Investing in gold: Prices could go higher

Gold has been attracting investor interest because it recently broke out of the $930 to $960 U.S. range that it had been trading in and climbed over $1,000.

The last time gold was over $1,000 was last March. In November, it dropped to $700 as… Read More

Updating STATE STREET CORP., TENNANT CORP. and DUN & BRADSTREET CORP.

STATE STREET CORP. $53 (New York symbol STT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 494.5 million; Market cap: $26.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.8; WSSF Rating: Extra Risk) set aside $625 million in 2007 to settle lawsuits related to the company’s dealings in illiquid securities… Read More

Stock market prices: Stalking a bottom

The Dow’s recent plunge may be the climax of a panic reaction that assumed the absolute worst for the economy.

If governments around the world were doing nothing to counter the credit crisis — or, worse, doing all the wrong things as governments did in the… Read More