Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online …
ISIS Horde Hits Baghdad! What it Means to Investors …
Fair warning: This will be a hard column for some to read. DO NOT continue if you are easily offended or have a weak constitution. Click here to find out what Martin Weiss is writing about.
|North Korean state media released a photo of Kim Jong Un, saying he was attending a public event, as it strove to counter rumors and speculation of his demise.|
A Kim Sighting! But What’s Going on Behind the Scenes?
There was a Kim sighting! It’s Kim Jong Un, the bizarre leader of North Korea, who disappeared from sight for several weeks. North Korean state media reported that he had made a public appearance, an apparent effort to quell the rumors surrounding his lack of visibility. What’s up with the grandson of the founder and Great Leader of North Korea (Kim Il–sung) and the son of the Dear Leader (Kim Jong-il) who followed. Click here to read more.
Whither the Stock Market? Don’t Panic!
It’s been a wild couple of weeks for U.S. stocks. But Larry Edelson writes that it’s not time for panic and that there just might be good buying opportunities for some high-quality equities. Click here to get Larry’s views.
Out of Ammunition?
Jon Markman has the nagging feeling that maybe central banks have already done all they can and that it’s time for new strategies, or for nature to take its course. Click here to read more.
Are They Dooming the Economy?
These guys just don’t get it … still! Who are they? Check out Mike Larson’s commentary by clicking here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson and others take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Ebola Hits Home! Who’s Next?
An Ebola patient who was infected in the U.S. has died. Officials are baffled by how it happened, and investors are confused as to what it will mean for markets and the economy. You can read more on it by clicking here.
The Mega-Banks and the Markets
This was a big week for earnings reports from the key U.S. banks. Get Mike’s take on the results by clicking here.
A Crude Question!
What is going on with crude oil? That’s an urgent question investors are asking all over with each move lower in prices. Mike sees several factors at play. Click here to read more.
Have They Lost Control?
An airplane with no pilot? A roller-coaster with no one at the controls? Sound a lot like today’s markets and economy? To get Mike’s view on the matter, Click here.
The Money and Markets Team