Over the past few weeks, we've been giving you strategies to deal with a turbulent market. But that doesn't mean investors aren't still buying and holding stocks for the long term.
If you're one of these investors, then this week's Smart Investment Strategies edition is just for you, from a guy who knows the stakes...
Yesterday was an epic, game-changing day for Google (GOOG:NASDAQ). It alters the landscape in the smartphone industry. In one expensive move, Google made its first foray into proprietary hardware territory. The move was another kick in the head for top competitor Research In Motion (RIMM:NASDAQ).
Gold Prices at $1,800: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...
The International Monetary Fund reports that the United States is the largest holder of gold, with 8,133.5 tonnes. In yesterday's trading, gold prices topped $1,800 an ounce. Even though the price of gold ended a bit lower, let's use this nice round number to calculate the value of all that gold.
The mainstream financial media is like a couple of eight-year-olds. We hear arguments from both sides -- corporate earnings are beating records, but at the same time joblessness could jump to 10% again.
Which is it? And how do you plan an investment strategy against such bipolar predictions?
Over the past week and more, we've been talking about crude oil, crude oil and crude oil.
And for good reason. Oil prices jumped above $97 a barrel in after-hours trading on Friday.
But while we've been talking about crude oil, natural gas has quietly crept back onto the investment scene. In fact, natural gas prices climbed six out of the past seven trading days.
The U.S. is in a very scary position right now... We have a real chance of defaulting on our debt. The government is still arguing over what to do about the debt ceiling, and if they can't find a solution we're looking at an economic meltdown.
The rating agencies are starting to catch on.
Obama Gives OPEC Dissenters the Finger, Crude Oil Prices Could Lower
For the past two days, I've been driving...
I recently won an auction for a mustang -- a gorgeous strawberry roan we're calling Aesop Rye. I spent all of Wednesday towing all 1,000 pounds of him, plus the 3,500-pound trailer.
The trip was grueling, and we made plenty of pit stops along the way. But surprisingly, one of the things that didn't bother us as much was the price of gas.