The Japanese Nikkei 225 continues to hold above 13,000, but with the index still up 56% from its recent low in mid-October, I continue to advise you to look elsewhere. The index was down 23% after its recent correction, but it has rallied four percent since. Even so, I would avoid Japanese stocks. (Read “Why Nikkei Sell-Off May Foreshadow Things to Come.”)
Complacency among investors is extremely dangerous. Many investors, both retail and institutional, have very short memory spans.
Why the Eurozone Recession Is Important for America
George Soros knows a thing or two about making money from big bets. In 1992, Soros made a $10.00 short wager on the British pound and walked away with a billion dollars in profits.
Global Economy Still at Risk, Just Look at the Jobs Picture
Why Earnings Outlooks Are More Important Than This Quarter’s Results
With the financial reporting season underway, one of the most important considerations is not the most recent quarter’s earnings results, but the earnings outlook companies are giving for the remainder of the year.
The eurozone and the euro are still around, but the more I see what is happening in that region, the more I think something must be done, given the financial crisis.
Don’t Believe the Chart: Gold Still Looks Promising
While I do like gold, I’m somewhat perplexed over the metal’s near-term stock chart. The chart shows indecision and indicates a potential downside break at $1,550, with gold potentially falling out of its current sideways channel.