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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

Mike Larson - Key Developments With ISIS, Fed Policy and European Economy to Shape Market Action This Week!

Key Developments With ISIS, Fed Policy and European Economy to Shape Market Action This Week!

by Mike Larson | Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:40pm

Some weeks are just more eventful than others. And boy, does this one ever stand out! There's so much going on, I'd be doing you an injustice if I didn't try to cover all three of the major market drivers you should have on your radar screen. So here it goes ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - A Retirement Breakthrough

A Retirement Breakthrough

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

Everywhere we looked last week, we were bombarded with images and memories of a world gone mad — not just in the Middle East and Ukraine, but right here in America, as

Money and Markets - Shocking Events, and 6 Pitfalls You Must Avoid

Shocking Events, and 6 Pitfalls You Must Avoid

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

Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … Shocking Events — Past, Present and Future This is a landmark time for our

Mandeep Rai - 3 Reasons Why Growth Will Stagnate and Stocks Will Follow

3 Reasons Why Growth Will Stagnate and Stocks Will Follow

by Mandeep Rai | Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Markets were taken by surprise with the recent growth in GDP that reflected a 4.2 percent increase for the 2nd quarter, coming after a 2.1 percent decrease in the first quarter. Remember, that over time, stock market growth has to be reconciled with overall economic growth. It's rare that the two decouple, or move separately. So what can we expect going forward? If growth in production stagnates, you can bet the stock market will follow suit.

Mike Larson - Is the American Dream an Apartment Now, Not a Home?

Is the American Dream an Apartment Now, Not a Home?

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

Forget about homeownership being the American Dream. We’re rapidly becoming a “Renter Nation”! The details … * The toxic combination of higher down payment requirements, tighter lending standards, excessive student debt loads,

Mike Larson - 13 Years After 9/11 Attacks, the Fight Goes on Around the World

13 Years After 9/11 Attacks, the Fight Goes on Around the World

by Mike Larson | Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:15pm

Waking up this morning, I had many thoughts. But one stood out among them: It's hard to believe 13 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks

Charles Goyette - Bernanke’s Helicopter, and a Note About 9/11

Bernanke’s Helicopter, and a Note About 9/11

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30am

You won’t believe the idea that America’s quintessential foreign policy establishment organ is floating now. Or maybe you will. Foreign Affairs is the journal of the Council of Foreign Relations, the organization

Bill Hall - Euro Zone on Brink of Recession; ECB Backs up Mario’s Promise

Euro Zone on Brink of Recession; ECB Backs up Mario’s Promise

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:45pm

As Wall Street begins its stretch run from Labor Day to the end of the year, the really big news came out of Europe last week. And that was the announcement by the European Central Bank (ECB) that they were going to lower interest rates to practically ZERO. That means almost nothing and they're going to buy back loads of asset-backed securities. The reason the European Central Bank had to do this is because the European economy is teetering on the verge of recession. The actions by the ECB were appropriate based on the underlying economic conditions in Europe.

Larry Edelson - European Flight Capital to Accelerate. What to Do …

European Flight Capital to Accelerate. What to Do …

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

How would you like it if you had, say 500,000 euros in a European bank and … A. You are earning less than 0.01 percent on your money. B. Worse, every one

Mike Larson - Apple’s iPhone Circus Comes to Cupertino! Did It “Wow” Investors (and me)?

Apple’s iPhone Circus Comes to Cupertino! Did It “Wow” Investors (and me)?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 4:55pm

Today, all eyes in the technology industry were focused on Cupertino, California. The reason? Apple (AAPL, Weiss Ratings: A) held its latest unveiling circus for the iPhone product line. So what did we learn? That Apple is releasing an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus. They're bigger, faster, and more energy efficient than the current generation of smartphones, with the iPhone 6 sporting a 4.7 inch display and the Plus featuring a 5.5 inch screen. The iPhone 5S screen is only 4 inches.

Jon Markman - Two World-Shaking Events on the Horizon

Two World-Shaking Events on the Horizon

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

Stocks have struggled in the first week of September as the investment world has held its collective breath over two stunning, incendiary, world-shaking events on the horizon: – Apple’s launch of a

Mike Larson - Tesla, Apple Among Companies Investing Big Bucks in America! So Why Aren’t Investors?

Tesla, Apple Among Companies Investing Big Bucks in America! So Why Aren’t Investors?

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

The lithium-ion plant will rise out of the Northern Nevada desert at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Together with partner Panasonic, Tesla will start cranking out batteries in about three years. Officials say the factory will employ 6,500 workers -- making around $25 an hour -- once it's complete. It'll take another 3,000-plus workers to build the 10 million square foot "gigafactory."

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Shocking Events — Past, Present and Future

Shocking Events — Past, Present and Future

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:30am

This is a landmark time for our readers — and for me personally. I’ve received 3,633 emails and voicemail messages from you, expressing your concerns about what’s happening around the world. In

Mike Larson - August Job Growth Disappoints! Will That Derail Stocks – Or Give Them Another Push?

August Job Growth Disappoints! Will That Derail Stocks – Or Give Them Another Push?

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:45pm

Sometimes in this business, things can come out of nowhere and smack you over the head. That's certainly the case with this morning's jobs report from the Labor Department. Virtually every piece of economic data we've gotten lately has been strong. In some cases, we're talking about the best readings in a decade or more! Even the private ADP jobs report earlier this week came in toasty, if not piping hot.

Mike Larson - The Biggest Energy Investing Mistake — and How to Avoid It!

The Biggest Energy Investing Mistake — and How to Avoid It!

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

I’ve made no secret about my affection for domestic energy stocks in this market. They have been absolutely hitting the ball out of the park the past couple of years thanks to

Mike Larson - ECB Fires Up Printing Press! Euro Crushed! U.S.-Over-Europe Strategy Hitting Paydirt!

ECB Fires Up Printing Press! Euro Crushed! U.S.-Over-Europe Strategy Hitting Paydirt!

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

Remember my advice? What I said about getting the heck out of the euro -- or better yet, profiting from its decline? And focusing on the much-stronger, U.S. domestic economy rather than investing in Europe, Japan or other laggards?

Charles Goyette - The ECB, NATO and Russia-Ukraine

The ECB, NATO and Russia-Ukraine

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

The week just gets more interesting with every passing day, with a lot happening in these final two days that could help determine the direction of the markets. We’re looking at European

Bill Hall - A Company That Performs in all Markets

A Company That Performs in all Markets

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Personally I am really excited to be on this podcast today and that is because traditionally the week after Labor Day marks the beginning of the run to the finish line for the year on Wall Street. That is because most senior traders on Wall Street tend to take the month of August off. They are on vacation so it is hard to draw any significant conclusions into August market actions.

Larry Edelson - How to Follow the Big Money

How to Follow the Big Money

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

One of the most important aspects of the rising tide of geopolitical disruptions — as spelled out by the research I have done on war cycles — is how they are impacting

Mike Larson - New S&P 3,000 Prediction From Wall Street! But is 1,000 More Likely? My Take …

New S&P 3,000 Prediction From Wall Street! But is 1,000 More Likely? My Take …

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

Morgan Stanley threw down the gauntlet on the stock market today. Just days after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit 2,000 for the first time ever, the Wall Street firm's chief equity strategist, Adam Parker, and economist Ellen Zentner said the benchmark index will hit 3,000 next!

Mandeep Rai - Buying on Margin? Here’s the Risk/Reward

Buying on Margin? Here’s the Risk/Reward

by Mandeep Rai | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:30am

(Columnist Jon Markman is away this week. Mandeep Rai, editor of the Top Stocks Under $10 portfolio, is filling in.) What do you do when you hear about a hot stock but

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Dead Ahead: Big Black-Swan Events!

Dead Ahead: Big Black-Swan Events!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7:30am

Tomorrow at noon Eastern Time, I will meet you online to give you an urgent video briefing. (To join, click here a few minutes before the hour.) And I feel it couldn’t

Money and Markets - Scared Money, Pentagon Contractors and More …

Scared Money, Pentagon Contractors and More …

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

Here’ a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … Scared Money Moving Fast The troubles in the global hotspots today are causing a

Mark Najarian - Corporate Cash: What to Do With It?

Corporate Cash: What to Do With It?

by Mark Najarian | Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:20pm

CEOs were spending like crazy early this year. Not on private planes, new cars, new homes (OK, maybe on them, too), but more publicly on the buying back of their own companies' shares.

Mike Larson - Thoughts on Labor Ahead of Labor Day!

Thoughts on Labor Ahead of Labor Day!

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:30am

I’m looking forward to this long weekend, because we’re celebrating my wife’s birthday with our kids and her family in Chicago. We have the opportunity to do so thanks to the U.S.

Mike Larson - U.S. Economy Surges 4.2%! But Looming Russian “Invasion” Scares Investors Stiff!

U.S. Economy Surges 4.2%! But Looming Russian “Invasion” Scares Investors Stiff!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

Amid all the handwringing over the U.S. economy, a funny thing happened. It actually BOOMED in the second quarter! Revised figures show that Gross Domestic Product expanded at a 4.2 percent rate in the most recent three-month period. That was up from an initial estimate of 4 percent ... better than forecasts of 3.8 percent ... a huge rebound from the 2.1 percent contraction in the first quarter ... and the third-strongest reading since the Great Recession ended five years ago.

Charles Goyette - Under-saved and Under-invested

Under-saved and Under-invested

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30am

Ten thousand Americans become eligible for retirement benefits every day. It is the aging of the baby-boom generation, a demographic bulge so outsized that someone once described it as looking like a

Bill Hall - High Yields in Slow-Growth World

High Yields in Slow-Growth World

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:50pm

Hello, everyone. This is Bill Hall for Money and Markets. It is Wednesday, Aug. 27, and I am pleased to bring you my investment thoughts in this new, exciting podcast format. Today, I am going to give you some specific investments on how you can profit in a world where growth is hard to come by and stock valuations are full and lofty.

Larry Edelson - A Road Map for the Markets …

A Road Map for the Markets …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:30am

Despite the lackluster dog days of summer trading in the financial markets — nearly every single market on the board is now reaching critical inflection points. I told my Real Wealth Report

Mike Larson - Burger King Flees U.S. for Canada to Cut Taxes! Will More Companies Follow?

Burger King Flees U.S. for Canada to Cut Taxes! Will More Companies Follow?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:42pm

I don't have anything against Canada or Canadians. I spent some time at my grandparents' cabin on Lake Temagami as a kid, and loved picking blueberries, canoeing and exploring the woods. But let's face it: I like my bacon American-style. I mean, Canadian bacon is basically ham, right? I'll watch football over hockey any day. And the only curling I know about is the kind my wife does to her hair when we go out for special occasions. LOL.

Jon Markman - Pentagon Contractors Rev Their Engines

Pentagon Contractors Rev Their Engines

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30am

Now that there is a hint of war in the air again, with rumors that the U.S. may intervene directly in the Syrian civil war to battle the Sunni extremist group known

Mike Larson - Putin “Invading” Ukraine! ISIS Gaining Ground in Mideast! Next Surge in Oil, Gas Brewing?

Putin “Invading” Ukraine! ISIS Gaining Ground in Mideast! Next Surge in Oil, Gas Brewing?

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:50pm

Is Russia's Vladimir Putin invading Ukraine? That's basically what Ukrainian officials are charging. Putin already sent one "humanitarian relief" column into Ukrainian territory without Ukraine's permission or the Red Cross' blessing late last week. Now, Russia just said it will send a second column across the border this week.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Scared Money Moving FAST!

Scared Money Moving FAST!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:30am

Starting today, my weekly column is moving from Saturdays to this Monday slot; Larry Edelson will be here on Wednesdays; and the rest of our team will continue in their regular days,

Mike Larson - Fed’s Yellen Trying Hawk Costume on for Size! Is a Rate Shocker Looming?

Fed’s Yellen Trying Hawk Costume on for Size! Is a Rate Shocker Looming?

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:37pm

Today was the big day. No, not the start of football season. That's still a couple weeks away. I'm talking about the day Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen released her big speech on the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Mike Larson - The Death of the Old Guard Is at Hand!

The Death of the Old Guard Is at Hand!

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30am

As you read this, the world’s elite money men and women are cozied up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They’re tucked away in hunting lodges, the country version of the Ivory Towers they’re

Mike Larson - Long-Term “Car-gage” Loans the Road to Disaster?

Long-Term “Car-gage” Loans the Road to Disaster?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:45pm

When I bought my first home in 1999, I used a 15-year mortgage. Why? I could get a lower interest rate than I could with a 30-year loan. I'd build equity more quickly. And I'd slash my overall interest bill.

Mike Burnick - Uncertainty: What Great Buying Opportunities Are Made Of

Uncertainty: What Great Buying Opportunities Are Made Of

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:30am

The headline from last Thursday’s Wall Street Journal read: “Global Gold Demand Down 16%” quoting recent data from the World Gold Council (WGC) to explain why “global demand for gold slumped …

Mike Larson - Making Money From Energy Requires Tearing Up the Old Playbook!

Making Money From Energy Requires Tearing Up the Old Playbook!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:45pm

If energy prices are going up, they figure they can just log on to their online brokerage account ... buy 100 shares of Exxon Mobil (XOM, Weiss Ratings: B+) or Chevron (CVX, Weiss Ratings: A-) ... or maybe an oil Exchange Traded Fund like the United States Oil Fund (USO) or ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil (UCO) ... and go back to doing what they were doing.

Don Lucek - Putting Retailers in Focus — and in Perspective

Putting Retailers in Focus — and in Perspective

by Don Lucek | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:06pm

To listen to the opinion-makers poring over this season’s results of retailers, you might think that the sector is a third-rail industry to invest in right now. But I remain sanguine about

Bill Hall - A High-Yield Investment for You to Consider

A High-Yield Investment for You to Consider

by Bill Hall | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:30am

There is no doubt about it: We have experienced one of the great bull runs in history — already 5¼-years old. On March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 was 676.53; on May

Mike Larson - Wage Earners Get Stiffed! Millionaires Get Rich (er)!

Wage Earners Get Stiffed! Millionaires Get Rich (er)!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:45pm

I'm a sucker for irony when it comes to news headlines. When I did my morning check of overnight developments, I was struck by the juxtaposition of two on Bloomberg News: The first? "Only Rich Know Wage Gains With No Raises for U.S. Workers" The second? "Monaco $400 Million Penthouse Secrecy Booms: Real Estate"

Jon Markman - First the Bad News …

First the Bad News …

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:30am

Stocks and pretty much every other asset class are heading higher this week for a very interesting reason that has confounded bears, who can’t catch a break. The catalyst was a weaker-than-expected retail

Mike Larson - Sick of Paying Tolls? Then Buy Energy “Toll Road” Stocks!

Sick of Paying Tolls? Then Buy Energy “Toll Road” Stocks!

by Mike Larson | Monday, August 18, 2014 at 4:30pm

Do you have an E-ZPass transponder you use in New York? A SunPass in Florida? A FasTrak in California? Or maybe you're one of those old-fashioned types who likes the sound of coins clanging into the basket at a traditional toll booth.

Larry Edelson - Reflections on a World Going Mad …

Reflections on a World Going Mad …

by Larry Edelson | Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:30am

The markets of late have been like watching paint dry. I’ll address them in a few minutes. But first, let me tell you about some reflective thoughts I had while watching the

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Energy MLP surges this week! Why? What to do?

Energy MLP surges this week! Why? What to do?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:30am

Martin here with important breaking news: Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), an energy stock that Mike Larson has in his model portfolio, is surging to new highs. And there’s a bigger energy story

Mike Larson - Ukraine Attacks Russian Column! Is the “New Cold War” Going Hot?

Ukraine Attacks Russian Column! Is the “New Cold War” Going Hot?

by Mike Larson | Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4:55pm

Is the "New Cold War" between Russia and the West going hot? That's the serious question investors and governments are wrestling with today, as conditions on the ground in Europe rapidly deteriorate.