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OppenheimerFunds Inc. has changed its New Mexico 529 college savings plan to include alternative investments and access to some of the firm's most popular funds within the tax-advantaged savings vehicle.
With Soros joining the fray, gold bears are in control
Gold bears are dominant again after prices resumed their slump and billionaire George Soros joined investors selling holdings in exchange-traded products that have retreated to a two-year low. Seventeen analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect prices to fall next week, with eight bullish and three
The Takeaway: The uselessness of money management
Oops. Even the smartest guys in the game have trouble with market-timing. ( Above The Market ) JPMorgan goes crazy-bullish: S&P target taken from 1580 to 1715. ( The Tell ) Ed Yardeni: PE ratios are merely expanding from fear-depressed levels, this is mean reversion and not a mania. ( Dr Ed's
Oil pushing to $100?
Prices are at a one month high, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson and Helima Croft of Barclays
'End of an era' as analysts see great fall for gold
Predict price of bullion will end year 7.5% off 2012 level; record outflows for ETFs
That was quick: Gold back as traders turn decidedly bullish
Precipitous drop in precious metal's price, plus global economic worries, sets stage for big rally
Jim Rogers: Gold is a 'buy' if it hits this price
Famed investor likes bullion -- if it falls to $1,300; commodity yet to set a 'proper bottom
Buffett good as gold with bullion prediction
Oracle warned about investing in ingots in early 2012; investors 'create their own truth — for a while'
The Takeaway: Hold your horses on preferred stock
PortfolioGoldman Sachs: Forget gold, nat gas is the new safe haven. ( The Tell )That Reinhardt-Rogoff research that's been used to justify an avalanche of austerity around the world? There may have been a small error ( Next New Deal )Some good values in the oil & gas patch based on quantitative
Comfort for gold bugs: Selloff was too far, too fast
Strategists look for the metal's price to stabilize, $1,350 area is key support.
Gold sell-off a buying opportunity for some advisers
The gold sell-off today has some gold bugs already licking their chops.“If it gets down to $1,200 an ounce, I'm a buyer,” said Janet Briaud, founder of Briaud Financial Advisors.She compared the current sell-off of the commodity, which was down more than 9% to $1,360 an ounce in midday trading
Midas moment: States rushing to make gold legal tender
So just how far has faith in the Federal Reserve fallen? A dozen states have already passed legislation making gold coins legal tender — and others are rushing to follow suit.
Alcoa now seen as tin-plated bellwether
Once seen as an accurate barometer of the state of corporate America, Alcoa has lost its relevance to stock market watchers.
Correction seen as welcome
By a variety of measures, the U.S. equity market is poised for some kind of a pullback, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing — a fact that underscores the kind of momentum driving stocks these days. “I don't know what it will take to trigger a pullback, but as soon as we get a correction of 3% or
SEC charges Belesis, hedge fund manager with fraud
Troubles mount for beleagured B-D owner as Commission files charges; Finra in the wings
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