Will Facebook Be Unfriended By Regulators?

Back in July when Steve Bannon, who was still then still a Chief Advisor to President Trump, expressed his view that the largest data/media companies such as Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) should be highly regulated much like public utilities or a lesser degree like the cable and telecom industry….

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Weird Things Are Happening With Gold

Last week featured two unusual stories on gold – one strange and the other truly weird. These stories explain why gold is not just money but is the most politicized form of money. They show that while politicians publicly disparage gold, they quietly pay close attention to it. The first strange gold…

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Could Gold Explode To $10,000? This Expert Thinks So…

After hitting its highest level this year, gold has fallen back on profit taking, But, best-selling author of Currency Wars Jim Rickards isn’t giving up on the yellow metal just yet. “The bigger picture, the one I’m looking at, is that gold hit an interim low on Dec. 15 and it has been…

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Momentum Slipping or Healthy Consolidation?

Beneath the surface of the indices hanging near all-time highs the stock market has seen some decent rotation.

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5 Simple Steps to Trading CryptoCurrencies

Investing in cryptocurrencies is just like trading in normal currencies.

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Dig into Grubhub

Last week’s deal to purchase EAT24 delivery division from Yelp cements Grub’s position as industry leading with now more than 50% of the food delivery market.

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Should You Buy This Latest Dip?

Concerns about a crisis with North Korea cooled over the weekend and that is all that the market needed to produce a gap-up open this morning.

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The Role Of Gold

 I’ve been a long time skeptic of gold and remain stubbornly bearish regarding its long term outlook.  To my mind the oft cited purposes that give it value are diminishing or gone; it’s use an alternate currency is quickly being replaced bitcoin; the ability to hedge against inflation has been…

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Pick Up Dominoes

Quick, name the best performing stocks over the past five years.  If you cited the usual suspects such as Facebook (FB) Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) which had gained 325%, 310% and 85% respectively since 2012 you would be wrong. But one name that surprises most people when it appears…

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How to Hedge and Protect Your Portfolio

With the stock market seemingly to hit new all-time highs every other day. And the gains are coming in a grinding fashion causing volatility to sink to historically low levels.  Given this combination you’d think investors would be rejoicing.  But instead we’re getting a lot of questions about how protect…

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Time Is Square, Man

Time is a key component in an option’s valuation

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Options for Earnings: Make the Trade Before News

Earnings season has officially kicked off this morning with some of the big banks such as JP Morgan (JPM) and Citibank (C) reporting mostly better than expected numbers.

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