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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

Mike Larson - ECB’s Mario Draghi Fires His Monetary Bazooka!

ECB’s Mario Draghi Fires His Monetary Bazooka!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:30pm

Investors don’t know what the heck to make of the ECB’s latest gambit … especially because it’s coming on the heels of several other central bank surprises. That includes the surprise cut from Canada’s central bank yesterday, and the “Swiss Shocker” a few days before it.

Mike Burnick - Two Bullish Buy Signals for Stocks

Two Bullish Buy Signals for Stocks

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30am

As I pointed out recently, 2015 is off to a rocky start with the S&P 500 Index down 2.4 percent so far in January. Volatility is on the rise in most markets;

Mike Larson - Canada Cuts Rates … ECB to Print Euros Like Crazy!

Canada Cuts Rates … ECB to Print Euros Like Crazy!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:30pm

Why are we seeing so many moves by so many foreign central banks? I believe they’re worried sick about their economies, and the risk of domestic deflation and recession! How will everything sort out? And what does all this central bank activism mean for your investments?

Larry Edelson - All Heck Breaking Loose. What to Do …

All Heck Breaking Loose. What to Do …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:30am

In my 2014 year–end and 2015 inaugural issues of Real Wealth Report, I told my subscribers to prepare for a wild and wooly 2015. We’re less than a month into the New

Mike Larson - State of the Union Speech

State of the Union Speech

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

It’s no surprise that President Obama is poised to focus on the plight of Middle America in his annual State of the Union speech tonight. From reports I’ve seen, we can expect to hear about ...

Jon Markman - The Swiss Mess

The Swiss Mess

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30am

Global volatility shifted into overdrive Thursday following a surprise decision by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to scrap its minimum exchange rate. The development led to massive moves in foreign exchange markets and European

The Money and Markets Team - Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar Jan. 12-16

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar Jan. 12-16

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:30am

We will find out this week just how much airlines are benefitting from lower fuel costs when Delta, United Continental and others report earnings this week. Earnings season is in full swing ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Oil Crash Winners: Software and Retail

Oil Crash Winners: Software and Retail

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:30am

  Starting tomorrow, we will resume our regular market updates. But today is the last day of a 3-day weekend. So let’s take a short break to take another hard look at

The Money and Markets Team - The Stock/Oil Relationship … and a Non-Mystery

The Stock/Oil Relationship … and a Non-Mystery

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this week, with a link to the full articles online. Stocks?! Oil?! What to Do … Martin D. Weiss reviews the team’s past and

Mike Burnick - Risk-on, Risk off

Risk-on, Risk off

by Mike Burnick | Friday, January 16, 2015 at 4:01pm

Volatility is on the rise, not just in stocks, but in multiple global financial markets including commodities, currencies, even bonds. For instance ...

Mike Larson - Heightened Volatility = Heightened Risk! What I’m Doing …

Heightened Volatility = Heightened Risk! What I’m Doing …

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:30am

Are you seasick yet? I ask because just since the start of the year, we’ve seen an amazing string of triple-digit moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. A quick recap: We

Mike Larson - Swiss National Bank Folds, Abandons Currency Peg! So What Does it Mean to YOU?

Swiss National Bank Folds, Abandons Currency Peg! So What Does it Mean to YOU?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:30pm

I’ve seen a lot of crazy moves in my almost two decades of following the markets. But I’ve never ... ever ... seen anything like what just happened in the currency market.

Charles Goyette - Ron Paul’s 2015 Outlook

Ron Paul’s 2015 Outlook

by Charles Goyette | Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Cyberspace has been thick with forecasts for 2015. In the old media, copious amounts of ink have been spilled on predictions for the New Year. But few predictors have the track record

Mike Larson - Mega-Banks’ Results Show the Industry Keeping Lawyers Fat & Happy!

Mega-Banks’ Results Show the Industry Keeping Lawyers Fat & Happy!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm

If there’s one thing the mega-banks are good at, it’s this: Keeping lawyers fat and happy! I say that because ...

Larry Edelson - Don’t Fret: The Greatest Bull Market Ever Coming Soon

Don’t Fret: The Greatest Bull Market Ever Coming Soon

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30am

In a moment, I’ll give you the lowdown on what’s happening in gold, silver and that other market everyone is so amazed with right now — the price of crude oil. But

Mike Larson - Are Hugely Crowded Trades — in the Euro, in Oil, in Many Bonds & More — Setting Stage for Major Reversals?

Are Hugely Crowded Trades — in the Euro, in Oil, in Many Bonds & More — Setting Stage for Major Reversals?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

Few people have been more bearish on the euro currency, the yen, emerging markets, or junk bonds than me. There’s just one problem. Now everyone and his sister has joined me on those bandwagons!

Jon Markman - Why the Market’s Downturn Shouldn’t be a Mystery

Why the Market’s Downturn Shouldn’t be a Mystery

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30am

The pileup of stocks in the first two weeks of 2015 has furrowed a lot of brows but it should not be much of a mystery. Fund managers are selling stuff that

Mike Larson - Corporate Earnings Season is Kicking Off — With Profits Sinking into a Pool of Cheap Oily Sludge!

Corporate Earnings Season is Kicking Off — With Profits Sinking into a Pool of Cheap Oily Sludge!

by Mike Larson | Monday, January 12, 2015 at 4:30pm

Today marks the start of corporate earnings season, with hundreds of companies following AA in the days and weeks ahead. The problem? Profits are sinking into a pool of cheap oil!

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Dow surges despite oil collapse! What to do …

Dow surges despite oil collapse! What to do …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30am

The Dow has surged again … reversing its early-year losses … closing in on new all-time highs … and possibly heading still higher. Moreover, this is happening despite the big oil-price collapse,

The Money and Markets Team - Some OTHER Crisis Areas … And Obamacare 2015

Some OTHER Crisis Areas … And Obamacare 2015

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this week, with a link to the full articles online. Two OTHER Places to Watch in 2015 The year 2014 brought shocking surprises from

Mike Larson - Unemployment Drops Again! Job Growth Tops 250k! But Wage Growth Stinks Up the Joint!

Unemployment Drops Again! Job Growth Tops 250k! But Wage Growth Stinks Up the Joint!

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

Jobs Friday. It’s the one day of the month that’s guaranteed to get every investor’s blood pumping, and to generate significant market reactions. So what did the figures for December from the Labor Department show?

Mike Larson - What Falling Oil Prices Mean for the Economy, Policy

What Falling Oil Prices Mean for the Economy, Policy

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30am

$47 a barrel. That’s where benchmark U.S. crude oil futures were trading earlier this week. Just seven months earlier, they traded around $108. For those of you not keeping score, that’s a

Mike Larson - Vicious Terror Attacks Strike France! Who’s Next in Europe — or Here?

Vicious Terror Attacks Strike France! Who’s Next in Europe — or Here?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:30pm

The headlines out of France the past 36 hours are downright horrific, as are the amateur videos posted online.

Mark Najarian - It’s (Almost) All Greek to Global Economy

It’s (Almost) All Greek to Global Economy

by Mark Najarian | Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:30am

While an election in a country on the far edge of the European Union probably shouldn’t have a major impact on the global economy, many people are warily watching the outcome of

Mike Larson - Deluge of Health Care Comments Shows Why Americans So Fired Up About Obamacare, Surging Costs!

Deluge of Health Care Comments Shows Why Americans So Fired Up About Obamacare, Surging Costs!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 4:30pm

Boy did my column on Harvard’s health care costs strike a nerve! That makes it abundantly clear to me that Americans are fired up about surging costs — and looking for solutions!

Larry Edelson - Four More Key Forecasts for 2015 …

Four More Key Forecasts for 2015 …

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

If you think 2014 was relatively calm and peaceful in the markets, fasten your seatbelts. 2015 is going to be anything but calm! Last week, I gave you some insight into what

Mike Larson - Ivory Tower “Experts” at Harvard Get Taste of Their Own Medicine: Surging Health Care Costs!

Ivory Tower “Experts” at Harvard Get Taste of Their Own Medicine: Surging Health Care Costs!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 4:30pm

The hallowed halls of Harvard University. That’s where many of today’s health-care policies were cooked up, championed, and (increasingly) defended. That includes Obamacare, or if you prefer, the Affordable Care Act.

Jon Markman - Oaktree Gains Since Branching Out

Oaktree Gains Since Branching Out

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:30am

With the increased volatility as of late, it is easy to get caught up in the minutia of the daily market machinations. Yet be sure to set aside time for finding and

Mike Larson - 2015 Picking Up Where 2014 Left Off — With Oil Prices and the Euro Currency Plunging!

2015 Picking Up Where 2014 Left Off — With Oil Prices and the Euro Currency Plunging!

by Mike Larson | Monday, January 5, 2015 at 4:30pm

The calendar may have flipped. But it looks like investors didn’t notice ... because they’re selling the same darn things in 2015 that they dumped like mad in 2014!

The Money and Markets Team - Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar Jan. 5-9

Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar Jan. 5-9

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30am

The new year is off to a busy start, with the minutes of the last Fed meeting to be released on Wednesday and December's jobs report due on Friday ...

The Money and Markets Team - Shades of 1999? And Some Golden Thoughts …

Shades of 1999? And Some Golden Thoughts …

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Markets were closed Thursday. Shades of 1999? Will the year 2015 deliver

Mark Najarian - Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

by Mark Najarian | Friday, January 2, 2015 at 4:30pm

House prices are continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate than in recent years as the crash days of the Great Recession drift further back in our memory.

Mike Larson - A Sneak Peek at What 2015 Has in Store for You!

A Sneak Peek at What 2015 Has in Store for You!

by Mike Larson | Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30am

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that we’ve put all the highlights and lowlights of 2014 (which I talked about last week) behind us. So where are we headed in 2015?

Money and Markets - New Year’s Wishes

New Year’s Wishes

by Money and Markets | Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 7:30am

  Our entire team wishes you a New Year that brings health, wealth and peace to you and your loved ones. Happy New Year! The Money and Markets team