Retailing is big business. Although the retailing industry is not one of the ten major economic sectors of the Global Industry Classification Standard, it does play a major role within the Consumer Discretionary sector, explains Ron Rowland, editor of All Star Investor.
Mexico is unique among emerging markets due to its massive border with the United States, with whom it also enjoys one of the most far-reaching and ambitious free trade agreements in the world, explains Stephen Leeb in The Cash Cow.
The annual rate of inflation currently stands at 1.0%; but, as any Wall Street currency trader will tell you, it's not what's happening right now that counts. And most economists see it rising over the next year or two, suggests Brian O'Connell in Wealth Daily.
Although a lot of new exchange-traded funds are gimmicky—tracking obscure indexes or unproven strategies—not all specialty funds should be avoided, suggests Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
Stocks with strong competitive advantages that protect their profitability from competition—a moat if you will—tend to be resilient performers over the long-term, observes Mark Salzinger, editor of No-Load Fund Investor.
Leveraged ETFs are a valuable tool for those looking to leverage their position without the use of margin or options, but there are many risks associated with them as well that you should be aware of, writes Justin Kuepper of ETFdb.com.
The choppy but continued slide in gold prices after a steady multi-year rise has kept many in suspense as to where the final bottom might be as Gary Tanashian of BiiWii.com reviews the charts for clues.
The technology sector is cheap, trading at only about, roughly 13 times forward estimates. This is a significant discount to the sector's 15-year forward and 20-year trailing averages of 23 and 26, respectively, observes Stephen Leeb in The Cash Cow.
Two market reversals in a week has made market participants used to its relentless uptrend jittery, but MoneyShow's Tom Aspray notes that even though a significant pullback might be in the works, there is no reason to turn bearish yet.