30th Anniversary of Black Monday: Is a Resurgence Possible?
Today is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday — the bloodiest day in Wall Street history. Now, when you look at 1987’s pre-crash metrics against today's, it gets a little scary. Can we truly justify the hefty valuations of today’s market?
Metals & Minerals
The Harsh Truth About Gold
Over the last three years, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) has lollygagged in a sideways direction. Still, some folks will insist on owning proxies for gold, rather than actual gold bullion. If you’re among those who favor paper gold, don’t simply buy an ETF.
Healthcare & Pharma
3 Anti-Trumpcare Stocks to Buy Now
America’s largest health insurance companies — Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Anthem — are also printing money! And now that Trumpcare has failed, the printing presses will run even hotter. And these companies are about to go on a historic acquisition spree.
[Chart] Tesla’s Insane Spending Spree
Congratulations to Elon Musk. He wins the honor of having today’s most insane chart! Clearly, Tesla will need a cash infusion to continue its R&D binge.
Online Gambling Market on 11-Year Growth Trajectory
Believe it or not, online gambling is a $40 billion industry and growing fast. The industry’s expansion is absolutely insane. Take a look at this chart to see what I mean. It’s just further proof that when charts go insane, profits aren’t far behind...
Alan Knuckman: Interview From the Trading Floor
During a recent interview, he shared his thoughts on why investors shouldn’t try to time when the recent bull market will end — along with eight other must-read secrets gleaned from his days on the trading floor. Here’s the full transcript of the interview.
“Steve Bannon” Trade Hits Paydirt
It’s virtually impossible to lose when a true arbitrage opportunity presents itself. Fortunately, we have an arbitrage expert on staff — my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson.
The Golden Conspiracy
Jim Rickards has some interesting ideas on the impact of gold manipulation on other currencies. Check it out!
Retail Investors Face an Ugly Truth
In 2016, the S&P 500 rose 12% on a total return basis. But the average investor’s portfolio earned just 5%. In other words, the market beat the average Joe by more than double. Thanks to an innovative new company, though, investors’ luck could change overnight.
Stock Splits: Win or Die Trying
By virtue of its ambitious 7-for-1 split three years ago, Apple strategically made its shares much more attractive to investors. With shares running north of $1,000, will Amazon steal a page from Apple’s playbook and announce a similarly aggressive split? The timing for a major split to happen feels perfect.
The Avalanche Effect: Using Momentum to Your Advantage
Momentum investing involves buying the stocks trending higher and shorting the market’s weakest-performing stocks. Today, Jonathan Rodriguez breaks down this strategy to show readers exactly how lucrative this strategy can be.