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Jon Markman - Apple Takes a Bruising as the Cloud Takes Over

Apple Takes a Bruising as the Cloud Takes Over

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30am

Once a groundbreaking innovator, Apple finds itself playing catchup in the brave new world of the Cloud.

Mike Larson - Dollar Slammed as Data Dives — Does a Major Collapse Loom?

Dollar Slammed as Data Dives — Does a Major Collapse Loom?

by Mike Larson | Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4:30pm

The dollar continues to be battered by worrisome economic data. What's next?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Five Black Swans

Five Black Swans

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:30am

The U.S. stock market, the U.S. economy and virtually the entire world are now vulnerable to a series of black swan events — and the impacts could be devastating.

The Money and Markets Team - Income, Income, Income! … What’s Up With Gold? … Life in a No-Growth World

Income, Income, Income! … What’s Up With Gold? … Life in a No-Growth World

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Kathy Lien - The Ugly Dollar

The Ugly Dollar

by Kathy Lien | Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:30pm

It has been a difficult time for the U.S. dollar. Is there a turnaround coming soon?

Mike Larson - The Fatal Flaw of Easy Money

The Fatal Flaw of Easy Money

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:30am

The massive orgy of commodity speculation in China is just the latest in a long line of examples of easy money-fueled bubbles and busts.

Mike Larson - Japan Throws in the Towel on Useless “Stimulus” as U.S. Growth Slows Sharply

Japan Throws in the Towel on Useless “Stimulus” as U.S. Growth Slows Sharply

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:30pm

The central bank that literally printed up hundreds of trillions of yen to buy everything from government bonds to stock market ETFs to REITs just threw in the towel.

Jeff Cantor - ‘Lock Bumping’ and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

‘Lock Bumping’ and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30am

Thieves can use a technique to make your front-door lock basically useless. How can you protect yourself?

Boris Schlossberg - Can We Win in a No-Growth World?

Can We Win in a No-Growth World?

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:30pm

Industrialized nations continue to muddle on, propped by central banking that continues to support financial assets, but true growth will elude us as the mountain of debt overshadows all.

Larry Edelson - What’s Up With Gold and Mining Shares?

What’s Up With Gold and Mining Shares?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:30am

Most investors think gold has bottomed, and that it’s heading straight up. But here are the facts of the matter …

Mike Larson - It’s High Time to Worry About the U.S. Economy

It’s High Time to Worry About the U.S. Economy

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:30pm

What do you think about the latest economic data? Here's my view on that and more ...

Jon Markman - Just like old-time TV,  Internet providers take to the airwaves

Just like old-time TV, Internet providers take to the airwaves

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30am

The future of the cyberspace may be totally wireless, says Jon Markman, as powerful antennas beam the Internet directly to your computer.

Mike Larson - The Next Big Real Estate “Turn” Is Here. Be Ready …

The Next Big Real Estate “Turn” Is Here. Be Ready …

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 25, 2016 at 4:30pm

Everywhere there are signs that the real estate markets are ready to take a bad turn. Let me explain ...

David Dutkewych - Income, Income, and More Income!

Income, Income, and More Income!

by David Dutkewych | Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:30am

Following my Triple-Yield Income Strategy can lead to higher income without taking on any additional investment risk. Here’s how …

The Money and Markets Team - A “Living Wage” Portfolio … More Bank Bailouts? … The Doubt-Fueled Rally

A “Living Wage” Portfolio … More Bank Bailouts? … The Doubt-Fueled Rally

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Mike Larson - Forget the Hype Artists – This Auto Exec Says Business Stinks!

Forget the Hype Artists – This Auto Exec Says Business Stinks!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:30pm

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson tells it like it is - the car business is set to crash. Mike Larson explains what this means to you.

Mike Larson - My Thoughts on the Oil/Dollar Dance – and What Might Come Next

My Thoughts on the Oil/Dollar Dance – and What Might Come Next

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30am

Of all the crazy market action in the 2007-2009 housing bust and Great Recession, here’s what stands out the most and how it compares to today …

Mike Burnick - The Doubt-Fueled Rally

The Doubt-Fueled Rally

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm

Here's what we can thank for this miraculous reversal of fortune in the stock market ...

Jeff Cantor - Think Your Locks Are Safe? Read This!

Think Your Locks Are Safe? Read This!

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30am

How safe is your front door? Unfortunately, lock-picking is not some highly secretive thing they only teach at black-bag schools for covert operators.

Boris Schlossberg - Brexit: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

Brexit: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:30pm

It was no surprise that, chafing under the yoke of European bureaucracy, Brits have decided to stage a referendum on leaving the EU. How will that vote go?

Larry Edelson - The Most-Ruinous Mistakes Investors Make!

The Most-Ruinous Mistakes Investors Make!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30am

There are a lot of mistakes investors can make. It seems like they’re making almost all of them at the same time right now.

Mike Larson - What Beverages, Bonds and Cheap Breakfast Say About This Market

What Beverages, Bonds and Cheap Breakfast Say About This Market

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:30pm

An usual group of stocks are leading this market and the news that's driving them. Mike takes a look.

Jon Markman - Banks Still Banking on Taxpayer Bailouts

Banks Still Banking on Taxpayer Bailouts

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:30am

The FDIC and the Fed say five of the largest U.S. banks have no credible plan in place that would not leave taxpayers on the hook for liabilities in the event of bankruptcy. Sound familiar?

Mike Larson - Doha a Debacle, But Markets Shrug; What’s Next?

Doha a Debacle, But Markets Shrug; What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 18, 2016 at 4:30pm

Oil ministers from 16 separate OPEC and non-OPEC nations got together - and did nothing.

David Dutkewych - Low Yields? High Risks? No Problem!

Low Yields? High Risks? No Problem!

by David Dutkewych | Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:30am

If you rely on your investments to provide reliable income, here’s a three-step strategy for earning a “living wage” from your portfolio.

Money and Markets - Terror Threats … Market Outwits … Negative Rates

Terror Threats … Market Outwits … Negative Rates

by Money and Markets | Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Mike Larson - Credit Cycle Claims Its Latest Victim – The Tech ‘Unicorn’

Credit Cycle Claims Its Latest Victim – The Tech ‘Unicorn’

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 15, 2016 at 4:30pm

Is a financial bubble upon us? See what Mike thinks.

Mike Larson - News Flash: The Credit Cycle Turn is NOT All About Oil

News Flash: The Credit Cycle Turn is NOT All About Oil

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:30am

The energy market caught a break, but does that mean the world’s credit concerns are cured?

Mike Burnick - How to Find the Best Quality Stocks — and Avoid the Worst

How to Find the Best Quality Stocks — and Avoid the Worst

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:30pm

Aside from sector trends, keep close tabs on which investment styles are performing best.

Jeff Cantor - Home Invasions … And How to Prevent Them

Home Invasions … And How to Prevent Them

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:30am

For many people, home invasions are what happen to “other” people. But they do happen. Here are tips on what you can do to protect yourself.

Boris Schlossberg - The Only Solution to Negative Rates

The Only Solution to Negative Rates

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:30pm

For bond investors, today's markets are a bewildering experience that frankly looks like confiscatory finance.

Larry Edelson - How Markets Outwit You …

How Markets Outwit You …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30am

Don’t let the pundits out there trap you on the wrong side of the markets. Here’s what I suggest …

Mike Larson - IMF View of the Global Economy: Not a Pretty Picture

IMF View of the Global Economy: Not a Pretty Picture

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 4:30pm

The IMF slashes its global economic outlook. What's it mean for you and your investments?

Jon Markman - GAP shares suffer unkind cuts as company’s sales unravel

GAP shares suffer unkind cuts as company’s sales unravel

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:30am

Jon Markman analyzes why The Gap’s sales graph looks like the Grand Canyon

Mike Larson - My Thoughts on the Dollar

My Thoughts on the Dollar

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 11, 2016 at 4:30pm

Bullish calls on the Japanese yen have paid off very well so far. What's next? Mike's takes a look.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Nuclear terror predicted by 3 major studies.  br /  Here’s how it can impact your investments …

Nuclear terror predicted by 3 major studies.
Here’s how it can impact your investments …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:30am

This week’s column is a shocking story of terror and panic. It begins in a small way in a place far away. And it could end in chaos that words alone cannot describe …

Mike Larson - Fed’s Yellen Sees No Bubbles … But I’ve Seen Them All Over

Fed’s Yellen Sees No Bubbles … But I’ve Seen Them All Over

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:30pm

Last night was a monumental one for students of monetary policy. Mike takes a look at what the Big Four said.

Mike Larson - What to Buy — and Sell — as “Foie Gras” Policy Fails

What to Buy — and Sell — as “Foie Gras” Policy Fails

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:30am

Buying yield in safety stocks is one thing. Chasing yield in investments like junk bonds or economically levered stocks is another …

Mike Burnick - The Great Profit Plunge: Sectors Best-Positioned for a Rebound

The Great Profit Plunge: Sectors Best-Positioned for a Rebound

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm

S&P 500 profits will take another deep dive during the first quarter. But there are still sectors worth investing in. Mike Burnick explains.

Jeff Cantor - Know Your Baseline Because It’s Your Lifeline

Know Your Baseline Because It’s Your Lifeline

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30am

The first secret to successful keen awareness is that you “choose” to pay attention to your surroundings.

Boris Schlossberg - Everyone Hates the Fed

Everyone Hates the Fed

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:30pm

Something very unusual happened in the currency market this week. Boris Schlossberg takes a look at the forex markets and the link to global central banks.

Larry Edelson - Market Road Map Follow Up: April 6, 2016 …

Market Road Map Follow Up: April 6, 2016 …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30am

It’s times like these — sideways markets trading in tight but volatile ranges — that try the souls of traders and investors everywhere.

Mike Larson - Yen, Rates, Bank Stocks Raising Red Flags Again

Yen, Rates, Bank Stocks Raising Red Flags Again

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:30pm

We're not seeing the kinds of market moves that "should" happen if investors actually believed the latest central bank hocus pocus will work.

Jon Markman - Investors Remain Cautious Despite Recent Rally

Investors Remain Cautious Despite Recent Rally

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30am

The current market is full of skeptics. What does this mean for stock prices going forward?

Mike Larson - Right on Cue, Auto Sales Tank; Here’s What to Watch for Next …

Right on Cue, Auto Sales Tank; Here’s What to Watch for Next …

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 4, 2016 at 4:20pm

The market's focus on Friday was squarely on jobs. But is there something ELSE investors like you should be paying attention to? Here's what I think ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Is the GOP collapsing?

Is the GOP collapsing?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:30am

A GOP collapse could threaten the two-party democracy … radically change economic policies … and shake Wall Street to its core.

The Money and Markets Team - Great Depression? … Un-Reality Show … Safe Becomes Hot

Great Depression? … Un-Reality Show … Safe Becomes Hot

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Mike Larson - The Latest on Jobs — Both Good and Bad

The Latest on Jobs — Both Good and Bad

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 1, 2016 at 4:30pm

It was another month of "Meh" data on jobs. What's it mean for the U.S. economy? Mike takes a look.

Mike Larson - The Clamor for Safe Yield is Intensifying – How Can You Profit?

The Clamor for Safe Yield is Intensifying – How Can You Profit?

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30am

If you look at three S&P 500 industry groups, you’ll find gains that are far greater than the index as a whole. Here are a few examples …

Mike Burnick - The First Shall Be Last

The First Shall Be Last

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:30pm

A look at the winners and losers after the first quarter of trading in global markets.

Jeff Cantor - Terror Targets: Soft is the New Hard

Terror Targets: Soft is the New Hard

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:30am

When it comes to soft targets, the first line of defense is going to be a combination of everyday people watching out for one another.

Boris Schlossberg - Yellen, the Dollar — and China

Yellen, the Dollar — and China

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:30pm

Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments hit the dollar hard. But where were her words really directed?

Larry Edelson - Time for a Market Road Map …

Time for a Market Road Map …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:30am

Most analysts shy away from making forecasts. Not me. And unlike other analysts, my forecasting is NOT based on opinion, interpretation of fundamentals, news, or anything similar …

Mike Larson - What Do Bonds Know That Stocks Don’t?

What Do Bonds Know That Stocks Don’t?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:30pm

Why aren't bond yields rising further and faster, and thereby confirming the stock market advance?

Jon Markman - Wall Street Out of  Synch With Reality

Wall Street Out of Synch With Reality

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:30am

The optimism seen by Wall Street is out of synch with the worsening results at companies.

Mike Larson - Should You Invest in Europe in This Time of Terror?

Should You Invest in Europe in This Time of Terror?

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:30pm

In this time of terror, is it time to pull investments, particularly stocks, out of Europe? Mike takes a look.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - What could be worse than the Great Depression?

What could be worse than the Great Depression?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:30am

The current economy and society our government helped create in order to avoid a depression could actually be worse than the Great Depression itself. Here’s why …

Money and Markets - Worst Global Risk … Stocks Down, Up … Terror Strikes

Worst Global Risk … Stocks Down, Up … Terror Strikes

by Money and Markets | Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Mike Larson - Enjoy Some Family Time as Markets Closed

Enjoy Some Family Time as Markets Closed

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:30am

U.S. stock, bond, and futures markets are closed, and it’s a great day to spend time with family.

Mike Larson - Housing Getting Unaffordable Again?

Housing Getting Unaffordable Again?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 4:30pm

What's the state of the housing market and the future for the shares of U.S. homebuilders?

Jeff Cantor - Bourne With Awareness

Bourne With Awareness

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:30am

The right level of awareness of your surroundings can improve your day-to-day personal safety.

Boris Schlossberg - The 10,000-Trade Rule

The 10,000-Trade Rule

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

The most common mistake in foreign-exchange trading? Boris takes a look.

Larry Edelson - Your Most Important Questions, Answered!

Your Most Important Questions, Answered!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30am

The questions from readers are pouring in again, so I’m going to devote this week’s column to answering the most important ones …

Mike Larson - Terror Strikes in Europe Again. My Thoughts …

Terror Strikes in Europe Again. My Thoughts …

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:22pm

Experts worry that Europe's relatively open border system and lack of effective intelligence sharing, could allow terrorists to continue planning and carrying out attacks.

Jon Markman - Oil Shorts Shellacked

Oil Shorts Shellacked

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:30am

Oil shorts have been hit hard in the recent rally. What’s next for the hedge funds and others who bet against the commodity?

Mike Burnick - Stocks Go From a Selling Squall to a Buying Binge

Stocks Go From a Selling Squall to a Buying Binge

by Mike Burnick | Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:20pm

The market has rebounded recently -- don't get too complacent. Mike Burnick explains.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Biggest Global Risk Right Now

The Biggest Global Risk Right Now

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30am

What single earth-shattering event is the most likely to kill world trade ... crush the global economy ... and crash financial markets?

The Money and Markets Team - The China Fallacy … The Next Mining Crash … br /  A Forex Formula

The China Fallacy … The Next Mining Crash …
A Forex Formula

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30am

Here's a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.

Mike Larson - The Weirdest Rally of All Time?

The Weirdest Rally of All Time?

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4:22pm

This year started off as the worst ever for the 119-year-old Dow Jones Industrial Average. But in just 24 days, the Dow has retraced its entire 10%-plus decline. What's going on?

Mike Larson - Wheels Coming Off This Cycle — Central Bank Intervention or Not

Wheels Coming Off This Cycle — Central Bank Intervention or Not

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30am

That's one of the conclusions of 209 fund managers who collectively handle almost $600 billion in assets. In the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch monthly survey, a whopping 59% of those polled said we're in the "late cycle" phase for the economy.

Kathy Lien - Most-Profitable Forex Formula

Most-Profitable Forex Formula

by Kathy Lien | Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:20pm

There's a formula to increase your profits in forex trading, but only if done carefully and in relative moderation.

Jeff Cantor - Is Your Personal Safety at Risk?

Is Your Personal Safety at Risk?

by Jeff Cantor | Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:30am

The world is a dangerous place. Violence is a part of every society. We are inundated with news of workplace, school and public shootings… home invasions, kidnappings, car-jackings and robberies … beheadings

Mike Larson - Fed Stands Pat, Blames the Rest of the World

Fed Stands Pat, Blames the Rest of the World

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:20pm

Mixed economic signals greeted Fed policymakers at today's meeting. How did they react?

Larry Edelson - The Next Mining Crash: What to Do …

The Next Mining Crash: What to Do …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:30am

I hope you followed my suggestions in last week’s column concerning gold and silver. If you did, you should be sitting pretty. Gold has plunged as much as $42.70, or 3.2 percent

Mike Larson - Phantom Sales Surge Goes “Poof” — Is it Cause for Worry?

Phantom Sales Surge Goes “Poof” — Is it Cause for Worry?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:20pm

Remember that surge in retail sales reported at the start of the year? Well, apparently it never really happened.

Jon Markman - Markets in No-Man’s-Land

Markets in No-Man’s-Land

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30am

When you consider that gasoline prices are near their lowest of the decade and jobs are firming up, you would expect that small-business owners should be optimistic. Yet they’re not. In fact,

Mike Larson - Individual Investors Flee, Companies Go on Buyback Spree

Individual Investors Flee, Companies Go on Buyback Spree

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 14, 2016 at 4:20pm

S&P 500 companies are on track to buy back $165 billion of their own shares this quarter. Good or bad for the markets?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The China Fallacy

The China Fallacy

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30am

The prevailing theory about China, widely accepted both there and here, is quite unique: “China’s economy has been expanding so fast for so long,” they say, “even if it suffers a slowdown,

The Money and Markets Team - The Gold Rush … The Loser Leases  … Panic Buying

The Gold Rush … The Loser Leases … Panic Buying

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. The Eight Trillion-Dollar Trap Question: If there’s another financial catastrophe, can the government save

Mike Larson - Grab the Dramamine — Volatility is Here to Stay

Grab the Dramamine — Volatility is Here to Stay

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:20pm

Volatility is set to increase ... How do you invest in such a market? Mike explains.

Mike Larson - Is Leasing Boom Setting the Stage for an Auto Sector Bust?

Is Leasing Boom Setting the Stage for an Auto Sector Bust?

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30am

My wife is a huge Ford Mustang fan. Me? I’m more inclined to go for an Explorer or other SUV when it’s time to trade in my current vehicle. Since I rack

Mike Larson - After ECB: What’s Left Once You Fire Your Bazooka?

After ECB: What’s Left Once You Fire Your Bazooka?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4:20pm

The era of investors mindlessly buying assets on every new round of monetary hocus pocus is over.

Mike Burnick - The Looming ‘Dot Plot’ Disconnect

The Looming ‘Dot Plot’ Disconnect

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30am

Stocks have enjoyed a spirited rally in recent weeks fueled by diminishing credit market stress and economic data that’s been getting “less bad,” as I pointed out last week. The S&P 500

Mike Larson - Inventories Still Piling Up Amid Sales Slump

Inventories Still Piling Up Amid Sales Slump

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:25pm

The piling up of inventories will likely lead to production cuts and manufacturing layoffs-- a bad sign for the economy.

Larry Edelson - Another Bold Forecast: Gold, Silver to Soon Plunge …

Another Bold Forecast: Gold, Silver to Soon Plunge …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:30am

Everyone and their brother now thinks that gold and silver are headed to the moon. All because they’ve had a decent rally of late. Gold jumping from its low $1,044 last December

Boris Schlossberg - Warren Buffett — Day Trader?

Warren Buffett — Day Trader?

by Boris Schlossberg | Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:22pm

No matter how much research we do, the accuracy of our forecasts is largely taken out of our hands.

Jon Markman - What Next for This Unexpected Rally?

What Next for This Unexpected Rally?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30am

Here are some semi-random items that should help you think about what’s happening in the markets at this time. — The major indexes are off to a stunning start in March, with the S&P

Mike Larson - Panic Selling to Panic Buying; Another Sign of a Sick Market?

Panic Selling to Panic Buying; Another Sign of a Sick Market?

by Mike Larson | Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:22pm

From panic selling to panic buying -- it just shows how sick this market has become.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Eight Trillion-Dollar Trap

The Eight Trillion-Dollar Trap

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30am

Question: If there’s another financial catastrophe, can the government save the day again? Until recently, nearly all experts would have responded with a stubborn “yes.” They used to think that the Fed

The Money and Markets Team - Protect Your Portfolio … Bye-Bye Euro … br /  A Market Secret

Protect Your Portfolio … Bye-Bye Euro …
A Market Secret

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30am

Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Martin’s 7-Step Portfolio Protection Strategy Evidence is piling up that the gears of the

Mike Larson - Something for Everyone (Again) in the Latest Jobs Data

Something for Everyone (Again) in the Latest Jobs Data

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:30pm

Another employment report has sent out mixed signals about the jobs situation. What does it mean for the U.S. economy?

Mike Larson - Who’s Right? The Data or the Markets?

Who’s Right? The Data or the Markets?

by Mike Larson | Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30am

Who are you gonna believe? Me or your lyin’ eyes? You’ve probably heard that line. It’s often attributed to Groucho Marx, but actually spoken by his brother Chico in the 1933 comedy

Mike Larson - What’s Driving This Market? An Odd Combination

What’s Driving This Market? An Odd Combination

by Mike Larson | Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4:30pm

Investors are searching for investments that can provide safer, more reliable, but still relatively generous yields. Where to turn?

Mike Burnick - Green Shoots and Dark Clouds

Green Shoots and Dark Clouds

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30am

Stocks have staged an impressive rebound rally over the past three weeks, with the S&P 500 Index rising 9.2% from February’s low, but still down 3.2% year-to-date. The upside move has been

Boris Schlossberg - The Secret Law of the Markets

The Secret Law of the Markets

by Boris Schlossberg | Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 4:20pm

It's the single greatest investment strategy ever created. Boris explains.

Larry Edelson - Kiss the Euro Goodbye …

Kiss the Euro Goodbye …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30am

Way back in 1998, before the euro even got off the ground, I told everyone I could that the currency wouldn’t last. At best, I said, it would last until the year

Mike Larson - When Will We Have to Worry About Bank Failures Again?

When Will We Have to Worry About Bank Failures Again?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 4:20pm

Is the banking industry in good enough shape to weather the current level of credit risk? Here are some things to consider ...

Jon Markman - Consolidation Required?

Consolidation Required?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30am

The rally last week pushed the S&P 500 over its 50-day moving average for the first time in 2016 — or the first time in 38 trading days, to be exact. That was

Mike Larson - Full Speed Ahead for Europe’s Policymakers!

Full Speed Ahead for Europe’s Policymakers!

by Mike Larson | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:20pm

The results confirm the utter failure of the ECB's actions. So what are policymakers going to do when they meet next on March 10? More of the same!

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - My 7-Step Portfolio Protection Strategy

My 7-Step Portfolio Protection Strategy

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30am

Evidence is piling up that the gears of the global economy are shifting into reverse — collapsing world trade … sinking corporate profits … bursting asset bubbles. It’s a monumental, fundamental shift.