Saturday Spotlight

Wall Street Daily's Top Five Income Articles of 2015

The Top Five Income Articles of 2015

When it comes to the biggest stories of 2015, it’s hard to top the Federal Reserve’s rate hike drama. Investors watched with bated breath (not literally, I imagine, as many would’ve asphyxiated waiting for the Fed to make a move) to see when the Fed would finally raise the federal funds rate off of the...

Wall Street Daily's Top Five Commodities Articles of 2015

The Top Five Commodities Articles of 2015

The big story in the commodities sector this year is oil – specifically, how its price has plummeted. Since June of 2014, the price of a barrel of oil has been roughly cut in half. The biggest reason? Surging supply from Saudi Arabia, the United States, and even Russia. Prices tried to rally several times...

Wall Street Daily's Best Articles of 2015

The Best Articles of 2015

I can’t believe 2015 is nearly over. After all, Thanksgiving still feels like yesterday, yet Christmas is almost here. I bet many of you can relate. As is tradition at Wall Street Daily, we’ll spend this week looking back at the year that was. To kick things off, we picked the five articles that you,...

Interest Rates Rising: Bad Policy and Slow Growth

Bad Policy and Slow Growth

If I had access to Doc Brown’s DeLorean, I’d take it back to the summer of 1972 and catch the Rolling Stones’ American tour in support of “Exile on Main Street.” I was around to catch the 25th anniversary “Steel Wheels” tour in 1989, early in my freshman year at U.C. San Diego. That album...

Options: Free Your Mind and the Cash Will Follow

Options: Free Your Mind and the Cash Will Follow

My old-school Webster’s Universal Unabridged Dictionary (copyright 1936) tells me that, from a layman’s – or non-investor’s – perspective, “option” means “the power or liberty of choosing; the right or power of deciding on any course of action; as, to leave it in one’s option to do something.” For our purposes, “an option is a...

The U.S. Bond Market and You: Disaster Planning

The Bond Market and You

Yes, it’s Saturday morning. No, it’s not an ideal time to crunch technical data. But you need to sit through this. The information may save your portfolio. http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/zvbvobmxgh?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=960 When most of us think about “the market,” stocks – Apple, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, GE – are front of mind. This “market” – equities – is...

Currency Cold War Sparked by Recent Terror Attacks

Geopolitics, Macroeconomics, and Your Portfolio

As I sat down to write the backgrounder for this holiday-shortened week’s Saturday Spotlight, reports of an air-to-air missile fired from a Turkish F-16 downing a Russian Su-24 flooded my newsfeeds. U.S. equities were in the red early in Tuesday’s trading sessions, with transports (and airlines, hurt by the U.S. State Department issuing a global...

The Three Basic Elements of Building Long-Term Wealth

A Perfect Plan

I’m kind of a nut for military history. And I’m a huge fan of Dwight David Eisenhower. As Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, he had to manage mercurial and disparate personalities such as General Sir Bernard Montgomery and General George S. Patton. Later, as the 34th President of the United States, Eisenhower led...

Better Than a Hedge Fund: LEAPS Options Trading

Better Than a Hedge Fund

Editors’ Note: Welcome to the new Wall Street Daily Weekend Edition. In addition to our regular roundup of top content featured at Wall Street Daily during the week that was, we’re now including extended commentary from Editorial Director David Dittman. And highlighting this new digest is the video-based Saturday Spotlight, which will “shine” on one...

3-D Printing, Tech Stocks: Separating Fortunate and Foolish

What Separates the Fortunate From the Foolish

Editors’ Note: Welcome to the new Wall Street Daily Weekend Edition. In addition to our regular roundup of top content featured at Wall Street Daily during the week that was, we’re now including extended commentary from Editorial Director David Dittman. And highlighting this new digest is the video-based Saturday Spotlight, which will “shine” on one...