A Tech IPO Bellwether: What to Watch as Zynga Stock Starts Trading

Social-gaming giant Zynga Inc. starts trading today (Friday), capping off a rocky year for tech initial public offerings (IPOs). A strong performance from Zynga stock today and into the New Year would shed the “bubble” reputation surrounding the sector in 2011.

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Are You Obsessed with the Market? Or Do You Actually Want to Make Money?

Amateur investors focus on “the market.  “Wealthy, successful investors focus on “great businesses… bought at great prices.”  If you held a gun to my head and asked me what sums up the difference between stock market winners and stock market losers, that’s probably how I’d do it.

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50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to…

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Vialoux’s Technical Watch — FedEx is hot, gold is not

The price of gold just dipped below its 200-day moving average for the first time since January 2009. By breaking under 1,612.80, gold will end what has been the longest streak of consecutive closes above its 200-day moving average since at least 1975.

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How to gear up your portfolio for 2012!

2011 has been a challenging year for a lot of investors, amateurs as well as professionals. Buy and hold mutual fund type strategies have simply not worked. Trends have disappeared too and have been replaced by sideways markets that see monstrous moves — in either direction — in the blink of an eye.

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Seven Reasons to Ignore the Zynga (ZNGA) IPO Hype

Despite the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, more initial public offerings (IPOs) are expected to price this week than in any other week in the last nine months.

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Watch Out for the Dividend Yield Trap

A perfect storm for losses is setting up…

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A Reliable Buy Signal for Gold Stocks

I’ve seen this situation many times before with regard to the overall stock market. Anytime the market suffers a serious correction and stock prices tailspin lower, my phone goes nuts. People panic. They want some advice on what to do. This almost always happens within a day or two of an important market bottom.

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The Collapse Of The Euro, The Death Of The Euro And The End Of The Euro

The euro was a doomed project from the start, and now we are starting to see the endgame play out.  Today, the euro fell to an 11-month low against the U.S. dollar.  As I write this, the EUR/USD is at 1.2983.  Back in July, the EUR/USD was over 1.45.  As panic has swept the financial markets, the euro has lost more than 3 percent over the past three days.  But this is just the beginning.  When the euro drops below 1.20, analysts will talk about the collapse of the euro.

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Why the Entire Stock Market Could Soar Over 100% from Here

This is a simple concept. But nobody these days seems to get it.  Money flows where it’s treated best. Just as the cream rises to the top, money will always move toward the highest potential returns.  So where is it treated best now? Let’s take a look…

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