Gold Investors: Now Is The Season For Investing In Gold-Mining Stocks (GDX, GDXJ, GLD)

Jon D. Markman: If you're not investing in gold-mining stocks now, you should be. Why now? Analysts at TIS Group reminded me last week that not only are gold-mining stocks very cheap now versus gold (NYSE:GLD) bullion, but this also happens to be the best time of the year to buy the stocks.
NYSE:GDX September 23, 2011 10:26am

How Greece’s Debt Issues Are Becoming A Global “Black Hole” (EWG, EWJ, VGK, GS, DB)

Jon D. Markman: The extremely volatile markets of late stem in part from news  suggesting Greece's debt issues have made a default imminent - creating a  global black hole that's sucking in a growing number of other economies with  it.
NYSE:EWG September 20, 2011 9:35am

Mid-Cap Stocks Could Be Ready To Reverse Course (IJH)

Jon D. Markman:  Mid-cap stocks were one of the hottest investments of the past year until recently.  That is clearly exemplified by the iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index (NYSE:IJH), which jarred investors by sinking 2.3% over the past three trading days. The exchange-traded fund (ETF) had shot up 33% in the 12
NYSE:IJH July 19, 2011 9:49am

These Stocks Will Shine Through The Bulls and Bears Standoff (IHF, IJK, GLD, GDX, CAT, DD, AAPL, GOOG)

Jon D. Markman:  Market bulls and bears are at a standoff as global economic recovery struggles – but not all stocks are in danger of slipping. Major U.S. stock indexes inched higher by 0.5% to 1.5% over the past week as optimism that
NYSE:IHF July 11, 2011 11:48am

Week-Long Rally Shows Bull Market Still Has Some Kick Left (DIA, IWM, SPY, QQQ, IJK, AXP, WFC, C, PFE)

Jon D. Markman:  U.S. stocks ripped higher every day of the past week following positive news on U.S. manufacturing, Greek sovereign debt and an absolutely epic amount of short-covering.
NYSE:DIA July 5, 2011 10:00am

What The Future Holds For U.S. Stocks In Light Of The Fed’s Failings (IJK, XLI)

Jon D. Markman:  Major U.S. stocks were under pressure during most of the past week as new worries about Eurozone sovereign debt and a disastrous press conference by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke corroded confidence.
NYSE:IJK June 27, 2011 11:35am

The One Thing To Watch As The Fed Abandons U.S. Stocks (DIA, SPY, IWM, QQQ, BAC, RIMM)

Jon D. Markman:  Without any more help from the U.S. Federal Reserve, U.S. stocks are on their own – and they’re in for a rocky ride.
NYSE:DIA June 20, 2011 2:22pm

Ignore The Data: Stock Market Could Be Gearing Up For A Major Rally (SPY, DIA, QQQ, GLD, USO, SLV, SDS, EMC, AAPL, AMZN)

Jon D. Markman:  The stock market swirled lower over the past week as a barge full of U.S. economic data sank in stormy seas.  But don't worry: We may actually be able to ride some of these
NASDAQ:QQQ June 6, 2011 9:48am

Bullied Markets Make Case for Mid-Cap Growth Stocks (XLV, XLE, XLP, IJK, PFE, XOM, KFT, IWM, DIA, SPY, CSCO)

Jon D. Markman:  The markets may have been bullied a bit recently, but the way things are shaping up makes a solid case for mid-cap growth stocks.
NYSE:IJK May 31, 2011 11:06am

Watch The Weekly Leading Index For Clues About The Fed’s Next Move

Jon D. Markman:  There's no shortage of economic indicators economists count on to make predictions. But one of the most reliable measures I've found is the Weekly Leading Index
NYSE:TBT May 24, 2011 9:59am

Unemployment Claims Fall, But Recovery Faces More Speed Bumps (IHF, DIA, SPY, QQQ, USO, GLD, LNKD, AAPL, CAT, CMG, BAC)

Jon D. Markman:  Of all the economic news last week, the fall in unemployment claims had the most positive impact. It's great to see them come down, and my work suggests that May is on track for a
NASDAQ:QQQ May 23, 2011 9:58am

ETF Investors: What’s Really Behind Rising Margin Requirements For Commodity Futures (SLV, AGQ, ZSL, USO, ERX, ERY)

Jon D. Markman:  CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CME), which provides an electronic exchange for commodity futures, raised margin requirements for trading silver futures contracts on May
NYSE:AGQ May 19, 2011 12:44pm

Don’t Be Fooled by Last Week’s Dip, U.S. Stocks Are Headed Higher

Jon D. Markman:  U.S. stocks struggled during a Friday the 13th week that was rigged like a haunted house with a trap door. The main problem for equities was strength in the dollar, which has the
NYSE:DIA May 16, 2011 9:47am

Large-Cap Stocks and Dividend Payers Help Ease Commodities Crash Pain (DBC, DIA, UUP, DDM, LLY, EXC, DELL, ORCL, T, INTC, AAPL, BAC, AA)

Jon D. Markman:  After several weeks of quiet in the markets, economy and geopolitics, last week exploded with excitement and volatility, seeing commodities tumble and large-cap stocks end
NYSE:DBC May 9, 2011 12:55pm

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