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Iceland president rejects Icesave bill

Filed in AT T, Bank Gold, economy, Gold Spot Market, o by on February 20, 2011 0 Comments

The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, has decided that the latest Icesave bill will be sent to a public referendum.

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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.17 (WTW, DPS, CLF, WMB, KO, LO, SJM, more)

Filed in AMAG, Apple, dividend, earnings, Ford, Gold, Gold Bullion prices, lead, o, shares by on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

It was an overall steady day for the markets, along with a decent number of dividend payouts coming over the wires. Earnings boosted several dividend names, but the biggest winner of the day was Weight Watchers ( WTW ) after the company just stunned analysts with the size of its 2011 earnings estimates. Shares of WTW rallied over $20 this morning on that news. Other earnings plays that had a good day included recently-recommended name Dr. Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS ). Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) and J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) traded in the green as well following earnings results. Williams Co. ( WMB ) was up on news the company will be splitting in two. The company also announced a dividend boost. Late in the morning, beverage giant Coca-Cola ( KO ) announced a 7% increase in its dividend payout. Tobacco play Lorillard ( LO ) announced a 16% increase in its dividend payout to lift shares almost 2%. We had removed shares of Lorillard from our recommended list recently on concerns we have surrounding the coming FDA judgement/opinion on use of menthol in cigarettes, which accounts for the majority of Lorillard’s sales. I have to admit, I am a big fan of American Idol. My kids and I really enjoy the whole “dreams can come true” mindset for the contestants. Last night was another episode of “cut-downs” as singers needed to perform as part of groups. It’s always interesting to see the type of friction this can cause as egos are clashing everywhere you turn. What amazes me is that often times the individual performers that we thought were amazing on their own, begin to crumble when taken into a different situation. They lose sight of what needs to be done to get through to the next rounds. You see some completely unravel and throw the opportunity they had once cherished right down the drain. This phenomenon isn’t unlike the investing world in that many individuals know what needs to get done to build wealth, but for some reason or another, can not seize the moment. Whether it is just putting some extra coin to the side every month, spending some money to find quality research and investment ideas, or swallowing their pride when an investment idea doesn’t pan out, investors consistently make big mistakes. I know the market continues to move higher and some people may be waiting for a pullback. There is nothing wrong with doing so, but don’t skip your monthly investments you can be making because of that. There are plenty of good yield plays that you can still find to put money to work in, even after the nice run the market has had. Taking financial responsibility and knowing what you can afford to do is the key. I talk about investing in quality dividend-paying stocks as a great way to build up your future income, but if you are spending like there’s no tomorrow as well, then that is a risk that could eventually negate all the good you might be doing on the investment side. Saving is a mantra that needs to also be adopted…

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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.10 (ALL, PEP, PRU, WFMI, WMT, T, more)

I was reading more of the major Harris Poll that was released a few days back and a startling revelation that just floored me was 41% of young people between ages 18 and 33 say their personal savings is mostly in bank savings accounts and CDs. This is not a smart move, period! The media did a great job of scaring many out of the markets 18-24 months ago, and the impact on the younger generation could be quite dangerous if they continue to just “break even” with low yield investments. This ultra-conservative nature is not just going to take a toll on younger investors, but older investors as well. look at the latest annuity sales, which jumped 24% in January 2011 from the previous year. What many investors don’t realize is that now is simply a terrible time to buy annuities, because their returns are severely limited in today’s low interest rate environment. Annuities are fixed income investments offered by life insurance companies. In short, you give the insurer your money, and they make monthly payments to you over a specified period of time. There’s nothing wrong with annuities per se, but the timing for buying annuities is extremely important. In general, as …

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Further investigations into VAT fraud linked to the Carbon Emissions Trading System

Filed in euro, Gold Spot Market, o by on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

In the latest operation on 17 December 2010, the Italian Guardia di Finanza, under the instruction of Milan’s prosecution office, carried out raids on about 150 companies in eight different regions of Italy. These operations happened just a few weeks after the Italian Power Exchange (G.M.E) halted all trading in carbon credits due to a high number of abnormal transactions. The potential VAT-loss is estimated to reach 500 million euros. Earlier this year authorities in France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and other countries conducted numerous operations against criminal networks involved in carbon credit fraud.

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What Is A Forex Card?

Filed in BP, Gold Prices, o, silver by on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

Forex cards are the latest entry into the travel currency market. These cards have seen a steady increase in their popularity over the past few years. Forex cards are an easy way of carrying currency from country to country. They are easy to buy and load with money for your next trip abroad. Uses Forex What Is A Forex Card? is a post from:

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Surreality: CARB contemplating a “skeptical science” regulation with penalties

Filed in Gold, o by on November 20, 2010 0 Comments
Surreality: CARB contemplating a “skeptical science” regulation with penalties

My View: The California Air resources Board is quickly becoming the most dangerous bureaucratic  organization in California. This latest contempt for a public that questions the validity of their mission is way over the top. As the headline says, CARB … Continue reading →

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Gold & Gold Stock The Key Signals – Gold Speculator

Filed in Bank Gold, Gold, Indonesian Gold, o by on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

Nov 19, 2010. Gold and Precious Metals Gold Bullion 6 month chart. Super Force Signals Gold Bullion Analysis. Gold has a Super Force Buy Signal as of Friday Nov. 12th . Note the latest recommendations from the Super Force Signals: …

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Bernanke QE2 Program Backfiring! Global Money War Intensifying!

Filed in BP, Federal Reserve, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o by on November 12, 2010 0 Comments

The reviews are coming in fast and furious — and they’re downright terrible! I’m not talking about the latest romantic comedy or action movie. I’m talking about the reviews of the Federal Reserve’s …

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Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of November

Filed in dividend, Gold Investing, o, silver by on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends’. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to th…

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GOLD STOCK MARKET | Forex Trading Analysis

Filed in African Gold, Gold, Indonesian Gold, o by on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

This enlightening article presents some of the latest news on the subject of “ Gold Stock Market”. Some of the the majority gainful monetary sectors in the store swap are the investments so as to are complete in the bullion store market. …

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Gold and Silver Bullion: Are you using your Horse Sense when you …

Filed in African Gold, Australian Gold, Bank Gold, Gold, silver by on October 30, 2010 0 Comments

Stock Market News. Find the latest stock market news! … I like how Canada’s bullion coins are more purer than our American coins, also is 150-151 dollars for a 1/10 troy ounce Gold Eagle(its the one that has the face value of 5 dollars) a good deal or not? Gold price of this posting is $1243.40-1244.40 per troy ounce. topchef says on October 30th, 2010 at 06:14 : You mention the Candian Maple, and the other good point is the nominal value of $5 CAD vs Silver Eagle set …

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New Housing Data Provides a Mixed Bag

Filed in economy, Gold, GOld juniors, mongolia by on October 27, 2010 0 Comments
New Housing Data Provides a Mixed Bag

As part of the wash, rinse and repeat of the data cycle, the end of the month is always about the latest housing numbers. So far, it has been a mixed bag. On Monday the news was marginally good. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) existing home sales jumped by 10% in September. However, I say “marginally good” because September 30th marked the final end of the extended home-buyer tax credit deadline which undoubtedly juiced the final figures. What’s more, the median sale price for used homes was $171,700, down 2.4 percent from the same month a year ago. Those trends in falling prices were reflected again on Tuesday when the latest Case-Shiller Index hit the street. According to the data, Home prices fell 0.2% in August in an otherwise disappointing report. Home prices declined broadly in 17 of the 20 cities as both composites saw a weakening in year-over-year figures, indicating that the housing market continues to bounce along the recent lows— despite an all time low in interest rates. The last item in the data series was released this morning and all thingsconsidered new home sales were on the positive side of the ledger. From the AP by Alan Zibel entitled: New home sales rise 6.6 pct. after dismal summer “Sales of new homes improved last month after the worst summer in nearly five decades, but not enough to lift the struggling economy. The Commerce Department says new home sales in September grew 6.6 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 307,000. Even with the increase, the past five months have been the worst for new home sales on records dating back to 1963. The sales figures were driven by a 61 percent monthly surge in the Midwest. Sales grew about 3 percent in the South and Northeast. They fell by nearly 10 percent in the West. New home sales have risen 9 percent from the bottom in May but are still down 78 percent from their peak sales pace of nearly 1.4 million homes in July 2005. A healthy sales pace is around 800,000 new homes. High unemployment, tight credit and uncertainty about home prices have kept people from buying homes. Government tax credits propelled the market earlier in the year, but those expired in April. The median sales price was $223,800. That was up 3.3 percent from a year earlier. Builders are competing with millions of foreclosures and other distressed properties that show no signs of abating. They are unlikely to ramp up construction until those are cleared away and demand picks up .” So mixed bag or not, here’s the bottom line…. Despite the upturn, existing home sales are at levels 19 percent lower than a year ago. Home prices have begun to fall again in the face of lower rates. And new homes sales over the last five months are at an all time worst. On top of that, the impact of foreclosure gate is nowhere to be found yet…. Add it all up and it’s hardly time to be bullish on housing. Related Articles : Weekend: Profit from the Foreclosure Fraud Banana Republic Chronicles: Mozilo Gets a Slap on the Wrist Hitler on ForeclosureGate To learn more about Wealth Daily click here Advertisement This Play Just Keeps Making Money – 155%… 323%… 618%… ???% Recently, I released a special expose on a tiny Mongolian oil company. I predicted this little-known company was going to …

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