February 13th, 2014
by Chris Ebert, Zentrader
Is this a correction or isn't it? A very common response is that it is not a correction unless the market is down 10%.
10% - it's a nice round number, easy to remember, and may appear to be a reasonable number from a technical standpoint; reasonable, that is, until we are reminded that this is the stock market we're talking about.
by Michael Lombardi, Profit Confidential
Fasten your seatbelt, dear reader. We're in for a global financial crisis, a currency fiasco, and a stock market collapse all in the same year!
I'm being too bearish? Not after you read this...
In their search for economic growth in 2009, the Federal Reserve and other major central banks in the global economy started lowering interest rates and printing paper money.
by Kyle Anderson, Money Morning
In recent years, liquefied natural gas (LNG) stocks have d the markets by a wide margin.
LNG companies like Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI), and Golar LNG Ltd (Nasdaq: GLNG) gained 609%, 149%, and 139% from January 2011 through January 2013, respectively.
Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 11 February 2014 05:00pm EDT)
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 11 February 2014 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.
by Mitchell Clark, Profit Confidential
As evidence of the fervor that corporations have to try to keep shareholders happy, 3M Company (MMM) just announced that its board of directors authorized another major share repurchase program.
The company bought back $5.2 billion worth of its own shares in 2013 and can now repurchase up to $12.0 billion.
Stock buybacks are an old-school business strategy. Excess cash that management feels isn't worth investing in new businesses, plant, equipment, and employees is simply allocated back to shareholders.