The first thing to realize is buying gold is the same as making any other investment decision. First you have to figure out what kind of investment you are looking for: value, growth, conservative, or risk. ...A report from TheStreet.
Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.
Stocks ended the week down sharply, with the major indexes down as much as 4 percent in the worst week for the markets since July 2. Retail drops.
U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.
Stocks closed lower Thursday, continuing a losing streak amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.
Stocks continued a losing streak Thursday heading into the close, amid light volume and continued worries over the state of the economy triggered by the latest batch of economic data and comments from Cisco that customers are hestitant about a recovery. Cisco skidded, Verizon rose.
Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.
Stocks were sharply lower Friday after a second straight drop in payrolls increased expectations of a slow economic recovery. Financials led the decline. Kraft rose.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, July 28.
Stocks fell sharply after a late selloff Monday after a report showed consumer credit rose slightly. Industrials, financials and tech were the weakest links.
Cramer interviews the CEO of one of his favorite mining companies.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, March 11.
Despite its recent decline, gold will continue to serve as an insurance policy in 2010, as governments around the globe tentatively withdraw stimulus funds from their countries' fragile economies, said Rachel Benepe, portfolio manager of five-star rated First Eagle Gold Fund.
Stocks climbed on Monday as the dollar pulled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. John Hathaway, senior portfolio manager of the Tocqueville Gold Fund, believes the precious metal has room to run higher.
The market rose Friday in spite of the unemployment numbers. Is it a sign the bull is back?
Gold hit a new nominal high near $1,100 an ounce on Friday, and Michael Dudas, metals and mining analyst at Jeffries & Co., thinks the precious metal has further to go. He offered two stock picks to play it.
Gold prices have skyrocketed recently, edging closer to the $1,000 mark. Damon Vickers, hedge fund manager at Nine Points Capital Partners, and Tom Pawlicki, precious metals analyst at MF Global, spoke with CNBC about whether they think the metal will cross the threshold into four figures.
The S&P 500 closed lower for the fourth day in a row after the latest economic reports suggested that the job market could trip up the recovery.
At least one institutional trader is betting that mining company Goldcorp will make large gains in the next three months.
Mark Johnson sees recent pullbacks in the price of gold as a golden opportunity for investors. "Because of the currency issues, and, eventually, inflation, gold will eventually rally," the portfolio manager of the USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund told CNBC.