Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
The Great Financial Revolution of Our Times
Seven years ago, all of the major governments of the world took on an unprecedented burden — not only as the biggest debtors on the planet, but also as the lenders of last resort for nearly everyone else. Dr. Martin Weiss explains the steps that led up to the greatest hidden revolution of our times.
|Health care stocks fumbled this week after several pharma companies were investigated for price-hiking.|
Health Care Loses Its Immunity
Corrections usually take down every sector, but until the past two weeks, health stocks had been immune. Not anymore, writes Jon Markman. Find out why.
Hell About to Break Loose…
Global equity markets are teetering, sovereign debt bubbles are bursting and commodities are stuck in deflation. Larry Edelson explains where all this is taking us (and it ain’t pretty.)
Three Reasons to Remain Cautious on Stocks
The S&P 500 came very close to retesting its August low last week, leading many analysts to call a double-bottom in today’s volatile market. But Mike Burnick isn’t so sure. Find out why.
Quantitative Tightening Gets Tighter
Forget QE. All hail QT — tightening currency reserves in emerging markets like China and Saudi Arabia. Find out why this has Mike Larson playing defense.
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:
Is Everything Awesome Again After the Latest Bounce?
While the news coming out of the jobs report last week was terrible, the stock market reaction was great. Does that mean everything is awesome again? Mike explores the options.
Bio Bombshells Slam the Drug Firms
Companies like Valeant Pharmaceuticals are coming under fire for hiking drug prices willy-nilly, then passing profits off to shareholders instead of investing in research and development. Mike explains the implications for the stock market.
‘Mother’s Milk’ of Stocks Drying Up
Earnings are known as the “Mother’s Milk” of stocks, but if that’s the case — as shown by likes of FedEx, Hewlett Packard and Caterpillar — the bulls are going to going to need a new cow. Mike explains why.
Sickness Spreading in Financial Sector
European mega-banks, led by Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, are getting hit by huge losses. Could the carnage spread to the U.S.? Mike examines the issue.
The Money and Markets Team