Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
October Crashes, Collapses and Upheavals
Is there a cycle — or combination of cycles — that, due to patterns deeply embedded in history, come together in the 10th month more often than mere chance would dictate? Dr. Martin Weiss explores historic October upheavals.
Could Cars Become Time Machines?
While the technology to meet your high school mom or straighten out your grown kids still doesn’t exist, the rise of autonomous vehicle is set to bring to market a “time machine” in a different way — a way to give nonproductive time back to consumers, just as the washing machine, microwave, telephone and the Internet have in years past. Jon Markman describes how.
Gold and Silver
Larry Edelson gives you a brief history of gold’s rise and fall according to his predictions. Read his timeline here.
Can Stocks Survive the Earnings Recession of 2015?
Considering the market volatility investors have experienced since July, plus weakening data reports on the U.S. economy, the last thing investors need to worry about right now is an oncoming earnings recession, but that’s exactly what they may be getting, writes Mike Burnick.
|Wal-Mart disappointed shareholders this week when it announced a huge miss in earnings.|
Will Buybacks, Deals Fail as Cheap Money Dries Up?
As a corporate executive, you’re supposed to build value by investing in property, plant or labor. But many executives are engaging in massive financial engineering instead. Mike Larson explains how.
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:
Earnings Flood Unleashed This Week … Don’t Get Washed Away
Mike gives you a rundown of the companies reporting this week and his own outlook for fourth-quarter returns.
Guess Which Economy is in the Worst Shape Since 2009?
This chart shows the country that appears to be in trouble after 11 years of declines in a row, one of the worst negative streaks on record.
My Mantra for the Markets: First There, Now Here
The economic and market turmoil started predominantly overseas in emerging markets like Russia, South America and Asia. But the problems won’t stay bottled up overseas. Mike explains the implications.
Gravy Train Derailing as IPOs Flop
Two massive companies attempted to launch their IPOs this week, but both were derailed. Read about what happened.
The Money and Markets Team