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Stocks Vault as Ireland Fears Wane and GM Debuts

On Thursday, stocks clawed back nearly of the week's prior losses. Lifing investors' spirits were an easing of concerns over Irish debt, GM's IPO and some surprisingly positive economic reports.

Dow Dives 178 Points on Fears China May Hike Rates

The Dow tumbled Tuesday 178 points, or 1.6%, to close at 11,024 as part of a global sell-off in stocks fueled by further speculation that China will hike interest rates to fight inflation and renewed worries over the wobbly finances of Ireland, Portugal and Greece.

Why Dow 11,000 Is Worth a Lot Less Now Than in 2001

When adjusted for inflation, the current stock market hasn't recovered nearly as much as it seems if look at only nominal prices. At best (reinvesting all dividends from a "share" of the 2001 Dow), you've gained 3.6%. Otherwise, you're down by some 23%.

Daily Blogwatch: Is Google a Monopoly?

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts evaluating how consumers spend their money, whether Google could be considered a monopoly and the debate about the Fed's policy on quantitative easing.

10 Market Bubbles That Could Soon Burst

Everyone now knows that real estate values were inflated in a massive bubble a few years ago. While that's clear in hindsight, it raises the disturbing question: what other assets could be in a bubble right now? The experts we asked gave us a long list.

Gold Prices Keep Climbing to
New Records

The price of gold jumped to a record high on Tuesday, boosted by concerns over eurozone debt and inflationary pressure. Spot gold touched $1,422.30 a troy ounce, Reuters reported. Today is the fourth day in a row that gold has set a new record.

Gold Prices Set Record on Inflation Fears

Gold futures surpassed a record price of $1,380 an ounce Thursday on investor fears that the Federal Government's new $600 billion stimulus package may spur inflation and devalue the U.S. dollar.

Glenn Beck's Latest Venture: Emergency Food Rations

Glenn Beck, who has risen to fame as the voice of America's distressed conservatives, is involved in numerous for-profit ventures. His latest involves emergency food rations, designed to sustain his fans through the many crises to come.

Think You've Missed Gold's Run-Up? Think Again

One interesting aspect of the gold rush is that shares of gold-miners haven't skyrocketed along with the price of physical gold. So, one money pro offers his top-three gold-mining stock picks for investors who are still on the outside looking in.

Gold Hits Another Record, Closing at $1,370.50

Gold prices struck another record closing price today, settling at $1,370.50 an ounce on the Comex, as investors continued to look for safe investments in the wake of currency volatility. Gold reached its 16th record high in five weeks

Investors, Here's What Not to Buy: The Pundits' Advice

Investing is a jungle, and most of the so-called experts who get quoted in the media are on the prowl with a simple purpose -- to give you a reason to trade. But they don't know much more than you do, and all their arguments ignore a basic reality: The market is now controlled by short-term traders.

Asian Markets Rise on Gold and Property

Commodities were the talk of the town in Shanghai today, with mining companies leading the Composite Index to surge 2.5%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.1%. The Tokyo Stock Exchange was closed for Physical Fitness Day.

The Most Profitable Industries for the Next Three Years

IBISWorld Research has uncovered five industries that managed to stay extremely profitable during 2010 -- and these industries are their picks to be the most for the next three years. Investors, too, could boost their profits by focusing on them.

Stocks Soar on Services Growth and Japan's Rate Cut

The Dow surged nearly 200 points, while inflation fears propelled gold to another record close. The Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 53.2 last month from 51.5 in August. Economists had expected the measure to rise to 52.

How to Invest for 100% Gains -- and It's Not in Stocks

If you had $20,000 to invest where would you put it? The bank? Stocks? Bonds? Maybe even gold? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, says that even though he thinks stocks are going up, there are better ways to invest your money.

Will Peruvian Politics Shake Mining and Energy Investments?

Political upsets in Peruvian regional elections could indicate a national shift to the left -- and some business leaders worry that could discourage foreign investment in the country, which has rich natural resources such as oil, gas and gold.

Wealthy Investors Are Diving Into Gold by the Ton

The very rich have begun to hedge what they see as a dangerous financial world by buying gold -- in some cases literally by the ton. Recent reports show that several banks have begun advising their wealthiest individual clients put as much as 10% of their assets into the precious metal.

Gold-dispensing ATMs coming to America

Gold To Go golden dispersing ATMHave you ever been awakened in the middle of the night by a strong craving for... gold? Given the dicey state of the U.S. dollar and European Euro,...

The Dow Notches Its Best September in 71 Years

Despite the last day's profit-taking slippage, it was a September to remember for stocks, especially after their gruesome performance in August. It's all the more noteworthy because September is hardly a highlight month historically.

Gold Hits Record of $1,308.90 After Price Drop

Gold prices reached a record $1,308.90 an ounce Tuesday after earlier price declines and continued low interest rates spurred investors to buy bullion. Gold, which earlier had its biggest intraday decrease in more than two months, reached a record high for the eighth time in two weeks.

Will the Export Economy Spark a Currency War?

Countries from Japan to Brazil and Mexico to Malaysia are trying to intervene in currency markets to alter the value of their currency. The widespread dependence on exports is the prime reason for these moves, which can be tricky and even backfire.

Gold Prices Reach New High Above $1,300 an Ounce

Gold continued its record-breaking climb, reaching a new high above $1,300 an ounce. Gold for December hit $1,300 an ounce on Globex, then slipped to $1,299.40 an ounce, a 0.2% increase from Thursday%u2019s closing price, according to MarketWatch.

Goldline Marketing Practices Under Fire on Capitol Hill

Glenn Beck's favorite gold company was dragged to Capitol Hill Thursday to answer questions regarding its marketing and sales practices. Goldline, the omnipresent pusher of gold coins in radio and TV ads (and for whom Beck was a paid spokesman), is under fire from Rep. Anthony Weiner for scamming its customers.

Gold Prices Hit Record High Following Fed Meeting

Gold prices jumped to record highs Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it is willing to boost its stimulus measures. The price of bullion reached a new record of $1,294.95 an ounce, before slipping to $1,293.10 an ounce, Reuters reported.