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Gold in Tech: I Can See Clearly Now!

Thanks to gold, you may see even sharper images on your smartphone, computer and television screens the future.

We’ve seen tremendous advances in high-resolution technology over the last decade or so. Modern smartphone displays pack millions of pixels in a few inches of space giving us crystal clear images. But researchers at Cambridge University have created even smaller pixels using gold nanoparticles….CLICK for complete article

Midday Gainers / Losers

A look at today’s biggest movers. CLICK for complete article

Trucking & Rail Shipments Sink as US Goods-Based Sector Slows

It has become a cacophony across earnings reports by trucking companies and railroads: Shipment volumes are declining, and revenues are propped up by higher freight rates, but now freight rates are coming under pressure too, as companies are getting more aggressive to pick up shipments. The latest two to report were YRC Worldwide, one of the largest truckers in the US, and BNSF Railway. Before them, it was J.B. Hunt and others….CLICK for complete article

Rapid bitcoin rally cheers crypto market investors, others wary

Bitcoin, which lost three-quarters of its value in 2018, has soared by 24% since Friday and more than doubled in price so far this year. At 1612 GMT it was up 0.8% at 7,874. There was no obvious reason for the sudden rise with the opacity of cryptocurrency markets rendering it virtually impossible to prove or disprove any theories. Some traders said investors moved money to bitcoin, treating it as a safe haven as traditional financial markets stumbled on fears that a worsening Sino-U.S. trade dispute could derail the global economy. But none of the four traders that Reuters spoke to could produce evidence to support that claim….CLICK for complete article

Which of These 2 “Forever” Stocks Should You Buy and Hold?

No dividend portfolio is complete without at least a couple of Canadian banks and top-tier utilities stocks. Today, we will take a look at one of each of these kinds of blue-chip investments and see which one is the best value with the best outlook, as well as the yield and overall health of each investment. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU)(NYSE:SU) If you could only invest in one stock on the TSX index, would it be Suncor Energy or one of the Big Six bankers? Before we take a look at one of the best picks from the latter breed of stocks,…CLICK for complete article

Market Sentiment At Its Lowest In 10 Months

Before we get to looking at those three charts, let’s talk about the trade war. On Friday the Trump administration made good on its threat to raise tariffs on as much as $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from the previous 10 percent. The president also said that a decision could be made soon on whether to impose the same 25 percent rate on an additional $325 billion of Chinese goods, which, all told, would cover approximately the total amount of goods the U.S. imported from China in 2018….CLICK for complete article