Holiday stocks and holiday gift ideas

The holiday season is coming, and so are the holidays gifts.As always, the big winners are those with a large assortment of gift ideas and a wide selection of the big companies in the industry.The following stocks are in our Christmas Stockings.(Stock data from TheStreet.com.)Christmas stockings: Starbucks stock: Up by a modest 0.2% over the last three …

When the stock market tanked in 1987, you can still make money using ‘pricing tools’

If you can’t remember when you first heard of price-fixing, it may not have been that long ago.In the early 1990s, the then-nascent market had lost billions of dollars as the Federal Reserve embarked on a massive, massive money printing spree.The Fed then began targeting the precious metals market as well, as part of its …