Stocks recover some of their Friday losses … a new record in the bond market … tomorrow’s amazing technologies are coming fast News of a heavily mutated Covid variant, now named “Omicron,” terrified the market on Friday. The Dow dropped more than 1,000 points during trading, ending down 905 – its worst day of the…

https://youtu.be/quceJJRh9Do Editor’s Note: This article is part of Joanna Makris’ Behind the Wall series, where she provides retail investors with the insider scoop on the hottest technologies and trends from today’s business leaders, industry experts and money managers. Today’s discussion is with Garrett Nelson, Senior Equity Research Analyst at CFRA Research. Source: ggTravelDiary / Shutterstock.com No…

Holiday costs are soaring … how it’s accelerating a key business shift … why the holiday season 2022 could look very different Before we jump into today’s Digest a quick note… Our InvestorPlace offices are closed tomorrow and Friday for Thanksgiving. If you need help from our Customer Service team, they will be glad to assist you…

El Salvador wants to be “the financial center of the world” … five top dividend stocks for 2022 … a homework assignment from Eric Fry to strengthen your portfolio El Salvador – which made bitcoin legal currency in June – just announced plans to construct “Bitcoin City.” Apparently, Bitcoin City will be circular and feature…

Electric vehicle (EV) batteries are used to power the electric motors of battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Electric vehicle batteries support clean energy initiatives because they are rechargeable and do not emit any harmful gases that cause damage to the environment. This has made some battery stocks appealing among environmental, social and governance…

Gold stock prices surged after the U.S. inflation number for October surprised dramatically to the upside last week. However, it hasn’t moved much since then. The European inflation read also signaled hot inflation this week, coming in higher than the Bank of England’s target for the third consecutive month. Eurozone inflation came in at 4.1%, the…

Here at InvestorPlace, we believe we’ve just entered a transformative decade. One in which technology will change…well, everything. We also believe the investment wealth generated from these changes will be astronomical. But… That doesn’t mean the entire stock market couldn’t suffer a painful crash that decimates certain portfolios. Some of us older investors lived through…

Retail sales come in above estimates … Larry Summers casts doubt on “transitory” inflation … a hedging instrument from Eric Fry … journalistic malpractice The most important influence on our economy is still alive and kicking. Shoppers. Consumer spending makes up about 70% of the U.S. GDP. So, as a general guideline, as the shopper…

Inflation reached its highest level in more than 30 years, and gold responded by bursting through the previous resistance level at $1,835 per ounce on Nov. 10. The October CPI number showed a 6.2% increase year over year. Source: Shutterstock Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, rose 4.6%, the fastest rate in 30 years.…

Zillow bubble investors get pricked … how to avoid these scars in your own portfolio … a special event happening today at 4 PM ET with Louis Navellier A loss of 38% over just three days. That’s what Zillow investors suffered at the beginning of this month, as you can see below. Source: StockCharts.com It’s…

Big unemployment numbers despite loads of job openings … how this is accelerating the Technochasm … what to do about it in your portfolio In October, the number of unfilled jobs clocked in at 10.4 million. Meanwhile, there are 7.4 million unemployed workers. At first blush, this is a head-scratcher… With more open jobs than…

The coronavirus pandemic knocked the U.S. economy off its feet last year. As you may recall, millions of Americans were unemployed, and the U.S. fell into an official recession. Source: Shutterstock The good news is the U.S. economy is bouncing back. The Atlanta Fed expects GDP growth to reaccelerate from an estimated 2% annual pace…

Love it or hate it, our bickering politicians have finally passed something. Last Monday, the infrastructure bill officially made it through Congress, with the next stop being President Biden’s desk. For investors, this means a flood of your tax dollars will be sloshing around certain parts of the economy. So, how can you benefit? That’s…

Back in the late ‘70s, I really felt like a “boy genius.” Source: Shutterstock I’d sailed through undergraduate school in two and a half years and enrolled directly into a finance MBA at Cal State Hayward right after graduating. But when my final project rolled around, I had to sit there with my MBA advisor,…

Musk’s outsized influence on the entire S&P … a technical indicator to keep an eye on … gold continues tacking on gains Even if you don’t own a single share of Tesla, its CEO, Elon Musk, can make you poorer. Last weekend, Musk asked his followers on Twitter if he should sell 10% of his…

Huge inflation numbers … Louis’ roadmap for the stock market … when stocks could fall Yesterday’s Platinum Growth Club Flash Alert from legendary investor Louis Navellier provided a step-by-step for how the market will finish the year, including when we could see a correction. Today, let’s eavesdrop. There’s plenty to cover, so let’s jump straight in. ***Markets are…

Small-cap stocks have been soaring lately. Source: Shutterstock The Russell 2000 index just hit a 52-week high on Monday and has risen 22.9% year-to-date, overtaking the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s and NASDAQ Composite’s gains over the same timeframe and coming in just behind the S&P 500’s 24.2% gain. My Breakthrough Stocks, on average, have continued…

Editor’s Note: This article is part of Joanna Makris’ Behind the Wall series, where she provides retail investors with the insider scoop on the hottest technologies and trends from today’s business leaders, industry experts and money managers. Today’s discussion is with Dustin Robinson, founder of venture capital firm Iter Investments, an early investor and policymaker in…