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gold
Gold miners’ stocks rocketed out of mid-March’s stock panic, breaking out to major new bull-market highs in mid-May. Such blisteringly-fast gains, and gold stocks’ upleg stalling out since, have left many traders nervous about this...
gold
Gold is soaring past an eight-year high now, even as equities are rebounding, in a bizarre setup that sees the two moving in lockstep when traditionally gold would be a safe haven asset that replaces...
facebook
Advertising hatred of Facebook is spreading as fast as social media-generated fake news.  Facebook is taking a nose-dive precisely because advertisers are fleeing what has become a toxic environment. It’s been enough of a culling to...
Retail
U.S. states are now open again for business, but the lines outside of places like TJMaxx might be misleading.  The question now is this: With doors re-opening, which ones are going to stay closed, and will...
Travel
Against all odds, airline stocks enjoyed their best weekly gains in history last week, and even Carnival cruises soared as investors--many of them younger novices pouring into fee-free online trading apps--went contrarian.  Their travel optimism, however,...
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There’s a school of thought within financial circles that says that bull markets do not die of old age but rather due to extraneous factors such as overconfidence, overspending and over-leverage. Unfortunately, this raging bull...
apple
Apple stock right now is trading almost at its 52-week high, and those who saw the tech giant for what it was--not a phone--are being vindicated.  There may be even more lucrative vindication on the way...
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As first-quarter earnings reports start trickling in, market sentiment is largely looking to what happens in Q2 because that’s where the real pain takes hold.  So far, there have been plenty of surprises, as tech equities...
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As we head into 2020 and take a look back at the past decade, many would-be investors will necessarily be suffering from a latent case of FOMO. It’s not the fear of missing out, it’s...
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Could it be that stock markets are catching on to the fleeting nature of tweeting, or is there something bigger at play here as the massive rebound one might expect on good news all around...