The brokerage industry is up in arms. They want to be able to push clients into the products for which they receive the highest commissions
This isn’t just any old stock market rally. It’s the first leg of a global generational bull market.
Stocks around the world can and eventually will double and triple from here.
Investors want to know if it’s too late to get into the record-breaking bull market.
The Fed is taking its foot off the gas, stocks are reacting wildly to any news, and no one knows if the market can function independently of quantitative easing.
No one but Shah Gilani, that is.
Many investors are understandably nervous when it comes to what the markets will do this week. Some are downright agitated.
My take? Keep calm.
It’s looking more likely that 2013 is going to be a profitable year for those who know how to invest in uranium.
That will be a nice turnaround from the past two years…
Investors should be very excited.
Because it’s only once in a very long time that investment watersheds like this happen and you can get some long-term positions at stunning bargains.
Professional sports are big business, to put it mildly. A top franchise, no matter the sport or market, can be worth billions of dollars.
More and more, sports organizations are beginning to offer shares to investors on the open market, but if you’re to profit, you need to be armed with the right knowledge about how to invest in sports teams.
One of the biggest problems facing investors nearing retirement is how to invest their money in such a way that they will have the capital needed to fund their golden years.
There was definite energy spin this week at the 18th Ira Sohn Investment Conference at New York’s Lincoln Center. In fact, at this an annual gathering of some of the world’s influential money managers and investors, energy was applauded as one of the best investments to make now.
Some 3,000 guests paid as much as $100,000 (proceeds benefit pediatric cancer resesarch) to hear what 17 of Wall Street’s lucrative members had to say about the stock market. Each had some 15 minutes to share their picks, pans and opinion.
Clearly, energy was a favorite, as Barron’s outlined in its Ira Sohn coverage this week.
Here’s a roundup of what these money managers consider to be the best investments in the industry.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s recent success in talking the yen lower against other currencies has increased fears over “currency wars.” Now investors are on the hunt for the best investments to profit from central bankers’ “race to the bottom” in 2013.
As we’ve pointed out, the Japanese have done nothing overt to weaken the yen – yet. Markets were massively long the Japanese currency and, when Prime Minister Abe called for “unlimited easing” during the election campaign last year and in the run-up to selecting a new Bank of Japan governor, that was all traders needed to hear to begin selling their yen long bets and taking out short positions.
Abe’s great success was in getting the market to do all of the heavy lifting for him.
In fact, Abe has been a little too successful. Minister of Finance Taro Aso told reporters in Tokyo on Friday that the yen had weakened too quickly, which prompted an immediate reversal in the currency markets.
Aso’s comments came after remarks by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Thursday raising concerns that the recent strength of the euro might derail the recovery just gathering momentum in Europe now.
Looking at the interplay of comments from Draghi and Aso last week, it is tempting to think that all of this commotion in the currency markets is being coordinated at the highest level of central banking.
But, with the exception of China, which has been quietly pushing the renminbi toward the lower end of its trading range, no one has done anything. It’s all just talk.
In the financial markets, however, talk is a big industry. Talk gets people to put on trades and that is how bankers and brokers make money.
This leaves investors wondering the best currencies to invest in to profit from these fluctuating values, which is why Morgan Stanley developed a currency war basket trade.