The International Gold Rush – A Commodity Poised for Growth
In a week marked by a furthered short-term collapse of oil and a stronger U.S. dollar, the gold market saw prices drop off by $40 to settle near $925 an ounce. Investors seem quick to point the finger at the commodities market, using any sign of weakness as a cause for a stock market rally, but is the gold rush of late actually winding down?
The investing environment for oil & gas producers remains bullish in 2008, as record oil prices headline the news almost daily… and analysts see a lot more coming. Since Goldman Sachs predicted a two-year move to $200 in the commodity, people have had renewed confidence in buying up companies that deal with oil, and its cleaner alternative, natural gas.
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Earnings Whispers - Invest In Stocks Like The Professionals
Before March 2000, in the bull market, whisper numbers were all the rage. In fact, these estimates became so popular for the outlandish pre-”tech bubble” gainers that Wall Street often notched real estimates lower than actual expectations just to be able to “beat the consensus.” Today, earnings whispers are still used, but not as confidently as before.
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An Intuitive Investment? - Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) is Poised to Grow in 2008
I’ve been tracking healthcare rockstar Intuitive Surgical (NYSE: ISRG) for about six months now, and have been impressed with their results… its astonishing to me that they are back to their late-October trading levels despite all of the hard work. After a terrific earnings call, including a 2008 guidance boost, shares of ISRG took a hit.