Bird Doo; Yellen Goes to Congress

February 24th, 2015

YellenGary Tanashian:  ”Yes, this whole mid-year rate hike drama has been one for the record books as far as media obsession is concerned.  This chart still begs us to keep perspective on what has already been a Hawk-free picture for 6+ years now.  Ooh, they are going to raise the Funds rate by a lousy 1/4 point in June… let’s write about it obsessively and turn it into something.” Read more…

Banking, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Wants To Power Your House

February 22nd, 2015

TeslaAlex Daley:  If there’s one thing we’ve learned in recent years in the tech sector, it’s to never, ever underestimate Elon Musk.

This is a guy who took Wall Street by storm. His car company, Tesla (TSLA), has been a market darling. In October of 2012, you could have bought a share of Tesla stock for about $28. That share will cost you over $200 today. Read more…

Consumer, Investing, Technology, Today's Top News, Utilities

Events Impacting Gold And Silver In The Week Of February 23d

February 22nd, 2015

Gold:  In this article, we summarize which events in the week ahead could impact the gold price and silver price. At the bottom of the article we explain that these events are generally no fundamental drivers, but mostly the result of trading in COMEX futures. Read more…

Gold, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Bits & Bytes: Talks Of A Trillion-Dollar Market Cap Are Popping Up Yet Again For Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

February 22nd, 2015

appleAlex Daley:  Fresh off Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) record-breaking quarter, talk of a trillion-dollar market cap is popping up… yet againThe latest comes from UBS. The investment firm believes Apple can reach the trillion-dollar mark on the back of a “mega-ecosystem”, which includes the iPhone and services like Apple Pay, Car Play, HomeKit, and HealthKit. A trillion-dollar market cap implies share price appreciation of around 35%. Read more…

Investing, Technology, Today's Top News

Why Does Fiat Money Seemingly Work?

February 22nd, 2015

fiat-money:  Imagine three men living on a small island. Toni is mining the local salt mine, and apart from him there are Pete the fisherman and Tom the apple grower and their families. They have a barter trading system set up: Toni exchanges his salt for Pete’s fishes and Tom’s apples, who in turn exchange fishes and apples between each other. Read more…

Banking, Consumer, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Silver, Today's Top News

Is Jeb Bush Just Another Sock Puppet For The Global Elite?

February 22nd, 2015

Mitt RomneyKurt Nimmo:  Earlier this week Jeb Bush tried to distance himself from his father and brother, stating “I’m my own man.” Now he is being compared to Ronald Reagan.

Jeb Bush is not his own man. His foreign policy team includes the same old Read more…

Government, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

Using Energy To Gain Valuable Insight On Stocks

February 20th, 2015

Energy SectorChris Ciovacco:  Key Levels For Energy Bulls And Bears

In a February 3 tweet (below), we noted market participants could gain some valuable insight into economic dynamics by keeping an eye on energy stocks (XLE). Read more…

Energy, Investing, Stocks

Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) Board Approves CEO Paul A. Hooper’s Compensation

February 20th, 2015

Gigamon IncOn February 17, 2015, the compensation committee of the board of directors of Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO).  approved an annual bonus for Paul A. Hooper, the Company’s chief executive officer, in the amount of $183,630 for services rendered during the fiscal year ended December 27, 2014. Read more…

Material Events, Technology

The One Thing Strong Energy Juniors Share

February 20th, 2015

oil energyPeter Byrne:  The implosion of oil and gas prices will flush out oil and gas exploration juniors with weak balance sheets and too much debt, says Etienne Moshevich, editor of The small-cap companies left standing, however, are poised to soar once the market begins to accelerate. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Energy, Financials, Investing, Mining

Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) Board Approves Company’s 2015 Executive Bonus Plan

February 20th, 2015

mobileironOn February 17, 2015, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Mobileiron Inc(NASDAQ:MOBL) unanimously approved the Company’s 2015 Executive Bonus Plan. Read more…

Material Events, Technology

Are We Being Prepared To Believe That Extraterrestrials Seeded Life On Earth And That Jesus Was An Alien?

February 20th, 2015

Aliens - Origin of life on earthMichael Snyder:  There are those who believe that life was first brought to Earth from far across the universe.  In fact, this week there were headlines in news sources all over the world about how British scientists had discovered “evidence” that extraterrestrials may have seeded life on this planet.  And as you will see later on in this article, some of the “most brilliant minds in science” have been promoting this theory for a long time.  Read more…

Consumer, News Of The Weird, Religion, Today's Top News

Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEMKT:EVBN) Declairs Dividend

February 20th, 2015

Evans Bancorp - BankOn February 17, 2015, the Board of Directors of Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEMKT:EVBN), declared a cash dividend of $0.36 per share on the Company’s outstanding common stock, a 5.9% increase from its previous $0.34 per share dividend paid on October 7, 2014.  This dividend equates to an annualized yield of 3.0%.  The dividend is payable on April 7, 2015 to shareholders of record as of March 17, 2015. Read more…

Banking, Dividends, Material Events, Today's Top News

Finding Protection In Options

February 20th, 2015

Stock MarketsAndrey Dashkov:  If you want to fail as an investor, the possibilities are endless. Buying stocks on a whim, holding on to the losers for too long, and dumping winners too soon are just a few ways to start.

Options, like anything else, can cost you money or make you money. Read more…

Investing, OPTIONS, Stocks

Economist Says Hyperinflation Is Coming In 2015; Buy Gold, Silver, Bottled Water And Other Essential Items Now!

February 19th, 2015

People reach out to take fruits and vegetables distributed for free by farmers during a protest against high production costs outside the Agriculture Ministry in AthensMac Slavo:  It’s impossible to predict when and how our economy will finally reach a breaking point, but according to contrarian Shadow Stats economist John Williams  it’s coming one way or the other.

The only thing we can do now is to prepare for it and that means stockpiling critical supplies, just like you might for an earthquake or snowstorm, but in larger quantities. Read more…

Consumer, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Silver, Today's Top News

Why Oil Prices Must Go Up

February 19th, 2015

oilNick Cunningham:  It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil. Read more…

Crude Oil, Energy, Today's Top News, World News

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