• What’s That Got to Do with the Price of a Big Mac in China?

    I’ve written about The Economist magazine’s “Big Mac Index” many times in The Global Guru. But if you’re new to this quick and dirty but useful method of measuring the relative values of global currencies, then here’s the basic idea. | Read More »

  • Bond Yields Going Nowhere except Maybe Lower

    By Bryan Perry The first major chink in the dollar’s armor was felt by Wall Street recently when a key employment data point effectively sent the Fed off the playing field and right to the showers. The dollar has been | Read More »

  • Top International Dividend ETF is Worth Considering

    A dividend payment not only puts cash in investors’ hands, but it also is a sign of strength if a company can afford to distribute cash to its shareholders.

  • The Caution of Commodities

    One of the most startling charts I’ve seen in a long time is the DB Commodities Tracking Index Fund (DBC).

  • Gold and Oil Plunge: How Long Can King Dollar Last?

    This year’s FreedomFest attracted a large number of financial gurus who use the Austrian economics of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek to make investment decisions. Every year we have the “bulls vs. bears” debate on the future of the | Read More »

  • The 10 Questions You Have to Answer Before You Buy Any Stock — Part 2

    Last week, I shared the first five of 10 questions that you must be able to answer before you decide whether or not to buy a share of stock in a particular company. If you missed that guidance, I encourage | Read More »

  • 2015: How to Make Money in this Lousy Year

    It is turning out to be a tough 2015 for stock market investors. The U.S. S&P 500 is trading where it was back on March 31. Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee recently noted that this has been only the second time since | Read More »

  • Higher Dollar Making for Stiff Resistance

    **************************************** Note from the Publisher For all of you dividend fans out there, I am thrilled to announce that we have added www.DividendInvestor.com to the Eagle family of products. With screening tools, an all-star ranking of dividend stocks, the best | Read More »

  • Mix-And-Match Sector Fund Boosts Performance

    We round out our review of the top three best-performing U.S. equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) of 2015’s first half with the bronze medalist.

  • A Weak Week in Equities

    Stocks faltered this week, a far cry from where stocks stood seven days ago, when the S&P 500 enjoyed a 2.4% surge.

  • Why the Global Economy Isn’t Ready for the Next Recession

    **************************************** Note from the Publisher For all of you dividend fans out there, I am thrilled to announce that we have added www.DividendInvestor.com to the Eagle family of products. With screening tools, an all-star ranking of dividend stocks, the best | Read More »

  • The 10 Questions You Have to Answer Before You Buy Any Stock — Part 1

    **************************************** Note from the Publisher For all of you dividend fans out there, I am thrilled to announce that we have added www.DividendInvestor.com to the Eagle family of products.  With screening tools, an all-star ranking of dividend stocks, the best dividend calendar | Read More »

  • The ‘Soft Power’ of Donald Trump

    **************************************** Note from the Publisher For all of you dividend fans out there, I am thrilled to announce that we have added www.DividendInvestor.com to the Eagle family of products. With screening tools, an all-star ranking of dividend stocks, the best | Read More »

  • High-Yield Income from the High-Tech Sector

    By Bryan Perry For what lies ahead in the second half of the year, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the high-tech and biotech sectors. Last week, shares of Google (GOOGL) soared to a new 52-week high on stellar | Read More »

  • Trump Expresses Love for ‘Legal’ Immigrants and Mexicans, Not Sen. McCain

    Trump Expresses Love for ‘Legal’ Immigrants and Mexicans, Not Sen. McCain

    Real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have surprised some people when he recently told an estimated 2,000 people attending the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas that he loves “legal” immigrants, Mexico and Mexicans. But Trump | Read More »

  • Small-Cap Fund Shows Big Results

    This fund tracks a subset of the S&P SmallCap 600 index. It chooses its holdings based on sales growth, earnings increases and, like the most successful fund of the half, momentum.

  • Right Back to Y2K Highs

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that we were right back to Y2K in the NASDAQ.

  • Who Won the Krugman-Moore Debate?

    “I am not a defender of socialism or big government!” — Paul Krugman It was billed as the Dream Debate of the Century, and it did not disappoint. More than 2,000 people poured into the Celebrity Ballroom at Planet Hollywood, | Read More »

  • What the ‘Airport Indicator’ Could Mean for Your Investments

    As you probably know, there are several parts that drive the U.S. economy — manufacturing, business investment, government spending and so on. One of the biggest is consumer spending. During the last few months, we’ve seen the manufacturing economy here | Read More »

  • The Global Market First-Half Scorecard

    We are now just past the halfway mark of 2015. And as the French say: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” Loosely translated, this means “the more things change, the more things stay the same.” And looking at | Read More »