Asian markets rise amid lull in global tensions

2020-01-06

Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday as Middle East tensions remained high, but at least didn’t rise any higher. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said U.S. troops are not planning on pulling out of Iraq, despite the release of a draft letter than suggested as much, andRead More →

Why geopolitical events are not a good reason to buy gold

2020-01-06

Gold’s haven appeal amid mounting U.S.-Iran tensions and uncertainty in the Middle East could turn sour following the precious metal’s recent price rally to near seven year highs. “The geopolitical instability is adding fuel to the fire,” said Maria Smirnova, senior portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management, following a sharpRead More →

Who was Qassem Soleimani, and why is his death a major development in U.S.-Middle East relations?

2020-01-02

Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, local time, escalating long-brewing animosities between Tehran and Washington. President Donald Trump authorized the airstrike that killed Soleimani, a top Iranian general who is considered oneRead More →

Tesla stock ‘bull case’ is $500 at Morgan Stanley

2019-12-06

The best-case scenario for Tesla Inc. stock is zooming to $500, an upside of nearly 50% thanks to the Silicon Valley car maker’s Cybertruck and the progress of its China factory. That’s from analysts at Morgan Stanley, led by Adam Jonas, in upping their “bull case” on Tesla TSLA, +2.03%Read More →

Jim Chanos on Tesla: ‘We are still bears’

2019-11-21

A rumor that famed short seller Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates has covered his shorts on Tesla Inc. is greatly exaggerated. It is, in fact, plain wrong. In an hour-long interview aired Thursday with folks at Hedgeye Risk Management (here’s the webcast), Chanos dispelled the rumor: ‘Tesla is and remainsRead More →