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Did Pope Francis Bless Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU)?

By Monday, September 28, 2015
Fiat ChryslerPope Francis’s Endorsement Could be Boost for Fiat-Chrysler Stock After Pope Francis’ Alitalia Airbus 300 arrived from Havana, he was picked up in an official Fiat 500L. This contrasted sharply to the giant GM Suburban vehicles that escorted the Italian car, making it appear almost Lilliputian in their shadow. Suspicions of a holy alliance between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU) and the Vatican were confirmed by the company’s market performance, .

Gold Investing: China Devaluation Could Send Gold to $5,000

By Saturday, August 15, 2015
Gold InvestingDespite a few years of weak gold prices, China’s currency depreciation could be the tipping point that drives gold above $5,000. The yellow metal skyrocketed between 2001 and 2011, and another decade of similar growth is not unfeasible. Let me explain. A series of events in China have me convinced that gold prices are set to explode. The yellow metal has lost more than 40% since peaking near $1,900 in .

Stock Market: Two Proven Indicators Confirm Trouble Ahead

By Monday, May 4, 2015
Stock market crashTrading volume on the stock market is plunging. In classical technical analysis, rising stock prices on low trading volume are usually a warning sign of lower prices for stocks ahead. Why? Lower volume suggests there is not much investor participation in the stock market advance. The chart below shows the change in volume on the Dow Jones Industrial Average year-over-year since 2009. In 2014, the index had the lowest volume .

Call Options Your Best Strategy to Buy with Markets at Their Highs?

By Friday, February 27, 2015
Call Options Your Best StrategyStock Markets Still Near Record-Highs In my previous commentary last week, I suggested the stock market would likely go higher by year-end. But I also warned that investors keep their guard up and enjoy some profits. Now here we are, a week later, and the stock market is at yet another record-high after the moves by the DOW and S&P 500 on Tuesday. Technology continues to provide the stock market .

Dow Jones Transportation Stocks Suggesting Bullish Fourth Quarter?

By Friday, November 7, 2014
Where Are Stocks HeadedIn terms of stock market direction, the Dow Jones Transportation Average recently pushed through to another new record-high. The index retrenched along with the broader market in early October, but it fought back hard to just over 8,800. Within the index, countless stocks have been doing well. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) slumped to $42.00 in the lead-up to its earnings report. Now, it’s almost $55.00 a share after reporting .

India Buying 450% More Gold?

By Monday, October 27, 2014
How Can Gold Prices Possibly Go DownThe demand and supply situation for gold bullion, something I’ve often talked about in these pages, has taken a new course…one very favorable to gold bulls like me. Gold buying in India is up 450% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the first nine months of 2013. (Source: Government of India, October 14, 2014.) The jump in gold bullion buying in India is related to the easing .

What the Fear Index Is Telling Us About Stocks Now

By Friday, October 17, 2014
Why This Stock Market Rout Is Here to StayOver the past few months, I warned my readers the stock market had become a risky place to be. While I also suggested euphoria could bring the market higher than most thought possible—to the point of irrationality—the bubble has now burst. Key stock indices are falling and fear among investors is rising quickly. Please look at the chart below of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX). This .

Why Stock Prices Will Continue to Fall

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Stock Prices Will Continue to FallNow that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 1,035 points (six percent) from its mid-September peak, the question investors are asking is “how far will she go?” For small-cap investors, the drama is greater, as the Russell 2000 Index has fallen 12.5% from its July peak. Since 2009, every market pullback presented investors with an opportunity to get back into stocks at discounted prices. Even some editors here at .

Why Stock Buybacks Will End Up Being a Terrible Investment for Companies

By Friday, October 10, 2014
Great Stock Buyback MirageIn these pages, I have been very critical about stock buybacks by companies on the key stock indices. I see them as nothing more than a form of financial engineering used to manipulate per-share corporate earnings…and a bad investment for the companies buying their stocks back. According to data compiled by Bloomberg and the S&P Dow Jones Indices, companies on the key stock indices are expected to spend $914 billion .

The Nine-Month Check-Up

By Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Nine-Month Check-UpWith nine months behind us this year, today we look at how two popular forms of investment have done in 2014 and where I think they are headed for the remainder of the year. Starting with stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed yesterday up 2.8% for the year. Given the risk of the stock market, 2.8% is no big gain. I wrote at the beginning of 2014 that the .

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