Rock Beats Paper: Why the Volatility Can’t Beat a Solid Foundation
By Jason Sampognaro, Hard Assets Alliance Analyst It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of the gold market. When prices are skyrocketing to new highs, everyone is scrambling to buy. When prices are falling, it’s as if they’ve | Read More »
An Educated Investment in America’s Aspiring Job Applicants
There are a few public companies that are driving the student housing market to accommodate the more than 3 million college students who are expected to enroll each at least through 2019.
Is Water More Precious than Gold?
Water is one of the most precious of resources, and it continues to be the most mispriced.
Daily Data Flow: U.S. Stocks Decline; Fed Divisions; Nikkei Snaps Winning Streak
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a five-year high, as investors awaited the start of the corporate earnings season tomorrow.
Eagle Eye Opener: Oil Investors May Face Tough Year; Hedge Funds Underperform in 2012; Chinese Manufacturers May Push Down Prices for TV Sets in the United States
The price of benchmark crude for February delivery fell 43 cents to $92.66 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not sustain its stimulus program much longer.
Daily Data Flow: Jobs Report Boosts Stocks; Post Office Needs New Bailout; Oil Futures Gain
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to the highest level since December 2007, after data showed employers added workers in December at about the same pace as the prior month.
Eagle Eye Opener: ‘Goldilocks’ Number; Wall Street Guessed Wrong; Service Firms Grow
The December jobs report showed the economy added 155,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.8%. According to various consensus estimates, economists were expecting between 150,000 to 160,000 jobs added and a 7.7% unemployment rate.
Daily Data Flow: U.S. Stocks Fall; Private Sector Jobs Surge; Fed Is Wary of Stimulus Side Effects
U.S. stocks fell, erasing earlier gains, after Federal Reserve policy makers said at the latest meeting they probably will end their $85 billion monthly bond-purchase program sometime in 2013.
Eagle Eye Opener: One Expert Likes Gold and Equities; Wheat Prices Hit Seven-Month High; U.S. Manufacturers Rebound
With the fiscal cliff agreement safely finished, many U.S. investors now believe that smooth sailing lies ahead for U.S. equity markets.
Daily Data Flow: Agreement Boosts Stocks; Chinese Investment; Cliff Deal Benefits Dollar
U.S. stocks rose, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its biggest gain in more than a year, after lawmakers passed a bill averting spending cuts and tax increases that threatened a recovery in the world’s biggest economy.
Eagle Eye Opener: Fiscal Cliff Joins Y2K as Non-Event; Far East Markets Jump; European Markets Rise
In a move that aided overseas stock markets, President Obama and enough House Republicans that matter put together a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
Daily Data Flow: Cliff Optimism; Halting Milk Price Spike; China to Maintain Monetary Policy
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, after the biggest weekly drop for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in about two months, amid speculation Congress will reach a deal to head off more than $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases.