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South Korea and the U.S. Reacted Much Differently to a Credit Card Theft Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents in both the U.S. and South Korea were recently hit with a major security breach that let …

The Egyptian Stock Market Is Breathtaking

Think the U.S. market has been on a nice run? Try Egypt.<p>Here's a one-year chart of the CASE-30 index, via Bloomberg. The index is up a breathtaking 55% just since last summer.<p>Coincidentally or not (probably not, actually), the bottom almost perfectly coincides with the Egyptian army toppling Morsi …

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CHART: Here's How The Stock Market Has Been Correlated To Everything Else Since 1965

A diversified portfolio is one that consists of uncorrelated assets. In other words, these are assets that don't move hand-in-hand all of the time. Diversification reduces volatility.<p>It's important to recognize that correlations are not static. During periods of panic, correlations increase as …

Turn Doctor Bills Into Retirement Income

Would you like a triple-tax-free form of retirement saving? By that we mean:<p>(1) You get a deduction when you put the money in.<br>(2) It compounds tax free.<br>(3) It comes out tax free.<p>The powerful tax-saving vehicle is a health savings account. An HSA is a kitty, funded by you and/or your employer, that …

Goldman Sounds The Alarm On Stocks

We imagine this call is going to get a lot of debate going about how expensive stocks are right now, and the durability of this rally.<p>Goldman equity strategist David Kostin declares in his latest 'Weekly Kickstart' note that the market is getting pricey.<p>These three paragraphs pack a major punch. …

The Average Hedge Fund These Days Is Basically An Overpriced Index Fund

There are many types of hedge funds out there offering a variety of strategies.<p>Generally speaking, most hedge funds will try to offer superior returns or stable returns in any market.<p>But according to this chart from Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker, "hedge funds in aggregate are essentially long the …

These 2 Charts Sum Up Everything That's Going Wrong For Lululemon

"We were on track to deliver on our sales and earnings guidance through the month of December; however, since the beginning of January, we have seen traffic and sales trends decelerate meaningfully," said CFO John Currie. "Based on this recent performance and assuming these trends continue through …

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Why Didn't Apple Buy Nest? A Feud Involving Jony Ive Could Have Something To Do With It

Nest was co-founded by two former Apple executives — Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell.<p>Fadell is one the key figures in the invention of the iPod. Apple hired Fadell to build the iPod. Initially, Fadell was a contractor. Eventually, he was brought in full-time to run the iPod group. Rogers also worked at …

Here's What The $3.2 Billion Nest Thermostat Actually Does

Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, the man who led Apple's iPod division for years.<p>The thermostat has been out for two years now, and it's the product that turned heads. The Nest's smoke/CO detector is new.<p>I own a Nest thermostat, and for the most part I love it. However, I had one serious problem …

RICH BERNSTEIN: There Is No Equity Bubble

<b>Equity Bubble? No.</b><p>The US stock market performed very well during 2013. The S&P 500®'s total return of nearly 33% far outpaced the returns of most asset classes. Interestingly, the rally in US stocks occurred despite a significant increase in longer-term interest rates. The 10-year t-note hit a low …

The Bullish Economic Story May Be On The Verge Of A Change

There's been a lot of talk lately about how the U.S. economy seems to be breaking out, but it looks likely that such enthusiasm may be tempered going forward.<p>The yield on the 10-year Treasury note broke through to a new multi-year high of 3.03% on the final day of 2013, following the Federal …

Investing in marijuana stocks is a lot more dangerous than smoking marijuana

One of the byproducts of Colorado’s recent decision to legalize weed has been a boom in the prices of stocks linked, however tenuously, to the marijuana industry.<p>A handful of smaller companies, listed on over-the-counter markets (where liquidity is thin and there are no real quality standards …

Insider trading laws aren't adapting to new markets - Futurity

Insider trading laws are growing increasingly out-of-date in markets where credit derivatives like credit default swaps are traded, experts warn.

Jeffrey Gundlach says Treasurys are under-owned, bitcoin is a \’mirage\’: live blog recap

Stock analyst herd mentality highest in nearly 30 years: B. of A\’s Subramanian

CITI: Here Are The 23 Best Stocks In The Market

"Several signals suggest that a more cyclical portfolio orientation is appropriate for 2014," Citi's Tobias Levkovich wrote in a note to clients. "While a positive posture has been in place for improved IT spending, various lead indicators intimate better overall capex trends in coming months, …

A Pattern Of Historical Cycles Says 2014 Could Be A Down Year For Stocks

Last year was a good one for financial markets, a time of recovery in equity markets, of stronger economies and firmer confidence.<p>The S&P 500 had its fifth straight up year and posted a 20 per cent plus gain after two years of single digit gains.<p>It's been so good, with a recovering US economy and a …

Japan Surges While Europe Hits 5-Year High

On Monday, things were pretty ugly with declines in the US. Japan got hammered in Tuesday trading.<p>But then yesterday was solid. And today is looking good as well.<p>The Nikkei soared 2.5% today. Germany is up 0.9%, despite German GDP slightly missing (0.4% vs. 0.5% that was expected).<p>European stocks …

China Mobile Says It Has Received 1.2 Million Pre-Orders For The iPhone

China Mobile will start selling iPhones in China this Friday. The premium, 16-gigabyte, 5S model will be priced at 5,288 yuan, or about $874, the world's largest mobile company said. The 64-gigabyte 5S will be priced at 6,888 yuan ($1,139) and the 5C model will be priced at 4,488 yuan for the …

Deutsche Bank Suspends 'Multiple' Currency Traders For Alleged Manipulation In New York

"Multiple traders" in New York and possibly elsewhere in "the Americas" are affected after investigations into "communications across a number of currencies," the source said.<p>German daily Die Welt, citing people familiar with the investigations, said on Wednesday one trader in New York who traded …

Silicon Valley VC Thinks a Single Bitcoin Will Be Worth $100,000

Just a year ago, a bitcoin was worth $13. And today, the same piece of digital currency is valued at more than $800 on popular online money …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: There's a Sure-Fire Way to Control the Price of Bitcoin

Coinbase now handles bitcoin transactions for more than 19,000 businesses and 750,000 individuals.<p>The tiny San Francisco startup offers various …

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Gold Survey: Higher Gold Prices Forecast For Next Week

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> A majority of survey participants in the weekly Kitco News Gold Survey expect higher prices next week as they said they believe prices will try to sustainably break through the stubborn resistance at $1,250 an ounce.<p>In the Kitco News Gold Survey, out of 33 participants, 27 responded …

Intercept Pharmaceuticals' Above $300 -- More Mega Millions On The Way?

Anyone following the stock of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) closely cannot help but get dizzy. After racing from $72 to $497 last week, the stock corrected sharply this week–trading below $250 early in the week, before recovering nicely to above $300 in the last two days.<p>Does this mean …

Charts Show Improvement For Gold; S. African Strike May Affect Platinum

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> Improving gold technical charts could mean the chance for the yellow metal to finally make some headway above the $1,250 an ounce level, market watchers said.<p>Meanwhile, metals traders will also watch whether or not a strike threat from a South African labor union will materialize …

Chinese Millionaires Are Leaving The Country In Droves

A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that focuses on China, said that one-third of China's …

CHART OF THE DAY: We Haven't Seen Wall Street Analysts Herding Like This Since 1986

Wall Street's analysts have the tough task of estimating what a company will earn in a quarter.<p>Because there are so many variables to consider, you'd think these estimates would have a pretty wide dispersion.<p>However, the dispersion of these estimates tends to be pretty tight. And for Q4 2013, the …

Six ratios say this market is very overbought

The U.S. stock market is more overvalued than it was at the majority of the past century’s peaks, according to six well-known valuation ratios.<p>That …