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Gold

India’s $1.8 Trillion Gold Mine

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Apr 20, 2017

The market’s smallest stocks have gained 14% since the election Donald Trump – compared to a 9% gain of the S&P 500. However, the stock rally has been put on hold for the time being – at least here in the United States. But as senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez explains, now is the perfect time to load up on small caps abroad…

International

The Truth Behind Poland’s Growth Surge

By Martin Hutchinson - Apr 19, 2017

Despite the stagnant economy in Europe, Poland’s flexibility of its own currency and competitive wages have combined to give the country a healthy growth rate. Here’s how to play the country’s continued momentum.

Banking

Trump Redraws the Thin Red Line in Banking

By Martin Hutchinson - Apr 18, 2017

There’s a movement within the Trump administration — driven by top economic aid Gary Cohn — to put Glass Steagall back on the books. Such a move would send profound aftershocks across the financial system. So I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to get the scoop.

International

French Election Reaches Boiling Point

By Martin Hutchinson - Apr 17, 2017

The run-up to the Presidential Election in the United States was a spectacle. And Donald Trump made sure of it - with his heavy use of social media to ensure everyone was paying attention. But don’t let your preoccupation with the machinations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue blind you to the potential global impact of another historic election unfolding in France.

Friday Charts

Friday Charts: Tesla’s Absurd Valuation and Amazon’s Endless Warpath

By Louis Basenese - Apr 14, 2017

This week, we’re tackling the pesky debate about Tesla’s valuation and the Great Retail Apocalypse of 2017 – triggered by Amazon.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Bubble About to Burst

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Apr 12, 2017

On the West Coast, a new housing bubble has formed in one of America’s most vibrant cities. It’s a Silicon Valley bubble that not even Dodd-Frank could save.

Technology

Trump’s $2.5 Trillion Moneybomb Detonates Soon

By Louis Basenese - Apr 7, 2017

A $2.5 trillion “Moneybomb” is destined to hit U.S. shores this year. When it detonates, it promises to trigger one of the largest one-time wealth transfers in the history of capitalism. Here’s how to play it.

Oil

Prepare for a Sudden Rebound in Oil Prices

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Apr 6, 2017

The seesaw action of oil price action has wreaked havoc on the resolve of bulls. But if OPEC’s recent agreement to hold down production in an effort to reduce oversupply sticks, there’s a lot more upside ahead.

Environment

High-Tech Volcanic Sensors Could Save 600 Million Lives

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Apr 5, 2017

Senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez explains how scientists have essentially connected a volcano to the internet. And the data they’re pulling could save the lives of millions of people around the world.

Consumer

Epic Divide in Consumer Sentiment

By Martin Hutchinson - Apr 3, 2017

Based on recent consumer sentiment readings, we’re a historically divided nation. And with corporate tax reform up next, the epic divide could get even deeper. So I asked my senior analyst Martin Hutchinson to address the delicate issue of tax reform. Read on to see how Lowe’s could benefit immensely from his findings.

Takeovers

CEOs Hunt Down New Takeover Targets

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 30, 2017

U.S. corporations are currently sitting on $4.5 trillion in cash. Combine that with low interest rates and tepid earnings growth and you’ve got the perfect recipe for merger mania this year. Here’s how to find their next target…

Brexit

Brexit Update: Pulling the Trigger on Article 50

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 28, 2017

Tomorrow, British Prime Minister Theresa May will officially invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to explain what this means for Britain moving forward.