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China’s Strategy to Boost Consumer Spending an Investment Opportunity?

By Friday, April 17, 2015

China InvestmentsFor many of you who have been long-term readers, you know that I’ve been a bull towards China and Chinese stocks. Yes, there was also the period of deception and fraud with Chinese stocks listed on U.S. stock market exchanges a few years back, but much of that has been cleaned up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Short-Term Outlook for China Volatile
Chinese stocks are no longer favored by investors…. Read More

Silver Stocks Set to Explode: Top 3 Silver Stocks to Watch in 2015

By Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Silver Stocks to watchThe 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 Opportunity Right Now?
The bull market recently celebrated its six-year anniversary and many are saying there’s still lots of running room. Silver, on the other hand, is expected to drop for a record fourth year in a row…. Read More

Joy Global Offers Insight into Commodities Environment: How to Profit

By Monday, March 9, 2015

Volatile Mining and Commodities SectorsAs evidence of the difficult times being experienced in the mining industry, Joy Global Inc. (JOY)… Read More, 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 coal, iron ore, oil sands, copper, gold, or other precious metal, the entire industry is struggling. It’s a tough environment for resource investors.

These Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right Now?

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right NowThis 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
Countless brand-name corporations have been increasing their dividends over the last several years. And total returns with dividends reinvested provided stellar returns.
If you had purchased Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)… Read More stocks in mid-2011, for example, your simple return to date would have been somewhere around 50%.

How $40-Barrel Oil Could Cripple the Global Economy

By Friday, January 16, 2015

Oil Prices Continue to PlummetSimply 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) crude oil prices initially broke below $80.00, I was thinking maybe it was overdone. Then we witnessed a break below $70.00, followed by $60.00, and then $50.00…. Read More

NASDAQ 5,000 Just Around the Corner?

By Friday, November 21, 2014

NASDAQ Index to Hit 5000Thinking 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 NASDAQ stock market is trading within 300 points, or 6.2%, of the magical 5,000-point level. The index is leading the broader market higher this year with a 12.75% advance and is continuing to show promise on the chart with a bullish golden cross, based on my technical analysis…. Read More

How to Play the Strong Housing Data

By Friday, August 22, 2014

Strong Housing DataThe 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 eight months. This break of one million units is key. Plus, the lagging building permits number was equally strong at an annualized 1.05 million units, up 7.7% year-over-year and 8.1% sequentially versus June…. Read More

Silver Prices to Double from Here?

By Thursday, May 8, 2014

Silver  Better Opportunity Than Gold YearIs 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 decided to curb demand for gold bullion in that country by increasing the duty on gold imports. This resulted in a significant decline in gold bullion imports…. Read More

“Fast Casual” the New Buzzword Among Risk-Capital Speculators

By Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Why This Restaurant IPO Stands Out from the PackThe 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 eat out, especially at the right price point.
The latest buzzword in the world of chain restaurants is “fast casual,” a combination between a fast food quick-service outlet and a sit-down casual restaurant…. Read More

Top IPOs to Watch for in 2014

By Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My IPO Watch List for 2014The 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 issues, we are seeing a rise in the flow of companies wanting to come to the capital markets and take advantage of the current euphoria for IPOs…. Read More

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