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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

Mike Larson - Massive “Euroglut” Drives Stocks, Bonds, More! What It Means to You

Massive “Euroglut” Drives Stocks, Bonds, More! What It Means to You

by Mike Larson | Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:45pm

I read a ton of research every day. And one of the most interesting concepts I came across recently deals with the “Euroglut.” Never heard of it? Don’t feel bad.

Charles Goyette - Lies, Lies and More (Government) Lies

Lies, Lies and More (Government) Lies

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30am

They are at it again. Lying to us about the deficit, that is. The polls all say that the American people have grown far more skeptical about their government. It’s a good

Mike Larson - Can’t Qualify for a Home Mortgage? Join the Club!

Can’t Qualify for a Home Mortgage? Join the Club!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4:30pm

How tough is it to get a home mortgage these days? Just ask former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke!

Larry Edelson - So What’s Up With Gold and Silver?

So What’s Up With Gold and Silver?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, October 8, 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 way off the mark! “You told us the precious metals

Mike Larson - Another “Fad” Stock Goes Flat! Who Will Be Next?

Another “Fad” Stock Goes Flat! Who Will Be Next?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

First, it was Candy Crush game maker King Digital Entertainment that lost its sweetness. Today, it's the home beverage company SodaStream that's going flat!

Jon Markman - Headwinds for Multinationals?

Headwinds for Multinationals?

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

So you know those geopolitical events that investors have been trying to avoid — kind of like whistling past a graveyard? Well, it was kind of easy when sentiment was buoyant, but

Mike Larson - HP, Massive Buybacks Show America Leads in Engineering … FINANCIAL Engineering!

HP, Massive Buybacks Show America Leads in Engineering … FINANCIAL Engineering!

by Mike Larson | Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm

I've always been proud of my father's engineering work. The problem these days, though, is that America seems to excel much more in "financial engineering" than any other engineering field.

Money and Markets - Bears, Collectibles and Flowing Money

Bears, Collectibles and Flowing Money

by Money and Markets | Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … Immediate Answers to Your Questions Martin D. Weiss took on your questions related to

Mike Larson - September Jobs Surge Puts Fed on Notice! Days of 0% Interest Rates Numbered!

September Jobs Surge Puts Fed on Notice! Days of 0% Interest Rates Numbered!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 3, 2014 at 4:00pm

Description: Did you get a load of today's September jobs report? It showed the U.S. economy created 248,000 jobs last month, far above the average prediction of 210,000. It should be the beginning of the end of the unrealistically low interest rates.

Mike Larson - Global Money Tsunami Flowing From Europe to U.S.!

Global Money Tsunami Flowing From Europe to U.S.!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30am

Just how much money have European companies spent “shopping” here? A whopping $87 billion in the third quarter alone, according to Bloomberg. That’s more in three months than they spent in the

Mike Larson - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Into Autos … Should You?

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Into Autos … Should You?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 4:15pm

In six months, will we be talking about the “Buffett Bottom” in the car industry and auto stocks? Or is the auto market going to run out of gas?

Mike Larson - Ebola Virus Strikes the Homeland! What Will It Mean for You and the Markets?

Ebola Virus Strikes the Homeland! What Will It Mean for You and the Markets?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:37pm

The deadly Ebola virus has struck home! That’s the word out of the Centers for Disease Control, which confirmed the first U.S.-diagnosed case of the virus late yesterday.

Larry Edelson - Collectible Markets Still Red Hot …

Collectible Markets Still Red Hot …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:30am

While gold and silver are temporarily back in bear markets, the collectibles markets remain largely in a bull market, a sign of the times. For instance, the rare coin market continues to

Mike Larson - Major Foreign Currencies Collapsing as U.S. Vs. World Policy, Growth Gap Grows!

Major Foreign Currencies Collapsing as U.S. Vs. World Policy, Growth Gap Grows!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Stocks may be bouncing around like a rubber ball. But foreign currencies? They're heading one way -- SOUTH -- and in a hurry!

Mike Larson - A World Gone Mad – and U.S. Stocks are Paying the Price! What to Look for Next …

A World Gone Mad – and U.S. Stocks are Paying the Price! What to Look for Next …

by Mike Larson | Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It’s a world gone mad, folks — and U.S. stocks are paying the price! Just look at what the Dow Industrials did last week ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Immediate Answers to Your Questions

Immediate Answers to Your Questions

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:30am

For the past ten days, ever since the gala opening of my ultimate portfolio, our inboxes have been packed with your comments and questions. So in an intensive Q&A session at the

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Retirement Breakthrough Part 2: 613% Return for Your Nest Egg

Retirement Breakthrough Part 2: 613% Return for Your Nest Egg

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 7:30am

Yesterday, I showed you the amazing potential performance of my ultimate portfolio — a total return of 613%*. I showed you how it has the power to beat Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Retirement Breakthrough, Part 1

Retirement Breakthrough, Part 1

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30am

Last week, when I turned 68, family and friends from Brazil, China, Japan and Russia gave me a surprise party to help me celebrate. So we took this picture. But then I

Mike Larson - Junk Bonds Get Junked as Fed Warns of Risk, Fund Manager Gross Leaves PIMCO’s Sinking Ship

Junk Bonds Get Junked as Fed Warns of Risk, Fund Manager Gross Leaves PIMCO’s Sinking Ship

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:30pm

I warned in July that investing in junk bonds was like playing with fire. And boy are many investors getting burned now!

Mike Larson - Are the World’s “Anchor Economies” Enough to Drag Us Down?

Are the World’s “Anchor Economies” Enough to Drag Us Down?

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30am

The Oasis of the Seas. It’s a behemoth that Royal Caribbean sails — topping out at 225,282 gross tons, and measuring 1,186.5 feet long. The ship docks less than an hour from

Mike Larson - Russian Asset Grab Turns up Heat in Fight Between Putin and the West!

Russian Asset Grab Turns up Heat in Fight Between Putin and the West!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:50pm

Russia is clearly ratcheting up pressure in the tit-for-tat battle with the West. The far bigger risk is that Putin fires his natural gas bazooka — cutting off or reducing supplies to Europe in an attempt to show the Continent who’s boss.

Charles Goyette - Facing Up to the Global Slowdown

Facing Up to the Global Slowdown

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:30am

It is impossible to say today whether the effects of the rolling global slowdown have all been priced into the gold market. But it doesn’t look like it. Not even close. There

Mike Larson - Is Small-Cap “Death Cross” Signaling a Major Slump? Or Just the Latest Brick in the Wall of Worry?

Is Small-Cap “Death Cross” Signaling a Major Slump? Or Just the Latest Brick in the Wall of Worry?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Russell 2000 index of smaller capitalization stocks has plunged more than 60 points so far this month. It’s off almost 100 points from its twin peaks in March and July. So what’s causing small caps to lag so badly?

Larry Edelson - More on Gold and the World Fire That’s Brewing …

More on Gold and the World Fire That’s Brewing …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30am

Oodles of readers want my head for turning temporarily bearish on gold again. They say I flip-flop too much. They say I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. They think I’ve

Mike Larson - War Against ISIS Expands to Syria! Bombs, Missiles, Arab Attacks Spark Oil, Gold Moves!

War Against ISIS Expands to Syria! Bombs, Missiles, Arab Attacks Spark Oil, Gold Moves!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:45pm

Oil and gold caught a bid as explosions echoed throughout the deserts and towns of Syria and Iraq. Could this mark the return of the "geopolitical bid" that has been missing so far?

Jon Markman - Are Journalists Addicted to Apple?

Are Journalists Addicted to Apple?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30am

Nothing should shock me anymore about Apple (AAPL) and the shrewdness of its marketing department. But I will admit to being a little distressed last week at watching the technology titan sucker the investment

Mike Larson - Making Money AND Getting Healthier in the Process? Sounds Like a Great Deal to Me!

Making Money AND Getting Healthier in the Process? Sounds Like a Great Deal to Me!

by Mike Larson | Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:45pm

It looks like corporate America is catching on to the ramifications of the desire for healthy eating -- at least if you go by some recent food-industry MA& deals.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - My Father’s Story: The Most Amazing Bargains of My Lifetime

My Father’s Story: The Most Amazing Bargains of My Lifetime

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:30am

“Which solution do you choose? Ridiculously low yield or ridiculously high risk?” Those penetrating words — from a reader question I received last week — continue to ring in my ears. My

Money and Markets - Looking at the Future, Geopolitics Aside

Looking at the Future, Geopolitics Aside

by Money and Markets | Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … A Retirement Breakthrough Martin D. Weiss sets all of the geopolitical discussions aside and

Mike Larson - Scotland Stays in the U.K.! Japan’s Sinking Yen, Economy Mean More QE There! Is a Year-End Surge for U.S. Stocks Coming?

Scotland Stays in the U.K.! Japan’s Sinking Yen, Economy Mean More QE There! Is a Year-End Surge for U.S. Stocks Coming?

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:45pm

Scotland, Japan – put it all together and it could mean a solid year-end for U.S. securities.

Mike Larson - Banker Brawl! US Fed, BOE Out; PBOC, BOJ, ECB In!

Banker Brawl! US Fed, BOE Out; PBOC, BOJ, ECB In!

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30am

There’s a massive “Banker Brawl” underway — a Battle of the Acronyms, if you will. And the ramifications for your wealth are immense. In one corner, you have the U.S. Federal Reserve

Mike Larson - Scottish Vote Looms! Interest Rates Surge! How Will Stocks React?

Scottish Vote Looms! Interest Rates Surge! How Will Stocks React?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:45pm

We're on the cusp of two huge, monumental events. One for the U.K., and one for the interest-rate market here at home. The ramifications are potentially very large for you, and for your wealth, so let's get right to it.

Jon Markman - Apple Refresh Not so Refreshing

Apple Refresh Not so Refreshing

by Jon Markman | Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:30am

Apple (AAPL) reported record presales of its new mobile communications devices, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this week. Which is a little like saying that a prisoner of war released

Mike Larson - Fed Slashes QE $10 by Billion More … Talks Up Economy … and Charts its Course to the Land of Higher Interest Rates!

Fed Slashes QE $10 by Billion More … Talks Up Economy … and Charts its Course to the Land of Higher Interest Rates!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Forget Sunday Funday. It’s Fed-day Wednesday! That means we were just served up another healthy dollop of “wisdom” and monetary policy guidance from on high in Washington.

Larry Edelson - Pope Francis: World War III has begun …

Pope Francis: World War III has begun …

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

It seems Pope Francis gets it. Perhaps he’s even following my work. And he’s right: World War III has begun. Speaking Saturday at Italy’s largest war memorial, Pope Francis said the spate

Larry Edelson - Special Update: Precious Metals Bear Market is Back …

Special Update: Precious Metals Bear Market is Back …

by Larry Edelson | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Regardless of what the near term may bring, the long-term outlook for gold has not changed. It's still subject to powerfully bullish forces that will ultimately drive it to $5,000 an ounce and beyond -- a massive flight to quality from investors around the world, the madness of bankrupt governments, rising geo-political conflict, and more.

Mark Najarian - An Un-United Kingdom?

An Un-United Kingdom?

by Mark Najarian | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:30am

A major election of historic proportions is nearing. Not here in America, but across the pond in the U.K. On Thursday, voters in Scotland will go to the polls to decide on