Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
The Hidden Time Bombs Behind the Greece Bailout
Greece is teetering on the edge of the euro zone, but for now, it looks like it’s still in. Martin Weiss explains how and why the indebted country still gets to hang with the Big Kids, and how the Big Kids are actually highly indebted countries holding the biggest time bombs of all: derivatives.
What to Expect from Apple Results
Everyone knows the Apple Watch was a flop (or was it?), but Apple’s earnings report Tuesday was anything but. Jon Markman explains the strange trading patterns of Apple’s shares. Read more by clicking here.
Gold Cracks $1,100
Many analysts predicted that, in light of recent geopolitical events in China and Greece, the dollar would crash and gold would shoot to the moon. Larry Edelson explains why they’re wrong.
Stock Winners, if You Know Where to Look
Mike Burnick gives you the rundown on the biggest winners and losers as we head into second-quarter earnings season. Read his synopsis here.
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The Warning Signs!
The bull market is aging, but it’s still alive. However, there are warning signs in the market that are creating the need to be more cautious. Mandeep Rai looks at these signals. Click here to read more.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Larry Edelson takes a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Gold Clobbers Most Investors, But Not All
Despite all of the central bank money printing, gold is reaching new multi-year lows. Larry Edelson explains why.
Not Just Gold Getting Clobbered
Energy, grain, coffee, sugar, meats … these are just a few of the commodities that have suffered along with that precious yellow metal. But Larry Edelson says the worst is yet to come. Read why.
Should We Worry About China’s Economy?
Larry Edelson says the doom and gloom forecasts for the country are misplaced, even in the wake of its massive stock market rout. Read his reasoning here.
More Pain to Come?
The mining sector has been hit hard by the crash in commodity prices. But, Larry Edelson explains, the devastation is not yet over. Click here to get Larry’s take on the situation.
The Money and Markets Team