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Money and Markets - Cyber Profits, Tesla and Ted Cruz …

Cyber Profits, Tesla and Ted Cruz …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Cyber War and Cyber Profits If you think cyber hacking, cyber theft,

Mike Larson - Morass of Middle East Conflicts Leaves U.S. With Lots of Choices … Almost All of Them Bad!

Morass of Middle East Conflicts Leaves U.S. With Lots of Choices … Almost All of Them Bad!

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:30pm

The U.S. faces plenty of choices about what to do in the Middle East. Unfortunately, they’re pretty much all bad!

Mike Larson - A Healthy Spring Selling Season for Housing? Looks Like It.

A Healthy Spring Selling Season for Housing? Looks Like It.

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30am

The spring selling season for housing is in full swing! And my research suggests a pretty healthy one.

Mike Larson - Saudi Arabia-Iran Proxy War Erupts in Yemen as Bombs Unleashed!

Saudi Arabia-Iran Proxy War Erupts in Yemen as Bombs Unleashed!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:45pm

Buckle up — because one of the scariest “proxy wars” yet is breaking out in the Middle East! The Saudis’ attacks targeted airfields, bases, and other facilities recently overrun by Houthi rebels.

Mike Burnick - March Madness: Invest Less, Still Beat the Market

March Madness: Invest Less, Still Beat the Market

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30am

With the first-quarter drawing to a close in just a few more days, so far it has been a maddening three months for stock investors. The markets are spooked by uncertainty about

Mike Larson - Warren Buffett Adding Kraft Foods to Grocery Shelf Empire in Deal Worth $46 Billion!

Warren Buffett Adding Kraft Foods to Grocery Shelf Empire in Deal Worth $46 Billion!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:40pm

I don’t know if Warren Buffett does his own grocery shopping. But I do know he likes to shop for food and beverage companies.

Larry Edelson - The Follies of Central Bank Watchers …

The Follies of Central Bank Watchers …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30am

I am continually amazed at how many investors and analysts hang their investments and/or trade decisions on what the Fed does or doesn’t do, says or doesn’t say. As if the Fed

Mike Larson - Airbus 320 Crashes in Southern France!

Airbus 320 Crashes in Southern France!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30pm

Another airline tragedy has struck — this time in Europe! We don’t know the cause yet. What we do know from early reports, unfortunately, is that no one likely survived the crash in France’s Alpes de Haute Provence region.

Jon Markman - Mercedes vs. Tesla … And HBO Innovations

Mercedes vs. Tesla … And HBO Innovations

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Here are a few notes from my research and conversations on tech and markets over the weekend. — Watch out, Tesla. Mercedes is launching its first plug-in hybrid-electric midsize sedan, the C350e, in U.S.

Mike Larson - Start Your Engines … Because Ted Cruz Just Officially Launched the 2016 Presidential Race!

Start Your Engines … Because Ted Cruz Just Officially Launched the 2016 Presidential Race!

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:30pm

Befitting this modern-day campaign era, Texas Senator Ted Cruz he launched his bid on Twitter with a tweet reading “I’m running for president, and I hope to earn your support.” That was followed up by an official kick off speech at Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian college.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Cyber War and Cyber Profits

Cyber War and Cyber Profits

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:30am

If you think cyber hacking, cyber theft, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare are just a side show in the world of global economics and investments, let me tell you three short stories

Money and Markets - Geopolitical and Economic Dangers …

Geopolitical and Economic Dangers …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. The Dangers of Islamic State Islamic State is now the largest, most

Mike Larson - Volatility Soaring, Liquidity Dropping in Key Markets Like Interest Rates and Currencies!

Volatility Soaring, Liquidity Dropping in Key Markets Like Interest Rates and Currencies!

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:40pm

It’s easy to make money when you know where markets are headed. But when your crystal ball gets smashed, what do you do?

Mike Larson - U.S. Fed Joins Global Currency War!

U.S. Fed Joins Global Currency War!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4:20pm

The U.S. has joined the fight! Not a new shooting war, but a battle over money! So just what IS a currency war? And what are the consequences for you as investors?

Mike Larson - Faced With Rock-And-A-Hard-Place Dilemma, Fed Launches a Dollar Broadside, Sets Stage for Rate Hikes

Faced With Rock-And-A-Hard-Place Dilemma, Fed Launches a Dollar Broadside, Sets Stage for Rate Hikes

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:30pm

If you like word puzzles, then here’s one for you: It perfectly illustrates the situation the U.S. central bank found itself facing ahead of today’s policy meeting.

Larry Edelson - Larry, from 1,300-Year-Old Tibetan Town, China …

Larry, from 1,300-Year-Old Tibetan Town, China …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m now in the 1,300-year-old Tibetan Town, in Dukezong in Yunnan province, southwest China. A mix of mostly Tibetan Buddhists and Muslims, the area, with its dramatic scenery inspired the fictional paradise

Mike Burnick - Japanese Investors Flocking to Treasuries

Japanese Investors Flocking to Treasuries

by Mike Burnick | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 4:30pm

Japanese investors still have a big appetite for U.S. bonds! The reason is simple: ZIRP — or zero interest rate policy.

Jon Markman - Super-Dollar Causing Serious Damage

Super-Dollar Causing Serious Damage

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:30am

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s Super-Dollar, soaring higher into the investment stratosphere and rattling the cages of U.S. multinationals with its sonic booms. The damage is getting serious: The

Mandeep Rai - Overcoming Those Knee-Jerk Reactions!

Overcoming Those Knee-Jerk Reactions!

by Mandeep Rai | Monday, March 16, 2015 at 4:30pm

Markets are volatile — any hint of a rate increase sends shudders through the investment community and sends stocks tumbling.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Islamic State

Islamic State

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:30am

Islamic State is now the largest, most dangerous, global terrorist organization of modern times. It has the power to wreak more havoc than 9/11, bring down more governments than the Arab Spring,

Money and Markets - What Would a WWIII Look Like?

What Would a WWIII Look Like?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. World War III? How, Where and Why? If World War III is

Mike Larson - Surging Dollar Importing Deflation From Abroad!

Surging Dollar Importing Deflation From Abroad!

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:40pm

What’s the dollar surge doing to inflation here at home? Check out some of the figures we got in the last 48 hours, and you’ll be shocked ...

Mike Larson - Big Money Buying Into Cheap Energy Plays! br / Should You Follow?

Big Money Buying Into Cheap Energy Plays!
Should You Follow?

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s one from Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL, Weiss Ratings: C), one of my favorite storage and pipeline master limited partnerships for the long-term. The company said it would sell 13.5 million shares

Mike Larson - Tech Bellwether Intel Latest to Warn About Currency Crisis!

Tech Bellwether Intel Latest to Warn About Currency Crisis!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:23pm

We know many multinationals were already losing sleep over the buck. Intel is the latest. When discussing fourth-quarter 2014 results ...

Mike Burnick - Beware of the Sixth D!

Beware of the Sixth D!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30am

My colleague Bill Hall coined the phrase: “the Five D’s” as a catchy way of illustrating the economic condition that investors must navigate. Bill is fond of pointing out that understanding the

Mike Larson - Interest Rate Bizarro World in Europe!

Interest Rate Bizarro World in Europe!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:30pm

How deep does the interest rabbit hole go? We’re rapidly finding out the answers, thanks to all the crazy stuff going on in Europe.

Larry Edelson - Larry here, from Yichang, China, on Silk Road 2.0 …

Larry here, from Yichang, China, on Silk Road 2.0 …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30am

All I can say is WOW! China is on the move again, big time, with the new Silk Road already ramping up, part of an infrastructure investment that will total $1 TRILLION

Mike Larson - Dollar Flies … Commodities, Emerging Markets Cry!

Dollar Flies … Commodities, Emerging Markets Cry!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:30pm

The broad Dollar Index (DXY) has now jumped by 23 percent over the last eight months. By some of my indicators, the buck is more overbought and overextended now than at any point in modern history.

Jon Markman - Dawn of the iDow

Dawn of the iDow

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30am

Apple (AAPL) is completing its journey from renegade to matron with the announcement that it will be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, on March 19, taking the place of old Ma Bell, AT&T (T).

Mike Larson - Apple Launches Latest Foray With Pricey Watch! Will Buyers Step Up?

Apple Launches Latest Foray With Pricey Watch! Will Buyers Step Up?

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

Apple will offer watches ranging from $349 to as much as $10,000, depending on what functionality, band style, and appearance you’re going for. Are you buying?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - World War III? How, Where and Why?

World War III? How, Where and Why?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:30am

On November 21, 2013, during a Weiss Research investor cruise to the Caribbean, Money and Markets editor Larry Edelson made a dire prediction: “Starting immediately, global conflicts will continue to ramp up

Money and Markets - Wealth-Building Power … and the Silk Road

Wealth-Building Power … and the Silk Road

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

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.   Exciting, Amazing Wealth-Building Power Martin D. Weiss presents the of three

Mike Larson - Job Growth Surges … and Markets React! So What’s Next?

Job Growth Surges … and Markets React! So What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:45pm

The Fed simply cannot keep holding interest rates at 0 percent if job growth is ramping higher. So what's to be done?

Mike Larson - Foreign Rate Cuts Keep on Coming! What it Means to You …

Foreign Rate Cuts Keep on Coming! What it Means to You …

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30am

The People’s Bank of China cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent Saturday night, its second move since November. It also lowered a separate lending rate Wednesday,

Mike Larson - Latest ECB Moves, Economic Data Muddy the Market Waters!

Latest ECB Moves, Economic Data Muddy the Market Waters!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:30pm

Economic data and recent ECB moves are muddying the waters. What does it all mean? Mike takes a look.

Mike Burnick - Nasdaq 5000, Again: The Best Tech Opportunities Today

Nasdaq 5000, Again: The Best Tech Opportunities Today

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30am

A new milestone for the bull market in stocks was passed this week as the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closed above the 5,000 level for the first time in 15 years. The

Mike Larson - Obamacare Faces Major Supreme Court Fight! Here’s What’s at Stake …

Obamacare Faces Major Supreme Court Fight! Here’s What’s at Stake …

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

Today's arguments before the Supreme Court will help determine whether justices will side with the Obama administration or the Obamacare opponents.

Larry Edelson - Larry here, Reporting from China on Silk Road 2.0 …

Larry here, Reporting from China on Silk Road 2.0 …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m writing to you today from the 30th floor of the Hilton Chongqing in Chongqing, China — where I just arrived to kick off a two-week tour of China’s Silk Road 2.0

Mike Larson - Stock Mania MIA Despite Nasdaq Romp! What it Means

Stock Mania MIA Despite Nasdaq Romp! What it Means

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:25pm

Nasdaq celebrated 5,000 again but without the insanity that hit markets last time.

Jon Markman - A Rosier Outlook — With Some Obstacles Remaining

A Rosier Outlook — With Some Obstacles Remaining

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30am

The global macro picture is looking a little rosier despite weak economic data last week. The U.S. economy is not super robust, but the latest data suggest it does continue to expand,

Mike Larson - Nasdaq Hits 5,000! Will $20B in Deals Keep the Tech Train Rolling?

Nasdaq Hits 5,000! Will $20B in Deals Keep the Tech Train Rolling?

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

If you're looking for a reason the Nasdaq Composite has rallied to 5,000 and possibly far above, M&A might just be the answer

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Exciting, Amazing Wealth-Building Power

Exciting, Amazing Wealth-Building Power

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:30am

I’ve just had the most exciting education experience in many years — three half-hour sessions with Jon Markman and the amazing wealth-building power of what he does. Here’s the transcript, edited for

Money and Markets - A Driving Trend … and Today’s Opportunities

A Driving Trend … and Today’s Opportunities

by Money and Markets | Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. What’s Driving This Trend? Suddenly and without warning, a number of major companies

Mike Larson - What Would Warren Do?

What Would Warren Do?

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:35pm

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holding company sports a $360 billion market valuation, and it had a cash hoard of $62 billion as of the third quarter. So what’s he going to do with all that cash?

Mike Larson - Breakouts abound! Here’s where I’m finding opportunity …

Breakouts abound! Here’s where I’m finding opportunity …

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Sometimes when the stock market rallies, it’s like pulling teeth. One or two of the major averages might make a marginal new high. But the others don’t confirm it, and it comes

Mike Larson - Take My Money … Please!

Take My Money … Please!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

Today’s foolish bond investors are saying: “Take my money ... please!” And they’re not saying it in some smoky nightclub. They’re telling it to the governments of Switzerland, Denmark, France, and most notably, Germany!

Mike Burnick - America’s Banks Stockpiling Treasuries

America’s Banks Stockpiling Treasuries

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30am

A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?” It

Mike Larson - Latest Supply, Demand Figures Show the Crude Oil Bears Need to Confront Some Crude Realities!

Latest Supply, Demand Figures Show the Crude Oil Bears Need to Confront Some Crude Realities!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:20pm

On the surface, there wasn’t much to like about today’s inventory data out of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). But after briefly spiking lower on the news, oil prices stabilized.

Larry Edelson - Don’t Listen to Bad Advice …

Don’t Listen to Bad Advice …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30am

I have never seen such an outpouring of emotions. Everywhere I turn I see thousands of investors shaking in their boots over gold and silver. As if I didn’t warn them, repeatedly

Mike Larson - Fed Chairman Janet Yellen Testifies in Congress

Fed Chairman Janet Yellen Testifies in Congress

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:45pm

One of the Federal Reserve Chairman’s most challenging tasks is the semi-annual appearance before the Senate and House Banking Committees ... and opine about the state of the economy, inflation, interest rate policy, and more.

Jon Markman - The Next Phase of Tech Development: Power and Transportation

The Next Phase of Tech Development: Power and Transportation

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30am

We have talked a lot in recent months about the panorama of technology innovation, but in our lifetimes there have been very few truly revolutionary technology developments. The standard is high. One

Mike Larson - Disney Tix Hit Triple Digits … and Why We Will Keep Going Anyway!

Disney Tix Hit Triple Digits … and Why We Will Keep Going Anyway!

by Mike Larson | Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4:20pm

Mouse House's big news: A standard, one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom just breached the triple-digit barrier! Specifically, you'll now have to pay $105 to visit the main park in Orlando -- up 6 percent from a year ago.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Oh my God! What’s technology going to do to me next?

Oh my God! What’s technology going to do to me next?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30am

Suddenly and without warning, a number of major companies are jumping into a field that until just recently was considered pure science fiction: Driverless vehicles and drones. Don’t get me wrong. I

Money and Markets - World Peace or World War? And a Gold Bottom?

World Peace or World War? And a Gold Bottom?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. World Peace or World War III? On the blood-stained battlegrounds of Eastern Ukraine,

Mike Larson - End Game Reached in Epic Greece Vs. Germany Fight!

End Game Reached in Epic Greece Vs. Germany Fight!

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:10pm

On one side in the epic fight between Greece and Germany you have a massive debtor nation with a long history of default. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been leading the country’s charge to get debt and austerity relief.

Mike Larson - New Strategy: Buy What You Sold, Sell What You Bought!

New Strategy: Buy What You Sold, Sell What You Bought!

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:30am

Which investment strategies worked for most of last year? Buy the dollar; sell the euro. Buy Treasury bonds; sell emerging market and junk bonds. Buy U.S. stocks; sell foreign ones. Buy inverse

Mike Larson - Wal-Mart Boosts Wages for 500,000 Workers!

Wal-Mart Boosts Wages for 500,000 Workers!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:20pm

The economic recovery’s missing link is wages. Now, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is doing something about it.

Mike Burnick - Are Investors Shifting their Asset Allocation Globally? One Indicator to Watch Closely

Are Investors Shifting their Asset Allocation Globally? One Indicator to Watch Closely

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30am

In recent years, the U.S. economy and stock market have been viewed by global investors as the best game in town, but now that story may be changing. The U.S. economy has

Mike Larson - Can You Make Money Overseas These Days? You Bet — Here’s How!

Can You Make Money Overseas These Days? You Bet — Here’s How!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:45pm

“America First” was the mantra when it came to investing last year. But these days, that’s starting to change. In the services I manage, in fact, I’ve recently recommended ...

Larry Edelson - No Way Has Gold Bottomed!

No Way Has Gold Bottomed!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30am

A lot of investors want to know why I am not screaming from the rooftops, “Buy Gold!” The reason is simple: Gold has not bottomed yet, not by a long shot. So

Mike Larson - Ships, Containers Piling Up Out West as Labor Battle Intensifies!

Ships, Containers Piling Up Out West as Labor Battle Intensifies!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:30pm

The shipping containers are stacked up, row after row, on the docks in Los Angeles. It’s the worst port dispute since 2002. That fight cost the shipping and logistics industries an estimated $15.6 billion. Just a few examples of the spreading pain ...

Jon Markman - How Americans Are Spending Their ‘Reverse Tax’

How Americans Are Spending Their ‘Reverse Tax’

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:30am

Economists and investors are dying to know what consumers are doing with their gasoline savings windfall. Will they save it, invest it, or upgrade their mobile phones? To answer this question, the

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - World Peace or World War III?

World Peace or World War III?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:30am

Just about 40 hours ago, on the blood-stained battlegrounds of Eastern Ukraine, a new cease-fire officially went into effect.   All of Europe heaved a deep sigh of relief at the prospect

Money and Markets - Apple Demand … and Tech Set to Bust the Bear?

Apple Demand … and Tech Set to Bust the Bear?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Apple Boom in China Martin D. Weiss sees the excitement that’s in the

Mike Larson - Stocks are Hitting New Highs!

Stocks are Hitting New Highs!

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:58pm

Don’t look now, but stocks are hitting fresh highs again! The “Big Reversal” trades I’ve been forecasting for some time are playing out — and that’s helping give the market a fresh leg up.

Mike Larson - Autos Help Drive Economy — Will it Last?

Autos Help Drive Economy — Will it Last?

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30am

Having a child who is turning 16 soon tends to focus the mind. The thought of your son getting behind the wheel — alone! — makes you think long and hard about

Mike Larson - Trials, Triumphs in Tech-Land

Trials, Triumphs in Tech-Land

by Mike Larson | Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm

Guidance is critical when it comes to identifying the winners and losers in technology – especially because the winners tend to win by a BIG margin, while the losers can disappear into the dustbin of history!

Mike Burnick - Two Good Reasons to Believe in U.S. Consumers

Two Good Reasons to Believe in U.S. Consumers

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:30am

Stocks have been locked in a zigzag trading range since late last year, as Dr. Weiss recently pointed out, and the January Barometer is also flashing caution after the S&P 500 fell

Mike Larson - Summits on All Kinds of Crises are Underway

Summits on All Kinds of Crises are Underway

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm

Summits, summits everywhere! That’s what everyone on Wall Street is watching right now – and what could determine the next big market move.

Larry Edelson - Crash and Burn Phase for Governments …

Crash and Burn Phase for Governments …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30am

Let me cut right to the chase: This year, the global financial markets … entire economies … and even political systems and philosophies — will spiral out of control. We will hit

Mike Larson - The Debate over Crude Oil is Hitting a Fever Pitch!

The Debate over Crude Oil is Hitting a Fever Pitch!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 4:20pm

Crude oil just surged 20 percent from its lows — in only a few days! But when it comes to the future direction of prices, analysts are engaged in a battle royale ...

Jon Markman - Tech: Ready to Bust the Bear?

Tech: Ready to Bust the Bear?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30am

Tech earnings have been in focus over the past week, and the results have not been exactly electric. On the positive side, Twitter (TWTR) surged 16.4 percent on a top- and bottom-line beat and

Mike Larson - Greece Demands WWII Payback! Germany Objects!

Greece Demands WWII Payback! Germany Objects!

by Mike Larson | Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

You know things are getting crazy in Europe when Greece starts asking for World War II reparations from Germany, which is what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras just demanded.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Apple Boom in China

Apple Boom in China

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30am

When I go to China, either with my family or on my own, I do so for two reasons: First, I go for some rest and recreation. And for me, that’s not

Money and Markets - Technology Trends, Greek Drama, and Transportation Disasters

Technology Trends, Greek Drama, and Transportation Disasters

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

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. The Most Profitable Supertrend of 2015 Martin D. Weiss gave you the

Mike Larson - U.S. Job Growth Surging! Wages Rising Sharply!

U.S. Job Growth Surging! Wages Rising Sharply!

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 6, 2015 at 4:30pm

The economy created 257,000 jobs last month. That handily beat the average forecast of 228,000. It’s hard to argue that zero percent interest rates make any sense whatsoever when our economy is churning out jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s.

Mike Larson - Can Anything Stem the Bond Rally?

Can Anything Stem the Bond Rally?

by Mike Larson | Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30am

Let’s be clear about something right up front: I’ve been wrong about the direction of long-term interest rates. They’ve fallen, rather than risen, for the past year. Long-term bond prices, which move

Mike Larson - Greek Drama Grabbing Headlines – Market Volatility Rises as Athens, Berlin Do Battle. So Where Will Stocks Go?

Greek Drama Grabbing Headlines – Market Volatility Rises as Athens, Berlin Do Battle. So Where Will Stocks Go?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:15pm

Market volatility reigns supreme - that's what the last two days make clear, if nothing else.

Mike Burnick - Does the “January Barometer” Signal Stormy Weather Ahead?

Does the “January Barometer” Signal Stormy Weather Ahead?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:30am

“As goes January, so goes the year.” So says the old Wall Street adage known as the “January Barometer” and popularized by the Stock Trader’s Almanac. According to this indicator, the direction

Mike Larson - Two More Transportation Disasters – Questions Raised About Safety Standards Here and Abroad

Two More Transportation Disasters – Questions Raised About Safety Standards Here and Abroad

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

Two more disasters. Two more groupings of senseless deaths. It breaks your heart. But is it symptomatic of a broader problem with transportation safety? Or just a random series of events?

Larry Edelson - The Long-Awaited Correction is Finally Here

The Long-Awaited Correction is Finally Here

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30am

There’s always a risk when I make forecasts with specific numbers. When I’m right, I’m a hero. But when I’m wrong, I’m mud. So be it. As far as I’m concerned, forecasting

Mike Larson - Is the “Big Reversal” Underway?

Is the “Big Reversal” Underway?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4:30pm

Virtually all the asset classes that investors hated for the better part of the past year are now starting to firm up. It’s like everyone is adopting a “The last shall be first” style of investing.

Jon Markman - This Technology Poised to Replace Fossil Fuel in the Coming Years

This Technology Poised to Replace Fossil Fuel in the Coming Years

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30am

Yesterday, Martin told you about the most powerful and potentially most profitable supertrend of 2015 — mobile chat apps. Today, I’d like to share with you what might be the next trend

Mike Larson - An Epic Super Bowl is Behind Us

An Epic Super Bowl is Behind Us

by Mike Larson | Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:30pm

The Super Bowl fight is over. Now the budget battle in Washington is just getting underway! President Obama submitted his $4 trillion budget proposal today, one that highlights his focus on “middle class economics.” It’s packed chock full of ambitious ideas and goodies for his political base, including ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Most Profitable Supertrend of 2015

The Most Profitable Supertrend of 2015

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m about to open a new chapter in the life of Weiss Research. Today, I’m going to give you the introduction to the most powerful — and potentially most profitable —  supertrend

Money and Markets - Turmoil, Volatility and a Shift in Policy

Turmoil, Volatility and a Shift in Policy

by Money and Markets | Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Turmoil, QE, Deflation and Terror Martin D. Weiss and his team kick

Mike Larson - “Super” Stocks for Super Bowl Weekend

“Super” Stocks for Super Bowl Weekend

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

An estimated 184 million people will watch the Super Bowl globally, and companies who are trying to grab viewer eyeballs are facing a bill of around $4 million for a 30-second ad.

Mike Larson - When Every Country Is Using Its Currency to Do Battle, Can Anyone Win?

When Every Country Is Using Its Currency to Do Battle, Can Anyone Win?

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

The alert came over my iPhone when I was leaving the grocery store Tuesday night. From Bloomberg, it said that the Singaporean central bank was going to loosen monetary policy because of

Mike Larson - Stocks Hostage to Oil’s Grip! Can Anything Break That Pattern?

Stocks Hostage to Oil’s Grip! Can Anything Break That Pattern?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:30pm

There was a brief moment in time recently when corporate earnings actually made a difference for stocks. But not anymore ...

Charles Goyette - Ready for a Foreign Policy Shift?

Ready for a Foreign Policy Shift?

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30am

Is the consensus foreign policy of the United States, the establishment or default policy of the leadership of both parties, the governing classes at large, and the mainstream media, about to change?

Mike Larson - Central Bank Brawl!

Central Bank Brawl!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:20pm

The last few days, it’s been all about earnings. But the Federal Reserve took center stage this afternoon, and for good reason!

Larry Edelson - Special Gold Update

Special Gold Update

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:00pm

Everyone seems to think gold has bottomed, but the fact of the matter is this: Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, gold has rallied off its lows. Yes, gold could

Larry Edelson - Get Ready for the ‘Granddaddy of all Cycles’

Get Ready for the ‘Granddaddy of all Cycles’

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30am

As Martin showed you in his Monday column, the world is a mess, a sorry state of affairs that is getting worse by the day. This was all foretold by the cycles

Mike Larson - Dollar Rally Crushes Profits!

Dollar Rally Crushes Profits!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 4:20pm

The earnings results from late last week looked fairly solid. But the ones we got today? Not so much ... and a key driver of the lousy results is one I’ve been talking about for months — the surging U.S. dollar!

Jon Markman - Should You be Concerned about Rising Market Volatility?

Should You be Concerned about Rising Market Volatility?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Since Dec. 30, every single session has featured a move in the S&P 500 of greater than 1 percent, according to Jason Goepfert of Sundial Capital. That includes any session when the

Mike Larson - Merger Monday Back! $45 Billion in Mega-Deals a Bullish Sign?

Merger Monday Back! $45 Billion in Mega-Deals a Bullish Sign?

by Mike Larson | Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:20pm

A whopping $45 billion in mega-deals hit the tape in just a few hours — proving that Wall Street’s deal-making drive is still in full swing!

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Turmoil, QE, Deflation, War and Terror

Turmoil, QE, Deflation, War and Terror

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:30am

The world is a mess and getting messier. Hopes for global peace are in shambles. Fear of global war, recently unthinkable, is now among the most prominent topics in strategy debates from

The Money and Markets Team - Oil Crash’s Winners … and Bullish Signals

Oil Crash’s Winners … and Bullish Signals

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’ a quick, executive summary of stories from this week, with a link to the full articles online. Winning Sectors of the Oil Crash Martin D. Weiss takes a hard look at

Mike Larson - Earnings Flood!

Earnings Flood!

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 23, 2015 at 4:30pm

I write about what bloviating central bank bureaucrats are saying, not because I want to, but because I HAVE to. But now we can turn our attention to Corporate America!

Mike Larson - Dollar Rally Drives Deflation Fears — Will It Persist?

Dollar Rally Drives Deflation Fears — Will It Persist?

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:30am

What’s one of the best performing assets on the planet? Try the U.S. dollar! Despite all the hate our currency gets — and the very real fact we have long-term, underlying debt