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Five Aussie Companies with Cash Flows, Low Costs and MOUs

The Mining Report: Australian mining shares had a great July. Was that a one-off or indicative of a trend?

Luke Smith: July tends to be good because the fiscal year-end for most personal investors in Australia is June 30, so there is tax-loss selling up to that date. That said, this July was better than average. The gains slowed down at the end of the month, but we've seen a liftoff again from the middle of August. Hopefully, this trend will continue, and we'll see the revival of Australia's small-resources sector.

TMR: Asian countries such as China and Indonesia are moving toward added-value mining. What implications does that have for Australian mining?

LS: Indonesia is a large supplier globally of tin, nickel and pig iron. The decrease in tin from there is counteracted to some degree by Myanmar becoming a tin producer overnight. The decrease of Indonesian nickel has already been positive for Australian nickel producers and explorers and the nickel price on the London Metals Exchange.

"Syrah Resources Inc. owns the Balama project, which contains close to 1.2 Bt with about 10% total contained graphite."

TMR: Newcrest Mining Ltd. (NCM:ASX), Australia's biggest gold miner, has suffered a lot of bad news lately, including a $2.5 billion ($2.5B) write-down and a class action suit. To what extent do its woes mirror that of Australia's gold industry as a whole? [Read more...]

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theenergyreport/caoK/~3/zDf4wFskO4k/16230

Major Bearish Trend Change Overseas May Spell Trouble for U.S. Market

By: John Kosar of Street Authority

All major U.S. indices closed higher for the third consecutive week, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up 2%. Year to date, by far the strongest major index has been the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (NDX), which is up 12.8%. This leadership by technology has been a key catalyst in the 2014 broad market advance, helping the SP 500 post a 7.6% gain despite a weak small cap sector. This strength in tech must continue to keep the broader market headed higher.

From a sector standpoint, last week's advance was led by financials, industrials and consumer discretionary, but all sectors of the SP 500 ended in positive territory.

Key Indices Held Major Support Levels in August

Many key indices, including the SP 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and PHLX Semiconductor Index, have rebounded nicely from major support levels that were tested during the first week of August, and finished last week at or near their 2014 highs.

The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA), which I first mentioned as a potential buying opportunity in the May 12 Market Outlook, closed out last week 3.7% above its Aug. 7 test of its 200-day moving average, a widely watched major trend proxy, and less than 1% below its July 17 all-time high of $171.32.

Although I remain cautiously positive on DIA heading into this week, I am still apprehensive about its more intermediate-term sustainability due to frothy investor sentiment, weak August-to-September seasonality, and major overhead resistance in the market-leading Nasdaq 100. [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30476272

5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

By: Michael Vodicka of Street Authority

In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record.

The IPO prospectus from high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial reveals that in the past four years, the company has lost money in exactly one of 1,238 trading sessions.

J.P. Morgan didn't have a single losing day in 2013. Bank of America notched a perfect performance of its own in the first quarter of 2013.

Clearly, Wall Street trades and invests its own money a lot differently than the "buy and hold" strategy it preaches to its clients.

One of the best-kept secrets they use is selling options.

Does that sound scary? Intimidating? [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30475663

The Dirty-Little Secret Behind Corporate America's 'Buyback Frenzy'

By: Christian Hudspeth of Street Authority

Corporate America's "wealth giveaway" continues.

Ever since America's largest corporations hunkered down and began hoarding unprecedented amounts of cash to protect themselves in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, investors have been hounding companies to put that money to work.

Fortunately for investors, companies have responded. But not in the way you might expect.

You see, rather than putting their cash to work through expanding product lines, opening more stores and investing for growth, many large companies have been rewarding shareholders through record amounts of dividends and share repurchases.

For the most part, this is good news for investors. But there's a hidden element to share about buybacks that you need to be aware of... because behind the scenes some companies are actually using this effective tool to erode shareholder wealth.

Let me explain... [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30474509

Marijuana Will Be Fast Tracked For 50-State Legalization In 2015

It's that time of the year again...

Game-Changing Stocks editor Andy Obermueller has just released his annual "shocking predictions report" for 2015.

If you aren't familiar with Andy or his shocking predictions report, then you're missing out on one of the most controversial (yet insightful) pieces of research that our company regularly publishes.

‚ÄčAs StreetAuthority's resident expert in what he calls "the next big thing," it's Andy's job to track down and find the market's hottest growth opportunities -- especially ones that aren't on most investors' radars yet.

We're talking about the kind of returns you've dreamed of since first learning of the stock market... Andy won't even consider making a recommendation unless it offers "10-bagger" (i.e. 4-digit gain) potential.

That's why once a year Andy publishes his shocking predictions list. This report gives him the chance to showcase some of his unorthodox -- yet most promising -- growth opportunities for the coming 12 months.

Over the years these predictions have proven convincingly accurate... [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30473468

Traders Paying It Forward

Hi Traders,

For our INO.com Cares campaign, we usually select an organization that is near and dear to our heart. It is rare that we come across an organization or event where we can weave our love of trading together with our desire to help others. That is why we had to tell you about TRADERS FOR TONI.

Toni HansenToni Hansen is a mother, author, trader, teacher, and friend to many people in the trading community. She has personal relationships with those here at INO.com and her call for help has been heard loud and clear!

After blacking out at home, Toni was taken to the ER. After numerous hospital visits, spinal taps, CT scans and MRIs, Toni has been accurately diagnosed with a spinal fluid leak. The doctors were able to treat her and she is currently in the recovery process. Unfortunately, her insurance company has denied a bulk of her claim and her medical bills have become unmanageable.

Her friends in the trading community have decided to setup and host TRADERS FOR TONI. This charity benefit will feature an all-star lineup of traders, each sharing their best trading setup or favorite strategy. Every single penny raised will go to Toni and her family, so these expert traders are doing this out of the kindness of their hearts!

The TRADERS FOR TONI event will be held THIS SATURDAY, August 16th. Access to the all day, online event is only $25. If you cannot make it, you can access a recording of the event.

See the lineup below. Please help us help Toni! INO.com will be making a donation for our September INO Cares Campaign to show our support and we hope our blog visitors will consider attending this great fundraiser!

Speaker Lineup
9am - Price Headley: Options 1:30pm - Rob Hoffman: Futures/Stocks/Options
9:30am - Pat Barham: Futures 2pm - Mark Helweg: Futures
10am - Ron Haydt: Stock/Options 2:30pm - Brian Stickney: Forex
10:30am - Adam Mesh: Stocks 2:30pm - Vince Vora: ETFs
11am - Aamar Hussein: Futures/Forex 3:30pm - John Seville: Stocks
11:30am - Corey Rosenbloom: Futures/ETFs 4pm - Bob Lang: Options
12pm - Damon Pavlator: Futures 4:30pm - Steve Place: Options
12:30pm - AJ Brown: Options 5pm - Andrew Keene: Unusual Options Activity
1pm - Norm Hallett: Discipline

Learn more about TRADERS FOR TONI!

Position Yourself for Fall Fireworks

The Gold Report: On June 11, on GoldStockTrades.com you wrote, "Some of my charts are showing a potential reversal in the precious metals." What are those charts telling you in late July?

Jeb Handwerger: In early June it appeared that the junior miners tracked by the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), which I use as a proxy for the junior gold miners was making an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern between $34 and $35. Then the junior miners had a very strong rally in June, with an intra-day high of $46. Now we're forming what I believe is a potential crossing of the 50-day and the 200-day moving averages a golden cross. This could signal the final turn from a secular bear market to the beginning of an uptrend.

TGR: Is gold close to a golden cross? [Read more...]

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theaureport/Ajgh/~3/nT6pexKp3-o/16200

John Hathaway and Doug Groh: Buy Gold Like It's 1999

The Gold Report: In a 4th of July investor letter, you wrote that the precious metals complex, both mining shares and bullion, appear to be in the process of completing a major bottom, and you're more comfortable with the proposition that the downside potential has been fully exhausted. What are the signs that it's really turning this time?

John Hathaway: The gold futures chart is showing that we are in the process of a reverse head-and-shoulders pattern, which is a sign that a bottom has been completed. It means that downward momentum has been exhausted. This bottom will be confirmed when gold trades above $1,400/ounce ($1,400/oz), which is a stretch from where we are. At least we can say fairly credibly that it's shaping up to be a bottom, but we may test it over the summer.

Source: International Strategy Investment Group LLC

TGR: Are statistics on money flows telling you that investors are starting to get interested again? [Read more...]

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theaureport/Ajgh/~3/Eiv8jVkSasM/16194

Next Gold Buying Opportunity May Be Just Around the Corner

By: John Kosar of Street Authority

Major U.S. indices closed mixed last week, with the broad-market SP 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 closing higher and the blue-chip Dow industrials and small-cap Russell 2000 closing lower. The bigger takeaway to last week's lack of direction is that the bellwether SP 500 has been moving sideways for the past month and is essentially unchanged since July 1.

This recent loss of upward momentum suggests some distribution/profit-taking has been occurring and defines a near-term decision point in the index, bordered by 1,986 on the upside and 1,953 on the downside, from which its 2014 advance must resume if still healthy and intact.

Small Caps, Volatility Will Be Key Again This Week
In the July 14 and July 21 Market Outlooks, I pointed out that the Russell 2000 and the Vanguard Small Cap Growth ETF (NYSE: VBK) were situated right on top of major support levels and amid favorable conditions to resume their 2014 advances -- if they were still valid. Following initial rebounds, Friday's sharp decline positioned both back on top of these levels -- 1,143 on the Russell 2000 and $121.53 on VBK. [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30470950

Why The Next Stock Market Crash Could Happen Any Day Now

By: Nancy Zambell of Street Authority

A "follow-up" market crash could be coming.

I don't mean to scare you, but it's only a matter of time...

The past two happened like clockwork -- seven years apart. One happened just before 2001, after the dot-com burst. The other came with a vengeance in 2008, right after the housing collapse.

It's getting close to another seven years... so what about this time?

Are we headed for a "follow-up" market crash?

 

The very idea of losing more than half of your invested wealth in a market downturn is daunting.

Market analysts claim to know exactly where the market is going, and act like they know exactly when to buy or sell stocks. But how many analysts do you remember saying months before the 2008 financial crisis that the market was going to go down by 57%? Can you name one? [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.investinganswers.com/investment-ideas/value-investing/why-next-stock-market-crash-could-happen-any-day-now-22105

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