Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Deflation: Good, Bad and Ugly
Deflation challenges the most brilliant minds at the Fed, defies the smartest traders on Wall Street, and threatens to rip through the strategies of millions of investors. What do we need to know about deflation and its effect on the markets. Dr. Martin D. Weiss explains.
The 4-Year Cycle That Can Spoil a Market Rally
After a nice rally in October, stocks went nowhere in November. But we are now in the midst of what has historically been the strongest season of the year for stocks. Does this mean new stock market highs before New Year’s? Mike Burnick examines the history and the numbers.
Yuan Now Official, Yet Dollar Still Soars. Here’s Why …
The International Monetary Fund admitted the Chinese yuan to its international basket of reserve currencies, which comprises the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, the British pound and now. What’s it mean for the dollar? Larry Edelson tells us.
Oil and Energy Fire Sale!
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Do Stock Buybacks Kill Corporate Innovation, Profits?
Stock buybacks boost per-share earnings and look good on paper. But are they really beneficial in the long run for Corporate America? Mike Burnick takes a look.
A Troublesome Sign?
Mike Larson is worried about the troublesome message the U.S. yield curve is sending out. What does it all mean? Mike explains what the curve is and how it affects markets. Read on …
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson and Larry Edelson take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Gold and Silver: Steps to Take NOW
Larry Edelson looks at the metals market and has several moves for you to make right now. Click here to get his take.
What Black Friday, Cyber Monday Say About the Retail Sector
Black Friday in the bricks-and-mortar world may not have been all that retailers hoped it would be. But Cyber Monday saw record sales. What’s it mean for U.S. retailers? Mike explains.
|More people are heading off to work. How will the Fed react?|
The Latest on Jobs and Growth as Fed Decision Looms
The Federal Reserve will wrap up its all-important policy meeting two weeks from last Wednesday. There is a very real possibility we will get the first short-term interest rate hike since June 2006. Will it actually hike rates, and are the markets ready? Click here to get Mike’s take on the matter
Not-So-Super Mario …
Mario Draghi has become the biggest dealer of monetary policy drugs on the planet, now that the Federal Reserve has moved to the sidelines. So Wall Street’s financial junkies were waiting with bated breath for the latest hit Friday. But Draghi failed to deliver.
The Money and Markets Team
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