Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Apple Boom in China
Martin D. Weiss sees the excitement that’s in the air in Beijing and takes a closer look at the demand for Apple products and what it means for the company and investors. Click here to get his report.
Tech: Ready to Bust the Bear?
Jon Markman takes a closer look at the big players in the tech sector and examines the prospects. Get his views by clicking here.
Crash and Burn Phase for Governments …
|Russia’s economy will most assuredly crash and burn. (Photo: toddprincephotography.com)|
This year, the global financial markets … entire economies … and even political systems and philosophies — will spiral out of control. We will hit the back wall of the financial hurricane that started in 2008. And we will also be hit by another ramping up of the related war cycles. It won’t be pretty. It will affect everything you do. Larry Edelson takes a look at the situation. Click here to read more.
Faith in the U.S. Consumer
The most important number to focus on at this stage of the economic cycle is INCOME growth. After all consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of U.S. GDP, so if you think about it, trends in wage growth — the increase in take-home pay for the average American — can be even more important than corporate profit growth. Get more on the issue from Mike Burnick by clicking here.
Autos Drive Economy … Will it Last?
Auto sales are hot. Can the strength continue? Will carmakers continue to prosper, and can you make money targeting their shares (or the shares of their suppliers)? Mike Larson takes a look. Click here to get his views on the situation.
This Week’s Hot News …
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson takes a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Greece, Germany Trade Words
Greece renewed calls for Germany to pay up — for World War II war reparations! It’s all part of the dispute that focuses on Greece’s new government’s demand to renegotiate the terms of its bailout. Mike takes a look at the situation. Click here to read more.
Oil Debate Rises to Crude Levels!
Get Mike’s views on where oil prices are headed by clicking here.
Summits All Around
Summits, summits everywhere! That’s what everyone on Wall Street was watching midweek. What are investors looking for? Mike takes a look — click here.
Trials, Triumphs in Tech-Land!
It was a story of trials and triumph in tech-land on Thursday. On the one hand, visionary tech executive Elon Musk took a major hit after the CEO of Tesla Motors failed to deliver. On the other hand, tech darling Cisco Systems reported a solid set of earnings and revenue. What’s the message here? Mike Larson explains — click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team