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A New Smartphone ETF Launches

Filed in AT T, New Gold, o, Spot Gold by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments
A New Smartphone ETF Launches

Filed under: Launches , ETF There’s an apt story in business: There’s always room for one more. Take McDonalds ( MCD ) and Burger King ( BKC ) for example. Burger King competes directly with McDonalds. The same is true in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) craze. There is already an ETF that tracks smartphones: the NASDAQ OMX CEA Smartphone Index ( QFON ). But like Burger King, we have a brand new ETF that tracks smartphones and other major holdings: the First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund ( FONE ). Continue reading A New Smartphone ETF Launches A New Smartphone ETF Launches originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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How to Buy Yukon Gold Stocks

Filed in BP, Ford, Gold, Gold Exploration, Gold Market, gold-stocks, Lear, New Gold, o, target by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

For the past few weeks, I’ve been urging investors to take a close look at a quality gold exploration companies working in Canada’s Yukon Territory… But with so many Yukon gold stocks to choose from, it can be difficult for investors to determine which companies deserve the most attention. And that’s exactly why I put this article together for you today. For the first time ever, I’ll be publishing some of the guidelines I’ve been personally using to buy Yukon gold stocks. The very first thing investors should know is that the Yukon gold story is just getting started. Last year, nearly 80,000 new gold claims were staked in the Yukon. But this represents only 4% of the Yukon’s total land mass. There is still plenty of staking potential. In 2011, however, it’s very likely we’ll see several companies make big gold discoveries. In an average year, only about $20 or $30 million is spent exploring for gold in the Yukon. Now that the price of gold is breaking record highs, about $100 million is spent in an average year. But in 2011, the Yukon Geological Survey estimates almost $330 million will be spent for work programs and drilling this summer in the Yukon. With so much exploration going on, someone will no doubt find gold. Almost 20 million ounces of placer gold have been taken out of the Yukon Territory over the century. The Yukon overall has the biggest placer gold signatures in the world— meaning there are very large sources of gold in the Yukon from whence this gold sprang. Geologists generally agree that the source of the placer deposits is typically 10 times larger than the amount of placer gold discovered in an area. In the case of …

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Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos

Filed in commodities, New Gold, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos

Filed under: Major Movement , Industry , Market Matters , Commodities , Agriculture The cotton market is in a state of chaos. On Friday, March cotton on the ICE exchange closed at $2.1102 per pound, up the 7 cent daily limit, the Financial Times reported. The market opened limit up at $2.1102. That means that you cannot buy cotton even if you wanted to. The market is frozen. Commodities are much different from stocks. Commodities are a zero sum game. Contracts usually last for three months. At the end of the three months, the longs take delivery from the shorts who deliver their cotton, and zero contracts are left. Continue reading Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos Cotton Closes Above $2 per Pound as Market Remains in Chaos originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Chinese Citizens Are Hungry for More Gold

Filed in commodities, Gold, Gold Prices, New Gold, o, silver, South African Gold by on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Chinese Citizens Are Hungry for More Gold

Filed under: China , Commodities China is allowing its citizens to buy physical gold bars . This new program is unleashing an unbridled demand for the metal. The program works this way: The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s largest, sells the bars to customers at real-time prices. Persons who own the bars can resell them to the bank. To give you an insight into the magnitude of these sales, here are a few statistics. The ICBC sold 7 tons of bullion in January alone. In all of 2010, sales were only 15 tons. Continue reading Chinese Citizens Are Hungry for More Gold Chinese Citizens Are Hungry for More Gold originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Brent Crude at $104 per Barrel on Spreading Mideast Unrest

Filed in commodities, Gold, Lear, New Gold, o, Spot Gold by on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Brent Crude at $104 per Barrel on Spreading Mideast Unrest

Filed under: China , Middle East , Commodities , Oil When it comes to the biggest threat to world economies, oil scarcity is second only to nuclear war. What started in Tunisia, then spread to Egypt has now spreading to Bahrain and Iran, where protesters are clashing with police. In Iran, lawmakers are threatening death to protesters. The fear of chaos spreading across the Middle East has sent the oil market into overdrive. Brent crude traded at $104 per barrel Tuesday. Continue reading Brent Crude at $104 per Barrel on Spreading Mideast Unrest Brent Crude at $104 per Barrel on Spreading Mideast Unrest originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge

Filed in Ericsson, New Gold, o, shares, South African Gold by on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge

Filed under: Launches , Industry , Competitive Strategy , Akamai Technologies (AKAM) , Technology We are being bombarded with data from a host of sources, including mobile devices, broadband and cloud computing. Bringing all of this data together will create a new business opportunity. Ericsson ( ERIC ), the Swedish network equipment maker, has already foreseen the potential for bringing data together on its fourth generation Long Term Evolution Network (LTE). Continue reading Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

Filed in Apple, Google, ipad, Microsoft, New Gold, Nokia, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold by on February 13, 2011 0 Comments
Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone

Filed under: Competitive Strategy , Microsoft (MSFT) , Nokia Corp. (NOK) , Smartphones This is probably one of the most interesting stories of the Internet revolution. Microsoft ( MSFT ) jumped out the starting gate with its Windows operating system and took the world by storm. Then for some unknown reason, Microsoft missed the entire search engine revolution and Google ( GOOG ) raced to first place. Now Microsoft has again missed the next leg — the iPhone and iPad revolution, and Apple ( AAPL ) holds first place in this segment. Nokia ( NOK ) was a pioneer in the smartphone revolution, but with Apple’s drive to the top, Nokia lost its momentum. Once Nokia had 50% of the handset market . Now that share has fallen to just 29%. It’s hard to believe but Microsoft has only 2% of the global phone software market. Continue reading Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone Microsoft and Nokia Join to Build a New Smartphone originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Weekend: The Fool Proof Retirement Plan

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition— our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. As I wrote earlier in the week, dividend reinvestment plans — or DRIPs — are a great way to secure your financial future. All you need is the time and patience to stick to the blueprint… The best part is these plans are offered by more than 1,100 companies and are available to investors of all stripes, making it possible to purchase shares of stock without using a broker. This allows investors to buy stock directly from the company in very small amounts— something that can be more difficult and costly when compared to buying shares through your broker. In fact most companies don’t charge a fee, and the minimum investment can be as low as $10. Advertisement 60 Minutes Reports on Growing Body Parts Call it what you want: biotechnology, tissue engineering, cell therapy, regenerative medicine. The famous newsmagazine has reported on one doctor about to make multiple medical problems disappear forever. Lucky for you, that same doctor sits on the board of a $3.00 company that will bring these solutions to market— making shareholders rich in the process. Check out the 60 Minutes clip to learn the name. The plans also reinvest all or partial dividends paid into more stock, thus the name “Dividend Reinvestment Plan.” And in this case — since the investment is based on dollar amounts — you can purchase fractional shares. In addition, investors can choose to add a monthly contribution to the plan, boosting the amount of wealth the DRIP can create. That means you can start out with as little…

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Global Cotton Demand Outstrips Supply

Filed in AIG, commodities, New Gold, o, South African Gold by on February 12, 2011 0 Comments
Global Cotton Demand Outstrips Supply

Filed under: India , Market Matters , Commodities Years ago, I remember a conversation among cotton traders: “Cotton is a straight line mover. When it moves it shoots straight up and when it falls its like a stone. … If you ever get caught on the wrong side of cotton, you’ll lose your shirt.” Someday, traders will tell their grandchildren about the great cotton bull market of 2009 to 2011, and how they bought 100 contracts at 60 cents a pound in 2009 and saw the price go to $1.9455 per pound. They will talk for hours about how they made $1.34 per pound on each contract (each 1 penny equals $500). So they made 134 pennies on each contract at $500 per penny times the 100 contracts. They will ask their grandchildren to figure out how much money they made. “Grandpa, you made $6,700,000!” Continue reading Global Cotton Demand Outstrips Supply Global Cotton Demand Outstrips Supply originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market

Filed under: Launches , Industry , Internet , Competitive Strategy , Apple Inc (AAPL) , QUALCOMM Inc (QCOM) , iPhone , Technology The chip competition for the iPhone and iTablet is incredibly fierce. A little company called Nvidia’s ( NVDA ) design won so far with its Tegra 2. Its shares are up almost 50% since December. Texas Instruments ( TXN ) is also a player in tablet chip market with its OMAP5 processor. Now, Qualcomm QCOM ) is joining the fray with its new APQ 8060 dual core Snapdragon processor . It allows for high definition and 3D video. Hewlett Packard is using it in its new “Touch Pad.” Continue reading Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market Qualcomm Joins the Competition for the Tablet Market originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See?

Filed in Debt, New Gold, o, Tegra by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments
Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See?

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Maxim Integrated Products ( MXIM ) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of linear and mixed signal integrated circuits, currently referred to as analog circuits. The company also provides a range of high frequency design processes and capabilities that can be used in custom design. So at a time like this what might make such a company, which competes with Analog Devices ( ADI ) and Texas Instruments ( TXN ) worth a look-see? Well to begin with, it has no short-term debt. That’s right, zero debt. Now add to this a cash balance of $798.34 million . That’s almost $1 billion! Continue reading Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See? Maxim Integrated Products Worth a Look-See? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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A Makeover for eBay

Filed in amazon-com, eBay, Lear, New Gold, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold, ubs by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments
A Makeover for eBay

Filed under: Management , Competitive Strategy , eBay (EBAY) We’ve oft heard the saying: “We must reinvent ourselves.” This is the new mantra at eBay. According to chief executive John Donahoe: “Clearly, I hope you see that we are starting to play offense.” EBay ( EBAY ) has long been a dominant player in the e-commerce industry. Started in 1995 , it has brought together buyers and sellers in an auction format. Now, 16 years later and highly successful, the company finds a new competitor in Amazon.com ( AMZN ), which is grabbing market share. In the meantime, eBay has acquired Paypal, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Paypal, an online payment service, helped to propel eBay’s business transactions. Continue reading A Makeover for eBay A Makeover for eBay originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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