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Larry Edelson - A Bottom Yet? Not Even Close …

A Bottom Yet? Not Even Close …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:30am

Is it over? Will the stock market now make a beeline back to the highs, then on to new record highs? Not yet! The long-awaited correction, according to my models, is far

Mike Larson - Latest Figures Show Manufacturing, Exports Tanking Worldwide

Latest Figures Show Manufacturing, Exports Tanking Worldwide

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 4:20pm

The numbers show the global economy is losing momentum, led by sharp slowdowns in emerging markets. Mike surveys the scene.

Jon Markman - A Suspect Rally

A Suspect Rally

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:30am

The average stock in the Russell 1000 was up more than 6% from Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 25 to Aug. 28. Bespoke Investment Group ran its famous decile analysis on these results

Mike Larson - Fed ‘Autopilot’ Behavior: Nearing an End?

Fed ‘Autopilot’ Behavior: Nearing an End?

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 31, 2015 at 4:20pm

We're entering a whole new policy regime, one that will usher in more uncertainty, more volatility, and more market instability.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Why This “Correction” Could Get Worse

Why This “Correction” Could Get Worse

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:30am

Most people don’t think about profiting directly from a market decline. They don’t understand the concept. They don’t know how. That’s a shame. Because, to help get you through uncertain times, one

Money and Markets - A Wild Week …

A Wild Week …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Why Larry Edelson Is Right The Grand Greek Bailout No. 3 has now

Mike Larson - Numbers Show Investors Taking Their Ball and Going Home … Should You?

Numbers Show Investors Taking Their Ball and Going Home … Should You?

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 28, 2015 at 4:20pm

Investors are not just selling stocks. They're not just selling bonds. They're selling everything ... for the first time since the market disaster of 2008. Mike takes a look at the numbers.

Mike Larson - Big Break in Markets Here as “Carry Trades” Implode; br / What You Need to Know …

Big Break in Markets Here as “Carry Trades” Implode;
What You Need to Know …

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week, I wrote that the Wall Street consensus idea — that markets would just keep trading in a range — was a “crock of you-know-what.” I also said, “I believe the

Mike Larson - Margin Loans, Fund Cash Levels Signal More Volatility Ahead

Margin Loans, Fund Cash Levels Signal More Volatility Ahead

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:20pm

If you listen to the average TV pundit, you'd think the market rally stemmed from a bunch of wise fund managers putting all their spare cash to work. Wrong!

Mike Burnick - A Total Global Affair

A Total Global Affair

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Global market meltdown. That’s really the only way to describe the recent stock market plunge worldwide. The selling began mid-last year in Europe, spread to emerging markets and most notably China a

Mike Larson - Jackson Hole Summit Could Provide Next Market Clues

Jackson Hole Summit Could Provide Next Market Clues

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 4:20pm

the Kansas City Fed will be hosting its annual meeting, drawing Federal Reserve policymakers, foreign central bankers and government officials. Mike takes a look.

Larry Edelson - Hate To Say I Told You So!

Hate To Say I Told You So!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:30am

I can’t tell you the complaints I’ve received over roughly the last 14 months, when I started warning everyone that a stock market correction was coming. Possibly a big one. They said

Mike Larson - China Fires Its “Bazooka” … Markets Tank Anyway!

China Fires Its “Bazooka” … Markets Tank Anyway!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 4:30pm

Chinese policymakers just fired off a "Bazooka." What was it, is it enough and will it work? Mike takes a look.

Jon Markman - Breadth, Profitability, China, and Greece All Add Up

Breadth, Profitability, China, and Greece All Add Up

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:30am

The S&P 500 has lost critical technical support at the 200-day moving average and the 2,000 level — putting its post-2011 uptrend in jeopardy. Many observers pooh-poohed the importance of the technical

Mike Larson - Global Meltdown! Why, How and What’s Next …

Global Meltdown! Why, How and What’s Next …

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:55pm

Global markets melt down. Here's why ... and here's what to do.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Why Larry Edelson Is Right

Why Larry Edelson Is Right

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Larry Edelson’s Wednesday missive, “Europe’s Crisis Over? Hogwash!” is both accurate and prescient. So if you haven’t read it yet, I think you should do so now. Larry is one of the

Money and Markets - China, Europe … and a Bigger Danger Than Iran …

China, Europe … and a Bigger Danger Than Iran …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Abdul Qadeer Khan, hatless, poses after the first successful test of nuclear weapons

Mike Larson - Dow Plunges 531 as Central Bank ‘Puts’ Torn Up! Watch Out …

Dow Plunges 531 as Central Bank ‘Puts’ Torn Up! Watch Out …

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 4:30pm

The central bank "put" has been the catalyst that has been driving markets. Has that all come to an end? Mike takes a look.

Mike Larson - Markets Stuck in a Range … But Could They be Ready for a Big Break?

Markets Stuck in a Range … But Could They be Ready for a Big Break?

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:30am

If you’re having a hard time staying awake trading stocks these days, I can’t blame you. The broad market averages are the most range-bound I’ve ever seen. It’s not just anecdotal, either.

Mike Larson - Dow Plunges Below 17,000 Amid Latest Global Crisis! What’s Next?

Dow Plunges Below 17,000 Amid Latest Global Crisis! What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm

With all that's happening in the markets, it's not too late to sell down some exposure and take protective steps. Here's Mike take on the situation.

Mike Burnick - What No Longer Works on Wall Street

What No Longer Works on Wall Street

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30am

This year’s trading-range market has frustrated many investors and time-honored investment strategies. While the major stock market index moves placidly sideways in the tightest trading range in history, many individual stocks have

Mike Larson - Living Market Life NOT on the Edge

Living Market Life NOT on the Edge

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 4:20pm

What's ahead for the markets? Mike Larson continues to see signs of tensions and weakness everywhere

Larry Edelson - Europe’s Crisis Over? Hogwash!

Europe’s Crisis Over? Hogwash!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:30am

Almost everyone I talk to thinks the European sovereign-debt crisis has passed. They say Greece’s bailout fixed the problem. Europe is on the mend, they say. But as far as I’m concerned,

Mike Larson - Wal-Mart, Home Depot Tell Different Tales of the Health of the American Consumer

Wal-Mart, Home Depot Tell Different Tales of the Health of the American Consumer

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 4:20pm

We received two starkly different portraits on how healthy the American consumer is. Which is the right one? Mike takes a look.

Jon Markman - Yuan Yawn

Yuan Yawn

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:30am

The Chinese yuan dropped in value three straight days until Friday, finishing the week with a 3% loss. Beijing authorities tried to stabilize the situation by saying the currency didn’t have much reason

Mike Larson - The Empire Index Strikes Back, Raising Economic Worries

The Empire Index Strikes Back, Raising Economic Worries

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 17, 2015 at 4:20pm

The Empire Fed index collapsed to levels normally seen during recessions. Where are we heading? Mike takes a look.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - More Dangerous Than Iran

More Dangerous Than Iran

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:30am

I have a very timely question for you. What Arabian Sea country could be a far greater threat to world peace than Iran … has more than double Iran’s population … and

Money and Markets - Emerging Markets … and China’s Dangerous Game

Emerging Markets … and China’s Dangerous Game

by Money and Markets | Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Emerging Markets Getting Killed! What Next? The so-called “miracle economies” of the last

Mike Larson - More Emerging Markets are Joining “Crash” List as Overseas Pressures Build

More Emerging Markets are Joining “Crash” List as Overseas Pressures Build

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 14, 2015 at 4:20pm

More and more emerging market currencies, stock markets and ETFs are outright crashing. Mike Larson takes a look.

Mike Larson - Dusting Off the 1997-98 Playbook as Worldwide Markets Tumble

Dusting Off the 1997-98 Playbook as Worldwide Markets Tumble

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:30am

If you’ve been investing in many markets outside the U.S., you’ve been experiencing a world of hurt. Martin chronicled some of the carnage a few days ago – and things have only

Mike Larson - The Bond Market is Screaming That Stocks are Toast … Should You Listen?

The Bond Market is Screaming That Stocks are Toast … Should You Listen?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:20pm

One pattern should be blatantly obvious: High-yield (or "junk") bond prices and stock prices are generally linked at the hip. Mike explains what that all means to you.

Mike Burnick - China’s Dangerous Game

China’s Dangerous Game

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:30am

On Tuesday, China shocked financial markets by suddenly devaluing its currency, the yuan, by nearly 2%, which may not sound like much, but it is the biggest downward currency move in two

Mike Larson - Will Trickle of Earnings Warnings Lead to a Flood?

Will Trickle of Earnings Warnings Lead to a Flood?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 4:20pm

Lackluster earnings reports from huge companies may signal an increase in worldwide volatility, especially in China.

Larry Edelson - Who Are You? One of the Millions Who Gets Crushed, or One Who Thrives?

Who Are You? One of the Millions Who Gets Crushed, or One Who Thrives?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:30am

Please read this column carefully, for if you don’t, you are destined to be one of the millions of investors who are soon going to learn about the markets’ next moves the

Mike Larson - China Goes to (Currency) War! What it Means to You …

China Goes to (Currency) War! What it Means to You …

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 4:20pm

China launched an aggressive salvo overnight, devaluing the country's yuan currency by 1.9%. That may not sound like much, but in the world of currencies, it's huge.

Jon Markman - A Surfeit of Sadness

A Surfeit of Sadness

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:30am

Let’s take a look at sentiment from the perspective of Drach Market Research, a small firm that was run by Bob Drach for decades out of the Florida panhandle before he passed

Mike Larson - Market Players Buy Huge Piles of Put Option Protection … Should You?

Market Players Buy Huge Piles of Put Option Protection … Should You?

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 10, 2015 at 4:20pm

Big market players are purchasing huge piles of market "insurance." Should you?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Emerging markets getting killed! What next?

Emerging markets getting killed! What next?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:30am

For many moons, Larry Edelson, Mike Larson and I have been alerting you to a series of upcoming disruptions and dangers overseas — wars, revolutions, recession, and chaos. We told you they

Money and Markets - Two Favorite Stocks and the Future of Cash

Two Favorite Stocks and the Future of Cash

by Money and Markets | Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Two Stocks in my Favorite Industry Sector What’s the one sector that’s been

Mike Larson - Was “Bloody Wednesday” Just Green-Lighted By the Jobs Number? If So, Buckle Up

Was “Bloody Wednesday” Just Green-Lighted By the Jobs Number? If So, Buckle Up

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 7, 2015 at 4:20pm

Policymakers have been hinting more and more loudly that they want to raise rates. Now, they have additional political and economic cover to do so.

Mike Larson - Why I’m Getting More Cautious Now br / Than at Any Time in YEARS

Why I’m Getting More Cautious Now
Than at Any Time in YEARS

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30am

It’s been one heck of a bull market, hasn’t it? The Dow Jones Industrial Average almost tripled to 18,350 this spring from less than 6,500 in March 2009. The S&P 500 soared

Mike Larson - Cult Stocks Cut Down in Latest Challenge for the Market

Cult Stocks Cut Down in Latest Challenge for the Market

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 4:20pm

The latest crop of cult names is suffering. What's going on? Mike Larson takes a look.

Mike Burnick - Why Too Many Bears Can be a Good Thing for Stocks

Why Too Many Bears Can be a Good Thing for Stocks

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week in Money and Markets, I pointed out why bad market breadth is a warning sign for stocks. In addition to market internals, like advancing versus declining stocks plus new highs

Mike Larson - Fed Warns of Rate Hike, But Will Jobs, Inflation Data Allow?

Fed Warns of Rate Hike, But Will Jobs, Inflation Data Allow?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 4:20pm

The big question: Will the employment and inflation data permit a hike - which is why the information on jobs that we're getting this week is so critical.

Larry Edelson - Cash Will Be Abolished. Here’s Why …

Cash Will Be Abolished. Here’s Why …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:30am

Governments have largely always despised cash. It’s almost impossible to trace, and therefore, tax. And it sustains an underground economy for drug dealers and terrorists. Never mind that there are plenty of

Mike Larson - Apple Falling From the Market Tree; Here’s Why …

Apple Falling From the Market Tree; Here’s Why …

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:20pm

What's going on at Apple? How far could the shares drop? Mike Larson takes a look.

Jon Markman - The Skinny on Breadth

The Skinny on Breadth

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:30am

In a follow-up to a column by my colleague Mike Burnick last week, I am taking a look at the important market topic. Technical analysts have been fretting a lot recently about

Mike Larson - Who Wins, Who Loses as Obama Pushes Climate Change Plan

Who Wins, Who Loses as Obama Pushes Climate Change Plan

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 3, 2015 at 4:20pm

President Obama is introducing a new energy plan. There will be winners and losers for investors. Mike Larson takes a look.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Two Stocks in My Favorite Industry Sector

Two Stocks in My Favorite Industry Sector

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:30am

The Dow Jones has been zigzagging nearly all year long. Everyone knows that. Transportation stocks, basic materials and commodities have been sagging, even plunging. Most people know that, too. What many people

Money and Markets - Shocking Forecasts, Red Flags and the Market

Shocking Forecasts, Red Flags and the Market

by Money and Markets | Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Larry Edelson’s Shocking Forecasts On Oct. 7, 2015, we will enter a

Mike Larson - Hey — Where’s My Stinking Raise?

Hey — Where’s My Stinking Raise?

by Mike Larson | Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:20pm

American workers want a raise - and they're not getting it. The latest figures show wages and salaries are stagnating like never before.

Mike Larson - America Becomes a ‘Renter Nation’ — Should You Buck the Trend?

America Becomes a ‘Renter Nation’ — Should You Buck the Trend?

by Mike Larson | Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:30am

America has become a “Renter Nation.” That’s the shocking news the Census Bureau confirmed this week, when it reported that the U.S. homeownership rate slumped to 63.4% in the second quarter. How

Mike Larson - Gangbuster Growth Still AWOL

Gangbuster Growth Still AWOL

by Mike Larson | Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:20pm

This morning's GDP report showed the economy grew 2.3% in the most recent quarter, missing forecasts for around 2.5%, growing less than expected ever since the Great Recession.

Mike Burnick - What is “Market Breadth” Signaling for Stocks?

What is “Market Breadth” Signaling for Stocks?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:30am

Stocks have been in a volatile up-and-down trading range all year, but in the past few weeks the swings have been even more intense. At the same time, market breadth has taken

Mike Larson - Fed Keeps Relatively Mum as Market Turmoil Swirls

Fed Keeps Relatively Mum as Market Turmoil Swirls

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:20pm

Fed chief Janet Yellen gave away nothing today in regard to the timing of potential-interest rate hikes.

Larry Edelson - What’s With the Stock Market?!

What’s With the Stock Market?!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30am

Other than purchasing select stocks with very good fundamentals and chart patterns, for over a year now I have been warning you that a steep stock market correction was coming. So much

Mike Larson - Autopilot Market Stumbles — Have Central Planners Lost Control?

Autopilot Market Stumbles — Have Central Planners Lost Control?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 4:20pm

What's happening in markets now is so worrisome, dangerous and potentially HUGE in terms of signaling a serious trend change.

Jon Markman - A Serious Red Flag

A Serious Red Flag

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:30am

Stocks have stayed largely in reverse gear in the last week following weaker-than-expected earnings reports and a continued rout of commodities, energy stocks and high-yield bonds. When you put all three of those

Mike Larson - Chinese Stocks Tank Again – Is There Any Cure for the China Flu?

Chinese Stocks Tank Again – Is There Any Cure for the China Flu?

by Mike Larson | Monday, July 27, 2015 at 4:20pm

The stock market has one heck of a case of "China flu."

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Larry Edelson’s Shocking Forecasts for 2015-2020

Larry Edelson’s Shocking Forecasts for 2015-2020

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week, when Larry Edelson began his video to announce his shocking forecasts for 2015-2020, he created an uproar here at our Weiss Research headquarters. So many people jumped online to watch

Money and Markets - Apple, Gold, and Europe’s Hidden Time Bombs

Apple, Gold, and Europe’s Hidden Time Bombs

by Money and Markets | Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. The Hidden Time Bombs Behind the Greece Bailout Greece is teetering on

Larry Edelson - Dr. Copper Down Big, But Has Bright Future …

Dr. Copper Down Big, But Has Bright Future …

by Larry Edelson | Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:20pm

Why is copper -- an economically sensitive metal -- is down a whopping 46% since early 2011? What's the future for the commodity?

Mandeep Rai - What Are the Warning Signs?

What Are the Warning Signs?

by Mandeep Rai | Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:30am

The official Bull Market is still alive, although as you can tell by this week’s market activity, the euphoria many felt over the past couple of years is in a bit of

Larry Edelson - Are You Still in Gold and Silver Stocks?!

Are You Still in Gold and Silver Stocks?!

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:20pm

The mining sector has been hit hard by the crash in commodity prices. But the devastation is not over yet.

Mike Burnick - Stock Winners, if You Know Where to Look

Stock Winners, if You Know Where to Look

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week in Money and Markets, I reported that profit-growth expectations are not-so-great heading into second-quarter earnings season (see: Here’s What to Focus on for Earnings Season). That’s certainly been the case

Larry Edelson - Should We Worry About China’s Economy?

Should We Worry About China’s Economy?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 4:20pm

Everyone seems worried about China's economy and the possibility that it can bring down the U.S. economy as well. What's the real situation?

Larry Edelson - Gold Cracks $1,100. Here’s What’s Next …

Gold Cracks $1,100. Here’s What’s Next …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Few people believed me when I repeatedly warned that gold was still in a bear market and had not yet bottomed. They said European Central Bank (ECB) money printing would surely light

Larry Edelson - Not Just Gold Getting Clobbered …

Not Just Gold Getting Clobbered …

by Larry Edelson | Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:25pm

It's not just gold that's getting clobbered these days.

Jon Markman - What to Expect From Apple Results

What to Expect From Apple Results

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Apple (AAPL) will obviously lead earnings report headlines Tuesday after the close because of its huge market capitalization and over-weighting in the major averages. The company is expected to report earnings of

Larry Edelson - Gold Clobbers Most Investors, But Not All!

Gold Clobbers Most Investors, But Not All!

by Larry Edelson | Monday, July 20, 2015 at 4:30pm

News that China’s government accumulated far less gold than most had expected sent the price of the commodity falling. What's the future look like?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Hidden Time Bombs Behind Greece Bailout

Hidden Time Bombs Behind Greece Bailout

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week, Europe hurriedly offered Greece a new bailout deal … the Greek parliament rushed to pass new Draconian reform laws … the German parliament did the same … and the ECB

Money and Markets - Wall Street Ratings Lies, Money-Printing and Earnings

Wall Street Ratings Lies, Money-Printing and Earnings

by Money and Markets | Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Wall Street Ratings: Lies, Lies, Lies Don’t get caught in deceptions, the

Mike Larson - Powerful Earnings Set Off a Tech-Nado!

Powerful Earnings Set Off a Tech-Nado!

by Mike Larson | Friday, July 17, 2015 at 4:20pm

Investors today couldn't be more in love with tech ... but don't want much to do with anything else.

Mike Larson - Vacation Thoughts — and Vacation Stocks

Vacation Thoughts — and Vacation Stocks

by Mike Larson | Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m not going to lie. I have vacation on the brain. My wife and I can’t wait to step on board our cruise ship tomorrow with the kids, and enjoy some long-anticipated

Mike Larson - The Bank Branch: An Endangered Species?

The Bank Branch: An Endangered Species?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:30pm

One of the 21st century's biggest endangered species is the bank branch. And chances are, you're helping eliminate them almost every single day.

Mike Burnick - Here’s What to Focus on for Earnings Season

Here’s What to Focus on for Earnings Season

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:30am

Investors have been distracted recently by the never ending Greek debt drama, and the 35% crash in mainland China’s stock market. So it’s easy to forget that we’re once again in the

Mike Larson - Fed’s Yellen Signals “Bloody Wednesday” Coming Soon – Be Ready!

Fed’s Yellen Signals “Bloody Wednesday” Coming Soon – Be Ready!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:20pm

Fed Chief Yellen went before the House and said you better batten down the hatches - the first rate hike is right around the corner.

Larry Edelson - No Amount of Money Printing Will Spark Inflation …

No Amount of Money Printing Will Spark Inflation …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:30am

It’s amazing to me how many pundits out there still think that inflation is coming back. That money printing can solve the world’s massive debt problems. Why can’t they see reality? Why

Mike Larson - Obama Got His Iran Deal – But Mideast is Left Aghast

Obama Got His Iran Deal – But Mideast is Left Aghast

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 4:20pm

Even before the ink was dry, Obama's foreign and domestic critics were lashing out at the deal. Was it a good deal ... or a disaster?

Jon Markman - Battery-Electric Vehicles Power Up

Battery-Electric Vehicles Power Up

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:30am

Say what you will about “green cred” — the social brownie points awarded in certain areas of the country for driving a battery-powered Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius plug-in — but electric

Mike Larson - Greece Fixed … I Mean, Broken … I Mean, Fixed … I Mean, Broken

Greece Fixed … I Mean, Broken … I Mean, Fixed … I Mean, Broken

by Mike Larson | Monday, July 13, 2015 at 4:20pm

Greece is fixed. Or is it? Mike Larson looks at the latest developments and wonders if we'll be back here again and some later day.

Money and Markets - Money-Printing Presses … and Buying Opportunities

Money-Printing Presses … and Buying Opportunities

by Money and Markets | Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:30am

The $4 Trillion Money Printing Press No matter how many tricks governments may play and no matter how wild this 21st century rollercoaster ride may get, there is also another possible outcome:

Mike Burnick - The End Game, or Just a Pause?

The End Game, or Just a Pause?

by Mike Burnick | Friday, July 10, 2015 at 4:30pm

(Mike Larson is out this afternoon. Mike Burnick, editor of Ultimate Stock Options and associated editor of Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio, is filling in.) Market Roundup Dow +211.79 to 17,760.41 S&P +25.31 to 2,076.62

Mike Larson - Money-Saving Strategies in Today’s Rate Environment

Money-Saving Strategies in Today’s Rate Environment

by Mike Larson | Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30am

It’s a turbulent time for the markets, especially regarding wildly gyrating interest rates. I’ve shared some of my favorite strategies to profit in this type of environment. But finding the right investment

Mike Larson - Is a New Cyber War Underway? Or Just a ‘Coincidence’?

Is a New Cyber War Underway? Or Just a ‘Coincidence’?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 4:20pm

Government and corporate officials quickly declared a one-day series of cyber events unrelated and coincidental. What do you think?

Mike Burnick - China: Risks … and Opportunities

China: Risks … and Opportunities

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:30am

Global investors have been fixated on the Greek debt drama in recent weeks, and rightly so, but another drama is heightening on the other side of the world. China’s stock market is

Mike Larson - Watch Greece – But Don’t Ignore China!

Watch Greece – But Don’t Ignore China!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 4:30pm

Chinese markets have already been beaten down to dirt-cheap levels. They reflect a heck of a lot of pessimism, and arguably could be the value trades of the decade once the panic subsides.

Larry Edelson - The True Meaning of the Euro and Greek “No” Vote …

The True Meaning of the Euro and Greek “No” Vote …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:30am

As I stated in last week’s column: “The Greek default is merely the opening act of the worst sovereign-debt crisis in history.” And now that Greece has told European leaders to take

Mike Larson - Europe Fiddles While Markets Burn & Churn

Europe Fiddles While Markets Burn & Churn

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 4:25pm

Modern European heads of state are fiddling while markets burn!

Mike Larson - Greece Says “Oxi” (No) to European Austerity; So What Happens Now?

Greece Says “Oxi” (No) to European Austerity; So What Happens Now?

by Mike Larson | Monday, July 6, 2015 at 4:20pm

Greeks voted against Europe's most recent bailout proposal. But unofficially, the resounding "No" refers to so much more.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The $4 Trillion Money Printing Press

The $4 Trillion Money Printing Press

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:30am

Just in his first round of quantitative easing (money printing), launched soon after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke increased the nation’s monetary base (cash and reserves in

Money and Markets - Sovereign Debt Disaster Looms … and Robots

Sovereign Debt Disaster Looms … and Robots

by Money and Markets | Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Friday was a market holiday in the U.S. Sovereign Debt Bust Looming

Money and Markets - Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth!

by Money and Markets | Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:30am

We’re taking today off to celebrate America’s independence with our family and friends. And we hope you’re enjoying this national holiday as well. Our regular Money and Markets columns — both morning

Mike Larson - Jobs Added … But Not Enough; Manufacturing, Energy Holding Us Back

Jobs Added … But Not Enough; Manufacturing, Energy Holding Us Back

by Mike Larson | Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:10pm

The U.S. added another chunk of jobs last month ... just not enough to signal that we're firing on all cylinders

Mike Burnick - To Greece and Back …

To Greece and Back …

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:30am

I just returned from a two-week vacation to Italy and Greece, where the topic of a potential Grexit from the European Union (EU) and what that could mean for other deeply indebted

Mike Larson - Government Bonds Routed! Are You Safe?

Government Bonds Routed! Are You Safe?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:20pm

You need to lock in long-term financing now if you're shopping for something like a 30-year mortgage.

Larry Edelson - Greece and the Cemetery for Your Wealth

Greece and the Cemetery for Your Wealth

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:30am

The Greek default is merely the opening act of the worst sovereign-debt crisis in history. By the time it comes to its conclusion, roughly five years from now, the crisis will have

Mike Larson - Are there Any Governments NOT Going Broke These Days?

Are there Any Governments NOT Going Broke These Days?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:20pm

Central planning geniuses seem to be flummoxed. They can't figure out why their solutions just aren't working.

Jon Markman - This is What the Rise of Robots Really Means

This is What the Rise of Robots Really Means

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:30am

What worries me the most about the current economy is not corporate masters keeping entry-level workers down overtly, but the trend toward robots, artificial intelligence and machines learning and replacing good old

Mike Larson - Greece Chooses the Path to Default! Now Brace for the Impacts …

Greece Chooses the Path to Default! Now Brace for the Impacts …

by Mike Larson | Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:25pm

Another day, another Greek drama. How should we prepare for the fallout?