Silver stocks Articles

Three Ways to Profit as Inflation Causes Gold Prices to Increase

March 20, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

By Martin HutchinsonContributingEditorMoneyMorningI have written a number of timesin the last few months that gold and mining shares look attractive. While themetal had a big run-up in price during the three-month stretch that ended inlate February, the yellow metal has subsequently dropped back a bit, as havethe prices of the leading mining shares. If anything, however, the reasons forgold bullis...Read More

How the U.S. Credit Crisis Will Lead to an Overhaul of the U.S. Student Loan System

March 5, 2009 / Shah Gilani

Shah GilaniThe costs of the ongoing credit crisis have been well chronicled. But there's a bright spot, too.In a crushing blow to lobbyists, bankers, and loan intermediaries, the credit crisis and the accompanying collapse of the securitization market may actually force a top-to-bottom overhaul of this country's much-maligned student loan system.If that happens, prospective student borrowers may n...Read More

Speech: Why Silver is Money (Phoenix Show Workshop)

February 25th, 2009 / Jason Hommel

Welcome. Thank you!I'm very honored to be here. My name is Jason Hommel. I'm the Editor of the Silver Stock Report. This last year, I started dealing in silver, selling silver, at www.jhmint.com and I learned a lot more about the silver trade. My speech today is on why silver is money, even though no nation on earth uses silver as money.In other words, my speech is on why 99.9% of humanity is...Read More

Retail Sales Rise but Unemployment Dampens Outlook

February 12, 2009 / Jason Simpkins

By Jason SimpkinsManagingEditorMoneyMorningRetail sales unexpectedly rose in January - halting a recordsix-month skid - but the upbeat report could easily be a one-month wonder,since U.S. unemployment continues to climb.Sales at U.S. retailers rose 1% in January, the largestmonthly increase since November 2007, and followed a 3% drop in December, theU.S. Commerce Department said today (Thursday).B...Read More

For the U.S. Economy in the New Year, the Pain WillPrecede the Promise

December 29, 2008 / Shah Gilani

Shah Gilani[Editor's Note: With the New Year upon us, it's a good time for investors to be looking ahead. With that in mind, Money Morning will be running installments of our "Outlook 2009" economic forecasting series into the New Year.This is the second installment of a new series thatlooks at the global investing outlook for 2009.]By Shah GilaniContributing EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Repo...Read More

Hot Stocks: Fast Food Restaurateur Yum! Brands Making China its Main Course

December 22, 2008 / Mike Caggeso

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Money Morning Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) expects anotheryear of double-digit profit growth.For nearly everyone else, 2009 won't be just "another year."Nearly every economist expects the first half of theNew Year to bring more of the same, a deepening global financial crisisthat'll throw an even bigger, wetter blanket on economic growth than it didthis year. Indeed, eve...Read More

Global InvestingRoundups

December 18, 2008 / Investment News Staff

Credit Crisis Claims $1Trillion; Dollar Falls Hard; Gold and Silver Rally; Honda Slashes ProfitOutlook; Motorola Cuts Costs; Valeo Cuts 5,000 Jobs; Woolworths Closing Its 807Stores in Jan.; E-Trade Growing and ShrinkingWith Morgan Stanley's (MS) $2.2 billion loss in thethird quarter, the carnagefrom the credit crisis passed the $1 trillion mark. About 67% of that camefrom U.S. financial firms, and...Read More

Latest Delays With Boeing'sDreamliner Puts Program Two Years Behind Schedule

December 15, 2008 / William Patalon III

William Patalon IIIBy William Patalon IIIExecutive EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report The Boeing Co. (BA). is pushing back the schedule of itstroubled 787 Dreamliner jet program by about six months as it works to unwind delayscaused by the recently concluded union-machinists strike, and by thousands ofimproperly installed fasteners on the first couple of jetliners on theproduction line. This...Read More

China Inflation Hits 22-Month Low, Slows to 2.4%

December 11, 2008 / Mike Caggeso

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Money Morning China's once-rampant inflation has cooled to its slowestpace is 22 months, opening the door for aggressive interest rate cuts thatcould potentially kick-start its economy back into high gear. China's consumer price index for November climbed2.4% for the year, a sharp drop from the 4.0% posted in October and thefourth consecutive month-to-month drop, i...Read More

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Fail to Allay Retail Anxiety

December 1, 2008 / Jason Simpkins

ByJason SimpkinsAssociateEditorMoneyMorningSteep holiday discounts and bargain hunting boosted BlackFriday sales, but a dour economic outlook leaves analysts skeptical thatAmericans will be able to sustain their buying frenzy for the duration of theholiday season. Spending over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend rose 7.2%from a year ago to about $41 billion, according to the National Retail Federat...Read More

Likely EU Recession Paves the Way for Greater ECB Influence

November 4, 2008 / Jason Simpkins

By Jason SimpkinsAssociateEditor MoneyMorningThe European Commission (EC) said yesterday (Monday) thatthe Eurozone economy has already slipped into a recession and strong and stableeconomic growth will not return until 2010. The European Central Bank (ECB),originally charged with the task of maintaining price stability, has now founditself with the added responsibility of encouraging growth and wi...Read More

Four Ways to Protect Your Retirement From the Ongoing Financial Crisis

October 29, 2008 / Jennifer Yousfi

By Jennifer YousfiManaging EditorMoney MorningIn the depths of a bear market that has carved between $500billion and $2 trillion from U.S. retirement accounts so far this year, as manyas two-thirds of all Americans have stopped contributing to their retirementplans, a new study shows.And that's precisely the wrong decision to make at the wrongtime. No matter how poorly the financial markets are pe...Read More

GM and Ford Choose Different Routes to Return toProfitability

October 15, 2008 / Jennifer Yousfi

By Jennifer YousfiManaging EditorMoney MorningShares of Ford Motor Co. (F) and General MotorsCorp. (GM)posted gains yesterday (Tuesday) on speculation that consolidation in the U.S.domestic auto industry could be the struggling sector's saving grace.Over the last three trading sessions, Ford shares are up almost18%, while GM shares are up over 37% on reports of possible merger talks andasset sales...Read More

Credit Crisis Update: Markets Plunge on Costly Credit,Paulson to Buy Bank Shares, IMF Warns of Global Recession

October 10, 2008 / Jennifer Yousfi

By Jennifer YousfiManaging EditorMoney MorningGlobal markets had deep sell-offs yesterday (Tuesday) asshort-term credit markets remained tight, with the three-month lending rate forbanks hitting a yearly high. The LondonInterbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for three-month dollar-denominated loans hit4.75%, its highest rate so far this year. The LIBOR rate for overnight lendingdropped, to 5.09%, but stil...Read More

SurpriseRejection of Bailout Deal Causes Record Decline in U.S. Stocks, Paves the Wayfor a Better Accord

September 30, 2008 / William Patalon III

William Patalon IIIBy William Patalon III,Jennifer Yousfi and Jason SimpkinsMoney Morning EditorsIn a move that willreverberate from Wall Street to Main Street, the U.S. House of Representativesyesterday (Monday) voted to reject a compromise $700 billion banking-bailoutbill, an act of stunning defiance that eradicated $1.2 trillion in shareholderwealth as U.S. stocks endured their biggest one-day...Read More

While LawmakersReach Credit Crisis Compromise, Money Morning Bailout Plan Expert DisplaysDoubt

September 26, 2008 / Jason Simpkins

By Jason Simpkins, Jennifer YousfiAnd William Patalon IIIMoney Morning EditorsCongressional negotiators lateyesterday (Thursday) reached a tentative agreement on a credit-crisiscompromise that gives the Bush administration about a third of the $700 billionit has requested up front, but made sure half that outlay was subject to acongressional veto, published reports state.Details remained sketchy l...Read More

GE Cuts Earnings Forecasts Amid U.S. Credit Turmoil,Shifts Focus to Industrial Businesses in China

September 25, 2008 / Jason Simpkins

ByJason SimpkinsAssociateEditorGeneral Electric Co. (GE),yesterday (Thursday) reduced its annual profit forecast for the second timethis year and announced plans to reduce dependence on its financial servicesarm and focus more on the company's industrial operations, particularly inChina."GE today revised its earnings guidance for the thirdquarter, to a range of $0.43 to $0.48 per share from $0.50...Read More

Global Investing Roundups

August 28, 2008 / Investment News Staff

U.S. Bankruptcy Filings Soar; Japan's Bankruptcy Jitters;Boeing Backs Down in Face of Strike; Quicksilver's Ski Sale; Gustav PushesCrude Higher; TiVo Swings to Profit; PetroChina Hurt by Subsidies; BP EndingRussian VentureIn yet another indication of the weak economy, U.S. bankruptcy filings spiked in the second quarter, up 29% for the 12-month period ended June 30. Business filings ratcheted up m...Read More

Commodities: Bear Market or Bounce?

August 27, 2008 / Martin Hutchinson

By Martin HutchinsonContributing EditorWith oil off more than 20% from its July peak, and theReuters-CRB Continuous Commodity Index down 19% from its June high, traders arebetting that commodities have entered a bear cycle with much further to fall.But it is much more likely that commodities will enjoy another "bounce," withmany of them revisiting record levels before a true downturn sets in. Smar...Read More

Why Silver and Gold will go up, and by How Much

Octoer 28, 2011 / Jason Hommel

The government is spending $1500 billion more per year than they are getting in taxes. They are not borrowing this money; they are printing it. There is no political will to fix the problem. The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are about a protest against the Wall Street bailouts, but also, it's about the 99% wanting more government handouts than they are already getting, and already 43 million A...Read More