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Largest Bet Against S&P 500 in History ($1.3 Billion)?

Largest Bet Against S&P 500 in History ($1.3 Billion)?

The latest cover of Barron’s rightly proclaims, “It’s a boom time for doomsayers.” But I’m here to tell you that the paranoia-inducing prognostications are only going to get bolder and more frequent. Why? Blame billionaire George Soros. On Friday, it became a matter of public record that his hedge fund firm increased its bearish bet...

Why Does This Sector Keep Bludgeoning Investors?

Why Does This Sector Keep Bludgeoning Investors?

Pick any tired cliché about a dramatic shift in a short period of time… Like nothing ever happened. What a difference a week makes. They all apply. Two weeks ago, stocks were in the midst of a nasty pullback. Correction chatter dominated the headlines. Heck, individual bullish sentiment dive-bombed nearly 50% from year-end levels. And...

"Mistaken Identity" Sends Wrong Stock Blasting 4,900 Percent Higher

“Mistaken Identity” Sends Wrong Stock Blasting 4,900 Percent Higher

Google recently announced that it was buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. On the day after the announcement hit, investors accidently triggered a historic stock move. It’s a phenomenon called a “flash rally,” which is the exact opposite of a “flash crash.” Why haven’t you heard about flash rallies? It’s simple, really. The press favors...

When Growth Doesn't Matter

When Growth Doesn’t Matter

During the State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 28, President Obama praised the solar industry for adding 21% more jobs from September 2012 to September 2013 – bringing total U.S. solar industry employment to 142,698. Not only did the employment rates in the solar industry shoot up 20% (10 times faster than the national average...

A Secret Oil Pipeline Minting Fortunes

A Secret Oil Pipeline Minting Fortunes

There’s just one problem with the United States bursting at the seams with new shale oil production… Many regions don’t have the proper infrastructure to transport the fuel easily. But where pipelines are absent, oil producers are turning to the rail system. In increasing numbers, too… considering that today less than 25% of the oil...

Nightmarish Problem Found Hiding Inside Employees' Paychecks

Nightmarish Problem Found Hiding Inside Employees’ Paychecks

If you’re a newbie to the Wall Street Daily Nation, you’re in for a treat. Each Friday, I try my darndest to zip my lips and let some carefully selected graphics do the talking for me. This week, I’m dishing on 1) the oddest, yet most instructive chart on wage growth, 2) one trend the...

Caution, These Stocks Will Become Corrosive

Caution, These Stocks Will Become Corrosive

Chlorine, caustic soda, maleic anhydride, potassium hydroxide, titanium dioxide, hydrochloric acid… No, this isn’t the prop list for a Breaking Bad episode. These are some of the substances made by the chemical industry, a subgroup of the basic materials sector. We may not be familiar with the chemicals and materials that these companies produce, but...

India Scopes Top 3 Spot in 2017 Energy Consumption

India Scopes Top 3 Spot in 2017 Energy Consumption

Investment Director Karim Rahemtulla pointed out last week that energy consumption in India will blast off by 132% in the next few years. Already the world’s fourth-largest energy consumer, India will look to natural gas as a key component in its energy future. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Not only is India the...

A Forewarning? Gasoline Prices Crash in Tiny Illinois Town

A Forewarning? Gasoline Prices Crash in Tiny Illinois Town

Last weekend, motorists in Illinois got the bargain of a lifetime when a computer glitch caused an impromptu sale on unleaded plus fuel for one penny per gallon. Instead of paying about $40 to fill up a 12-gallon tank, they only had to fork over $0.13. Naturally, word spread quickly. Cars piled up. And somebody...

Oil Giant Triumphs in the Face of Near-Shattering Defeat

Oil Giant Triumphs in the Face of Near-Shattering Defeat

Big oil companies have had a tough time this earnings season. For the second quarter in a row, both ExxonMobil (XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A) have reported substantially lower earnings, blaming lower gas prices and exorbitant costs of mega-projects across the globe, Investment Director Karim Rahemtulla recently reported. Even Chevron (CVX) issued profit warnings...