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Equities Gain, But Will the Rally Continue?
  • Equities Gain, But Will the Rally Continue?

Equities Gain, But Will the Rally Continue?

By |February 18th, 2016|

It’s hard to know what to expect given how volatile stock markets have been lately but investors can breath a sigh of relief, at least for now, as both stocks and oil appear to be recovering. The U.S. stock market closed higher yesterday for the third day in a row. This makes it the […]

Goldcorp Inc GG Gains on Higher Gold Price
  • Goldcorp Inc GG Gains on Higher Gold Price

Goldcorp Inc (GG) Gains on Higher Gold Price

By |February 12th, 2016|

Over the last month the price of gold has increased 13% over uncertainty about the struggling economy around the world and the volatile financial markets. Higher precious metal prices pushed up the stocks of many gold mining companies such as Goldcorp (GG.) Investors of gold stocks feel more optimistic about the sector as Goldcorp’s […]

Dow Posts Worst Opening Day in 8 Years
  • Dow Posts Worst Opening Day in 8 Years

Dow Posts Worst Opening Day in 8 Years

By |January 6th, 2016|

New year, new start, as they say, although you’d be forgiven for feeling slightly less optimistic following the start the Dow has made to 2016. Traders were left reeling on Monday after the worst opening day in 8 years.

At the end of 2015, most U.S. markets finished in the red. The S&P 500 was down […]

Three Great Stocks to Watch Even After the Rate Hike: (SUNE) (ASTI) (BBRY)
  • Three Great Stocks to Watch Even After the Rate Hike: (SUNE) (ASTI) (BBRY)

Three Great Stocks to Watch Even After the Rate Hike: (SUNE) (ASTI) (BBRY)

By |December 18th, 2015|

Markets are having an incredibly hard time at the moment. The Federal Reserve has finally made good on its promise to increase its interest rate by the end of 2015, and that action is causing US stocks to tank! Nonetheless, even in a down market, there are always solid stocks to watch. Today, we’ll […]

The Federal Reserve Rate Hike is Finally Here
  • The Federal Reserve Rate Hike is Finally Here

The Federal Reserve Rate Hike is Finally Here

By |December 17th, 2015|

On Wednesday, December 16th the Federal Reserve met and decided to increase the key rate by a quarter point. This was widely expected to happen. After 7 years of effectively zero percent interest rates the U.S. central bank finally made a move on the interest rate. Janet Yellen, the Fed Chair, explained the open […]

The Market is Bracing for Impact
  • The Market is Bracing for Impact

The Market is Bracing for Impact

By |December 9th, 2015|

US stocks started declining dramatically recently and it’s looking as though the trend is likely to continue. Today, we’ll talk about why the US market is having such a rough time and why the declines are likely to continue.

Why The Market Is Having Such A Rough Time
The poor market conditions are ultimately caused by […]

U.S. Stock Market Offers Mixed News Following Thanksgiving Sales
  • U.S. Stock Market Offers Mixed News Following Thanksgiving Sales

U.S. Stock Market Offers Mixed News Following Thanksgiving Sales

By |December 3rd, 2015|

So, this is it – we’re out of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales rush and now firmly into the frantic build-up for the holiday season. The sales bonanza weekend and Thanksgiving-shortened week represented the strongest for equities, yet it was in fact energy stocks that underpinned microscopic gains during the lead up to the […]

Why Amazon (AMZN) Has Months Of Declines Ahead
  • Why Amazon (AMZN) Has Months Of Declines Ahead

Why Amazon (AMZN) Has Months Of Declines Ahead

By |November 16th, 2015|

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)

Amazon, like most stocks in the US market at the moment is struggling. When it comes to stocks like Amazon however, we can expect for the declines to continue for quite some time. Today, we’ll talk about what’s causing the declines as well as why the declines are likely to continue […]

Federal Reserve Delays Rate Hike... Again
  • Federal Reserve Delays Rate Hike... Again

Federal Reserve Delays Rate Hike… Again

By |October 29th, 2015|

US Markets were off to a bit of a slow start this week as investors awaited the final report from the FOMC meeting. However, the Federal Reserve has come to their conclusion and it seems to be exciting news for investors. Essentially, the Fed has made the decision to delay the increase of their […]

Why Banking Stocks Are Not the Place to Be Right Now
  • Why Banking Stocks Are Not the Place to Be Right Now

Why Banking Stocks Are Not the Place to Be Right Now

By |October 14th, 2015|

If you can think of one type of business that always has money, what would it be? Chances are, you’re thinking about banks. That same concept is why so many people feel comfortable investing in big banks like Bank of America. While that may be a good idea most of the time, now is […]