Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
New Boom-Bust Cycle
When the dust settles from each bubble-and-bust cycle, some people make fortunes. But millions of average hard-working people lose their jobs, sink deeper into debt, and even risk abject poverty. Martin D. Weiss examines today’s markets and tell you how to avoid the dangers and profit. Click here to read more.
Market-Moving News That’s Not About Greece
There’s been a surge of merger news as companies quietly go on doing the good work of capitalism: expanding, buying, selling and trying everything possible to boost profits and maximize shareholder wealth. Jon Markman takes a look here.
Your Big-Picture Market Road Map
Despite the lackluster dog days of summer trading in the financial markets, nearly every single market on the board is now setting up for a series of major tipping points. Larry Edelson explains. Click here to read more.
Finding Gems for Under $10
Companies’ shares trade under $10 for a variety of reasons. Some are just not very good companies, but others are there because they are developing exciting products and services that could pay off in the future and represent bargains. But how do you know which is which? Mandeep Rai takes a look and explains.
Returns That Are Just Plain Lousy
Are you disappointed in today’s lousy investment returns? You’re not alone. Mike Larson takes a look at alternatives. Read his report by clicking here.
The 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’s Syriza party submitted a proposal to creditors in an effort to prevent a collapse of the country’s finances.|
Greece Lobs a Hail Mary
Mike Larson keeps up with the latest developments from Europe on the Greece debt crisis. On Monday, he took a look at the Greek government’s latest proposal. Get the story by clicking here.
Healthy Housing — But There Are Risks!
Housing sales are soaring. But there are threats — the biggest on the horizon? Interest rates. Long-term rates are rising fast again, with the 30-year Treasury bond yield hitting a nine-month high of 3.22% today. Mike examines the issue here.
Oil Doom & Gloom: Facts Get in the Way
There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about energy on CNBC and in other mainstream press. Supplies are out of control. Demand stinks. We’re going to have a glut for the next 100 years, so sell everything. But what are the facts? Mike takes a look.
Could This Be It?
You’ve heard it before — but Greece and its creditors are getting near an agreement. Or are they? But, the battle over Obamacare might finally be over. Mike examines the issues.
The Money and Markets Team