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The majority may be bullish on stocks and bearish on silver, but silver prices are set to rise. Many catalysts may soon send the price of silver upward, and silver stocks are set to profit. Below are three silver stocks to watch in 2015. Silver Stocks an Investment…

As evidence of the difficult times being experienced in the mining industry, Joy Global Inc. (JOY), a Milwaukee-based company that’s one of the top manufacturers of surface and underground mining equipment, reported a double-digit decline in sales, bookings, and earnings. Commodities and Mining Sectors Struggling Whether it’s for…

This is still a good environment in which to be a dividend investor. Strong cash balances, low capital costs, and continued unwillingness on the part of large corporations to make bold new investments makes rising dividends a reality in a slow-growth environment. Top Companies Continuing to Increase Dividends…

Simply put, there is no support or interest in buying oil at this time, and that means oil prices could realistically hit $40.00 a barrel. Oil prices that low could cripple the global economy. Let me explain... The Decline in Oil Prices When the West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…

Thinking back to early 2000, I thought the NASDAQ stock market would eventually trade at 5,000, but I wasn’t sure about how long it would take. Well, now it looks like the answer at the time would have been around 15 years. After a decent run this year,…

The housing market picked up steam in July after some stalling in the first half of the year, which was negatively affected by bad winter conditions in the first quarter. Housing starts surged 15.7% to a seasonally adjusted 1.09 million units in July, the market’s highest production in…

Is silver presenting an even greater investment opportunity than gold bullion? It’s been well documented in these pages that demand for gold bullion is increasing and supply is declining due to lower prices. The silver market is going through the exact same thing. Last year, the Indian government…

The great thing about noodles is that they’re cheap—and this is also what makes a restaurant chain selling noodles a very good investment opportunity. Restaurant stocks should always be on any speculative investor’s radar. Consumers’ tastes change, disposable incomes change, and so on…but there is always fervor to…

The market demand for initial public offerings (IPOs) is strong, as investors search for additional sources of opportunities to make money. While there have been some poor-performing IPOs this year, there have also been numerous stocks that have debuted to stellar gains. With strong market conditions for new…

While there continues to be a widening of the income gap between the rich and the poor in the world, companies like MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE/MA) continue to make a lot of money from every transaction made using their credit cards. Recently, MasterCard announced it would be splitting its…

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) just doubled its equity market capitalization over the last 24 months. It is a stunning performance and a breakout from its long-term trend. What stood out in the company’s latest quarter was its earnings growth. Profitability is improving substantially due to increased spending…

The second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, debuted in theaters last Friday to heightened anticipation. The early bet is the film could set a new box office record. Whether the lofty expectations pan out or not, believe it or not, there is more than one…

I love the smell of coffee brewing in the morning—and in the afternoon and evening. As you can tell, I do enjoy my coffee—but I also like watching some of the market’s top coffee stocks. At the top of my watch list in the coffee sector is Starbucks…

Technology stocks underperformed the S&P 500 and Dow in the first quarter of the year, but that’s no big deal, as I continue to see technology as a market leader. The month of April saw some buying return to technology stocks, with the NASDAQ managing to outperform the…

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB) has attracted over one billion pairs of eyeballs, and my stock analysis suggests its share price may really explode upward if the company can monetize this massive user base. The future for the company will clearly lie with its aggressive shift into mobile advertising, an…

I have been a major supporter of gold for the past decade during the run-up in prices, but I can’t say I’m that confident at this moment. Of course, there are still the issues in the eurozone, tension in the Middle East, and the crazy man running North…

The airline sector is sizzling, with rising demand from China and other emerging economies, based on my stock analysis. Revenues in the global airline sector are estimated at $671 billion this year, with profits of $10.6 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association. Plus, my stock analysis…

The top player in the Internet space is Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG), based on my stock analysis. The company is innovative and has grand plans to rule the Internet space. Google believes it can and so does the market, as the stock traded at a record $844.00 last Wednesday.…