Bull Market

— by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. We've spent a lot of time lately musing about U.S.-listed Chinese stocks, and no doubt a number of these companies are worthy of serious attention. At the same time, however, I want to look at a few domestic companies that are doing…

— by Michael Lombardi, CFP, MBA Quite convincing economic news coming out these days, one must admit. We have analysts telling us that the worst is behind us on the economic front. We experienced strong second-quarter earnings growth, with many companies surprising on the upside. And, of course,…

— by Michael Lombardi, CFP, MBA What's the best-performing stock index this year? Believe it or not, it is the NASDAQ. Remember that high-tech-stock-laden index that traded as high as 5,000 in early 2000 and then came crashing down to almost 1,000 in 2002? Well, the NASDAQ is…

— by Michael Lombardi, CFP, MBA Yesterday, I gave you my six reasons why stocks are moving higher right now. And I promised that today I would tell you why the stock market would eventually test its lows of March 9, 2009. So here it goes: Historically, bull…

— by Michael Lombardi, CFP Being April Fool's Day, I thought it would be appropriate to quote the famous Elvis Presley song, as I write today about something dear to all our hearts, something investors can make a lot of money in, an investment many people are starting…

— by Anthony Jasansky Like a medieval alchemist, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner keeps on inventing new formulas that may turn junk assets held in bank balance sheets into marketable securities. The latest concoction revealed publicly on March 23 under the catchy moniker "PPIP" (Public-Private Investment Program) has been…

I love the power generation business -- especially in times of recession. It's interesting how entire industries get ignored in bull markets; then, when everything comes crashing down, investors go back to looking for more stable businesses. Power generation is the one industry that continues to be booming…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. After a strong and courageous battle, the Dow Jones fell victim to a credit crisis and finally succumbed on Friday, October 3, 2008, when it fell decisively below the mid- point between…

It's very difficult to call where the current stock market is going to go. Anyone who professes to know is just plain guessing. Some of the benchmark stocks that I follow have really turned around lately and this is a promising sign for the broader market. In particular,…

Remember a company called NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ/NUVA)? I wrote about this company in this column back in the middle of April and the end of June. This stock's been bucking the market trend for a while. NuVasive is a medical device company that designs and sells products for…

With gold bullion down more than $100.00 from its record high of $1,033 an ounce... with oil falling $10.00 after reaching $111.00 a barrel... rumor on the street has it that Fed Chairman Bernanke has been able to steer the U.S. away from a severe recession and relieve…

Last week, one of my favorite investment analysts predicted an enormous bull market in agricultural commodities and continuing weakness in the U.S. dollar, and lambasted the Federal Reserve for creating an inflationary environment. Jim Rogers is no stranger to investors and he is a fellow who puts his…

The disagreement between buyers and sellers, the bulls and the bears, is what keeps the market ticking. No matter how one-sided the bullish or bearish evidence, there will always be a notable minority of market seers and investors who will take a contrary view. How wise and profitable…

I am really glad that fourth-quarter and year-end earnings are starting to pour in. Even if some of the numbers aren't great, at least we're achieving some certainty about it. The current equity market is likely to remain fragile for quite some time and every economic report will…

Last year at this time I wrote, "I except 2007 to be another banner year for gold bullion." And that's exactly what we got. Gold bullion prices rose from $650.00 U.S per ounce in the first few days of January 2007 to $838.00 an ounce on December 31,…

The market is down 300 points one day, and up 300 points the next day. Is it the end of the bull market or a quick correction? Maybe it's just a see-saw. Investors need nerves of steel to avidly invest in this stock market. Valuations are high, but…

Will anything stop the booming Chinese stock market? Two days ago, the Chinese government tripled the tax it levies on stock trading in an effort to cool the demand for Chinese securities. With more than 20 million stock trading accounts opened by its citizens in China so far…

When my husband and I went to our bank to see how much of a cottage we can afford, I was floored (and somewhat freaked out), when our friendly neighborhood banker came back with the number. Not even in my wildest dreams would I ever borrow that much…

The Buddhist concept of Nirvana is described as a state of being that is free from mind contaminants, such as lust, anger, or craving and I may add greed and fear. Nirvana is thus a state of inner peace, contentment, and the highest happiness. This is not the…

The markets saw some stalling last week with a lack of momentum to the upside. While market sentiment remains quite bullish on the NYSE, there have been some red flags surfacing on the NASDAQ, which could pressure technology stocks in the near term. On the NASDAQ, the recent…