Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online …
Global Money Floods In! What to do!
The global money tsunami Martin D. Weiss has been talking about so forcefully and consistently is now swinging into action with full force. It’s sapping funds from major foreign markets. It’s pouring new funds into U.S. stocks. What should you do? Get Martin’s views by clicking here.
Tanks, Election, Central Banks — Can’t Rattle the Market
For a week that featured a number of unsociable big events, stocks behaved like they just couldn’t be bothered to stray from their sharp advance out of the Oct. 15 low. Not even reports of Russian tanks rolling into Ukraine could rattle nerves. Get Jon Markman’s take on what’s moving (or not moving) the markets by clicking here.
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Two Sides of the Same Coin
Is inflation or deflation on the horizon for the U.S.? The answer from Larry Edelson might be surprising. Click here to read more.
How to Beat the Hedge Fund Wizards …
Mike Burnick has come up with a simple trend-following approach to succeeding with investments in ETFs. Click here to read more.
What all the Junk Is Telling Us
A market maxim: As go stocks, so go junk bonds. It’s a relationship that generally holds in all kinds of market environments. You could say the same thing about convertible bonds and stocks. So what is that telling us now? Get Mike Larson’s take by clicking here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson and others take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Postcard From Europe …
Mike Larson reports back from the heart of Europe as he takes a closer look at the economy there and the challenges facing Germany, the key driver of the euro-zone economy. Click here to read more.
Neutral — Or Not!
A debate is raging on whether more regulation is needed to keep the Internet flowing free and unfettered. Many oppose new rules — so-called net neutrality — that would treat Internet providers much like utilities. Others say net neutrality is needed to prevent discriminatory business activities that would give Internet providers too much influence in the websites you read. Click here to read more about it and to add your viewpoint.
Bankers: Fine, Just Fine
Do the world’s mega-banks do anything on the straight and narrow? Or do they cut corners, rip investors off, violate rules and laws, and otherwise act shady in virtually every business line they operate? That’s what I’m wondering today in the wake of yet another massive, multi-billion dollar scandal! Get Mike’s take on the situation by clicking here.
Putin Pushing West; U.S. Markets Reap Benefits
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing west … and stock markets just keep pushing higher! It may seem like a strange new world. But it’s the one we live in, thanks to the global money tsunami. Read more from Mike Larson by clicking here.
The Money and Markets Team