Market Outlook

Consumers Are Feeling More Confident – Linkfest (Aug 8)

Giddy about spending money? You're not alone. Consumers are more confident, and not just here in the U.S. Read Article

If You’re a Bull, Root for a High-Volume Selloff

One more big loser of a day might be what the S&P 500 needs to spark the panic necessary to finally reach a technical bottom. Read Article

Where’s the Market Headed From Here?

Find out which sectors are strong, whether Russian sanctions matter and where the S&P 500 will wind up from here in this podcast featuring investment advisor Charles Sizemore, the editor of Macro Trend Investor, and Jeff Reeves, the editor of InvestorPlace.com Read Article

Here Comes That Correction! – Linkfest (Aug 7)

Guess what? The market is finally in correction mode! Drown your sorrows with a secret hamburger. All that and more in today's Linkfest. Read Article

A Market Bottom? Not Quite!

The major indices are oversold and a near-term bounce is likely, but a true market bottom has not yet been firmly established. Read Article

Is the M&A Boom Ending?

Three big moves just went up in smoke on their own merits, but two primary M&A motivators are starting to close slightly and could hamper broader action. Read Article

Why You Should Always SELL on Takeover News (TMUS, TWX)

The collapse of T-Mobile and Time Warner deals shows the dangers of holding on after a bid. Rather than taking on headline risk, do what the pros do: sell. Read Article

Housing Market Slide: Can Millennials Save Real Estate from Another Decline?

Recent reports show home prices and sales slowing. Is that the start of a new trend or can the Millenial generation propel real estate? Read Article

I Catch the Rains Down in Africa – Linkfest (Aug 6)

The best investment destination of the next decade? You might be tempted to guess China. Maybe Brazil. Nope -- it's Africa. Read Article

All Eyes on the Dow After Tuesday’s Selloff

Keep an eye on the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- the senior index is in a narrow band between important support and big overhead resistance. Read Article

Toss Your Junk (Bonds) in the Trunk – Linkfest (Aug 5)

Find out why junk bonds are starting to take a hit, and whether there's anywhere left for income seekers. Plus, is Coca-Cola repeating an old mistake? Read Article

3 Reasons the Market Selloff Isn’t Finished

Several fundamental catalysts, such as international issues and the possibility of higher interest rates, could weigh on stocks. But these technical indicators are flashing red, too. Read Article

Don’t Get Too Giddy Over That Dead-Cat Bounce

Sure, Monday's action was positive -- but the bulls have a long way to go to make up for last week's ugliness. Read Article

Are Emerging Markets Back?

Strong contributions from emerging markets in Q2 are helping U.S. companies post the best earnings growth in years. Read Article

50 Billion Reasons Why Warren Buffett Is Bearish

Warren Buffett seems to be bearish on the market right now, based on Berkshire Hathaway's $50B cash hoard and a lack of acquisition activity. Read Article

Bank Bailouts Part Deux – Linkfest (Aug 4)

Bank bailouts are back! Find out what it means for markets, and discover Brazil's beef with Banco Santander. Read Article

The Near-Term Forecast Calls for Continued Selling

The bull market is still intact, but the bears have the ball and look ready to drive prices lower. Stay out of their way for the time being. Read Article

So much for Dow 23,000 – Linkfest (Aug 1)

Check out the details about the Dow drop, the news about index funds and the best of Sharknado, all in today's linkfest from InvestorPlace Read Article

July Jobs Report – Winners & Losers

The July jobs reports showed that payrolls expanded by more than 200,000 for a sixth straight month -- a record going back to 1997. Read Article

Don’t Lose Your Sense of Value in This Market

Panic will only keep you from taking advantage of solid bargains. Read Article