People are beginning to realize that the inflation joke is on them, with rising prices everywhere and deflation nowhere in sight. Plus: Words of wisdom on gold.
I wouldn’t short it just yet, but it might be time to take some profits. Apple stock has everything going for it at the moment, but the price is getting out of hand.
As stock bulls hold out for ‘happily ever after,’ the setup for precious metals and miners could lead them into promising ‘just right’ trading territory.
Correctly assessing the impact of a structural or policy change is good, but you don’t make money until other people start to agree. Take gold, for example.
The euro bank’s latest liquidity injection is larger than expected, but will it fix Spain? And the Fed chief’s slightly tougher take on easy money puts the brakes on gold, for now.
Recent behavior in gold mining stocks hints at an inflection point. Meanwhile, it’s hard to tell which is more important: Greece or China.
To markets yearning for good news, low rates and money printing have been just the ticket. Also: Will Apple’s surge continue, or will it mark a market top?
As the bond market shows initial signs of finally choking on the Fed’s easy money policy, it’s time to be vigilant. Plus: Why the upbeat jobs numbers aren’t believable.
Irrational fears of deflation have wrought irrational monetary and economic policies. And that has us headed toward something truly scary.
Worldwide markets seem relieved that Europe’s central bank is ready to paper over problems with the printing press. Also: Microsoft’s results are well-received.
Even as gold rebounds, gold miners remain second-class citizens. Meanwhile, semiconductor stocks show off their optimism, though it may be misguided.
Stocks are off to a bland start in 2012, but a tech stock and a precious metal should provide some welcome, positive relief.
Markets enter 2012 with Europe’s finances and inflation here at home still the big questions. Plus: There’s reason to believe the recent gold correction may be waning.
The psychodrama in Europe pits Germany against almost everyone else, but the eurozone’s richest member may prove to be its own worst enemy, as stalling action could mean a continental collapse.
After hints of accommodation, the European Central Bank does an about-face and talks tough on debt. What should we look for next?
Prepare for a financial party as central banks print still more money to try to keep economies afloat. But this should be the end of the money-printing era, as we will soon have to deal with the consequences.
With risks running high, there aren’t many safe places to invest your money right now. But large-cap gold miners look strong — and here’s why.
The psychodrama has shifted from Greece to Italy. As the powers that be struggle to contain the problem, they are just delaying the euro’s inevitable demise. Plus: Caught up in MF Global.
Euro problems and the Greek mess keep stealing the spotlight, giving the Fed chief cover as events there help set the stage for more money-printing worldwide.
While the world fixates on Europe, some U.S. states and cities are finding they, too, are overextended and underfunded. Also: Once again, gold is no bubble.