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Mike Burnick - Fed Speak, Russia and Something From Cuba

Fed Speak, Russia and Something From Cuba

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:44pm

Today, the Fed blinked, according to most Wall Street pundits, who widely expected the Fed to remain on track to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

Larry Edelson - Europe Down the Tubes in 2015!

Europe Down the Tubes in 2015!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:30am

Almost everyone I talk to thinks the European sovereign debt crisis is coming to an end. They claim the decline in the euro will stoke inflation there … that Mario Draghi, the

Mike Larson - Russia Crashes! But U.S. Markets Shrug Amid Intervention Talk! So What’s Next?

Russia Crashes! But U.S. Markets Shrug Amid Intervention Talk! So What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 4:30pm

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse in Russia, it did! It wasn’t just Russia, either. Venezuelan bonds collapsed further. Middle Eastern and South American stock markets got rocked.

Jon Markman - The Saudi Stimulus

The Saudi Stimulus

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:30am

Veteran technical analyst and data cruncher Tom McClelland notes that many analysts are likening the recent price drop in oil to a big tax cut, with an associated stimulative economic effect. But what

Mike Larson - Emerging Markets Meltdown Brings 1998 Long-Term Capital Management Debacle to Mind!

Emerging Markets Meltdown Brings 1998 Long-Term Capital Management Debacle to Mind!

by Mike Larson | Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:30pm

The year was 1998. The locus of the crisis was Russia. The cause was a debt crisis. The result was a collapse in emerging markets stocks, EM currencies like the Russian ruble, and EM bonds.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Oil Disaster or Oil Bonanza?

Oil Disaster or Oil Bonanza?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30am

Have you been shocked by the oil price plunge? Most pundits have! So have the big oil magnates in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico, Malaysia, and every other country that was betting

Money and Markets - The Great Unraveling — and the End of the Euro Zone?

The Great Unraveling — and the End of the Euro Zone?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the stories for the week, with a link to the full articles online. The Great Unraveling The world is unraveling; the depth of the disorder is

Mike Larson - Global Stocks Crashing! It’s Not as Bad Here, But Should We Be Worried?

Global Stocks Crashing! It’s Not as Bad Here, But Should We Be Worried?

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:30pm

Stock markets are crashing! No, not the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Or the S&P 500. They’re only a couple percentages off their all-time highs.

Mike Larson - Key Housing Trends I’m Watching as We Head Into 2015

Key Housing Trends I’m Watching as We Head Into 2015

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30am

Several days ago, I hung hundreds of Christmas lights on our home, our trees, and our bushes to get ready for the holidays. I always enjoy decorating, and my wife indulges me

Mike Larson - Are We Facing an Oil Crisis? Or is Wall Street Getting Swept up in Oil Hype? Here’s My Take …

Are We Facing an Oil Crisis? Or is Wall Street Getting Swept up in Oil Hype? Here’s My Take …

by Mike Larson | Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm

All oil, all the time. That’s what it seems like the news is focused on, considering that crude prices have dropped to around $60 a barrel from a summer high near $108. That’s a five-year low.

Mike Burnick - It Takes Two — the Critical Elements to Investing!

It Takes Two — the Critical Elements to Investing!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30am

It’s been said that “timing is everything,” and when it comes to financial markets, most investors would absolutely agree that good timing is essential. But if you’re a long-term investor like Warren

Mike Larson - What’s Missing This Year-End? Washington Budget Madness!

What’s Missing This Year-End? Washington Budget Madness!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:15pm

No DC madness this time when it comes to budget time? Perhaps we can focus on other things like actual market fundamentals.

Larry Edelson - Oil Plunge Has More to Go!

Oil Plunge Has More to Go!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30am

The interim bear market in gold and other precious metals that I’ve been tracking for you isn’t the only bear market out there. As I warned quite some time ago, the price

Mike Larson - “Carry Trades” Dominating Market Action — But Troubling Tremors Starting to Emerge!

“Carry Trades” Dominating Market Action — But Troubling Tremors Starting to Emerge!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4:30pm

You may not know what they are, but "carry trades" are dominating market action around the globe.

Jon Markman - The Last Days of the Euro Zone?

The Last Days of the Euro Zone?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30am

Do you want to worry about something real, now that everyone is in such a good mood? I suggest worrying about the breakup of the euro zone again. Yeah, yeah, I know

Mike Larson - Mickey D’s Getting Eaten Alive – But Why? My Take …

Mickey D’s Getting Eaten Alive – But Why? My Take …

by Mike Larson | Monday, December 8, 2014 at 4:30pm

The numbers we keep getting out of this American fast-food icon show the company is running off the rails.

Money and Markets - The Best Stock in the World — and the State of Oil

The Best Stock in the World — and the State of Oil

by Money and Markets | Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s  a quick, executive summary of the stories for the holiday-shortened week, with a link to the full articles online. The No. 1 Stock in the World Right Now? Martin D. Weiss

Mike Larson - Job Growth Surges! Wage Growth Ramps! Chances of Fed “Bloody Wednesday” Rising Fast!

Job Growth Surges! Wage Growth Ramps! Chances of Fed “Bloody Wednesday” Rising Fast!

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:30pm

The U.S. Federal Reserve has trotted out excuse after excuse for keeping interest rates pegged at crisis-era levels. Today, its last excuse got blown out of the water!

Mike Larson - What China’s Market Tells Us About Our Rates, Stocks

What China’s Market Tells Us About Our Rates, Stocks

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30am

The economic data out of China has been downright awful. Just consider the following litany of depressing news: ==> The amount of bad loans clogging the Chinese banking system jumped 72.5 billion

Mike Larson - “Draghi Drama” Drives Today’s Market Action! So What’s Next for ECB, Currencies & Stocks?

“Draghi Drama” Drives Today’s Market Action! So What’s Next for ECB, Currencies & Stocks?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:30pm

Draghi Drama! That’s what drove the markets today without a doubt.

Charles Goyette - Swiss Gold Measure Goes Down Big Time

Swiss Gold Measure Goes Down Big Time

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30am

The “Save Our Swiss Gold” referendum in Switzerland was voted down in Sunday’s election. It wasn’t even close. The grassroots measure requiring the Swiss central bank to hold 20 percent of its

Mike Larson - Plunging Ruble, Sinking Economy Put Russia’s Putin in a Shrinking Box — How Will He Respond?

Plunging Ruble, Sinking Economy Put Russia’s Putin in a Shrinking Box — How Will He Respond?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:30pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a box — and it’s shrinking by the day! With little relief on the way, the only question now is “How will he respond?”

Larry Edelson - Confirmed Long-Term Bull Market!

Confirmed Long-Term Bull Market!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:30am

Equity markets are now in a long-term bull market, the likes of which has not been seen since the 1932 to 1937 period, when the Dow Jones Industrials soared nearly 382 percent

Mike Larson - Energy, Rates and the End of Panic Selling?

Energy, Rates and the End of Panic Selling?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30pm

We may have gotten to a point where both interest rates and energy stocks have priced in all the potential negative news, setting the stage for one of those very sharp reversals.

Jon Markman - Oil Credit Crumbles

Oil Credit Crumbles

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:30am

While it is tempting to see the 38 percent plunge in oil prices since mid-June as benign and positive for the U.S. economic recovery, there is a nasty downside to the story.

Mark Najarian - Have We Hit the Bottom?

Have We Hit the Bottom?

by Mark Najarian | Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm

Down, down, down. That seemed to be the theme this morning upon our return from the Thanksgiving holiday. The main declines came from oil prices, retail sales and energy stocks.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - em 28x Money Growth, Part III /em br/ The Stock I’ve Ranked as the #1 Best in the World

28x Money Growth, Part III
The Stock I’ve Ranked as the #1 Best in the World

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:21am

  In the past few days, I’ve been showing you what it takes to accomplish each of these “impossible” investment feats: To multiply your wealth by seven times in less than ten

Money and Markets - The Impending Cold War — and a Turkey Dinner

The Impending Cold War — and a Turkey Dinner

by Money and Markets | Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the stories for the holiday–shortened week, with a link to the full articles online. New Cold War Heats Up! What’s Next? There are unique times in

Mike Larson - Still Celebrating …

Still Celebrating …

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

The Larson household is still full — in more ways than one! — from the Thanksgiving holiday. Given the shortened trading day, and the time I’m spending with family and friends, there

Mike Larson - What I’m Thankful for This Holiday Season

What I’m Thankful for This Holiday Season

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30am

The Friday after Thanksgiving. If you’re not nursing a “turkey hangover,” good for you! I know I am, and I’m sure most of the traders on Wall Street are too. That’s why

Mike Larson - Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 4:00pm

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with family and friends, and that’s exactly what I’m doing myself. We have quite the full house, and are just hoping there will be enough turkey,

Money and Markets - A Quick Note of Thanks from Money and Markets …

A Quick Note of Thanks from Money and Markets …

by Money and Markets | Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7:30am

While we don’t often agree with Wall Street, we do appreciate its tradition of closing the U.S. markets to give investors the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with their families. Taking care

Larry Edelson - Gold’s Next Bull Market …

Gold’s Next Bull Market …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:30am

Almost no one thought gold and silver could ever get hit as hard as they’ve been. Not even the likes of big gold investors like George Soros … John Paulson … Rick

Mark Najarian - An Open-and-Shut Matter

An Open-and-Shut Matter

by Mark Najarian | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:15am

To open or not — that’s the question many retailers debated this season. Should they conduct business on Thanksgiving Day or remained closed to allow workers to have the day off?

Mike Larson - GDP Surging in America, Lagging or Sinking Everywhere Else! What it Means …

GDP Surging in America, Lagging or Sinking Everywhere Else! What it Means …

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:30pm

Well that settles it. The U.S. of A. is kicking everyone else’s tail! Revisions to the third-quarter GDP report show the U.S. economy grew at a 3.9 percent rate. That doesn’t mean our economy is firing on all cylinders, or that everything is hunky dory.

Jon Markman - A Central Banker’s Market

A Central Banker’s Market

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:30am

It doesn’t get any better than this for the bulls. For a hundred billion in market cap to be added to stocks these days, there’s no need for new products, services, strategy

Mike Larson - Americans Are Paying the Least for Gas in 4 Years … But Will OPEC Stand for It?

Americans Are Paying the Least for Gas in 4 Years … But Will OPEC Stand for It?

by Mike Larson | Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:30pm

It’s official: The long-standing Lundberg survey found that regular gas now sells for an average $2.84 per gallon, down a dime from the previous week. It hasn’t been this cheap since November 2010.

Money and Markets - How to Avoid Major Scams — and the Case for MLPs

How to Avoid Major Scams — and the Case for MLPs

by Money and Markets | Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … 6 Major Investment Scams and How to Avoid Them Not long ago, investing in

Mike Larson - It’s a New Open Enrollment Season for Obamacare — But the Same Old Health Care Problems Remain!

It’s a New Open Enrollment Season for Obamacare — But the Same Old Health Care Problems Remain!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:30pm

Americans can now sign up for new Obamacare coverage or switch existing coverage during this period. Everything from co-pays to provider networks may have changed in the past year. So if you are taking advantage of the law, you need to pay close attention to those changes.

Mike Larson - After Correction, MLPs Attractive Again

After Correction, MLPs Attractive Again

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30am

Relatively high yields. Strong recent growth. Leverage to the domestic energy renaissance. There’s a lot to like about master limited partnerships, or MLPs. But investors were having none of it over the

Mike Larson - As JetBlue Caves, Flying Experience Gets Even Worse!

As JetBlue Caves, Flying Experience Gets Even Worse!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

How bad does flying stink these days? Unless you’re the kind of person who can travel first class courtesy of an expense account or your own financial success, tons.

Charles Goyette - The Rich and the Really Rich

The Rich and the Really Rich

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30am

Fed Chair Janet Yellen, we learned last month, is “greatly concerned” with America’s growing wealth gap. That’s a little like Al Capone being concerned with bank robberies. Is it possible that Janet

Mike Larson - The Big Snow Job! What Plunging Temperatures Mean for Markets!

The Big Snow Job! What Plunging Temperatures Mean for Markets!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:25pm

Six feet of snow. That’s enough to bury houses, block or break doors, strand motorists for hours or days, and virtually shut down cities. So what does it mean for the markets?

Larry Edelson - Much Higher Dow Simple to Understand …

Much Higher Dow Simple to Understand …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30am

Ever since the March 2009 crash low in the U.S. equity markets, I’ve maintained my view that the Dow Industrials and other broad market indices were entering a new bull market. That

Mike Larson - Mega-Deals Fueling Biggest M&A and Fee Boom Ever!

Mega-Deals Fueling Biggest M&A and Fee Boom Ever!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:30pm

The massive flood of easy money washing over the world isn’t doing much for average Americans. But it sure is making it rain on Wall Street!

Jon Markman - Fed Hands QE Helm to Japan

Fed Hands QE Helm to Japan

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks finished a smidge higher last week in a set of sessions so quiet that you felt compelled to check your Internet connection because it seemed like prices just were not moving.

Mike Larson - Japan Spends Hundreds of Trillions in Yen … to Buy a Recession! What a Joke!

Japan Spends Hundreds of Trillions in Yen … to Buy a Recession! What a Joke!

by Mike Larson | Monday, November 17, 2014 at 4:30pm

You spend 80 TRILLION yen every month to buy bonds, stocks, and real estate ETFs. That’s up 10 trillion from just a few months ago. And what do you get?

Money and Markets - The Flood of Global Money … and Tanks and Junk

The Flood of Global Money … and Tanks and Junk

by Money and Markets | Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30am

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

Mike Larson - Japanese Yen Collapse Makes It the Sickest Currency in the World! How to Profit …

Japanese Yen Collapse Makes It the Sickest Currency in the World! How to Profit …

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:30pm

The value of their money is collapsing. Right before their eyes.

Mike Larson - What Junk and Convertibles Are Trying to Tell Us

What Junk and Convertibles Are Trying to Tell Us

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30am

The stock market has been on a tear in the past couple of weeks, seemingly putting all of its concerns behind it. As a matter of fact, this is one of the

Mike Larson - Putin Pushing West With Tanks, Troops And More! Markets Pushing Higher!

Putin Pushing West With Tanks, Troops And More! Markets Pushing Higher!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:30pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing west ... yet stock markets just keep pushing higher!

Mike Burnick - How to Beat the Hedge Fund Wizards at Their Own Game

How to Beat the Hedge Fund Wizards at Their Own Game

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30am

Hedge fund managers have been complaining all year that financial markets were acting a bit too well-behaved to make any money in the absence of market-moving volatility. Well, be careful what you

Mike Larson - Banksters Ripping Us Off — Again! Staggering Forex Fines Add to Tens of Billions in Penalties!

Banksters Ripping Us Off — Again! Staggering Forex Fines Add to Tens of Billions in Penalties!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:30pm

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?

Larry Edelson - Inflation and Deflation: Two Sides of the Same Coin!

Inflation and Deflation: Two Sides of the Same Coin!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30am

The most frequently asked question I seem to get is, “Larry, don’t you see hyperinflation for the U.S. in the years ahead?” It’s understandable. After all, we have seen the U.S. Federal

Mark Najarian - Are You Neutral on This Issue?

Are You Neutral on This Issue?

by Mark Najarian | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00pm

The president came out forcefully in favor of “net neutrality.” It’s a complicated issue, the type of debate that often confuses people... But this issue is an extremely important matter.

Mike Larson - A World at the Crossroads

A World at the Crossroads

by Mike Larson | Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30pm

Europe is at a political, economic and historic crossroads. The joyous and raucous celebrations 25 years ago and today in Berlin can’t mask the concerns.

The Money and Markets Team - Will Minimum Wage Hikes Squash Job Growth?

Will Minimum Wage Hikes Squash Job Growth?

by The Money and Markets Team | Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:30pm

This morning the Labor Department announced that the U.S. added enough new jobs in October to push the unemployment rate down to 5.8 percent — a six-year low. Still, the improvement in hiring has yet to translate into higher wages.

Mike Larson - What I’m telling Our German Audience Today …

What I’m telling Our German Audience Today …

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30am

Every year around this time, I have the pleasure and privilege of addressing readers of the German-language version of Safe Money Report. I find these trips valuable for many reasons, not the

Mike Larson - Guten Abend!

Guten Abend!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:15pm

It’s getting close to midnight here in the beautiful German city of Munich. I’m here to speak to subscribers of the German-language version of our flagship Safe Money Report publication, “Sicheres Geld.”

Charles Goyette - Why I’m Glad to See Lower Gold Prices

Why I’m Glad to See Lower Gold Prices

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30am

It’s probably Milton Friedman’s most famous saying: “Put government in charge of the Sahara desert and in five years you’ll have a shortage of sand.” What sand is to the Sahara, petroleum

Mike Burnick - Why Gridlock is Good!

Why Gridlock is Good!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:30pm

The people have spoken and Republicans took back control of the senate on Election Day. So now the question is: How will this impact financial markets and the economy?

Larry Edelson - Your most important questions, answered!

Your most important questions, answered!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30am

I’m getting so many questions from readers, so this week I’m going to devote my column to answering the most important ones. Let’s get started! Q: Larry, you had a tough time

Mike Larson - Oil War Breaking Out! What Saudi Arabia’s Latest Salvo Means to You …

Oil War Breaking Out! What Saudi Arabia’s Latest Salvo Means to You …

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 4:30pm

Saudi Arabia just launched a massive salvo against the U.S. The largest oil producer in OPEC cut the price of oil exported here, while simultaneously raising the price of oil sold to Asia and other regions.

Jon Markman - New Optimism in the Semiconductor Sector

New Optimism in the Semiconductor Sector

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks wrapped up a volatile October on a positive note after Japan’s central bank grabbed the baton from the U.S. central bank in the relay race to keep pumping cheap money into

Mark Najarian - Explosive News! Two Disasters Raise Questions About Future Space Travel

Explosive News! Two Disasters Raise Questions About Future Space Travel

by Mark Najarian | Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:50pm

Space flight has been in the news again in recent days. But it’s not what we would want to hear.

Money and Markets - Spooky Signs, Dark Scenarios and Silver Linings

Spooky Signs, Dark Scenarios and Silver Linings

by Money and Markets | Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:30am

Dark Scenario with Silver Lining Martin D. Weiss explains how you can — and why you probably must — create your own safe paradise amid all the global turmoil, whether it’s where

Mike Larson - Bank of Japan Ramps QE — Even as Fed Quits! Pension Fund Loads Up on Stocks!

Bank of Japan Ramps QE — Even as Fed Quits! Pension Fund Loads Up on Stocks!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:45pm

Forget fundamentals, we’ve got the Bank of Japan! That’s the cry you could hear up and down Wall Street this morning after the BOJ dropped a QE bomb on the markets.

Mike Larson - Spooky Signs for the Housing Market on Halloween!

Spooky Signs for the Housing Market on Halloween!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30am

Today is Halloween here in the U.S. A time for trick-or-treating, gorging on candy and sweets, scaring the heck out of your kids, and otherwise enjoying the beautiful fall season. Our neighborhood

Mike Larson - The Numbers Say We’re Growing by Leaps and Bounds — Are YOU Feeling It?

The Numbers Say We’re Growing by Leaps and Bounds — Are YOU Feeling It?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 4:35pm

We got our first read on third-quarter GDP growth today — and boy were the numbers strong! But do you feel better now than you did back in 2003, when the housing boom was just getting going and we were coming out of the 2000-2002 tech wreck?

Mike Burnick - QE3 R.I.P., What It Could Mean for Stocks

QE3 R.I.P., What It Could Mean for Stocks

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30am

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve followed through on its well-telegraphed intent to end quantitative easing (QE) as planned this month. Now investors wonder how this milestone will impact markets, if at all. Just

Mike Larson - The End of QE! Can the Economy Stand on Its Own?

The End of QE! Can the Economy Stand on Its Own?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:35pm

The Federal Reserve finally put the kibosh on the third incarnation of its money-printing program. What else did the Fed have to say regarding the economy?

Larry Edelson - Gold: The Ultimate Store of Value?

Gold: The Ultimate Store of Value?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:30am

Over the past couple of weeks, gold has managed a meager rally. Yet, despite the rally, gold has already given me a major sell signal. And another one looms ahead. Ditto for

Mike Larson - “Alibaba” Indicator Goes Berserk! What Does It Mean?

“Alibaba” Indicator Goes Berserk! What Does It Mean?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

My “Alibaba” indicator is going berserk! I’m talking about the trading action in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA).

Mark Najarian - Wanna Bet? You Can’t Just Yet!

Wanna Bet? You Can’t Just Yet!

by Mark Najarian | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:30am

As of last weekend, sports betting was set to become legal in the state of New Jersey, and casinos and race tracks were gearing up to accept wagers on football, basketball, baseball and other games. But a federal judge had other ideas.

Mike Larson - New Offices, New Perspectives on the Markets!

New Offices, New Perspectives on the Markets!

by Mike Larson | Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:30pm

The markets haven’t gotten SAFER in the last several days, days accompanied by a fresh melt up. I believe they’ve actually gotten RISKIER. Look at all that happened over the weekend ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Dark Scenario with Silver Lining

Dark Scenario with Silver Lining

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30am

  I live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and it’s truly a very peaceful place to work or retire. The crime rate is among the lowest in the nation. The weather is

Money and Markets - Sorting Out Corporate Earnings, and Europe’s Woes

Sorting Out Corporate Earnings, and Europe’s Woes

by Money and Markets | Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … Is the European debt crisis back? No. It never ended! We’ve been seeing some

Mark Najarian - Markets Stay Positive, Stave off Ebola Panic

Markets Stay Positive, Stave off Ebola Panic

by Mark Najarian | Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:05pm

Authorities confirmed that a patient in New York City has tested positive for Ebola. Those remarks immediately hit the markets. Is the diseases effect on the markets warranted?

Mike Larson - Warning Signs! Europe, China Woes Show the Challenges We Face

Warning Signs! Europe, China Woes Show the Challenges We Face

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30am

The U.S. economy keeps on humming along. Initial jobless claims fell last week to 264,000, the lowest level since all the way back in 2000. Industrial production jumped 1 percent in September,

Mike Larson - Earnings Flood, Redux: GM, MMM, Caterpillar & More!

Earnings Flood, Redux: GM, MMM, Caterpillar & More!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:30pm

Several of the biggest companies in the U.S. are weighing in on the state of their operations. So I want to make sure you know what they're saying -- and what it means for your money!

Charles Goyette - The Binge, the Bartender and the Austrian Hangover Theory

The Binge, the Bartender and the Austrian Hangover Theory

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30am

That was quite a binge, quantitative easing was. A bender that went on for years. Now comes the hangover. Just like the Austrian school economists said. In fact, the reason the Austrian

Mike Larson - Exposed: V-Shaped Recovery Malarkey!

Exposed: V-Shaped Recovery Malarkey!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:35pm

The “V-Shaped Recovery.” There’s nothing normal about it — in normal stock market times. It’s about as unusual and rare as a Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster sighting. But over the past week, that’s exactly what we’ve seen.

Larry Edelson - The Most Ruinous Mistakes That Investors Make!

The Most Ruinous Mistakes That Investors Make!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30am

When I coach investors and traders, I’m often asked what I think are the most common, most ruinous mistakes that investors make. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. There are mistakes

Mike Larson - Apple Delivers! Coke, Mickey D’s Don’t! What’s Next for Earnings?

Apple Delivers! Coke, Mickey D’s Don’t! What’s Next for Earnings?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:35pm

The flood of corporate earnings reports just keeps on coming — and that has major implications for your wealth.

Jon Markman - Google: Still Opportunities Ahead

Google: Still Opportunities Ahead

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30am

Google (GOOGL) shares are finally recovering after announcing third-quarter earnings last week that were shy of expectations. The search engine giant said revenue totaled $16.52 billion, up 20 percent from a year earlier,

Mike Larson - IBM Whiffs! More Profit Misses Piling Up!

IBM Whiffs! More Profit Misses Piling Up!

by Mike Larson | Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:45pm

We’re heading into the heart of corporate earnings season — and the misses are piling up fast! Can the earnings season still be saved?

Money and Markets - Baghdad Surrounded, and What’s Up in N. Korea?

Baghdad Surrounded, and What’s Up in N. Korea?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … ISIS Horde Hits Baghdad! What it Means to Investors … Fair warning: This will

Mike Larson - Critical Missteps Giving Ebola the Upper Hand

Critical Missteps Giving Ebola the Upper Hand

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:35pm

A damning new report on the Ebola fight exposes who is dropping the ball.

Mike Larson - Central Banking’s “Fatal Flaws” Dooming the Economy!

Central Banking’s “Fatal Flaws” Dooming the Economy!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30am

These guys just don’t get it … still! That’s all I could think this week after reading a pair of stories. One focused on how European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is

Mike Larson - Officials Losing Control as Markets Gyrate Wildly!

Officials Losing Control as Markets Gyrate Wildly!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:55pm

Flying in an airplane with no pilot. Riding in a roller coaster with no one at the controls. Watching a hurricane bear down on you, with the local weatherman on vacation. All of those scary scenarios helps explain the crazy volatility in the markets right now.

Jon Markman - Have Central Banks Run Out of Weapons?

Have Central Banks Run Out of Weapons?

by Jon Markman | Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30am

Volatility has shot higher in the past two weeks as the major U.S. indexes sink below uptrend support that has persisted since 2012. The declines confirm the internal, hidden weakness that we

Mike Larson - A Crude Question! What’s Happening to Oil?

A Crude Question! What’s Happening to Oil?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:35pm

What the heck is going on with crude oil? That’s an urgent question investors are asking all over with each move lower in prices. Several factors are at play as I see it ...

Larry Edelson - Whither the Stock Market? Don’t Panic! New Bargains Are Popping Up

Whither the Stock Market? Don’t Panic! New Bargains Are Popping Up

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30am

For some time now, I have been warning of a steep stock market correction. At times, even I felt like I was a stopped clock with the warnings. But I knew it

Mike Larson - Mega-Banks Wilt! Can Markets Hold if Financials Fold?

Mega-Banks Wilt! Can Markets Hold if Financials Fold?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:50pm

It’s earnings day for the mega-banks! Since these companies touch so many areas of the domestic and global economy, you can learn a lot by paying attention to what they had to say — which is exactly what I did.

Mark Najarian - A Kim Sighting! But What’s Going On?

A Kim Sighting! But What’s Going On?

by Mark Najarian | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:30am

There's been a Kim sighting! No, not Kardashian -- it's Kim Jong Un, the bizarre leader of North Korea, who everyone has been trying to find.

Mike Larson - Ebola Hits Home! Who’s Next? Officials Scramble for Explanations, Investors Ponder Consequences

Ebola Hits Home! Who’s Next? Officials Scramble for Explanations, Investors Ponder Consequences

by Mike Larson | Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4:40pm

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and throughout the health care system wrestle with these new developments, the economic risk of the Ebola outbreak is rising.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Urgent Flash: ISIS Horde Hits Baghdad! What it Means to Investors …

Urgent Flash: ISIS Horde Hits Baghdad! What it Means to Investors …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:30am

Martin here, with a second, time-sensitive news update on the rapidly unfolding events in Syria, Iraq and the entire region — plus an analysis of what it means to investors like you.

Money and Markets - Headwinds and “Unimaginable Consequences”

Headwinds and “Unimaginable Consequences”

by Money and Markets | Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … “Unimaginable Consequences” for Hong Kong Protests continue on the streets of Hong Kong. Those

Mike Larson - Is the Volatility Explosion Signaling a Nasty October Surprise … or Even a Crash?

Is the Volatility Explosion Signaling a Nasty October Surprise … or Even a Crash?

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:30pm

Let’s cut straight to the chase here: Volatility is exploding! So what does it mean? Could a nasty “October Surprise” be looming? Or even a market crash?

Mike Larson - The Anchor Gets Heavier — and Your Wealth is at Risk!

The Anchor Gets Heavier — and Your Wealth is at Risk!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30am

In Germany, it’s called an “anker.” In France, it’s the “ancre.” In Spain, it’s an “ancla.” But no matter how you spell it or pronounce it, the anchor that is Europe’s economy