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Jon Markman - Why the Worst of the Growth-Stock Smackdown May Be Over

Why the Worst of the Growth-Stock Smackdown May Be Over

by Jon Markman | Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks tried to rebound with vigor in the second half of the past week, pushing the Dow Jones Industrials Average up 350 points in 27 hours, due in equal parts to favorable moves in

Mike Larson - Making Money with the Euro!!!

Making Money with the Euro!!!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30am

Interest rates are the sun around which all the other capital markets revolve. That’s one of the most important lessons I can share with you. So it stands to reason that IF

Mike Burnick - Where — and When — the ‘Smart Money’ Is Placing Its Bets

Where — and When — the ‘Smart Money’ Is Placing Its Bets

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks remain under selling pressure this week as they have been since the start of the second-quarter of 2014. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a peak of 16,574 on April 4,

Don Lucek - Is the Jury Still Out?

Is the Jury Still Out?

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:00pm

The recent declines in stocks bring to mind a cup of cappuccino: Investors blowing the froth off the top before getting to the substance, in this case earnings reports or any real

Bill Hall - After Five Years of Turbo-Charged Stocks, Where to Now?

After Five Years of Turbo-Charged Stocks, Where to Now?

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30am

Three-and-a-half months into 2014, stocks — as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average — are down about 1 percent for the year, leaving investors disappointed, especially after 2013′s 32-percent rise. But

Jon Markman - The Silver Lining of the Recent Nasdaq Shakedown

The Silver Lining of the Recent Nasdaq Shakedown

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks have been under pressure in the past couple of weeks over concerns that central banks around the world are backing away from their commitment to monetary stimulus at a time when

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar April 14-18

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar April 14-18

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:30am

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar April 14-18 The calendar is chock-full this week. Earnings reports from last quarter will be coming in fast and furious amid a number of economic reports,

Larry Edelson - The True Specter Haunting the World Right Now …

The True Specter Haunting the World Right Now …

by Larry Edelson | Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:30am

A specter is haunting the world … and it’s NOT the specter of communism. Or the collapse of capitalism. It’s the specter of the ramping up of the war cycles I’ve told

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets’ /em Weekly Wrap

Money and Markets’ Weekly Wrap

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:30am

What follows is our weekly wrap of the latest Money and Markets articles. It’s time for change. You know it. Larry Edelson knows it. So he listed 10 urgent steps we must

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - A Quick Preview of What’s Ahead

A Quick Preview of What’s Ahead

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:30am

Martin here with a quick preview of what’s ahead. Tomorrow I’m off for a long-overdue vacation. But I leave you in very good hands …   Larry Edelson will be here each

Mike Larson - What’s the REAL reason the market fell?

What’s the REAL reason the market fell?

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30am

Last Friday was one of those days that totally confounded some investors. Take the fundamental economic news. It was pretty solid. The U.S. economy created 192,000 jobs in March, while February’s reading

Charles Goyette - GOLD: More than meets the eye!

GOLD: More than meets the eye!

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30am

I just saw a report speculating that gold’s performance this year would be “data dependent,” specifically alluding to quantitative easing and the pace of tapering. Data is always important, but I’m afraid

Don Lucek - Nice Little Gift for Investors …

Nice Little Gift for Investors …

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:00pm

The market hasn’t pulled back very much. But for selective investors, it’s a nice, little gift — opening up an opportunity to get BOTH quality AND good prices. And if it pulls

Bill Hall - Stocks Still in the Sweet Spot

Stocks Still in the Sweet Spot

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30am

Piloting an airplane is said to be composed of 99 percent boredom and 1 percent sheer terror. Similarly, life on Wall Street is often 90 percent tedium and 10 percent pure adrenaline

Jon Markman - It’s time to dream BIG again!

It’s time to dream BIG again!

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:00am

It’s time for investors to dream big again. As big as the ocean, the moon and the stars. As vast and wide as your imagination will go, and then find another gear

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar April 7-11

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar April 7-11

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:30am

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar April 7-11 Earnings reports from the past quarter will start to trickle in this week, with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. leading

Larry Edelson - 10 Urgent Steps We MUST Start Taking …

10 Urgent Steps We MUST Start Taking …

by Larry Edelson | Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30am

As I pen this column, gold and silver continue to build a base. That base will strengthen dramatically as long as gold holds the $1,278 level on a weekly closing basis, and

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The transcripts are here! Six amazing podcasts!

The transcripts are here! Six amazing podcasts!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30am

Before you make any new investment, you should always ask a lot of probing, doubting-Thomas questions. And that’s exactly what I’ve done in recent days with tech stock guru Jon Markman. If

Larry Edelson - Is Larry Edelson a Doomsayer?

Is Larry Edelson a Doomsayer?

by Larry Edelson | Friday, April 4, 2014 at 4:00pm

Because I think the dollar is doomed as the world’s reserve currency … because I believe gold will one day — not too far off — trade at well over $5,000 an

Mike Larson - Are YOU watching the yield curve? You should — because it will make you a better investor!

Are YOU watching the yield curve? You should — because it will make you a better investor!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30am

There’s a lot of claptrap that comes out of the mouths of Wall Street strategists. Ditto for Washington bureaucrats and two-handed economists. But money talks — and that’s why I find it

Charles Goyette - What is THE fastest growing industry?

What is THE fastest growing industry?

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm

The answer: Technology! It is one of the last remaining outposts of the free economy. That is why tech megatrends continue to be a powerful and dynamic source of wonders that bless

Mike Burnick - Commodities bouncing back! Emerging markets jumping!

Commodities bouncing back! Emerging markets jumping!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30am

With the first quarter of 2014 now in the record books, it’s a good time to revisit the trends — and trend reversals — in key global markets. If domestic investors expected

Bill Hall - The ONE number to watch now …

The ONE number to watch now …

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm

The first quarter concluded on Monday with stocks (as measured by the S&P 500) registering a 1.8 percent gain for the first three months of the year. The modest rise so far

Don Lucek - Energy, Financials, Tech: What’s next?

Energy, Financials, Tech: What’s next?

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:30am

As we enter a new month and a new quarter, we are at a clear crossroads in terms of messages the market is sending. The most defensive of sectors — utilities (up

Mike Burnick - The first-quarter winners are … TECHNOLOGY IPOs from 2012 and 2013!

The first-quarter winners are … TECHNOLOGY IPOs from 2012 and 2013!

by Mike Burnick | Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:00pm

The first quarter of 2014 is history, and for the stock market overall, results are decidedly mixed. After a robust year of gains in 2013, stocks are off to a more uneven

Douglas Davenport - My April Forecast for S&P

My April Forecast for S&P

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30am

If the past is any indication, we’re in for a good month in the stock market. That’s because over the last 50 years, April has been by far the strongest month of

Mike Larson - Urgent question: Which is safer? Bonds or stocks?

Urgent question: Which is safer? Bonds or stocks?

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:00pm

You know what bothers me more than anything? That too many investors are just sitting there hiding in their Bond Bunkers. Paralyzed by the fear created by two sharp market collapses, and

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar for March 31 – April 4

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar for March 31 – April 4

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:34am

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar Mar 31- Apr 4 While we wait for the April shower of first-quarter earnings reports, we’ve got some economic reports this week to keep investors busy,

Larry Edelson - So, What Gives, Larry? PLUS, a Very Important Update

So, What Gives, Larry? PLUS, a Very Important Update

by Larry Edelson | Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:30am

“So, what gives, Larry? For years, you have been right as rain on gold and silver, and now, it seems like you’re striking out left and right?” “You told us the metals

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - My Answers to Your Questions From My Fireside Chats

My Answers to Your Questions From My Fireside Chats

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:30am

“ This week, I was absolutely delighted to hear that we had over 100,000 views of my fireside chat videos. The last one, in particular, with the specific steps I recommend, has

Jon Markman - Welcome to “No Excuses” Investing!

Welcome to “No Excuses” Investing!

by Jon Markman | Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:00pm

Since February, we’ve covered a lot of ground together. For starters, I showed you how technology stocks are outperforming the average S&P 500 stock by an astonishing SIX to one in 2014.

Mike Larson - Who Will Sink and Who Will Swim as Interest Rates Undergo Seismic Shifts

Who Will Sink and Who Will Swim as Interest Rates Undergo Seismic Shifts

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

Many investors assume interest rates can do only one of two things. Go up. Or go down. And many others assume that the results are binary. Higher interest rates are always bad

Mike Burnick - Follow the Money Flows to Emerging Asia

Follow the Money Flows to Emerging Asia

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30am

Emerging markets have been one of the worst places to invest your money so far in 2014. While stocks worldwide have struggled with increased volatility, the MSCI Emerging Market Index is down

Don Lucek - Consumer Stocks Lagging Earnings Potential May Offer Good Buying Opportunities

Consumer Stocks Lagging Earnings Potential May Offer Good Buying Opportunities

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm

No news is good news, as the saying goes, and that’s certainly true of the Weiss Ratings Model. There hasn’t been much over the past couple of weeks to change its recent

Jon Markman - Tech Stocks: The Poor Man’s Way to Riches

Tech Stocks: The Poor Man’s Way to Riches

by Jon Markman | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of all the excuses I hear from investors who are missing out on today’s boom in tech stocks, the one that puzzles me the most is this one: “I simply don’t have

Bill Hall - Looking Beyond the Tapering and Interest Rate Debate

Looking Beyond the Tapering and Interest Rate Debate

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30am

To taper or not to taper? That is the big question facing the Federal Reserve. And as I have pointed out in Money and Markets’ columns, it’s the Fed’s actions that investors

Douglas Davenport - Consolidation and Frustration Ahead? Try a Long-Term View

Consolidation and Frustration Ahead? Try a Long-Term View

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30am

No surprise: The Federal Reserve, under its new leader, Janet Yellen, announced that it will reduce its monetary stimulus by another $10 billion a month in April. The move was widely anticipated.

Jon Markman - Tech Stock Profits for Non-Geeks

Tech Stock Profits for Non-Geeks

by Jon Markman | Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

OK, so I admit it: I’m a geek. I love technology. I eat, sleep and breathe the stuff. Been doing it for nearly a quarter century, now. I began reporting on tech

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar March 24-28

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar March 24-28

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8:30am

This week, we’ll get the final 2013 fourth-quarter growth figure from the Commerce Department. The second estimate in February was a downward revision of the first, to 2.4 percent expansion from 3.2

Larry Edelson - Larry and Martin: What Can Save America?

Larry and Martin: What Can Save America?

by Larry Edelson | Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:30am

This past week will go down in history as a pivotal turning point never to be forgotten. Russia annexed Crimea, the first major land grab in Europe since World War II. A

Jon Markman - Is “Bubblephobia” Costing You a Fortune?

Is “Bubblephobia” Costing You a Fortune?

by Jon Markman | Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:00pm

Bubblephobia — the fear of bubbles — has millions of Americans in its grips these days and for good reason. We’ve had two bubbles burst in the past 14 years and each

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 5 Steps You Should Take Right Away

5 Steps You Should Take Right Away

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30am

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Palm Beach Gardens. So I held the last of my 3-part series of fireside chats on my terrace; and I’m absolutely delighted to hear that so

Jon Markman - Turning $25,000 into $12 million

Turning $25,000 into $12 million

by Jon Markman | Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’ve become rather well-known recently for telling investors that when it comes to technology stocks, it’s time to dream BIG again. But is that really true? Could the profits ahead be anywhere

Mike Larson - Get Prepared as Interest Rates Surge on Fed Signals

Get Prepared as Interest Rates Surge on Fed Signals

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

Did you get a load of the shocking moves in the interest rate markets this week? On Wednesday alone … ==> March 2016 Eurodollar futures prices plunged more than 24 basis points

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - What We’re Doing to Help You

What We’re Doing to Help You

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

Yesterday, in my second fireside chat with readers, I talked about important steps my team and I are taking to help you protect your capital and profit from the strange new environment

Mike Burnick - Polar Vortex Recession Deserves the Cold-Shoulder Treatment

Polar Vortex Recession Deserves the Cold-Shoulder Treatment

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30am

The U.S. economy has definitely taken a turn for the worse in recent months, and just about everyone on Wall Street and in the media seems to be pointing the finger of

Don Lucek - What the Coming Earnings Season May Mean for Stocks in 2014

What the Coming Earnings Season May Mean for Stocks in 2014

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Are you ready? We’re once again on the doorstep of another round of company earnings reports as we wind down the first quarter, one I see as crucial for divining what the

Jon Markman - ISI Research: Epic profits ahead!

ISI Research: Epic profits ahead!

by Jon Markman | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Since I contributed my first article as Money and Markets’ technology stock specialist in February, readers have asked me hundreds of questions in emails and on our blog. And for good reason:

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: NSA Records Every Single Call in One Country, Obamacare Premiums Skyrocket, Russian Forces Storm Ukraine Naval HQ

Money and Markets Daily Reader: NSA Records Every Single Call in One Country, Obamacare Premiums Skyrocket, Russian Forces Storm Ukraine Naval HQ

by The Money and Markets Team | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:15am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Obamacare, Crimean crisis. Personal Security

Bill Hall - Welcome to the New Normal and the Bernanke-Yellen Put

Welcome to the New Normal and the Bernanke-Yellen Put

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30am

As I recently pointed out in a Money and Markets’ column, the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies have created a state of stable economic disequilibrium where savers are unfairly punished while risk

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Christians and Muslims Join to Combat Modern Slavery, Crimea: Accession Treaty Signed, Markets Rally After Putin’s Speech

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Christians and Muslims Join to Combat Modern Slavery, Crimea: Accession Treaty Signed, Markets Rally After Putin’s Speech

by The Money and Markets Team | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2:27pm

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers:  personal security and freedom, Obama and Putin at breaking

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Big Picture: Shocking Consequences

The Big Picture: Shocking Consequences

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is Martin Weiss, and I think it’s time we had a serious heart-to-heart talk. More so than ever before, investors like you and me face a difficult dilemma. If we want

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Larry and Martin: Dow Ignores Ukraine! What Next?

Larry and Martin: Dow Ignores Ukraine! What Next?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:20am

A new East-West cold war is quickly emerging, just as Larry Edelson has warned … Crimea has voted to break away from the Ukraine! Putin has announced his decision to annex the

Douglas Davenport - Will Your Car Cost More This Year Due to Russia?

Will Your Car Cost More This Year Due to Russia?

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30am

Russia is the world’s largest producer of palladium, a key component of exhaust filters that keep our cars running cleanly. Some investors are betting that fears about the potential interruption of Russian

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar March 17-21

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar March 17-21

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:30am

It’s that time again: The Federal Open Market Committee meets this week, and we’ll see what the Fed has to say about the future and pace of its bond-buying program. That and

Larry Edelson - Stock Market Correction?

Stock Market Correction?

by Larry Edelson | Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30am

Yes, I am bullish on the U.S. equity markets long-term. But right here and now is a very different story. Look, the S&P 500 Index soared 32.4 percent higher last year without

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Higher Yield with More Safety

Higher Yield with More Safety

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30am

More so than ever before, investors like you and me face an urgent dilemma: If we want to keep our money absolutely safe, we earn virtually nothing. But if we want to

Jon Markman - So Many Great Stocks, I Scarcely Know Where to Begin

So Many Great Stocks, I Scarcely Know Where to Begin

by Jon Markman | Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Over the past few weeks I have written several Money and Markets articles to alert you to the amazing opportunities that are out there right now in technology stocks. A whole new

Mike Larson - Finding Opportunity While Rates and Financial Stocks Move Upward

Finding Opportunity While Rates and Financial Stocks Move Upward

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

Don’t look now. But two key markets that I identified as ready to run are, in fact, doing so. I’m talking about interest rates and select financial stocks. The yield on the

Mike Burnick - Happy Birthday to the Bulls

Happy Birthday to the Bulls

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

The bull market in stocks just turned five, so happy birthday to the bull, and many happy returns to us all! This week marks the fifth anniversary of the March 2009 low

Don Lucek - Investment Opportunities in a Fearful Market Environment

Investment Opportunities in a Fearful Market Environment

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4:00pm

There’s always a lot to fear in a bull market. In today’s, one of them is the feeling of déjà vu all over again. Last year began with the defensive sector —

Mike Burnick - Why This Is the Most Amazing Time Ever to Be an Investor

Why This Is the Most Amazing Time Ever to Be an Investor

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Investors have certainly experienced some tough times in technology stocks over the years. After the post-Y2K technology bubble burst in 2000, tech shares were the hardest hit during a three-year long bear

Bill Hall - How to Succeed Unconventionally at Investing

How to Succeed Unconventionally at Investing

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:30am

How many eyes are on the exit, you might be asking yourself, with the S&P 500 breaking records almost daily in this six-year-old bull market? Just when are stocks overvalued? What’s an

Douglas Davenport - Two Big Opportunities in the Currency Market

Two Big Opportunities in the Currency Market

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30am

If you weren’t paying close attention, you might have missed two back-to-back stories out of Europe that have the potential to reap big rewards for savvy investors. First, last Thursday, the European

Jon Markman - Tech’s new golden age is now

Tech’s new golden age is now

by Jon Markman | Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:00pm

Back in the 1990s, a wunderkind tech analyst at Goldman Sachs was once asked the best time to buy Microsoft (MSFT) stock. “Between 9:30 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon,”

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Ability to Surveil Everyone on Planet Almost There, Russia Reinforces Military Presence in Crimea, Malaysian Jet Dissapears into Thin Air

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Ability to Surveil Everyone on Planet Almost There, Russia Reinforces Military Presence in Crimea, Malaysian Jet Dissapears into Thin Air

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:01am

Personal Security and Freedom Assange : ‘Ability to Surveil Everyone on Planet Almost There’ “The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there and, arguably, will be there in the

Larry Edelson - How Empires Die and the Lessons to be Learned

How Empires Die and the Lessons to be Learned

by Larry Edelson | Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30am

If you’re like most investors, you believe the worst of the 2008 debt crisis — and the Great Recession that followed — are over. You believe America is now solidly on the

John Ross Crooks, III - As Technology Shakes up Investors’ Worlds, Here’s Help in Hedging Your Bets

As Technology Shakes up Investors’ Worlds, Here’s Help in Hedging Your Bets

by John Ross Crooks, III | Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00pm

If you could go back in time to 2005, what would you do? Well, you’d probably sell your home, I hope, if you were planning on moving any time before the next

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets’ /em Weekly Wrap

Money and Markets’ Weekly Wrap

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:30am

What follows is our weekly wrap with links to Money and Markets articles written during the past week. Larry Edelson has received so much great feedback from his February 17 question-and-answer column

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Falling Empires and Surging Silver

Falling Empires and Surging Silver

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30am

Not long ago, Elisabeth and I walked the streets of Rome — once a little village of seven hills founded in 753 B.C. that rose to rule the world from the Atlantic

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Missouri Teachers Shot During Drills, Restaurants Ramping up Prices Due to Obamacare, Mystery Man Behind Bitcoin Revealed

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Missouri Teachers Shot During Drills, Restaurants Ramping up Prices Due to Obamacare, Mystery Man Behind Bitcoin Revealed

by The Money and Markets Team | Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated jut for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Obamacare, the mystery man behind

Mike Larson - Rising Rates Bad for All Stocks? Only When They Violate My ‘Three F’ Rule

Rising Rates Bad for All Stocks? Only When They Violate My ‘Three F’ Rule

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

I’ve been warning about the risks of rising interest rates for a long time — as far back as 2012, in fact. If you heeded my warnings, you avoided the worst year

Jon Markman - The Quickest, Easiest Way to Build Wealth Today

The Quickest, Easiest Way to Build Wealth Today

by Jon Markman | Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 4:00pm

Investing in technology companies may sound daunting at first. Most people barely know how to use a tenth of the power of their smartphones, for instance. How can they be expected to

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: China Increases Military Budget, Obamacare Architect: “You Don’t Need a Doctor”, IRS House Hearing Erupts

Money and Markets Daily Reader: China Increases Military Budget, Obamacare Architect: “You Don’t Need a Doctor”, IRS House Hearing Erupts

by The Money and Markets Team | Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:45am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers:  personal security and freedom, Obamacare, IRS scandal Personal Security

Mike Burnick - European Stocks May Face Triple Threat, No Matter Ukraine’s Future

European Stocks May Face Triple Threat, No Matter Ukraine’s Future

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30am

Europe’s economic data was just beginning to show signs of life, faint though it was. But now European Union (EU) investors have a whole new crisis to be concerned about: the threat

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: CIA Spies on Senate Committee, DNA-Scanning Company Aims to Boost Longevity, Niagara Falls Freezes

Money and Markets Daily Reader: CIA Spies on Senate Committee, DNA-Scanning Company Aims to Boost Longevity, Niagara Falls Freezes

by The Money and Markets Team | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:49am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated jut for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, health and longevity, The Big

Bill Hall - Three Things to Keep in Mind for Your Portfolio as Markets Seesaw

Three Things to Keep in Mind for Your Portfolio as Markets Seesaw

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:30am

So far, it’s been a whipsaw year for stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the year at 16,577 and declined 5 percent during January. February proved to be much better for

Mike Larson - It’s a Golden Era for American Technological Ingenuity

It’s a Golden Era for American Technological Ingenuity

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’ll admit something right off the bat. I’m no hard-core “techie.” I didn’t wait in an around-the-block line for my last iPhone. I haven’t purchased the latest Xbox One yet to replace

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: 30,000 Year Old Virus Revived from Deep Freeze, Russia and China ‘In Agreement’ over Ukraine, 2015 Budget to Boost Economy

Money and Markets Daily Reader: 30,000 Year Old Virus Revived from Deep Freeze, Russia and China ‘In Agreement’ over Ukraine, 2015 Budget to Boost Economy

by The Money and Markets Team | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:52am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Ukrainian crisis, business news. Personal

Douglas Davenport - How Strong Are Stocks? Just Weight and See

How Strong Are Stocks? Just Weight and See

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:30am

To determine how well the U.S. stock market is doing from day to day, most investors look to a couple of popular indexes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, of course, measures the

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Economic and Company Calendar March 3 – 7

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar March 3 – 7

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:41pm

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar March 3-7 Economic reports this week are plentiful and include the February employment situation and January Personal Income and Outlays. After the Commerce Department said Friday

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Disney Cuts Funding to Boy Scouts, Ukraine Threatens War, China Slows and Hurts Asia

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Disney Cuts Funding to Boy Scouts, Ukraine Threatens War, China Slows and Hurts Asia

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:05pm

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated jut for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Ukraine crisis, and business and

Larry Edelson - Q&A With Larry Edelson — Stocks, Bitcoin and Gold!

Q&A With Larry Edelson — Stocks, Bitcoin and Gold!

by Larry Edelson | Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:30am

I’ve received so much great feedback from my Feb. 17 question-and-answer column, I’ve decided to do another Q&A issue today. The mere fact that I’m getting so many mailbag questions in and

Jon Markman - Boldly Going Where Others Fear to Tread Can Profit the Savvy Investor

Boldly Going Where Others Fear to Tread Can Profit the Savvy Investor

by Jon Markman | Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:30am

One of the main things holding people back from being smart investors in emerging tech stocks today is their searing memory of being crushed in the 2000 and 2008 bear markets. People

Don Lucek - Looking Outside Algorithms for the Next Google

Looking Outside Algorithms for the Next Google

by Don Lucek | Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:00pm

As an investor, one of the most important determinants of success is to always keep busy learning new investment lessons. But the most important success factor, in my view, is outlining a

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Truth and Consequences of Fed Money Printing

Truth and Consequences of Fed Money Printing

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30am

You’re the witness to some amazing history. You’ve seen the Federal Reserve abandon a full century of Fed tradition … throw every book about monetary policy into the Potomac … and print

Jon Markman - Buying Tech Stocks as ‘Crisis’ Investments

Buying Tech Stocks as ‘Crisis’ Investments

by Jon Markman | Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:00pm

One of the little understood qualities of tech and biotech stocks is that they can prosper even when the broad market is undergoing a lot of stress. There are many reasons, but

Mike Larson - The One Investing Market You Should Be Watching Now

The One Investing Market You Should Be Watching Now

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

When investors started freaking out in January about the U.S. economy and U.S. markets, my approach was to take a deep breath, remain calm, and counsel a “Steady as She Goes” investment

The Money and Markets Team - Five Most Highly Rated Energy Companies

Five Most Highly Rated Energy Companies

by The Money and Markets Team | Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:00pm

The price of oil is on the march again, prodded upward by concerns about disruption in supply because of unrest in Africa and the Middle East, but also by optimism that growth

Douglas Davenport - The New Investment Game Plan for Technology Stocks

The New Investment Game Plan for Technology Stocks

by Douglas Davenport | Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:30pm

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, just spent $19 billion to buy a company called WhatsApp. That’s seriously amazing. He’ll be 30 on May 14. Can you name one person under 30

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Religious-Freedom Law Vetoed, iPhone Surveillance Company Opens, GOP Demands Control Over IRS

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Religious-Freedom Law Vetoed, iPhone Surveillance Company Opens, GOP Demands Control Over IRS

by The Money and Markets Team | Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:33am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated jut for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, business and the economy, and

Mike Burnick - Don’t Be Tricked by Worst-to-Best Turnarounds in Investing

Don’t Be Tricked by Worst-to-Best Turnarounds in Investing

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30am

Pop quiz: Name three of the worst-performing markets or asset classes in 2013, and no cheating by looking back at past Money and Markets articles for the answer. Here’s a hint: This

Don Lucek - Get Ready for Tomorrow With These Tech Stocks

Get Ready for Tomorrow With These Tech Stocks

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:00pm

So far in 2014, the S&P 500 hasn’t done much but vacillate between slight gains and slight losses. And that can make it difficult to position our portfolios in a manner that

Mike Burnick - How to Stalk Stock-Market Tenbaggers

How to Stalk Stock-Market Tenbaggers

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00pm

One book more than any other is responsible for my 25-year career in the investment business: One Up on Wall Street by legendary Fidelity Magellan fund manager Peter Lynch. In 1989 when

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Swiss Bank Helps the Rich Evade U.S. Taxes, U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats, Bitcoin Exchange Disappears

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Swiss Bank Helps the Rich Evade U.S. Taxes, U.S. Expels Venezuelan Diplomats, Bitcoin Exchange Disappears

by The Money and Markets Team | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:01am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, the Venezuelan crisis and Bitcoin.

Bill Hall - Investors, Enjoy the Sweet Spot While It Lasts

Investors, Enjoy the Sweet Spot While It Lasts

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30am

As I pointed out in last week’s Money and Markets column, a state of stable economic disequilibrium is just what the market needs to maintain its lofty level and perhaps even move

John Ross Crooks, III - Investors Imperiled by Easy Money That’s Too Big to Remain Stable

Investors Imperiled by Easy Money That’s Too Big to Remain Stable

by John Ross Crooks, III | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

Our policymakers in Washington, D.C. have indeed sown the seeds of economic destruction. I think the threats all boil down to the liberalization of U.S. and global monetary policy. The idea of

Jon Markman - Zeroing in on Stocks That Could Generate Ten-Fold Gains

Zeroing in on Stocks That Could Generate Ten-Fold Gains

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:52pm

When it’s time to dream big in the stock market, you need an action plan. You can’t just buy shares in companies with services and products you like — that’s a chump’s

The Money and Markets Team - em Money and Markets /em Daily Reader: Gates Foundation Collects Private Student Data, Ukraine Crisis Puts Distance Between Russia and West, LinkedIn Comes to China

Money and Markets Daily Reader: Gates Foundation Collects Private Student Data, Ukraine Crisis Puts Distance Between Russia and West, LinkedIn Comes to China

by The Money and Markets Team | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00am

The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, world news, and technology and

Douglas Davenport - How to Keep Up With Speculators in the Gold Market

How to Keep Up With Speculators in the Gold Market

by Douglas Davenport | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30am

When gold prices fell to around $1,200 an ounce late last year, a lot of investors complained that the market was being manipulated. But I argued then that the real reason for