Should You Buy Keysight Stock Today?

By Rob Otman Keysight (NYSE: KEYS) is a midcap company that operates within the electronic equipment industry. Its market cap is $8 billion today, and the total one-year return is 27.06% for shareholders. Keysight stock is beating the market, and it reports earnings tonight. But does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question, we’ve turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our Research Team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company. Our system looks at six key metrics… [iu-adbox] ✗ Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Keysight reported a recent EPS growth rate of 72.97%. That’s below the electronic equipment industry average of 753.06%. That’s not a good sign. We like to see companies that have higher earnings growth. ✓ Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the electronic equipment industry is 48.93. And Keysight’s ratio comes in at 19.44. It’s trading at a better … Continue reading

These Two Emotions Control the World’s Economy

By Andy Snyder Editor’s Note: A version of this piece originally ran in Andy Snyder’s free e-letter, Manward Digest. You can go here to automatically subscribe if you haven’t already. A man needs to know stuff. Oh sure, we can bumble through life being a supposed expert on one thing or another. But to find true fulfillment… we need to know lots of stuff. We must be curious. It’s why we cover a lot of topics in these essays. We’ve been called dangerously curious. Lately we’ve been curious as to what in the world is happening in a peculiar part of the stock market. Stocks are a realm we know well. We’ve spent well over a decade poking and prodding financial data in order to find the answers we’re looking for. We like to think we know what we’re doing. But there’s one part of the market that has us … Continue reading

The mystery asset at the centre of Renova’s plans to create new gold major

By analyst Last month, I wrote an article for MiningFeeds that suggested that Renova Group, the diversified business conglomerate run by bullish billionaire businessman Viktor Vekselberg, was gearing up for a run at the London Stock Exchange. This… …read more Source:: PRNewswire-Mining and Metals The post The mystery asset at the centre of Renova’s plans to create new gold major appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

The Hard Limits of Progress

By Brian Maher This post The Hard Limits of Progress appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Until the 19th century, technological and economic progress advanced inch by agonizing inch. The fastest transportation in A.D. 1776 was the fastest transportation in 1776 B.C. — the horse. Maritime commerce flowed to the fickle rhythms of wind and tide, as it had since the opening chapter. Life was intensely agricultural. Night was lit by candle and torch… to the extent it was lit at all. And economic growth? The Western world’s annual growth rate through 1820 averaged a millimetric 0.06% a year, according to Angus Maddison, economic historian. That’s 6% a century. The history of global GDP per capita, 1500–2003: The chart reveals three centuries of economic dusk. Then in the mid-to-late-19th century, a light bulb flickered on — literally… An unlikely series of inventions came along in the mid-to-late-19th century that raised the … Continue reading

David Morgan: Cryptocurrencies Can be Profitable for Nimble Investors

By David Morgan Morgan also discusses the metals he’s interested in right now and explains why he thinks gold and the blockchain could eventually be used together. David Morgan is best known for his commentary on precious metals, particularly silver, but as he’s emphasized in the past, The Morgan Report covers a wide array of commodities and investment opportunities. At the recent International Metal Writers Conference, he proved that point with a presentation that covered precious metals and the blockchain. “[Cryptocurrencies are] the hottest thing going,” he told the Investing News Network after his talk. “And the volumes are increasing, which means it’s sustainable. So it’s high, and as quickly as it’s rising, I expect to see it continue for some time.” Personally, Morgan isn’t currently interested in getting into the cryptocurrencies market, but he said that doesn’t mean it’s a bad place for investors to be. “I’m free market. … Continue reading

Bigger Than the Internet

By James Altucher This post Bigger Than the Internet appeared first on Daily Reckoning. There’s one massive investment trend in particular that I’ve been following. Although few people are talking about it yet, this trend will likely create trillions in wealth in the coming years, and mint thousands of new millionaire investors who get in early. But let’s back up a bit first… I got into investing for better or for worse by losing a lot of money. I sold a company in the ’90s. And because I was good at one thing I thought I was a genius at everything, which is a common mistake. And of course, I was a genius at nothing. I started investing the money I’d made and essentially lost all of it. So I figured, “Hmm, I’d better take a step back and figure out what I’m doing wrong.” So I developed my strategy … Continue reading

Daily Market Wrap – Mon 5 Jun, 2017

By Cory A look at the GLD and GDX charts Another slow day in the markets but this will not last the whole month. I outline some historic money flows that continue to look globally and the largest outflow of cash from mining stock ETFs ever! Taking this all into context I look at the GLD and GDX charts which will see some bigger moves in the next couple weeks. With no direction from the charts feel free to share your thoughts on which direction it will break. Download audio file (2017_06_05-Market-Wrap.mp3) …read more Source:: The Korelin Economics Report The post Daily Market Wrap – Mon 5 Jun, 2017 appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

Recession Watch Fall 2017

By MN Gordon One Ear to the Ground, One Eye to the Future Treasury yields are attempting to say something. But what it is exactly is open to interpretation. What’s more, only the most curious care to ponder it. Like Southern California’s obligatory June Gloom, what Treasury yields may appear to be foreshadowing can be somewhat misleading. Behold, the risk-free tide… Are investors anticipating deflation or inflation? Are yields adjusting to some other market or external phenomenon, perhaps central bank intervention? So far this year, and in the face of the much-ballyhooed prospect of Trumpflation, the yield on the 10-Year note has gone down. Not up. On January 1st, the 10-Year note yielded 2.44 percent. As of market close Thursday, the yield was 2.22 percent. At first glance, it appears there’s nary a care in the world about inflation. Conjecture, says there’s an expectation that Trump will be unsuccessful at … Continue reading

In Gold We Trust, 2017

By Pater Tenebrarum The 11th Annual In Gold We Trust Report This year’s Incrementum In Gold We Trust report by our good friends Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek appears about one month earlier than usual (we already mentioned in our most recent gold update that it would become available soon). As always, the report is extremely comprehensive, discussing everything from fundamentals pertaining to gold, to technical analysis to statistical studies on the behavior of gold under different economic scenarios. August gold, daily – gold itself continues to look fairly strong recently, but its rally is currently not confirmed by precious metals stocks. Silver is lagging the advance as well – click to enlarge. In fact, there is no other gold study available that contains a comparable wealth of valuable statistical information in chart form. Anyone with the slightest interest in gold as an investment asset (and these days that should … Continue reading

Buy or Sell Casey’s General Stores Stock Ahead of Earnings?

By Rob Otman Casey’s General Stores (Nasdaq: CASY) is a midcap company that operates within the food and staples retailing industry. Its market cap is $5 billion today, and the total one-year return is -5.85% for shareholders. Casey’s General Stores stock is underperforming the market. It’s beaten down, but it reports earnings tonight. So is it a good time to buy? To answer this question, we’ve turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our Research Team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company. Our system looks at six key metrics… [iu-adbox] ✗ Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Casey’s General Stores reported a recent EPS growth rate of -40.82%. That’s below the Food and staples retailing industry average of 11.52%. That’s not a good sign. We like to see companies that have higher earnings growth. ✓ Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the food and staples retailing industry … Continue reading