ETF Talk

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Jeff Bezos “Value Creation” Edition

Tyler Durden: Yesterday, we summarized all that was wrong in Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) worst quarter in history where apparently one can no longer “make up for negative profits with volume.” Here is another way of deconstructing Amazon’s love-hate relationship with profitability: in all...

Quantitative Easing By The Numbers

Chris Preston: By all accounts, the Federal Reserve is about to pull the plug on quantitative easing. If true, it would mark the end of a golden age for U.S. stocks. The Fed enacted its bond-buying program, a.k.a. quantitative easing, way back in November 2008 at the height of the worst...

Why Gold Is Undervalued

Alasdair Macleod: Gold has been in a bear market for three years. Technical analysts are asking themselves whether they should call an end to this slump on the basis of the “triple-bottom” recently made at $1180/oz, or if they should be wary of a coming downside break beneath that level. The...

Regulators Easing Lending Rules

Regulators are loosening some lending rules, hoping to give a boost to the slow-to-recover housing market. It’s a departure from the push after the financial crisis to tighten lending standards. “Fannie Mae (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FMCC) are working with housing regulators and...

What Is The Link Between Gold And QE?

Gold Silver Worlds: The intuitive response on the question what the link is between gold and QE is that QE (or “money printing”) is devaluing money and, consequently, appreciating the value of gold. That correlation became clear during the first two rounds of QE when the gold price more than...

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Why The Stock Rose On Q1 Earnings

David Zeiler: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) posted a strong beat on its first-quarter earnings today (Thursday), pushing MSFT stock up in after-hours trading. Microsoft stock rose as much as 4% following the earnings announcement after the market close. The solid Q1 Microsoft...