Today I’m continuing our review of Wall Street Daily’s best content of the year.
Like yesterday’s list of most popular articles, this next “best of 2014” edition was decided by Wall Street Daily readers.
This time, however, we scoured our archives to see which headlines seemed to grab readers’ attention the most.
Indeed, the headlines in today’s top five dominated when it came to pure shock value.
#5 Secret “Dark Pool” in California Is a Hoax
At the start of the shale boom, Chief Resource Analyst Karim Rahemtulla urged caution. During such a delicate time, investors can’t trust the press to report all the facts they need. That’s why Karim traveled to numerous sites and spoke with everyone from geologists to CEOs before making any recommendations. What he found were three major disconnects concerning the “dark pool” in California. Read more »
#4 Coca-Cola Stuns World With New Formula
Coca-Cola (KO) had just become the largest shareholder of K-Cups maker, Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR). And I had just heard chatter that Coca-Cola’s move was simply a precursor to a full acquisition. Wall Street Daily must be packed with soft-drink fans, because this article got a lot of attention. Read more »
#3 Fed Crushes Retirees Dreams
In September, Chief Income Analyst Alan Gula said there’s reason to believe the Fed has trapped us in a low-interest-rate environment. Consequently, the Central Bank has crushed the dreams of retirees and near-retirees who were hoping for a conveniently timed rate hike. But that’s not the whole story. You see, there’s one hybrid security with bond-like characteristics that becomes more attractive in a low-interest-rate world. Read more »
#2 Black Ops Militia Cuts Bangkok’s Head Off
Rewind back to May, when the elected government of Thailand had just been overthrown by a military coup. Yet the Thai market barely budged in response. And since such resilience almost always spells opportunity, Karim jumped on the story immediately. Read more »
#1 “In God We Trust” Vanishes From U.S. Coins
In March, a treasure trove of rare gold U.S. coins had just hit the market for auction. Bidding for the most expensive coin, an 1866-S Double Eagle without the “In God We Trust” motto, started at $1.2 million. But since the traditional gold market was also rife with opportunity, I asked the country’s foremost gold dealer, Richard Checkan, to get us up to speed on the very latest. Read more »
Well, that’s all for today’s lineup.
Be sure to tune in for our next issue, which breaks down the most controversial articles we’ve published all year.
Onward and Upward,
Founder, Wall Street Daily