The Ben Bernanke Effect On Gold & Silver Prices Provides A Buying Opportunity (GLD, SLV, ZSL, GLL, AGQ)

Kerri Shannon:  Gold prices (NYSE:GLD) hit a two-month low Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated no new stimulus measures would be issued, and silver prices (NYSE:SLV) slumped to a seven-week low.

NYSE:AGQ March 16, 2012 11:07am

Dow Jones Industrial Average Index Closed Above 13,000: What Next?

Kerri Shannon:  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEArca:DIA) closed above 13000 yesterday (Tuesday) for the first time since May 19, 2008, as investors remain optimistic amid global economic unease.

NYSE:DIA February 29, 2012 12:07pm

Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager John Paulson Says Now’s the Time To Buy Gold (GLD, IAU, SGOL, PHYS, SLV)

Kerri Shannon:  Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson wrote a letter to investors saying now is the time to buy gold, as prices are going to soar this year.

NYSE:GLD February 21, 2012 3:53pm

What Kim Jong Il’s Death Means For The Global Economy (EEM, VWO, FXI, FXP, RSX, UUP)

Kerri Shannon: All eyes are on North Korea and its repressed economic system this week after the country announced early Monday that Kim Jong Il, the ruling dictator for 17 years, died Saturday. The political instability to follow Kim Jong Il's death could ripple through the global economy, weighing on
NYSE:EEM December 20, 2011 11:56am

Gold’s Recent Drop Is A Buying Opportunity; We’ll Still See $2,000+ An Ounce In 2012 (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, EGO)

Kerri Shannon: If you're concerned about where gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD) are headed after yesterday's (Wednesday's) bear-market buzz, don't be. This is just a brief pit-stop in what continues to be an epic bull-run for the yellow metal.
NYSE:GDX December 15, 2011 1:42pm

China ETFs: China Returns To Growth Mode With Major Policy Shift (TAO, FXI, FXP, EEM, VWO)

Kerri Shannon: The damaging global economic effects that Europe's unfolding debt crisis pose have caused a sharp reversal in China's monetary policy - one that will lead to a greater expansion of the Red Dragon's economy.
NYSE:EEM December 1, 2011 1:39pm

Investors: Why The U.S. Economy Will Be Weaker Than Expected In 2012 (GLD, SLV, IAU, AGQ, GDX, EWY)

Kerri Shannon: Anyone who hoped the U.S. economy would get back on track in 2011 was sorely disappointed.  The European sovereign debt crisis and the abysmal failure of policymakers to take effective action undermined any chance we had at a strong recovery.
NYSE:AGQ

While The Middle Class Suffers, Congress Is Getting Richer; With Help From Legal Insider Trading (TZA, FAS, FAZ, SKF)

Kerri Shannon: While many Americans continue to struggle to save money, members of Congress are getting richer.  A Roll Call analysis of Congress members' financial disclosure forms showed their collective net worth was more than $2 billion in 2010 - a 25% leap from 2008. Minimum net worth in the
NYSE:FAS November 17, 2011 11:56am

Financials: Will These New Banking Fees Drive Bank Profits For Investors? (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, BAC, C, JPM)

Kerri Shannon: Customers won a victory in early November when their protests prompted Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) to drop new banking fees on debit cards.
NYSE:FAS November 16, 2011 11:39am

Sector Watch: Five Stocks To Help You Fight Food Inflation Pain (XLP, MCD, KFT, GIS, CAG, PEP, DB)

Kerri Shannon: Unless you've stocked up on enough food to hold you through next year, you won't be able to avoid the effects of food inflation.
NYSE:XLP November 15, 2011 11:35am

2011 Holiday Shopping: Retailers Ready For War (XRT, FDX, AMZN, COH, TIF, COST, PJC)

Kerri Shannon: Now that we're in November, prepare to see retailers gear up for what will be a particularly brutal holiday shopping season. High unemployment and tight credit will limit the amount of consumer spending dollars available to retailers (NYSE:XRT).
NYSE:XRT November 1, 2011 3:38pm

Financials: Why We Continue To Warn You To Stay Away From Bank Stocks (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, C)

Kerri Shannon: If you weren't convinced before, hopefully you've seen the light now: Don't buy bank stocks. Money Morning Global Investing Strategist Martin Hutchinson
NYSE:FAS October 27, 2011 10:23am

The Gilded Age Of Wall Street Remains Intact (XLF, SKF, FAS, FAZ, BAC, C, JPM)

Kerri Shannon: For decades, Wall Street offered the allure of big league paydays and behind-the-scenes power. But since the 2008 financial crisis there's been a growing sense - or even hope - that The Street's stride had been broken. After all, demand for a financial system overhaul, regulatory reform, and a crackdown
NYSE:FAS October 20, 2011 10:15am

Why Traders Booed The Fed’s “Operation Twist’ – And You Should, Too (TBT, TLT, SPY, DIA, QQQ)

Kerri Shannon: With "Operation Twist," U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are attempting to use an old strategy to launch a new attack on the wheezing U.S. economy.
NYSE:DIA September 22, 2011 10:40am

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