The death cross has happened right before some of the biggest market crashes in recent history. However, it hasn’t been bearish over the long run.
U.S. stocks plunged last week. The S&P 500 Index fell nearly 5%. And as the year comes to a close, investors are again buying gold.
The price of natural gas has swung wildly in the past several weeks. But hedge funds remain bullish. They hit a record long on natural gas in November.
Payment solutions firm Visa is making an effort to encourage small-business owners to use its services. Visa received entries from across the United States for its Visa Cashless Challenge. And 50 businesses won. They each received $10,000 to spend on improvements such as digital commerce enhancements, point-of-sale upgrades, etc. These conveniences help businesses attract customers […]
The Directional Movement Indicator (DMI) and Average Directional Index (ADI) are showing bullish trends for gold. Why gold may present a buy signal soon.
In both cases the S&P 500 continued to move higher for nearly two years before hitting its peak, capturing gains of 38% in 1998 and 24% in 2005.
Part of the American dream has always been the ideal of a carefree retirement. But unless you plan carefully, you could easily run out of money.
My indicator has predicted nearly every major move in the stock market. And it isn’t calling for a bear market until 2022.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments should scare investors. The current state of the stock market should also scare investors.
The S&P 500 Index, the stock market‘s most-tracked index, is set to form a “death cross.” That’s an extremely bearish indicator.
There is a critical concept that too many investors forget when they jump into the fray with their money. When it comes to uncovering the best companies, cash is still king. The idea can be easily overlooked when it comes to flashy new products and big promises for the future, but the power of cash […]
Economists agree there’s a cycle of growth and contraction, or boom and bust. The net income margin measures these changes and is signaling a 40% fall.
2018 is shaping up to be the worst for investors in more than 100 years. That might be good news for 2019, as bad years bring positive returns thereafter.
Things can’t get much worse for soybean prices. However, as all good natural resource investors know, from great pain comes great opportunities.
Net income margins of the companies in the S&P 500 Index reached a record high last quarter. And that sets up the next bear market.
Investors are still picking up the pieces from last month’s sell-off. Yet with all this despair, could a “Santa Claus rally” be right around the corner?
This year’s Thanksgiving dinner comes in as the cheapest in nearly a decade. Much of this year’s savings are from the centerpiece — the turkey.
I believe the long-awaited bear market started in October. That’s consistent with my forecast for a recession in early 2019.
Last week I told you about cash. I believe it is the single most important concept in investing. Without cash, you’re just talking.
Right now, we are on the verge of the start of a major prime season. One that signals huge gains for a particular sector in the coming months.
The flurry of sales on ribs isn’t an accident. It’s a side effect of the tit-for-tat tariff match between the U.S. and China.
As oil sold off, the smart money in the futures market turned bullish. In the past, that has set up a rally in oil prices.
Yes, you read that right. The VVIX indicator, not the VIX index. But before I explain… Often the trades that seem too risky are the ones that turn out to be the most profitable. It’s when things are at their worst. When you wonder whether another crash is inevitable and when the financial media is […]
We are wading through another earnings season. It’s the prime time for companies to open their books and reveal what’s going on with their numbers. A kind of open wide and say “Ah!” moment. Of course, every financial news agency is focused on the company’s earnings per share and their revenue for that 90-day period. […]
It’s a market of wild swings, powerful trends and enough overshoot to make Evel Knievel blush. Oil just logged its largest one-day drop in three years. That comes after a 21% slide in just 28 trading days. That is on the heels of oil’s 75% bull market rally since June 2017. Surprisingly, there is one […]
It can be nerve-racking to invest during volatile periods. But there’s a unique way to invest that doesn’t require you to pick the bottom of a stock.
While 2018 has proved challenging to most precious metals, palladium is offering a strong performance in the second half of the year.
October’s wild ride may be just what the stock market needed. That’s because extremes are short-lived, and ultimately make way for new rallies.
Many investors saw the November bounce and thought the worst was behind us. But history shows strong up moves are most common in bear markets.
According to market researchers, consumer staples was one of the only sectors to survive October’s vicious sell-off with a net positive gain.
The amount of fear in the market right now has been exaggerated by the media. That’s why during this market dip there’s not as big of a rise in the VIX.
For some reason, the world seems to take Saudi Arabia at its word that it will produce more oil. The problem is, the kingdom can’t do it.
Uranium, the fuel for nuclear reactors, found itself in the throes of a nearly decade-long bear market. Now prices are up 40% this year.
Spotting the end of the bear market is rewarding. The S&P 500 Index jumped more than 26% in the month after the last bear market ended.
Trade war fears will fade, at least for a little while. Investors will seek bargains. And this will be one of the industries that investors snap up.
Owning and maintaining properties over the long term can be challenging. But it’s a great way to build value and equity over time.
October 2018 has been a historically bad month for stocks. But despite this sell-off, I’m not convinced that we’re headed for another 2008 anytime soon.
With fall in the air, hedge funds have winter on their minds. Low natural gas stores are shaping up to be one of their biggest holiday bets.
Over the past two months, the S&P 500 fell 4%, while the gold price rose nearly 4%. That’s a warning sign. The first shot of the coming war…
“Gold bugs” came into 2018 hopeful that this would be a comeback year. What followed was a year of defeat. Gold fell nearly 6%.
Millennials are unable to find houses that meet their growing demands in an affordable price range — especially in places like New York and San Francisco.
Corporate insiders are intimately familiar with their business … more than you and I will ever be. This is why it makes sense to monitor what they do.
This indicator gave sell signals before bear markets in 2000 and 2008. It’s one of the few indicators that warned of the October 1987 market crash.
Only a third of millennials ages 26 to 37 have a retirement account. But it’s not too late to convince young people to start saving for retirement now.
Insider trading is a great strategy for beating the market. But before you spend a dollar buying a new stock, the strategy needs more steps.
Do you want to chase what the crowd is chasing? Or how about focusing on an ignored group of stocks that’s selling cheap — with a catalyst to take them sharply higher?
Most stocks and indexes move in line with the S&P 500 Index. But some show fear or greed earlier or later than the S&P 500.
The market hates metals lately. The prices of things like copper and gold are near two-year lows. However, trade war fears crushed the price of one metal.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), dormant for months, jumped almost 90%. On top of the bond market mess, investors are wary of what lies ahead.
While buying the dips can be scary, especially when they catch you off guard, it’s been a great strategy in recent years.
Few were predicting higher oil prices. Savvy investors knew that this pessimism would be short-lived. Prices went on to rally 21% in six weeks.
The copper market is in deficit. That means there is more demand than supply. And that condition will continue for the next few years.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the dot-com bubble was a rat race to be the next major tech company. With that said, today is also a historic moment.
It’s one of the most effective trading strategies ever devised … and you have one of Wall Street’s most infamous scandals to thank for it.
“Record supplies” is all that needs to be said to turn off most resource speculators. But the story here is not as straightforward as it seems.
Judging from the media headlines, this is a volatile period in the stock market. We’ve all seen the news: Emerging markets are crashing! A global trade war is imminent! And rates are rising, despite President Trump’s disapproval. All of this makes for great headlines. It also comes across as vital information, driving market prices back […]
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point and signaled yet another quarter-point hike before the end of the year. Notably, this is the first time the Fed funds rate — currently at 2.00% to 2.25% — has risen above the rate of inflation. The Fed’s preferred metric for inflation […]
Last week was a 3-for-1 win for me. Between being at the Total Wealth Symposium in Las Vegas, presenting with a guard robot named K5 and meeting all of you in attendance, this year’s event was definitely one for the books. However, as an added bonus, I had the pleasure of sitting down to interview […]
Insiders include company executives, board members or large shareholders. No one knows more about the operations of a company than these people.
Base and precious metals are likely to stay near their recent lows until resolution for the U.S.-China trade war appears.
The lights from the Las Vegas Strip are flashing outside my hotel window, and it’s well after midnight, but my mind is abuzz with new ideas. I just spent that past three days with the various Banyan Hill editors and more than five hundred of our subscribers. We discussed not only the outlook for the […]
Mines take several years to develop and bring into production. That’s why Chinese miners are positioning themselves for long-term success.
Today I want to talk about an 18.5-year market cycle I track that tells me we’re headed toward some major moves for the stock market.
While the disruption in soy is well-covered by the media, the knock-on effects of the trade war will breathe new life into the struggling sugar sector.
Hurricane Florence is one of the strongest storms to threaten the Eastern Seaboard in decades. However, there will be a silver lining for some.
Last year, the media was calling for the next bear market in oil. The last thing on most people’s mind was a 50% rally. But that’s exactly what happened.
Lithium prices in China are tanking. Prices are down nearly 50% since the first quarter. That is echoing through world markets.
Today’s free trade idea is a retail company whose stock recently plunged more than 8% due to a minor infraction. It’s bargain hunting time.
Interest on a reverse mortgage accrues over time. Interest rates on a reverse mortgage loan can be either fixed or variable.
It’s everyone’s worst fear — the bull market is over, and its best gains are behind us. Chad Shoop, CMT, explains why the bull market isn’t over yet.
This pizza chain has bested Wall Street’s expectations in every quarter for the past year. And that growth is not just coming from stateside pizza orders.
One of the best car-shopping three-day weekends is quickly approaching. But before you go, here are six steps to consider.
If the broader market heads to new record highs from here, the consumer staples sector will no doubt continue to draw defensive-minded investors.
There are an excess of Chinese stocks you could take aim at amid this downturn. But there is one Chinese firm that is a veritable steal right now.
The bull market won’t last forever. Fortunately, there’s a way to keep your money protected from a major market correction when recession strikes.
When people think of new gaming trends, it’s typically virtual or augmented reality. But there’s an entirely different facet of gaming that’s beginning to break out.
Many investors worry about trade wars, inflation and other news. Yet stock prices are ignoring all that. Most stocks are simply moving higher.
Hedge funds hate commodities right now. That may sound like a reason to exit these markets. But for contrarian investors, it is a firm buy signal.
This chart shows that a fear of missing out is set to kick in. And the buying unleashed by that fear will push prices to new all-time highs.
Iran exported 2.2 million barrels of oil per day in July. That’s far more oil than Russia, Saudi Arabia or the U.S. can replace when sanctions begin.
Lately, this indicator has become a big story. Many investors think it signals a bear market. But history shows it’s actually a buy signal.
This useful tool would have allowed you to post better-than-market returns. Today, I explain why … and tell you how long this market continues in bull mode.
Peak Velocity provided an average annual return of 22.8%. That’s almost twice the gains of the S&P 500. More important, Peak Velocity decreased risk.
We call the hedge funds the “dumb” money because they are the ones making bets. Now the dumb money is at a 25-year extreme … and we can profit from it.
What are the best investors doing right now … the smartest of smart money? The answer will shock you … and chances are, it’s not what you’re doing.
The S&P 500 is weighted based on market cap. That means if you want to outperform the index, you should look for opportunities in the smaller companies.
Right now, these companies are becoming more valuable and less expensive. Today the market doesn’t care, but it will soon.
Netflix stock plunged as much as 16% following its second-quarter earnings report. Here’s why you don’t want to close out your Netflix holdings just yet…
The Italians use gold as an insurance policy against catastrophe. And when the country joined the EU, it triggered an emergency. The lira plummeted in value, but gold did not.
This rare and ominous signal has been an early warning sign for every recession in the past 60 years. But this time is different.
The last time China devalued its currency, the yuan, global investors bailed out of natural resources until the dust settled.
With car-sharing, all you have to do is pay for the gas and a small service fee. There’s no monthly car payments, no maintenance and no parking fees.
Emerging markets — with cheaper values amid overly pessimistic expectations of the future — are less risky than U.S. stocks, not more.
All eyes are on the trade war waging between the U.S. and China, but there’s an even bigger crisis brewing in the Middle East that’s going to hit your wall in way we haven’t seen since 2008.
In the coming quarters, the U.S. dollar index could fall by 11%. That may not sound like much, but it’s a significant move in the currency market.
Interest rates are a key topic in the markets right now. They could very well be what cause the next bear market, or help fuel the continued bull market.
The last time commodities were the best-performing asset class for an entire year was 2002. That’s when the last commodity bull market cycle began.
In May, I said this safe sector was “a great opportunity for contrarian-minded investors.” That group of stocks is now among the best-performing sectors.
If you’re investing for the long haul, this hated stock is an excellent opportunity now, and one that should be in every long-term investor’s portfolio.
It’s a perfect storm for one global food company I follow. Its stock price has been falling for a while, but there are now more reasons for hope…
Oil demand isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s growing. And producers have to find those additional supplies somewhere.
When prices become unaffordable, they’ll come down. And this week, traders got another reason to second-guess the world’s appetite for high-priced crude oil.
This sector sold off along with the rest of the stock market during the latest correction, but it is the one sector that has failed to bounce back at all. That’s about to change.
There’s a very simple way of tracking demand in the market that most people overlook. And it’s a sign that new market highs aren’t far ahead.
One indicator’s last sell signal came at the end of January. That was the exact day the S&P 500 Index peaked. Now, we are getting the first buy signal since that decline.
So far, commodities have lived up to our expectations through the first five months. However, they should perform even better through the rest of the year.
I’m comforted by the fact the mainstream financial press isn’t talking about gold. Because, by many measures, an investment in gold looks like a sure thing right now.
With extremely low unemployment and low interest rates, homes are in such high demand that more and more have to be built.
Much has changed since the ’80s. But the wisdom of the bond market hasn’t. Bond traders often warn of problems before traders in the stock market spot the changes.
Investors may not need overseas exposure. They need exposure to stock markets that go up, after currency effects are considered. But that’s impossible to predict.
If I had to compare the Amazon Echo to something, I’d say it’s like having a live-in research assistant. Sounds helpful, right? It does. But … it also sounds incredibly creepy.
Sugar’s been crushed around the globe. But the price is stable now, and the most bullish months of the year for sugar prices are within reach.
This tech industry has been growing here in the United States at an exponential rate now for over a decade. But more recently, it has experienced huge growth overseas as well.
Mortgage rates tell us more than the cost to finance a home. They also tell us about the risk of a bear market in home prices.
We’ve all heard of Amazon’s steady growth. But how can you profit from this type of growth, especially if you don’t want to tie up thousands of dollars per share?
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.
Apple’s stock keeps going up. But the bottom line is that Apple’s stock and its business are going in opposite directions. Here’s why…
Two of my favorite gurus confirmed my thoughts on this heavily discounted stock. They jumped into it in the first quarter.
Uranium production for the first quarter of 2018 is down 50% from a year prior. Tightening supply and higher demand hint at higher prices, but the market still has a way to go.
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.
Like many other software giants of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Microsoft has taken to the cloud … and it is once again finding market dominance.
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.
Gains in oil seem like a natural response to any action against Iran. But as this chart shows, oil is now at an extreme level only seen in bubbles.
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.
This monumental shift will be the most dramatic in over 100 years, maybe even more so than when ships switched from coal to oil.
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.
As I sat among some of the smartest geologists, analysts and fund managers in the mining sector, it really hit home. The copper market is going to boom.
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.
One of the greatest sources I know is the “smart money.” The money managers who generate big returns each year. Lucky for us, we can see how they’re doing it.
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.
Late last year, I called “M&A” — mergers and acquisitions — one of the stock market’s best bets for 2018. As far as I’m concerned, that’s still the case for smart investors.
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.
There is a sense that the major semiconductor stocks are nearing a crucial tipping point. To confirm my suspicions, I turned to technical charts for three of them.
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.
Headlines warn that the inverted yield curve signals a bear market. But there’s a problem with that news: The yield curve is normal, not inverted.
In the next few years, the big capital investment money is headed toward offshore oil exploration and production in a big way.
On May 12, the oil market will face a critical test. If the result goes one way, we could see higher oil prices … potentially much higher.
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.
We’ve seen more volatility in the market in the past two months than the two years before it combined. And whenever there’s a choppy market, traders typically will come out in full force.
Recent market volatility has left investors scrambling to diversify their assets, but too often this key asset is overlooked.
The next big natural resource story isn’t some exotic metal like cobalt or palladium. It’s much more simple and important.
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.
With talks of the U.S. losing in trade deals, there is a surprising victory with our southern neighbor. To understand why, we have to take a couple steps back…
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.
The market action in the past two weeks has left many traders curled up in the fetal position under their desks. Some covered in their own puke.
As renewable energy continues to grow on a global scale, the companies that produce it should see high demand from investors.
Hedge funds are the smart money. Many of them, especially the largest, are very successful. That means it’s important to watch what they buy and sell.
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.
Patterns show where to expect fear or greed to play an important role in the price action. And a rare pattern tells us where a stock market rally could run into trouble.
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.
Under normal circumstances, this looks like something that would lead to another financial crisis. However, there’s actually a good reason behind it.
Most analysts wait for prices to fall 20% before declaring a bear market. That’s a widely accepted, but deeply flawed, approach.
Every investor is worried about buying stocks that may be “catching a falling knife.” Today, I have one sector that is worth catching. Let me explain…
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.
Breadth usually turns down before a bear market. But there’s no sign of weakness in breadth for now. That means stock market averages should reach new highs soon.
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.
Silicon Valley usually wins the race to bring new technologies to market. But in the race to produce driverless cars, smart investors are looking at Detroit.
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.
A chart of the S&P 500 Index shows two very important price levels. Hedge fund traders buy or sell contracts when prices touch the ratios.
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.
This is a chart I’ll keep a close eye on in the coming weeks, as it could be giving us an early warning to a looming bear market.
Recent plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have economists worried. But this isn’t the first tariff announcement in recent months.
New industries can potentially redefine the way we live. But there’s been a disruptor in the energy sector that’s been largely overlooked: U.S. shale oil production.
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.
As metal prices rose, so did the profits of major mining companies. And they are using the money for exactly the right thing today.
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.
The level and type of debt in the economy drives major economic cycles. We ignore it at our peril … especially if you’re near or in retirement.
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.
The recent 10% drop over a couple days has some investors looking for a new place to park their cash. Mining stocks might be the place.
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…
Everyone is looking for a reason as to why the broad stock market indexes plunged this week. The actual reason is pretty simple.
Silver is less expensive than gold. But sometimes the relationship between gold and silver gets out of whack. I believe today is one of those times…
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.
Netflix is spending a ton of money on its own content to add new subscribers — and the reason why may be what kills its rally.
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.
Reinvesting dividends is a great way to build tremendous wealth over time. But if the company’s dividend turns out not to be sustainable, neither is the strategy.
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.
It’s been more than 19 months since the last 5% dip in the S&P 500 Index. This is just the sixth time we’ve gone more than a year without a 5% correction.
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%.
With one of the hottest sectors in recent years failing to keep pace with the broader markets, it gives us a significant buying opportunity — here’s why.
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.
Tax reform will affect not just taxes but also companies’ earnings. And analysts have been scrambling to increase their earnings estimates.
We are in unprecedented times. Whether we like it or not, cash is going away. And this has created an excellent opportunity for investors…
There’s a reason the Super Bowl indicator works. And since it does work, that means we can even use the stock market to predict the Super Bowl.
Brian Christopher is a modest person, so he won’t tell you all this himself … but he has the resume every value investor needs.
The way this industry as a whole has reacted to recent news has convinced me it is here to stay, and if you don’t have exposure to it yet — now is the time.
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.
The price of this commodity went up 17% in 2017. That’s only the third time prices have gone higher in the past decade, and it’s also the biggest gain in seven years.
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.
After a strong gain in 2017, many investors are worried about 2018. One concern is that the good times can’t last forever.
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.
You will spend this year hearing about how much more expensive all our “stuff” will become thanks to rising commodity prices. Everything is going to go up.
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.
Crashes always seem to come out of nowhere. But, in hindsight, we realize that all the elements for a crash were in place months before prices fell.
Many investors will worry that 2017’s gains won’t last and 2018 will deliver a loss. Data says those worries are misplaced.
Past performance isn’t a guide to the future. But it’s likely companies that aggressively used tax shelters in the past will find new ones in the future.
Gun control has been a hot topic in politics. And the fear of restrictions on guns has been very profitable for gun manufacturers.
I took plenty of heat back in June when I said the Amazon-Whole Foods merger “would be a surprising setback for the internet giant.” Looks like I was right.
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.
We often see certain trends in cash flow. These trends show up as patterns in the stock market. That’s why now is the time to buy stocks in Japan.
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.
Using an indicator called the VIX Fix, we can see what market volatility was before 1990. That’s helpful when putting the current market into context.
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.
So far this year, the market has had a very small sell-off. But with a historically low drawdown in 2017, we can’t expect the same next year.
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.
October new home sales ended up beating the forecast by about 10%. And these two companies will benefit from the growing housing market.
Thanks to Amazon.com, I can do all my holiday shopping in my pajamas while eating leftovers and drinking a holiday stout.
The Black Friday chaos hasn’t slowed shoppers. And the boost it gives to the retailers is immediately transparent in retail stocks.
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.
There’s a way to turbocharge a revenue-producing asset play. It’s a play you should consider making … before it’s too late.
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.
More countries are relying on solar energy to meet their electricity needs and now a new technology has emerged that can change the industry.
While the financial media has the world convinced that retail is officially dead, big money has found a new use for the retail sector.
There is a remarkably low amount of volatility in the markets. And I hope you are taking advantage of that by riding the market rally with this options.
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.
While 2% here and 3% there might not sound so bad, it can make the difference between your retirement nest egg running out in 20 years or 30 years…
Friday is a big day for the stock market. That’s when we see the monthly employment report. That report almost always creates volatility.
Saudi Arabia does a masterful job of talking the price of oil higher. And without ever taking any action, that has had an impact on oil prices.
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.
On October 8, Kobe Steel admitted to quality-control fraud on its metal products. And make no mistake: This scandal will deepen.
Too many investors are simply chasing gains during earnings season instead of implementing sound, proven strategies to steadily build up their portfolio.
Skeptics argue that the bull market is built on a pile of sand. But My Peak Velocity indicator shows this is a broad-based bull market that should keep climbing.
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.
A tell is a change in a poker player’s behavior that gives you some clues. Today, we’ll look at a tell you can find on earnings calls.
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.
Analysts believe magazine covers are wrong most of the time. That makes the recent cover of The Economist a buy signal for everything.
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.
Government isn’t the only thing that can destroy value. Private enterprise can do that perfectly well too.
The price of lumber is up 10% since Harvey hit in August. That’s sending timber companies’ shares soaring.
Many people who use trailing stops are shocked to hear I don’t use them. I’ll show you exactly what makes trailing stops outdated.
When a bull market comes to natural resources, it’s a constant source of worry. The truth is, no bull market goes straight up.
As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, traders looked for possible gains in orange juice. But the smart money was selling orange juice instead of buying.
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.
The thing you should be worried about is if your portfolio is prepared, whether the top happens tomorrow or in six months…
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 Volatility Index typically moves in the opposite direction of the market. This is because when the market is falling, people buy options to hedge.
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.
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.
As hurricanes approached, gasoline demand increased as supply shrank, and prices rose. But sometimes price gouging is less obvious, as in the case of new homes.
Investors are weighing difficult questions when it comes to the market. But you just need the right plan to get you through the next market correction.
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.
Prices are up all over the U.S. from this time last year. However, we are still paying far less for gasoline today than we did for most of the last decade.
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.
High earnings growth means the stock market should be surging, right? Instead, we have a fearful market that isn’t sure how to process what’s going on.
This metal just hit its highest price since 2007. That’s why it’s one of my favorite investment ideas.
Investors aren’t rewarding companies for beating estimates. And this anomaly, which hasn’t occurred since 2011, is a sign that a correction is looming.
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…
Investors want Uber and Google, not cotton and wheat. They want Apple, not apples. Food is boring. Now that sentiment has hit an unusual extreme.
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.
You may not know who Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and DJ Khaled are. But they’re important to know because there was a study about how pop music relates to the stock market.
This strategy is one that allowed readers of my Pure Income service to capture several great gains all within the last five months.
There is a clear downward trend in the seasonal pattern for this commodity that is set to last until the end of the year.
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.
The housing sector slaughtered traders when the bubble popped, leaving many wary of a rebound, but don’t count this group out just yet.
The collapse of oil prices has convinced many investors that U.S. oil is dead. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
There are big market forces at work that threaten your retirement. It may be nothing personal … but it’s still gonna hurt if you don’t adjust accordingly.
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.
The semiconductor sector recently showed a bearish signal — and this subsector has actually been leading the technology sector as a whole this year.
I want to pass along what I believe is the single best story in mining today: the underinvestment in critical metals.
Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to this key data, and that’s going to cause problems all too soon for investors…
The 10-year seasonal uptrend started on July 9, and, like clockwork, prices jumped. But I’m still short gold prices. Here’s why…
The price of corn is heading higher thanks to record heat, lower production estimates and record ethanol production.
The head-and-shoulders pattern has broken down, but the financial sector itself is now range-bound, and that can be just as important.
The headlines are clear: Oil will never be able to pull out of this bear market. But there are some bullish investors in the market.
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.
Financial markets are a real-time measure of how people react to history. When war threatens, selling often escalates. That’s when smart traders buy.
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?
The Fed’s decision to stay on a path of raising rates will have implications throughout the interest-rate world, including the high-yield debt market.
Demand for lithium is projected to skyrocket. And that poses a problem for the lithium market … and an opportunity for investors.
Our favorite sweetener is in a major bear market, and that could prove troubling for sugar producers such as the Canadian company Rogers Sugar.
Oil exploration companies are getting pounded by lower oil prices. However, this area of the oil industry is making money.
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.
U.S. net petroleum imports fell under 4 million barrels per day in April and again in May. That’s the lowest point since we began keeping records in 1991.
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.
This resource is probably the stealthiest bull market in the world. Its performance since 2009 beats every other metal out there…
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.
One of the most common questions I get is: What should I buy today — silver or gold? Right now, I have a clearer answer for you than I usually do.
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.
Most Federal Reserve officials expect short-term interest rates to stabilize at 2.5% to 3%. This is devastating news if you’re hoping to retire someday.
Gold has always been subject to speculative frenzies, of course. But never has the market been subjected to such extremes of buying and selling.
Gold is the one natural resource that confounds most investors. That unpredictability makes investing in gold miners even more difficult.
Even though there are shortcomings, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is useful. And with a small modification, it can become powerful.
The platinum supply is running out … but the market doesn’t care. Platinum has lost ground to gold consistently since 2008.
Traders and economists often say the most expensive words in the English language are “this time is different.” But maybe this time is different.
This week, I thought I’d dig around in our Sovereign Investor Daily mailbag to see what thoughts and questions readers have for us.
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?
Beating the market is hard work. When looking at market indicators, it’s important to remember that “to know what everyone knows is to know nothing.”
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…
Zinc is essential for a healthy body, but its uses go far beyond that. This metal contains a host of unique qualities that means demand is set to soar…
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…
The pattern I stumbled on is a classic head-and-shoulders pattern. In this case, it is calling for a sharp decline — and soon.