efficiency, which will save lives and cut costs…
Five years ago, Microsoft was a laughingstock. Apple products were selling like hotcakes, and Bing was … well, Bing. But the LinkedIn acquisition marked the beginning of a new era.
The U.S. election is divisive, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on one thing: massive infrastructure spending. For investors, it’s time to follow the government money.
Foul-smelling taxis and bad Uber drivers may soon be a thing of the past. Self-driving cars have gone from a wacko sci-fi-like idea to something we’re seeing on the streets now.
Black gold’s roller-coaster ride has been frustrating for many investors. But cost-saving decisions made over the past couple years are going to send oil roaring back in a big way.
U.S. exports are down nearly $64 billion so far this year, and yet the Fed is flirting with raising interest rates. Can you imagine the economic storm if the dollar gets any stronger?
Clinton and Trump have promised massive infrastructure spending. While bridges and roads are the center of attention, rolling blackouts indicate that the power grid could use some work too.
With the Federal Reserve set to announce its latest interest-rate decision tomorrow afternoon, we’re left staring down the possibility of a rate hike … and what that could mean for real estate.
Most millennials don’t see robots as the world-destroying nightmares shown in movies, and this has made them a generation eager to adopt this new tech boom.
Commodities have shown signs of life this year, but are still viewed as an underperforming asset class. And that perception is exactly why it’s worth looking at this sector right now.
The potential benefit to human lives is going to be huge, as Big Data companies step forward to implement the Internet of Things in the health care sector.
We’re on the cusp of the greatest tech revolution in modern history. We can either fear this change … or embrace it, and ultimately profit on it.
Las Vegas just saved a ton of money and 300 million gallons of water by installing IoT monitoring devices in its water mains. And that’s just one system out of 150,000 in the U.S.
The IoT is becoming the Internet of Everything. Eventually, every single thing you can imagine will be connected, resulting in an explosion of data and massive investment opportunities.
Oil is dead … according to the media heralding electric vehicles and the growth of wind and solar energy. Don’t believe it. In fact, we may be entering a new golden era for oil investing.
The damage from the oil war with OPEC lies all over America’s shale-oil regions. With the cartel set to cut production, America’s shale-oil producers will be hard pressed to catch up.
The European Union is headed for meltdown with the failure of the Italian referendum vote. Many votes are still ahead and this spells trouble for U.S.
Wall Street seems to think that America’s shale industry will be able to save us from higher oil prices in the months and years ahead. But with shale oil production shutting down, that seems like a long shot…
Comfortable living in a beautiful part of the world. Quiet and peaceful. Golf weather year-round. But that’s not the big reason why you should consider owning real estate in northern Argentina.
Every day the market defies expectations, moves further from “normal.” Adaptation is critical … that’s why we added a new member to our team with a very unique background.
At the end of 2016, we asked you to write in and tell us your No. 1 priority for 2017 and your No. 1 worry. Income, debt and the economy topped many lists … see if they match up with yours.
Pension investment returns of 7% to 8% might have seemed perfectly reasonable 20 years ago. But that’s not the case now. In fact, a pension a disaster is just around the corner.
Markets rarely perform as everyone expects them to do. I believe we’re in for an amazing roller coaster ride in 2017, and if you like trades that deliver quickly, you’ll want to be a part of it.
I’ve spent countless hours analyzing weather patterns, and one thing is apparent: They indicate opportune times to invest and generate profits.
Every automaker is planning to introduce some kind of self-driving car over the next couple of years. However, investing in automakers isn’t the smart play.
The bears are going to miss out by focusing their attention on what the past can tell us. Let me show you the best way to look forward.
Getting into high-flying stocks might feel too risky for some of you. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get in on the IoT rocket ship.
IPOs are when companies first sell their shares in the stock market. I track IPOs because it gives me a heads-up on the mood of the market.
Supposedly, if interest rates are high, bonds are attractive and stocks suffer. But like so much conventional wisdom, this doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.
Dow 20,000 was something to be excited about. But at some point that excitement will temper … and the stock market’s expectations will temper as well.
The 25% rally the stock market experienced since the lows a year ago has caused many bearish investors to jump ship.
During the dot-com boom, IPOs regularly shot to triple-digit gains in their first day of trading. Now most fall dismally flat. But millennials’ interest in Snap could break this IPO rut.
When a rubber band is stretched too far, it tends to snap back. The same is true of stocks in the long run … with the long run measured in years.
An important economic indicator is what bankers call mergers and acquisitions. In other words, companies buying other companies.
Good analysis means simply having an edge over everybody else because you worked harder and found ideas where no one else was looking.
While everyone has their own unique investment tools, one of my favorite market indicators is the relative rotation of the various sectors.
The ideas driving the Russell 2000 Index’s advance are similar to the ones driving larger-cap stocks — with one major exception.
For decades, Wall Street was able to charge huge fees to clients. But now, passive investing gives people a chance to invest cheaply in the stock market.
For every trade you make and every dollar you invest, you should know what your risk is and what your target reward is.
Gold is seen as more trustworthy than any paper currency. And not only is gold alive and kicking, but it needs to play an important role in your portfolio.
CFRA recently published a report showing that if both January and February are up, we tend to see a very strong stock market for the next 10 months.
Warren Buffett is the world’s greatest investor, but he rarely speaks about how he achieves his success. We should focus on what he does with his money.
With the spate of new all-time highs, passive investors are being well-rewarded. But it’s risky when too many people rush to one investment strategy.
Fortunately, we don’t need The Prospector’s Handbook to achieve our goals. All we have to do is read the words of Matt Badiali, Banyan Hill’s newest editor…
De Beers sold us on the idea that diamonds are a measurement of love and commitment. But diamonds continue to be a great store of wealth, much like gold.
When it comes to investing, we can dub March the “March Money Machine.” I know it’s not as catchy as March Madness, but here’s my point…
We’ve seen a rise in the use of renewable energy as it becomes cheaper. And it’s ensuring that massive changes are coming to the energy industry…
In this new era of retail, shoppers are armed with information about what products cost and are looking for the lowest prices.
You don’t need to head to the rolling hills of the U.K. with a metal detector to make a profit in rare coins. There’s a much easier way to grow your wealth.
Homeownership is near a record low, but things are clearly shifting. For the third year in a row, millennials represented the largest group of home buyers.
You should probably forget everything you think you know about volatility. That means you’ll bring an open mind to the current market situation.
If you’ve ever felt bad about a poor decision, just think of famous investor Bill Ackman’s recent decision to throw in the towel on Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
When the Federal Reserve raises rates, market pundits like to talk about the sell-off they expect to see. But will a stumble really happen?
Cotton plants are useful for a multitude of things. And right now, cotton fiber is in a bull market, with room for us to make money.
Gold can be a fantastic hedge against inflation, geopolitical uncertainty, irresponsible banks, the Federal Reserve and even many black swan events.
Price is what matters. A prime example of this played out in the public’s eye recently, as Bill Ackman, a famed activist investor, failed miserably.
A group of Americans that has just come of age is dominating the housing market and becoming the most significant force in our economy today.
To understand what’s going on in today’s oil market (and to suss out what will happen next), we need to go back a few years…
Commodities — such as oil, gold, sugar, coffee and timber — offer an avenue for investing that can offer great profits if you’re right about the timing.
The long-dollar trade has become among the most crowded on Wall Street. But the dollar may be a lot more unstable than many institutional traders realize.
A pair of recent presentations at the summit in Uruguay provided two great options for growing your wealth and creating a steady stream of income.
I’m going to tell you a couple of secrets about fracking that most people don’t know or understand. And one of those secrets could make you a lot of money.
Gambling on whether a company’s stock will soar or fall on one single day works sometimes, but recently, I figured out the best way to play earnings season.
Instead of worrying about the dollar, there are actually a number of technical and fundamental reasons to expect continued dollar strength.
It’s a simple market timing rule — when the Federal Reserve raises rates three times, stocks fall. Now it’s time for the stumble … or is it?
We could be enjoying a bull market that might last until 2028, and over the next 11 years, the Dow could reach 60,000. It won’t go straight up, though.
E-currency exchanges offer “two-factor authentication.” So, even if your password is hacked, your account is safe. At least that’s what Jered Kenna thought…
I expect the market price for gold to begin to rally in anticipation of a hyperdeflationary resolution of history’s greatest orgy of debt.
The seeds are being sown for an offshore oil revival. In essence, the idea is to automate as much as possible and cut out as much human labor as possible.
Cocoa prices are near an eight-year low. And as a natural resource investor, this kind of situation is a dream come true.
Fundamentals change slowly. That’s why the stock market is little changed most days. But in the long run, those boring days add up to big gains.
Many traders say that unless the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 20%, we aren’t in a bear market. That’s a little too simple.
We’ve pulled together an elite group of experts in investing and asset protection for this year’s Total Wealth Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Three types of strategies performed exceptionally well lately. Today we are going to stretch that out a bit and see what’s been working since the mid-‘80s.
A critical subgroup of the oil industry has been left for dead. We should make double- or even triple-digit gains as its stocks catch up with reality…
In February, I wrote an article called “Beating the Average” that showed you how to do just that — beat the average. Today, we are going to see how we did.
Technical analysis is the study of prices, and it can be applied to any price data. Right now, the picture for home prices is bullish.
There is a natural hedge for a falling U.S. dollar, and, if you haven’t already, it’s high time you took a closer look at investing in gold.
In 2010, a wave of greed ripped through the mining investment community. Every stock tout in the business began crowing about a coming boom.
Long-term-care insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years. Fortunately, there are strategies you can adopt to cope with rising insurance costs.
The critical moment for oil will be the announcement after OPEC’s meeting. If OPEC doesn’t reach a deal — a real possibility — then oil prices will plummet.
Dozens of retailers have declared bankruptcy this year. Others are on “death watch.” And until momentum breaks higher, prices are unlikely to turn around.
As I said in the first article I wrote for Winning Investor Daily, its price volatility makes silver a great metal for speculation.
We haven’t seen a techno-crash of this magnitude since 2010 … but that doesn’t mean artificial price movements don’t happen anymore.
In 2016, diesel vehicles sales fell to their lowest volume in seven years. That led to an unexpected bull market … in palladium.
We seem to have forgotten about gold in the U.S., where we saw a 46% decline in bullion coin sales this year. But in the U.K. they can’t buy enough of the stuff.
There’s still no shortage of bad news, but the S&P 500 Index has recovered. Does this mean the bears were wrong? Some testing shows that they probably were.
The market got everything OPEC promised: a nine-month extension of oil production cuts. So why are oil prices still falling? Let me show you…
Will you be able to retire? If you fear that the answer to that question is “no,” then you’re far from alone. But you still have a chance to change that answer to a firm “yes”…
I’ve noticed that many folks assume gold to be money. It isn’t … and that makes an enormous difference when it comes to wealth management strategies…
Engineers didn’t believe fracking would work on oil strata. Fortunately, American petroleum engineers made the leap, and U.S. oil production soared.
I can’t help but notice that the phenomenon of “sell in May and go away” didn’t have an impact. Is it time to “go away” now, or is it time to buy?
When you ignore big profits from sheer bullheadedness, that’s a problem. I always follow the data … which is why I’m going to discuss the bull market in lithium.
Traders and economists often say the most expensive words in the English language are “this time is different.” But maybe this time is different.
It’s impossible to predict exactly when a bear market will start, but there are still strategies you can implement to respect the power of a bear market.
Even though there are shortcomings, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is useful. And with a small modification, it can become powerful.
I’m not the only one who believes it’s time to get a little more physical with our wealth. Many investors are adding physical gold to their assets.
Gold has always been subject to speculative frenzies, of course. But never has the market been subjected to such extremes of buying and selling.
Thanks to the shale revolution, natural gas production soared. By 2012, the U.S. edged out Russia to become the world’s largest producer of natural gas.
It’s that time of year again. No, not summertime. Time for earnings. And I’ve discovered a way to profit from earnings season that’s extremely lucrative.
A recent study found that most American retirement savers let the system decide for them how much to save based on the tax rules and their employers’ whims.
Every day, the stock market moves. And every night, articles appear explaining the move. But in the long run, only one thing moves the stock market.
With a history of defaulting on its debt, it would be natural for investors to proceed with caution with Argentina. But that’s not the case.
Americans aren’t the best savers, and that can have a big impact on those years late in life when sources of steady income are harder to come by.
I want you to understand the strategy behind Earnings Drift Alert so that you can see the potential it has if you utilize it in your portfolio.
Facebook, Apple and Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) are the undisputed heavyweights of the Internet economy. However, these five stocks don’t control the broad market.
Market timing is difficult to do well. There are tools that work. But the ones that work aren’t among the most common market indicators.
I’ll show you today how we could’ve seen the sell-off in the tech sector coming, and why more weakness is to be expected in the tech sector.
Demand for lithium is projected to skyrocket. And that poses a problem for the lithium market … and an opportunity for investors.
Dow Theory is a simple way to define the stock market’s trend. However, believing this theory could be an expensive mistake.
If you’re at or near retirement, you’ll almost certainly get the Social Security benefits you’re due under federal law. But what about your grandkids?
You cannot just pack up a gold mine when trouble starts. New political regimes, new laws, heavier taxes and wars have all destroyed mining companies in the past.
Lots of energy stories have a grim outlook. But if anything, the picture for oil prices at $60 or higher by year’s end is only brighter than it was before.
After a brief dip in the wake of Goldman Sachs’ highly publicized research note, Tesla’s stock is still marching higher … irrationally so.
The head-and-shoulders pattern has broken down, but the financial sector itself is now range-bound, and that can be just as important.
When someone like you signs up for one of our trading services, you are eager to get trades and make money. However, patience is key.
The 10-year seasonal uptrend started on July 9, and, like clockwork, prices jumped. But I’m still short gold prices. Here’s why…
Over the past 17 years, the average annual return for the buy-and-hold strategy is just 4%. What’s worse is this fate could have been avoided…
I want to pass along what I believe is the single best story in mining today: the underinvestment in critical metals.
Earnings forecasts are too high or too low about 90% of the time. And once again, analysts are well off the mark.
The last thing you want as you enter your “golden years” is having to worry about getting your retirement savings or even Social Security benefits to stretch.
Losses hurt. This is true emotionally, financially and mathematically. And some homeowners are learning a painful math lesson even as real estate recovers.
The collapse of oil prices has convinced many investors that U.S. oil is dead. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Gold offers a way to diversify your wealth. The real question is, what’s a safe, secure, cost-efficient way to own precious metals?
We’re enjoying the third-longest bull market in history … but the returns of the current bull market have been a little disappointing to many investors.
Matt Badiali has been spot-on in his bullishness on copper. In the past few years, the supply of this important metal has moved from oversupply to shortage.
This strategy is one that allowed readers of my Pure Income service to capture several great gains all within the last five months.
The government made the fiduciary rule to help investors lower the costs of investing. It’s safe to say Wall Street can’t wait for the rule to fully take effect.
I’m going to tell you a secret about oil. It shows why oil companies are tanking … and what we can expect from oil prices for at least the next year.
I have been watching the price of gold closely. And I couldn’t help but notice that we are on the cusp of a new multiyear rally for the precious metal.
For all the hate that gets piled on gold, it continues to be a hedge against volatility. Don’t believe me? Check out the gold holdings of these countries…
A bull market can only continue when most stocks are moving up. When too many stocks are declining, the bull market ends.
This metal just hit its highest price since 2007. That’s why it’s one of my favorite investment ideas.
In the 21st century, an army needs more than food and ammunition. Modern armies need vast amounts of oil to win.
This is one of the most followed and studied market indicators out there. And right now, it states we are still comfortably in a bull market.
When the price of gold moves in one direction across a basket of currencies, then we can find the direction of the actual gold market.
When you have a major South Florida hurricane, the price of oranges goes up. And that’s just one of the many impacts a hurricane has on the markets.
The meteoric rise in lithium prices spurred a massive interest in the metal. Companies sprang up all over the world. And they found lithium. Lots of it.
Someday we’ll look back and say this event scrambled the global economic order … and put gold center stage in the geopolitical spotlight once again.
There is an uptrend that’s forming in one of my personal favorite commodities. And the trends line up for a double-digit move in the short term.
Small caps always lead the market, both up and down. For now, the trend is up. When the decline starts, it will be important to sell.
The American dream isn’t the easiest to achieve these days. But everyone deserves to feel like they have a clear strategy for attaining it.
We should expect a big price move soon. And for now, I’m switching camps. I’m a bull, at least until this indicator reverses again.
In an average year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 produce half of their gains in this three-month period.
The supply of oil is still well above its five-year average. But for the first time in a long time, it’s time to focus on the oil sector.
Oil prices have been stuck around $50 a barrel since they collapsed in 2014. But oil may now be finding a bottom and heading higher.
This just happens to be the highest level of bullishness among small, regular, everyday, Main Street investors ever recorded.
When a bull market comes to natural resources, it’s a constant source of worry. The truth is, no bull market goes straight up.
If you are not worried about a market correction, I’m going to show you yet another reason why you need to start preparing now.
The price of lumber is up 10% since Harvey hit in August. That’s sending timber companies’ shares soaring.
Investors are worried about a potential drop in oil demand but the lithium bull market is providing even bigger profits right now.
On Tuesday, Dow Jones Newswires sent out a ridiculous fake alert about Apple. Let’s take a look at Apple’s price action the minute after the announcement.
This metal hit a record low in November 2015. It was the cheapest it’s been since the bottom of the last bear market. And now the price is soaring.
There are two kinds of stocks: those with value, and those that are value traps. What’s the difference? The epic debacle of one hedge fund offers clues.
Among the bears’ most interesting arguments is that stocks are overvalued. But with interest rates where they are, stocks are deeply undervalued.
You would think that if the world is on the brink of going electric, that should mean less need for palladium. But that hasn’t been the case.
Zinc has delivered solid gains — such as 50% and 60% — in just the last five months. But no one is talking about this essential metal.
Too many investors are simply chasing gains during earnings season instead of implementing sound, proven strategies to steadily build up their portfolio.
Computers manage trillions of dollars in global stock markets. But the Alpha Stock Alert algorithm incorporates three things that the big boys don’t.
You would think AT&T would have learned its lessons by now. But once again, we find a tech company clinging to the status quo.
This is one of the best times of the year to jump into the stock market. And today, I’ll share with you a sector’s prime season that’s about to start.
Friday is a big day for the stock market. That’s when we see the monthly employment report. That report almost always creates volatility.
If the electric car market explodes, as most analysts believe, copper demand will as well. Tesla can’t make electric cars without copper…
The WTI crude oil price just hit its highest price in 2 1/2 years. We need to know what’s driving it to decide if we should buy some oil producers.
Stocks have been plunging on bad earnings reports. It makes sense to see a stock go down, but the magnitude of the plunges is worse than normal.
While the financial media has the world convinced that retail is officially dead, big money has found a new use for the retail sector.
Copper has enjoyed a stellar rally for more than a year, but its far from over as a rising new tech will increase demand for the metal.
As the Federal Reserve is set to see a new leader, all eyes will continue to watch this one area that could send shocks in both the bond and stock market.
We are at a point in the market right now where the Dogs of the Dow will outperform over the next year as they go on their comeback rally.
Remember, a good natural resource investor is a contrarian. And all of the data points us toward platinum as the metal to own right now.
I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you about two brand-new mega trends in finance I’ll be looking at in 2018. The first one is blockchain.
Thanks to Amazon.com, I can do all my holiday shopping in my pajamas while eating leftovers and drinking a holiday stout.
From 2000 through 2010, U.S. exports of refined oil products grew by nearly 160%. But according to the data, we export nearly five times that much now.
After a bear market, many investors are late to reinvest. But, slowly, the bull market proves it’s real … often fueling a large stock market rally.
There is a disconnect between the market and a major source of dividend income for investors — MLPs, or master limited partnerships.
As it turns out, income is out there.I want to show you a great avenue for adding it to your portfolio. This is the easy way to boost your income.
Some trading myths have no real basis. Learning the truth about the legendary January Effect Myth will put you ahead of the curve in 2018.
There is one important thing we all depend on that won’t be nearly as good as it was in the “good ol’ days” anytime soon. That’s the yield curve.
The price of oil just hit its highest point since July 2015. That’s really helping the one sector of the oil patch that we should be watching now.
The Baltic Dry Index, which is a benchmark of shipping rates around the world, hit a four-year high. And that’s great news for natural resources.
The new tax plan promises to breathe fresh life into a sector that most investors have already written off as dead.
Gun control has been a hot topic in politics. And the fear of restrictions on guns has been very profitable for gun manufacturers.
Many investors will worry that 2017’s gains won’t last and 2018 will deliver a loss. Data says those worries are misplaced.
There is a formula for rising prices — demand must exceed supply. And in 2018, a different metal’s price will begin its rise.
I’m not pulling out my crystal ball today. I’ve got something even better — a 100-year-old calendar will do better than throwing out a best guess for 2018.
I’m no Nostradamus, but I’m going to stick my neck out and make a few calls for 2018 based on evidence, logic … and history. Here goes…
The cold snap has a lot of investors focusing on natural gas prices again, and whether or not to buy the rally the price has experienced over the last few weeks.
In 2017, the S&P 500 had a “perfect year,” in which it rose nearly 20%. However, three unloved and overlooked metals beat that performance soundly.
The price of silver is up 10% in three weeks. That’s unusual for silver right now. The last time it rose 10% in three weeks was almost a year ago.
Over the past couple of years, the outlook on global growth has been a roller coaster. But now production is nearing an all-time high.
A dark horse has entered the competition, one that will shake up the current hierarchy of online streaming and offer a solid investment choice in the process.
This is just the seventh time this rare signal has happened since 2002. And it’s saying the odds of a market sell-off just increased.
Brian Christopher is a modest person, so he won’t tell you all this himself … but he has the resume every value investor needs.
Now that people are OK with investing in oil again, the buyers who were scared out before are buying back in to catch the rally.
We are in unprecedented times. Whether we like it or not, cash is going away. And this has created an excellent opportunity for investors…
The squeeze in lithium supply is acute. The price of lithium has increased threefold since 2014. And on Tuesday, somebody stepped on the gas again.
As this ratio moves lower, it starts to tell us what we can expect from the market — and right now, it’s telling us to expect a pullback.
There is one standout this year that could easily weather a government shutdown and a stock market sell-off, and that’s gold.
Europe’s economy is on a tear. We’ve certainly seen it in our Total Wealth Insider portfolio, where one of our European banking stocks is up nearly 40%.
One of the more popular opinions is that stocks are overbought. The problem is that few experts tell us what overbought means.
The January Effect is what investors call the typical outperformance of small-cap stocks in January. This year is set to be the opposite case.
Most investors hate stocks of oil producers today. But oil producers are going to have a great year in 2018. We can too … if we buy shares soon.
Right now, demand for certain investments is set to plummet. When that happens, you’ll see the prices of all these things drop through the floor.
I attended a gathering of CEOs and other executives of up-and-coming explorers, developers and miners. Today, I’m going to show you two of the best.
If the history of market reactions to Amazon has taught me anything, it’s that now is a great time to buy stocks in the health care sector.
Everyone is looking for a reason as to why the broad stock market indexes plunged this week. The actual reason is pretty simple.
We’ve had nearly four years of low gasoline prices. However, we’re paying more for gasoline now, on a relative basis, than we did back in 2008.
Higher risks mean higher returns. There are millions of examples of this rule. Well, there’s an old saying that there’s an exception to every rule…
The market pundits are telling you to get bearish on oil and energy stocks. Follow that advice only if you like losing money.
When stocks go up, investors have a fear of missing out, and buy stocks. There is a basic principle in psychology for this called the normalcy bias.
In financial markets, smart money is the large investors. They tend to get out of the market before steep sell-offs, like they did in early February.
Malls are supposed to be dead. But the nation’s largest mall owner posted better-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter while raising its dividend.
Markets behave certain ways at certain times. For example, a sharp drop and sudden reversal signals an important bottom in the S&P 500 Index.
Apple is doomed. And 2018 is the year where I believe you’ll start to see that this once-great American company has peaked and is ready to decline.
A major bull market went unnoticed in the noise of lithium and cobalt prices rocketing in 2017. Its price is soaring too, with less fanfare.
Recent plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have economists worried. But this isn’t the first tariff announcement in recent months.
There is something brewing in the precious metals market. I’ve got that for you today, as well as a must-see video with a silver miner.
The popularity of diesel cars spiked with the promise of clean emissions. That was until 2015, when Volkswagen admitted to lying about its diesel cars’ emissions.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will attribute increases in the oil price to its production cuts. But that’s a lie … the truth is much darker.
Oil shale production is growing like crazy now. But knowing why shale drilling stocks are flailing is crucial to understanding why oil prices will keep moving higher.
Video game streaming has blown up over the past five years, with Twitch culminating in 355 billion minutes viewed in total in 2017.
Retail stock prices had been struggling. Didn’t many believe Amazon was going to put every retailer out of business? But my eyes tell me it’s game on.
The lithium supercycle is stoked by the electric vehicle (EV) mega trend. But every forecast for EV adaption has been too low. I can’t emphasize this enough. Every. Single. One.
I’m going to outline a pocket of strength that will endure and even flourish in these changing market conditions. And it comes from the much-maligned oil sector.
Most analysts wait for prices to fall 20% before declaring a bear market. That’s a widely accepted, but deeply flawed, approach.
The U.S. continues to be a juggernaut of oil production. But there is a problem with our oil that no one is talking about.
Most of us have to buy gas, so there’s nothing we can do about the higher gas prices. But there is a way to offset them.
This metal is another victim of the Trump trade wars. But unlike some others, the market is wrong on this, and you can profit.
Last week, I had a flashback moment. I flashed back to October 3, 2000. To most of you, that date probably means nothing, but let me explain.
As renewable energy continues to grow on a global scale, the companies that produce it should see high demand from investors.
The S&P 500 looks like a roller coaster this year. But take a deep breath. The recent market turbulence is not the end of the world.
President Donald Trump has attacked Amazon from multiple angles: what it pays in state and local taxes, its U.S. Postal Service deal and antitrust allegations.
Good-paying jobs cluster in certain areas, and home prices soar in those areas. But for those hoping for more affordable homes, there’s some bad news.
When oil companies begin to spend on expansion, it’s a sign that they believe there are bright prospects in the oil industry for growth.
Small-caps lead the market. They fall the most in bear markets, and they gain the most in bull markets. That makes signals in small-caps important to watch.
Recent market volatility has left investors scrambling to diversify their assets, but too often this key asset is overlooked.
While the dot-com bubble is usually the go-to bubble for people to reference, 2014 saw the start of another bubble burst that sent an entire tech sector into a tailspin.
A company’s officers and directors are referred to as insiders. And I’ve found following their actions is worthwhile … especially when they are buying their own company’s stock.
Which would you rather do: Take a big investment and have it become small, or take a small investment and have it become big?
In the next few years, the big capital investment money is headed toward offshore oil exploration and production in a big way.
For thousands of years, gold was money. More important, the world still views gold as an insurance policy against financial troubles.
Over the last couple of weeks, we discussed two reasons for the rising oil price. However, there is another source of anxiety in the oil market.
I believe gold is on the cusp of a major breakout higher. However, gold prices are entering their bearish prime season, and a short-term pullback is likely in the cards.
While many see this earnings season as off to a bumpy start, and as something to be cautious about, to me, it is a screaming buy opportunity … here’s why.
“Connect the dots” is essentially the game that we financial writers play. Our job is to generate a picture from seemingly unconnected data points.
While oil has more than doubled in price in the last two years, this essential part of the oil industry has actually seen a slight decline.
A bear market officially requires a 20% decline, but the recent market action probably feels like a bear market to many investors.
Market analysts often ask each other what their “desert island” indicator is. Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest long-term investor, named this as his favorite indicator.
This impressive new company offers a sentiment reading that is based on an algorithm that categorizes each earnings report.
Things are looking stormy. In fact, a number of bear-market signals have started appearing, which indicates that we might already be in a bear market.
There’s one key number that you’re using to calculate your retirement and there’s a good chance that it’s wrong. Don’t mistake price for value. Here’s why.
With economic and political temperatures rising fast, I thought it would be a good time to review the commonsense alternatives for keeping your wealth safe.
Whether or not you’re a fan of bitcoin, its underlying technology, called blockchain, has had an enormous impact on how companies run their businesses in recent years.
Moats in the way that Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett defines them are lame. I believe this is a terrible time to invest in Buffett’s moats.
The price of oil is nearly 200% higher today than it was at the bottom in 2016. And we could easily see oil prices spike to $100 per barrel on bad news.
This year will be different. And it’s the first time I’m bucking the typical seasonal weakness and saying this is an excellent buying opportunity.
You didn’t work your whole life to provide for the spendthrifts in Washington … so don’t let them take more from your true heirs than they should.
Two of my favorite gurus confirmed my thoughts on this heavily discounted stock. They jumped into it in the first quarter.
It’s clear that the only thing Apple stock has going for it is that Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett keeps bidding it up.
Some see oil prices continuing to climb throughout 2018. That may be the case by the end of the year, but for now, oil prices are set to take a dip lower.
Homebuyers are rushing to take advantage of easy money while they can. But as the easy money dries up, so too will demand.