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Syrian Opposition Condemns Russian Oil Deal

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Syria’s opposition has condemned the signing last week of Syria’s first-ever offshore oil exploration deal with Russia, claiming oil blocks are being swapped for weapons to attack rebel forces. Syria signed the agreement last week with Russian oil and gas company SoyuzNefteGaz for joint oil exploration off the Mediterranean coast, in Syria’s part of the prolific Levant Basin, according to Syrian, Russian, and Iranian state…
Buy Gold If You Think Interest Rates Will Rise

Buy Gold If You Think Interest Rates Will Rise

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tao_zhyn/Investors commonly assume that rising interest rates adversely impact the gold price. The intuition is that if interest rates rise, this makes gold less appealing to own than interest-bearing assets. Such reasoning prompted Dominic Schnider to tell CNBC reporter Ansuja Harjani that he expects the price of…
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First Of The Year Portfolio Drawdown

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It’s nothing too severe – less than 1% – but I’m getting wacked to start off 2014 nonetheless.The selloff in my account is led by HCLP, as mediocre fund managers caught padding their positions, trying to save their unspectacular careers, let go the Potemkin equity stakes.Silver caught a nice bounce into the first of the year, but we have been here…
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Late Night Due Diligence

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As a follow-up to my work on Monday regarding the strength in precious metals and miners, here is an updated weekly chart for one of the silver miners, AG. See my notes below.For reference, the RSI is simply the “Relative Strength Index” used to identify changes in technical momentum. Above 50 is generally considered a bullish RSI, with above 70 viewed…
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AUY (Yamana Gold) Breakout

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AUY (Yamana Gold) Daily ChartAnother top pick in the mining sector recently added to the Live Chart Links page, AUY (Yamana Gold Inc.) triggered a long entry today on a break above the R1 (minor downtrend line) resistance level. T1 (first target) is the primary downtrend line with T2 & T3 (the current final target) marked by horizontal resistance…
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PAAS Breakout Backtest

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PAAS (Pan American Silver) daily chartPAAS (Pan American Silver Corp) is another of the top picks in the mining sector recently added to the Live Chart Links page. Since the chart was added a few weeks ago, PAAS went on to first break out above the horizontal resistance level shown around the 11.25 level & then went on to make a breakout and successful…
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ANV Long Entry Triggered

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ANV (Allied Nevada Gold) Daily ChartANV (Allied Nevada Gold Corp) was one of several mining stock trade setups from the Live Chart Links page to trigger a long entry today. As all of the gold & silver mining stocks listed under the Live Chart Links page are my favorite swing trade candidates in the sector for 2014, consider all of these as either Trade…
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A Silver New Year’s Toast from Marc David

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Loyal iBC reader an subscriber @marc_david notes the strength in silver miner AG of late.The good news for Marc is that despite the carnage in the metals and miners complex in 2013 (though we did pinpoint some tactical long trades inside 12631 along the way), the weekly chart shows a potential double-bottom. It is not yet confirmed, but there are…
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Two Charts I am Staring Down This Afternoon

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The small caps in the Russell 2000 ETF, seen first below on the 30-minute timeframe, are notably weak today on heavy sell volume and bear-flagging with the potential to drop lower.This type of action is the main reason I am reticent to go full throttle initiating new swing longs, even though the action in the solars (CSIQ FSLR SPWR YGE, to name a few)…
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Bandera Partners Picks Up Stake in Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (TLF)

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Gregory Bylinsky and Jefferson Gramm’s hedge fund Bandera Partners, has reported acquiring almost 19,000 shares of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLF). Following the purchase of securities, Bandera owns more than 2.19 million shares of the company. The shares have been bought in one deal, the price amounting to $9.90 apiece.On December 10, Tandy…
Apple: Still Largely a Luxury Brand

Apple: Still Largely a Luxury Brand

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On October 14, 2013, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) issued a press release stating that it had handpicked Angela Ahrendts, former Burberry CEO, and awarded her with a newly created position. As a Senior Vice President, Ahrendts has been granted discretion to manage the operation of Apple retail and online stores. Prior to serving as Burberry chief, Ahrendts also…
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Time to Start Buying Gold

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I started easing back out of vacation mode yesterday and spent some time combing through the charts, particularly gold & many individual mining stocks. With $GOLD now within a hair of my preferred target (primary uptrend line) just in time for the new year, this looks like an objective time to begin scaling into to gold and select mining stocks as…
14 Champagne Cocktails to Ring in 2014

14 Champagne Cocktails to Ring in 2014

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Source: Quinn Dombrowski / FlickrNew Year’s Eve is a great excuse to drink sparkling wine, whether you’re reaching for the Champagne, the Prosecco, or the André. Regardless of what your palate and wallet allow, don’t stop at popping the bubbly — this New Year’s Eve, get in tune with your inner aspiring mixologist. We have 14 easy drink recipes that are…
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The Biggest Equity and ETF Losers of 2013

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2013 was all about punching gold and silver investors in the face, whilst defecating on Canadian high tech firms and Ron Johnson.Here were the biggest losers of 2013, whose market caps still hover above $1 billion. I wanted to exclude the riffraff. This is quality garbage.And here is the annual list of leveraged ETF time bombs and volatility…
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Early Signals for 2014? Major Breakouts Fade for the Euro and Pound

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There were no economic reports of importance from the eurozone or from the United Kingdom to end the week. Yet, this absence did not prevent traders from sending the euro (FXE) and the British pound (FXB) into major overnight breakouts: a 25-month high for the euro and 28-month high for the pound against the U.S. dollar (UUP).The surges hit major…
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STTG Market Recap December 27, 2013

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Overbought conditions can be worked off either via time or price. Today was a great example of it being worked off via time; rather than any form of meaningful correction the indexes simply went sideways to mildly down letting some of these moving averages begin to catch up after this parabolic move to end the year. The S&P 500 fell 0.03% and the NASDAQ…
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KKR Most Active Private Equity Fund In 2013

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New York-based KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) was the most active private equity fund in 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal. Dealogic reports that KKR closed a total of 34 private equity deals in 2013, investing close to $17.5 billion of investor funds in a variety of companies.It was really no contest in the private equity sector 2013, as KKR & Co.…
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Morning News: Twitter Inc, Textron Inc., Amazon.com, Inc.

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Stocks that are expected to trade actively in the U.S. market on Friday include; Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPCS), ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ANIP) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).Market LevelU.S.: Dow 16,479.88 (0.75%), S&P 500 1842.02 (0.47%), NASDAQ 4167.18 (0.28%)Europe: FTSE…
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Silver Standard Resources: As Good As Gold?

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Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRI) engages in the acquisition, sale, exploration, development and production of silver and silver mines principally in the Americas. At present, the company has one fully operational mine, three mines under development and eight mines in exploration stage. Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRI) has a…
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Morning News: Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

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Stocks that are expected to trade actively in the U.S. market on Thursday include: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Tesla MotorsInc (NASDAQ:TSLA), DS Healthcare Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSKX), Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC), CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP).Market LevelU.S.: Dow 16,357.55 (0.39%), S&P 500 1833.32 (0.29%), NASDAQ 4155.42 (0.16%)Europe: FTSE 6694.17 (0.23%),…
The Top 10 Best Cruises to Take

The Top 10 Best Cruises to Take

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/familybyrne/Despite some recent bad news making headlines, cruises continue to be a popular choice for vacationers. What’s not to like? You unpack once, awake most mornings to new and exciting destinations, and can be as active or lazy as you want. Also, all of them include luxurious restaurants, spas, pools and…

     

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