Volatility, it seems, is returning to the stock market after a long absence. Last week saw wide swings in share prices and a spike in the Chicago Board Options Exchange S&P 500 Volatility Index to a two-month high. This follows a seven-year low in volatility reached in July. Despite its earlier losses, the stock market ended the week on an up-note following an improved reading on U.S. Read more about Wider Price Swings No Cause for Distress 09-29-14
The finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20, its members comprised of the world’s largest economies, met in Australia over the weekend. Although the gathering formulated no bold new plans, the G20 ministers warned of growing complacency among investors worldwide, fueled by low interest rates and low asset volatility. Read more about The Option Buyer's Extreme View of the Market 09-22-14
Aye or Nay? Scottish voters are going to the polls this week and the outcome could reverberate across Europe and the world. After three centuries under the Union Jack, the Scots will decide whether to leave the United Kingdom. Read more about The Scottish Independence Vote and the Fate of the EU 09-15-14
Labor Day weekend has come and gone, schools are back in session, and traders are back at their desks. As we head toward fall, traders’ attention looks increasingly likely to focus on the possibility of a meaningful market correction. Read more about Vacations Over, Investors Get to Work—Worrying
In this issue, we examine the growth in international trade and consumption and how that has positively impacted transportation companies. We highlight some of the best stocks to invest for the long term in this area.
We spotlight and reiterate a long-time TCI recommendation that has rewarded us by more than doubling in price since our initial recommendation in 2011 and should remain one of the surest growth stocks around.
Additionally, we look at some recent merger and acquisition news, review some of our existing picks, and recommend a new small-cap company that's a global leader in developing custom-desgined mobile solutions. Read more about Trucks, Trains, and Gains