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We are in an age where risk has now caught up to optimism. A generation of investors have been burned and abused and simply can't take more empty promises and hopes of untold riches based on the next great investment idea.
Stocks are sitting at 4-month highs as the Dow is still on pace for its best September since 1939 and its best quarter in a year. How good a month has it been? The Dow has only been down on 4 days in September — the fewest number of days in any month since April 2007.
The glut of housing is keeping prices exceptionally low despite the extremely favorable interest rates that mortgage seekers can obtain. But fair warning - interest rates will not stay at this level forever. In fact, I believe it would actually benefit the economy to have rates rise somewhat.
To remind all of the definition for inclusion, these are stocks which require no investment strategy other than, "Buy and hold...for a long, long time."
U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Monday despite a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. Wall Street managed to extend the September rally at Friday's close with the major indexes ending higher a fourth straight week on economic optimism.
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A global study of wealthy individuals conducted by Barclay's pokes holes in the notion that an individual should stop working at a pre-defined age as it is more of an illusion than a reality. The study found that increasingly, the wealthy are rejecting the idea of a traditional retirement—golden years filled with leisure—and continuing to work long past their early 60s.
"Ultimately, the big deal is going to be whether the economic growth rate is really accelerating in the fourth quarter or whether it doesn't," said James Paulsen, chief strategist at Wells Capital Management.
If low rates continue to get lower, which banks are better positioned to survive and thrive? Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, and Paul Miller, group head of financial services at FBR Capital Markets, discussed their insights.
TheStreet Ratings' stock model screens for the best fast growth stocks, and these companies rank in the top 10% of our stock ratings universe with 'buy' level ratings of A-minus or better. They also have top and bottom line growth potential in excess of 12% over the next year. ...A report from TheStreet.
The fourth quarter is generally the time of year when traders do one of two things: they either trade defensively and take too little risk or they trade aggressively and take too much.
Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight week Friday, extending a September rally with huge daily gains fueled by optimism over the future direction of the economy Caterpillar and Alcoa rose, Oracle fell.
IPO desks, which have had a miserable year, are salivating over the success of the Petrobras deal, which raised $67 billion in the largest secondary offering ever. Not so fast, skeptics have been telling me.
Stocks were on track to end significantly higher Friday and for the fourth straight week as traders began to gain more confidence in the future health of the economy. Caterpillar and Alcoa rose, Oracle fell.
Tepper is bullish on stocks and feel the risk reward is on the upside. Why? Because the Fed is your friend. Quantitative easing (QE) is going to trigger a move out of bonds and into stocks. But a number of traders say this is exactly the problem.
"This feels like there's been a big psychological switch in just the past few weeks to the point where it's scary how fast things have shifted," says one market strategist.
Many experts have called gold a bubble for the last five years, even as it outperformed the equities’ market by almost 200 percent during the same time frame. Others, on the other hand, believe it is being manipulated for a quick profit at the expense of retail investors.
The Canadian financial system is “firing on all cylinders,” Mark Carney, the head of Canada’s central bank, the Bank of Canada, told CNBC Friday.
As gold tops $1,300 an ounce, lawmakers in Washington are aiming to ensure that consumers don't get trounced by bad gold deals.