Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Exploding Conflicts, Yahoo! and Gold
Seven thousand miles from New York City, in a country about the size of Spain, a brutal civil war is raging that could change global markets for many years to come. Martin D. Weiss helps explain the complicated conflict and examines what it means for your investments. Click here to read more.
Yahoo! — Is it Really Worth Nothing?
It looks like some of that mispricing is at work in fallen web giant Yahoo!, which appears to be trading at a level that assigns its core business at a value of -$5 a share. What’s going on here? Jon Markman takes a look. Click here to read more.
Has Gold Bottomed?
Gold is trying to rally again. So does that mean the fall in the price of the commodity is coming to an end? Larry Edelson has some strong views on the matter. Get his take by clicking here.
Is China’s Boom Sustainable?
The disparity in the global recovery also highlights where some of the best profit opportunities can be found today: In faster growing emerging markets, particularly Asia! And there are good signs out of China. Click here to get Mike Burnick’s view of the investment opportunities.
Mike Larson is a cheapskate! Buying groceries or clothes, or anything else, he looks for a bargain. Which brings us to the energy sector. Click here to read more.
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:
|Rand Paul has joined Ted Cruz among those seeking the Republican presidential nomination.|
Another Name Enters the Competition
Ted Cruz got the ball rolling. Now Rand Paul is throwing his hat in the ring! The Kentucky senator officially announced his Republican candidacy in Louisville earlier this week. Originally more of a fringe candidate appealing mostly to the Tea Party wing, he is aiming to be more electable in the 2016 race. Click here to read Mike’s take on the matter and to read the comments that have flooded in from Money and Markets readers.
Dollar Volatility and its Effects
The dollar surged, then it tumbled — it’s all having an effect on U.S. corporations and on Federal Reserve policy. Mike sorts it all out. Click here to get his report.
70 Billion Reasons to Love Energy!
The big news is a big deal in the energy sector. Click here to get Mike’s view of the $70 billion action and what it means for the sector.
A Chinese Bubble or Long-Lasting Rally?
The dot-com bubble? That’s sooooo 1999. Today, it’s Chinese and Hong Kong shares that are trading like Pets.com! So what’s behind the surge? Mike takes a look — click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team