Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum. Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others. So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold. And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops. Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself. Let's get started… The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd.(IMUC)
- [By Paul Ausick]
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd. (NYSEMKT: IMUC) posted a new 52-week low of $0.48 on Tuesday, down nearly 61% compared with Monday’s closing price of $1.22. Volume totaled around 7.3 million shares, nearly 25 times the daily average. The company had no specific news Tuesday. The company price an offering of 5,000 preferred stock and warrants to purchase another 9,000 shares of preferred stock a $1,000 per share to raise approximately $5 million.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Note that hedge fund mogul David Einhorn has been a director ofthe predecessor company since May 2006. Mr. Einhorn co-founded, and has served as the President of, Greenlight Capital, Inc., since January 1996. Funds managed by Greenlight are some ofthe Companys principal stockholders. Since July 2004, Mr. Einhorn has served as Chairman of the Board of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd (Nasdaq: GLRE).
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)
- [By Chris Lange]
Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) is set to report its most recent results on Monday. The analysts consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53 and $400.2 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $161.35on Friday. The consensus price target is $180.89, and the 52-week trading range is $111.09 to $194.73.
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From the outside looking in, it seems as if a lack of focus could be hurting Symantec. The company’s security product line is enormous, covering everything from gateways to e-mail encryption to malware analysis to forensics to risk analytics. This puts Symantec in competition with many security pure-plays that have been growing rapidly (think Palo Alto Networks (PANW) or Proofpoint (PFPT) ), as well as IT giants who have made growing security sales a major priority (think IBM (IBM) or Cisco Systems (CSCO) ).
- [By Peter Graham]
This can’t be good for a lot of those smaller less proven cyber security firms out there, including high profile names over the last few years like Palo Alto Networks (PANW), who got pummeled back in March on soft numbers.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Spirit Airlines Inc.(SAVE)
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Most air travelers would agree that Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) and Frontier Airlines are the worst airlines in the U.S. in terms of service quality. The two ultra-low-cost carriers offer rock-bottom fares, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
For the first few years after its 2011 IPO, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) achieved rapid profit growth, becoming a stock market darling in the process. However, the company’s profit margin peaked in 2015 and has been moving inexorably lower since then.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Yesterday, shares of United Continental (UAL) and American Airlines (AAL) got pummeled after Delta Air Lines (DAL) offered disappointing guidance. Today, airline stocks are getting smacked again, this time after Credit Suisse Julie Yates and Parker Kim cut their ratings on American and United Continental, while stating a preference for airlines like Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE) that have low exposure to international air travel. They explain why:
- [By William Romov]
The stock currently trades at $53.75, with 17 “buy” or “outperform” recommendations, four “holds,” and zero “sell” or “underperforms,” according to S&P Capital IQ.
Best Airline Stocks No. 2: Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE)
Spirit Airlines Inc. (Nasdaq: SAVE) offers some of the cheapest tickets in the industry. The company offers “bare fares” that will get just you and a “personal item” smaller than an 18″x14″x8″ to your destination.
Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Intuit Inc.(INTU)
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.
- [By Brian Stoffel]
However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.
- [By Alex Jordon]
A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).