Here’s a summary of stories from this past week of trading, with a link to the full articles online.
Realities Behind the Rhetoric
What Dr. Martin D. Weiss understands about the 2016 presidential election isn’t just the surge of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. It’s the reality behind their rhetoric and how his Weiss Research analysts predicted the scenario two years ago. Click here to read the rest of Dr. Weiss’ important analysis.
Markets Await Yellen After Jobs Data
In January, unemployment dropped below 5% for the first time since the 2008-09 recession, while average hourly earnings beat expectations. But nonfarm payrolls increased 151,000 instead of the predicted 190,000. Jon Markman explains what these numbers mean to you and the Fed.
The Death of the American Dream
Nothing will ever be the same again for you or for your family. The America we know and love will be no more. The fallout of this historic event will be horrific for the unprepared. It will trigger all-out panic — first in the U.S. bond market … and later in the stock market. It will destroy millions of jobs … sentence most Americans to a “dark age” of depression and poverty … send gold and silver prices careening higher … and push the U.S. government to the brink of collapse. Click here to learn how to protect you and your family in the upcoming crisis!
Gold, Silver and Other Important Questions
Larry Edelson answers his readers’ most-pressing questions about investing in precious metals and other markets as well as about the effects of geopolitics, global stress and more. Click here to get Larry’s latest views on the market.
|Despite the market upheaval, there are still opportunities to profit from China and the region’s markets.|
Stock Market Bargains of the Lunar New Year
China’s domestic stock markets are closed for a whole week to celebrate the Lunar New Year. But China is still important, and Mike Burnick explains what the country and its economy mean for stock markets around the globe. Click here to read how you can take advantage of this developing situation in Asia.
Dividends are Great … Until They Get Cut
Trading on Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) froze just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, APC confirmed the worst. It would slash its quarterly dividend by 81 percent. Mike Larson says: Dividends aren’t always what they appear to be.
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:
The Sharp Pain of the Overvaluation Sword
Investors are learning a painful lesson as the “FANG” stocks get gored — and other overvalued tech stocks tank. The lesson is basic: Don’t gamble on momentum alone, unless you’re ready to bail in an instant. Mike explains.
The End of Social Security?
Congress and President Obama just took a potential $60,000 in Social Security benefits away from you…
That’s like losing two months’ worth of checks every year for the next 20 years.
But, there is a small sliver of hope…
The law leaves a short window of time open for seniors to claim their money — or lose it forever.
Are Credit Markets Warning of a Lehman-Style Crisis?
The cost of insuring against credit defaults has skyrocketed — yet another sign that financial institutions are in trouble around the world. But you can protect your assets before things get worse. Click here to read more.
The “Yellen Effect” Flops as Risky Bets Unwound
It was supposed to be Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen’s time to shine. Instead, she flopped — at least as far as the markets are concerned. After rallying by more than 180 points, the Dow Industrials rolled over late in the day and finished down 99. Read on …
In a World Where Everything’s Going “Nuts” …
Remain calm, carry on, and listen to the voice of reason. You can survive the craziness by taking a few powerful strategic steps. Don’t worry, Mike is here for you.
The Money and Markets Team
P.S. Is your stock portfolio taking a hit? Most investors’ are. The S&P 500 is off about 13% since July of last year. The Nasdaq is down 18%.
But there is an alternative: The currency market!
You see, unlike stock markets, the currency investment markets never crash.
No matter what’s going on in the world, currencies will always rise and fall against each other, giving you the opportunity to make money.
What’s more, currencies move independently of stock markets. Even if every stock market on the planet fell to zero, you could still build a FORTUNE in currencies.