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→  September 16, 2015

Yesterday, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (OTC:POAHF) unveiled its first 100% electric model: the “Mission E.” Don’t let the name fool you; it really should be called the “Mission T” because it has Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) as its target. Judging by the prototype unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show, which opened on Tuesday, Tesla should […]

→  September 15, 2015

Investor sentiment today is looking like it did in 2000 and we could be due for a stock market crash of 30% or more. At least, that’s the opinion of famed economics professor Robert Shiller. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, the Yale University professor and Nobel economics laureate says many investors […]

→  September 14, 2015

If worrying reports from the U.K. are any indication, physical gold may be getting a lot harder to get a hold of than you might think. At least, that’s according to Peter Hambro, Chairman and co-founder of Petropavlovsk. (Source: Bloomberg, last accessed September 14, 2015.) The gold industry veteran explained his reasoning in a recent […]

→  September 13, 2015

Are silver prices about to soar? Could this oil field be the next Bakken? What is Tesla Motors up to? Brew yourself a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy these top weekend reads. Jim Rickards: This Could Send Gold Prices to $10,000 “If Rickards is correct, our fundamentally unstable financial system could collapse at any […]

→  September 12, 2015

If you thought the oil price would rally any time soon, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) would like to have a word. The investment banking giant reported on the oil price forecast on Friday, concluding that before the dust settles, the oil price might go as low as $20.00 per barrel. (Source: CBC, last […]

→  September 11, 2015

Shareholders of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) have enjoyed enormous success over the last few years. But billionaire investors like David Einhorn warned that the good times wouldn’t last. Back in July, Einhorn hammered Netflix over its cash flow management, seemingly oblivious to how well NFLX stock was performing. (Source: Forbes, July 13, 2015.) At the time, […]

→  September 10, 2015

It’s no secret that the negative oil price forecast has hit energy companies hard, as the global markets continue this summer’s volatile streak amidst fear of economic collapse in China. Following the OPEC announcement last year that the organization would not be lowering production in response to declining prices, it was widely expected that North […]

→  September 9, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU), or FCA, CEO Sergio Marchionne has not given up his appetite for expansion. In fact, the Italian-Canadian executive’s next target could be the General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). While Marchionne remains optimistic, General Motors seems hostile. Mary Barra, GM’s chief executive officer, has already rejected FCA’s advances twice. But there “must […]

→  September 8, 2015

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) stock is so ugly, the tide wouldn’t take it out. When an asset has suffered through an extended bear market, people start to throw in the towel. Mention the asset to someone at a cocktail party and their face will cringe. Publishers know the topic will disgust readers, so you stop […]

→  September 7, 2015

In August, noted investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) bought Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) at a price of $235.00 per share, amounting to nearly $32.5 billion in cash. The details of the transaction are less important than whether the billionaire from Omaha’s logic was behind the acquisition. By his own admission, he bought it […]