The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

Want to earn back some of that money you’re spending on gifts this holiday season? Invest in the very sector where you spent the money in the first place. It’s no secret that U.S. retailers make a killing between Black Friday and Christmas. The National Retail Foundation projects that U.S. shoppers will spend a record … Continue reading The Best Way to Play the Holiday Retail Rally

Five Bold 2014 Stock Market Predictions

With a banner 2013 nearly in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2014. Certain things on Wall Street are predictable. But every year brings a new set of surprises that few investors saw coming. For instance, who saw stocks achieving their best return since the Clinton administration in a year plagued by … Continue reading Five Bold 2014 Stock Market Predictions

The Greatest Stock Indicator of Them All

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, I published a special report called “Best Stocks for 2014. It’s probably the single most important report I publish all year and includes actionable investment opportunities from ALL of our advisors. I’d like to give it to you for free – as a holiday gift. Click here to find out how to … Continue reading The Greatest Stock Indicator of Them All

Putting the 2013 Stock Market Performance in Perspective

Every investor knows this has been a great year for stocks. But it might surprise you just how strong the 2013 stock market performance has been. As of this writing, the S&P 500 has gained 26.8% in 2013. With three trading weeks still to go, that makes this the best year for the benchmark U.S. … Continue reading Putting the 2013 Stock Market Performance in Perspective

Will Disappointing Black Friday Sales Impact December Trading?

Black Friday weekend wasn’t the record-setting shopping event economists were expecting. U.S. shoppers spent 3% less than they did a year ago despite a slight increase in the number of people shopping. Total spending was an estimated $57.4 billion for the four-day period starting with Thanksgiving, down from $59.1 billion last year. Economists expected a … Continue reading Will Disappointing Black Friday Sales Impact December Trading?