Here’s a summary of the stories from this past trading week with a link to the full articles online.
Is the GOP Collapsing?
If the GOP collapsed over the presidential race, it could threaten our two-party democracy … radically change economic policies … and shake Wall Street to its core. But as Dr. Martin Weiss explains, the power of the Republican Party comes from more than just the White House.
Investors Remain Cautious Despite Recent Rally
Surveys indicate that investors are leery of stocks despite recent rebounds in the markets. What does this mean for your investment portfolio? John Markman shares his insights into the predicament.
|The hardest times for any trader are always periods of sideways, go nowhere, tight-but-volatile market ranges.|
Market Road Map Follow Up
It’s times like these — sideways markets trading in tight-but-volatile ranges — that try the souls of traders and investors everywhere. You need an experienced guide to lead you through these tricky markets — someone like Larry Edelson.
Know Your Baseline Because It’s Your Lifeline
You can’t stay safe if you walk around in a daze or focus on texting or talking on your cell phone. You will probably only have one chance to spot a few subtle signs that mayhem is afoot. Security expert Jeff Cantor shares some tips on how to increase your awareness in all situations.
America’s biggest corporate bankruptcies to date are: Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual, Worldcom Inc., and General Motors. But these are nothing compared to the next big bankruptcy on the horizon. [Full Story]
“Foie Gras” Policy Fails
To make a delicacy called “foie gras,” farmers force-feed ducks and geese until the relentless overstuffing fattens and enlarges the birds’ livers. Global policymakers have been force-feeding the capital markets, but the result has only left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. Mike Larson explains it all.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Mike Burnick and Boris Schlossberg take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Right on Cue, Auto Sales Tank
Car sales have been sinking like a stone even though automakers have been desperately luring buyers with more and more incentives. But many people haven’t noticed because they’re focused on the other statistics. Mike Larson explains why auto-sales numbers are so important.
Red Flags Again
Several red warning flags are flying high over the global economy. The skyrocketing yen, rising bond prices, flat yield curves, and plummeting bank stocks, all indicate a major turn in the credit cycle. So Mike Larson says keep an eye on all the indicators.
Everyone Hates the Fed
The Reserve Bank of Australia has taken a backhanded swipe at the Fed — blaming Janet Yellen’s policies for elevating the Aussie and incidentally sabotaging the economy Down Under. Boris Schlossberg reports from the front lines of the currency wars.
Sectors Best-Positioned for a Rebound
Overall, the S&P 500 has suffered four straight quarters of declines. The last time this happened was the Great Recession of 2008. But take heart, says Mike Burnick, some sectors are ready to rally. Read on to find out what they are.
The Money and Markets Team
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