2015 Setting Up to Be One Big Disappointment for Investors

By Friday, January 30, 2015

Disappointment for InvestorsAs I close out today with my last editorial for the month of January 2015, I want to share some very interesting observations with my readers.
This morning, as I write this issue, the futures market is showing the Dow Jones Industrial Average will open down 150 points. It’s been a difficult month for the Dow Jones. Not even including to… Read More

DuPont, 3M Report Earnings Growth, but Slow Sales: Stocks on a Break?

By Friday, January 30, 2015

Earnings Growing, Sales SlowThe bottom line is turning out to be one of the major stories this earnings season. A tough global environment and the stronger U.S. dollar (which was expected) are impacting sales. But earnings are mostly still coming through.
DuPont and 3M Reporting Decent Earnings, Slow Sales
One company that perfectly illustrates this trend is E… Read More

Looking Past Apple: 4Q14 a Bust for Majority of Stocks

By Friday, January 30, 2015

4Q14 Bust for the MarketsApple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL)… Read More may be shining bright after delivering an astounding record quarter, in which the company sold a staggering 74.5 million “iPhones.” But while the stock market is giddy on how Apple is performing, especially in China, where it is now the top seller of smartphones, the reality is that this earnings season

How Facebook Makes Money: New Platform an Advertiser’s Dream

By Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Facebook Makes Money
Facebook’s Rocky Start (Before Its Revenue Platform Made Headway)
Starting with just 20 or so initial profiles scattered around Harvard in 2004, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB)… Read More has since morphed into the world’s most important marketing platform, now with 1.3 billion active users.
Every day, disciples of Facebook log into their

Volatility in Global Currencies Good News for Gold Investors

By Thursday, January 29, 2015

Volatility in Global CurrenciesAs it stands, we are seeing wild swings in the currency markets. The only currency that’s performing well is the U.S. dollar. Other currencies, like the Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, and British pound, are in a definitive downtrend. The Swiss franc is seeing historical moves due to its central bank’s i… Read More

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