French researchers unearth largest stash of Medieval silver coins ever found

By analyst By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud Archaeologists with the National Center for Scientific Research and other institutions in France revealed today that they have unearthed 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a very expensive gold signet ring and other objects made of gold from the Abbey of Cluny, located in the department of Saône-et-Loire. According to Anne Baud and Anne Flammin, the researchers who led the dig, never before has such a large cache of silver deniers been discovered. They also said that finding such a large amount of silver pieces together with Arab gold coins and a signet ring was a very rare occurrence. “This is an exceptional find for a monastic setting and especially that of Cluny, which was one of the largest abbeys of Western Europe during the Middle Ages. The treasure was buried in fill where it seems to have stayed for 850 … Continue reading

The Morgan Report’s Weekly Perspective with David Morgan

By David Morgan The Morgan Report’s Weekly Perspective | The Morgan Report’s Weekly Perspective is our free e-newsletter. Our free e-newsletter will keep YOU in the top 3% of the Informed, the Awake, and the Aware. Join our Free weekly e-letter… I’ve Been Helping My Subscribers Weather the Current Economic Mess. Now I Invite You to Join My Growing Circle of Successful Investors. The Morgan Report is all about YOU and how you can build and preserve Wealth for generations to come. We know it can sometimes seem a daunting task to protect your assets and preserve or grow your wealth. Over 15 years ago, a small group of us started The Morgan Report and formed an exclusive membership organization to promote personal freedom, an honest money system, free market wealth accumulation and asset protection. Thus was born The Morgan Report – since then we’ve helped 11,000-plus members scattered … Continue reading

Business Cycles and Inflation, Part II

By Pater Tenebrarum Early Warning Signals in a Fragile System [ed note: here is Part 1; if you have missed it, best go there and start reading from the beginning] We recently received the following charts via email with a query whether they should worry stock market investors. They show two short term interest rates, namely the 2-year t-note yield and 3 month t-bill discount rate. Evidently the moves in short term rates over the past ~18 – 24 months were quite large, even if their absolute levels remain historically low. Sizable moves higher in short term interest rates were recorded over the past two years. 2 year note yields only started moving up in mid 2016, but the surge in t-bill discount rates has been in train since late 2015 already. The moves in short term rates come from extremely low levels, but they are nevertheless quite noteworthy – … Continue reading

Investor Insight: Take-Two Interactive Software Stock

By Rob Otman Take-Two Interactive Software stock had a rough day in the market on Friday November 17… Shares dropped -0.91% and closed the day at $117.82. They’re now trading 2.32% below their 52-week high of $120.62. With today’s drop, Take-Two Interactive Software now has a market cap of $14 billion. That makes it a large cap company. The business operates in the entertainment software industry and employs 3,707 people. Its shares trade primarily on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Take-Two Interactive Software has 114.05 million shares outstanding and 3.14 million traded hands for the day. That’s above the average 30-day volume of 1.91 million shares. Over the last five years, Take-Two Interactive Software’s revenue is up by 24.35%. You can see this growth in annual revenue chart below… In the last year alone, Take-Two Interactive Software’s revenue has grown by 30.54%. That’s a solid sign for Take-Two Interactive Software stock … Continue reading

The Biggest Irrational Fears for Investors

By Alexander Green The week before Halloween, my colleague Rachel Gearhart asked a group of Oxford Club investment analysts to write a few words about our most irrational fear and how we overcame it. It’s a good question and – while I’ll get to my answer in a moment – it deserves a clarifying comment. Many investment fears are entirely rational. After all, the capital you put at risk in the financial markets is real money. Money that you earned, paid taxes on and saved rather than spent. The knowledge that it could suddenly become a substantially smaller sum or – in a worst-case scenario – vanish entirely is not an idle consideration. Yet, as experienced equity investors know, volatility is simply the price of admission. (Although it has been so rare in recent months that I wonder whether the next “refresher” won’t come as a jolt to many.) The … Continue reading

Bulls TRAMPLED In Stock Market Stampede

By Zach Scheidt This post Bulls TRAMPLED In Stock Market Stampede appeared first on Daily Reckoning. When the market started moving lower, investors did the smart thing… They started unloading their risky positions. The only problem was, everyone was trying to sell at once! As panic set in, buyers stepped back. There was no sense in owning shares if prices were dropping quickly. Why not wait for a more stable environment? But of course, with no buyers, a herd of investors trying to exit the market had nowhere to go! It wasn’t until after weeks of panic, volatility, and gut-wrenching losses that the market finally started to act normal again. That’s a quick synopsis of what happened during the financial crisis of 2008. Yes, there were problems with many of the companies whose shares traded sharply lower. But the biggest issue causing markets to drop suddenly was a total reversal … Continue reading

Exclusive KE Report Commentary – Fri 17 Nov, 2017

By Cory Trader Vic – What The Market End Looks Like This interview with Trader Vic was recorded later in the day yesterday. Last time I chatted with Trader Vic he made the comment that “the market is going to end”. I received a couple comments asking him to detail more what that looks like. We also comment on the potential of tax reform and our doubts about how much the overall economy will benefit. Download audio file (2017_11_16-Trader-Vic.mp3) …read more Source:: The Korelin Economics Report The post Exclusive KE Report Commentary – Fri 17 Nov, 2017 appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

Business Cycles and Inflation – Part I

By Pater Tenebrarum Incrementum Advisory Board Meeting Q4 2017 – Special Guest Ben Hunt, Author and Editor of Epsilon Theory The quarterly meeting of the Incrementum Fund’s Advisory Board took place on October 10 and we had the great pleasure to be joined by special guest Ben Hunt this time, who is probably known to many of our readers as the main author and editor of Epsilon Theory. He is also chief risk officer at investment management firm Salient Partners. As always, a transcript of the discussion is available for download below. Ben Hunt, author of Epsilon Theory and chief risk officer of Salient Partners As usual, we will add a few words here to expand a little on the discussion. A wide range of issues relevant to the markets was debated at the conference call, but we want to focus on just one particular point here that we only … Continue reading

Investor Insight: Red Hat Stock Analysis

By Rob Otman Red Hat stock had a good day in the market on Thursday November 16. Shares climbed 2.27% and closed the day at $126.63. They’re now trading 0.03% below their 52-week high of $126.67. With today’s good gain, Red Hat now has a market cap of $23 billion. That makes it a large cap company. The business operates in the applications software industry and employs 10,500 people. Its shares trade primarily on the New York stock exchange. Red Hat has 176.95 million shares outstanding and 2.29 million traded hands for the day. That’s above the average 30-day volume of 1.37 million shares. The amount of Red Hat stock is also dropping as the company buys back its own shares. In the last 12 months, it repurchased $431 million worth. Over the last five years, Red Hat’s revenue is up by 125.7%. You can see this growth in annual … Continue reading