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Earnings Preview: Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) – Fred Dunsel (02/15/12)

Feb 15th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) will be announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end 2011 earnings this Thursday (16 February). Duke Energy Corp is an energy company, which is located primarily in the Americas, owns an integrated network of energy assets. The company also manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses. read more

Why Not Thorium?

Feb 15th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

The below is a guest post by Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist, Casey Research The Fukushima disaster reminded us all of the dangers inherent in uranium-fueled nuclear reactors. Fresh news yesterday about Tepco's continued struggle to contain and cool the fuel rods highlights just how energetic uranium fission reactions are and how challenging to control. ... [more]

Sideways Trading for Gold and the HUI Index

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

The below is a guest post by Vin Maru, a regular contributor to the Dollar Vigilante   Gold Trading RangeAt the beginning of last week, we mentioned that gold was still in the up channel, but something to watch for is gold diverging out of the channel and that this could signal the start of a correction.  Thursday and Friday’s price ... [more]

There’s Value in Russia’s Future

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

As Americans ponder the merits of Obama vs. Gingrich, Paul, Romney or Santorum, Russia will be electing its own president on March 4.Perhaps we should say “re-electing” since it’s almost certain former president and current prime minster Vladimir Putin will be elected. While protests and vocal opposition likely won’t prevent [more]

A No Lose Trade? Why You Should Consider Shorting Japanese Bonds – Mike Swanson (02/14/12)

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

I just did this video with Dave Skarica of at his place in Eleuthera, Bahamas. I just spent the past few days there visiting with him, having a good time, and of course talking about the financial markets and what is going on. I see him once or twice a year and every time I do we can't help but talk about the markets. In this video Dave talked about one trade he is recommending right now ... [more]

Arbitraging Fed Policies With Rental Housing Cash Flows

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Overview By forcing interest rates to record low levels, the Federal Reserve has effectively vaporized most interest income along with most of the ability to benefit from compound interest, with devastating results for many retirees, retirement investors and pension funds.  However, in the process of creating artificially low interest rates for an entire economy, the Fed has ... [more]

Get Him Away From The Greeks

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

It was another incredibly strong week for the US markets up until Friday when more confusion emerged out of Greece and US markets took a hit but still remain strong as many leading stocks were still up nicely for the day and that includes our swing trading positions. I did decide to go to a ... [more]

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Plans Expansion With Retails Stores – Fred Dunsel (02/14/12)

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Microsoft shares (NASDAQ:MSFT) ended at $30.50 last Friday, marking a 0.86% gain for the week. Since the start of the year, Microsoft’s stock price has been on an upward trajectory, having risen by 17.2%. The company’s trailing P/E is 11.05, while trailing earnings are $2.76 per share. read more

Copper Prices Are On The Move – Fred Dunsel (02/14/12)

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Last Wednesday, copper prices reached a five-month high at $8,765 a ton, before falling back to $8,485 by the end of the week, over concerns about the Greek debt issue. (In recent months, copper prices have tracked investor sentiments toward the euro zone’s debt crisis.) The price spike on Wednesday was primarily due to expectations of higher demand after the Chinese government announced its economic plan to boost private sector growth. read more

What Does the Bank of England Think It’s Doing?

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

BullionVault   Quantitative easing has not worked as advertised so far. Why push ahead with more...?   "YOU'VE lost control – Bank of England takes over," says the Bank of England's cute little game for school-kids if you let the hot-air balloon you control crash into the ground, rather than happily floating it around the 2.0% annual ... [more]