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Larry Edelson - Greece and the Cemetery for Your Wealth

Greece and the Cemetery for Your Wealth

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:30am

The Greek default is merely the opening act of the worst sovereign-debt crisis in history. By the time it comes to its conclusion, roughly five years from now, the crisis will have

Mike Larson - Are there Any Governments NOT Going Broke These Days?

Are there Any Governments NOT Going Broke These Days?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:20pm

Central planning geniuses seem to be flummoxed. They can't figure out why their solutions just aren't working.

Jon Markman - This is What the Rise of Robots Really Means

This is What the Rise of Robots Really Means

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

What worries me the most about the current economy is not corporate masters keeping entry-level workers down overtly, but the trend toward robots, artificial intelligence and machines learning and replacing good old

Mike Larson - Greece Chooses the Path to Default! Now Brace for the Impacts …

Greece Chooses the Path to Default! Now Brace for the Impacts …

by Mike Larson | Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:25pm

Another day, another Greek drama. How should we prepare for the fallout?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Sovereign Debt Bust Looming

Sovereign Debt Bust Looming

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:30am

The great bubble of the current boom-bust cycle is not tech stocks like in the late 1990s. Nor is it real estate like in the mid-2000s. Rather … The great asset bubble

Money and Markets - Boom, Bust, Greece and a Road Map …

Boom, Bust, Greece and a Road Map …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, June 27, 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. New Boom-Bust Cycle When the dust settles from each bubble-and-bust cycle, some

Mike Larson - Recent Developments = A Health Care Investment Bonanza; Here’s How to Profit

Recent Developments = A Health Care Investment Bonanza; Here’s How to Profit

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 26, 2015 at 4:20pm

Obamacare got its reprieve. Is there a health-care investment bonanza coming?

Mike Larson - Starved for Income? You’re Not Alone …

Starved for Income? You’re Not Alone …

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:30am

Are you starved for income? If so, you’re not alone. Short-term interest rates have remained pegged near zero percent here in the U.S. for six-and-a-half years, holding down yields on everything from

Mike Larson - The NeverEnding Greek Story; Plus: Obamacare Upheld

The NeverEnding Greek Story; Plus: Obamacare Upheld

by Mike Larson | Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:30pm

It's one of those big news days again, with two key storylines dominating market action.

Mandeep Rai - New Products, Services, Gadgets – br / Knowing What’s for Real

New Products, Services, Gadgets –
Knowing What’s for Real

by Mandeep Rai | Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30am

(Mike Burnick, associate editor of Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio and editor of Ultimate Stock Options, is out today. Mandeep Rai, editor of Top Stocks Under $10, is filling in.) One of the exciting

Mike Larson - Oil Doom and Gloom: Facts Get in the Way

Oil Doom and Gloom: Facts Get in the Way

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 4:30pm

There's a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the energy sector in the business media. But what does the supply-and-demand factor tell us?

Larry Edelson - Your Big Picture Market Road Map …

Your Big Picture Market Road Map …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Despite the lackluster dog days of summer trading in the financial markets setting upon us — nearly every single market on the board is now setting up for a series of major

Mike Larson - Healthy Housing … But Watch Those Rates!

Healthy Housing … But Watch Those Rates!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 4:20pm

Housing sales surge. But there's a threat on the horizon.

Jon Markman - Market-Moving News: And It’s Not About Greece …

Market-Moving News: And It’s Not About Greece …

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:30am

In a reminder that the world doesn’t revolve around Federal Reserve dot plots or the machination of Greek bailout negotiations in Brussels, there has been a surge of merger news as companies

Mike Larson - Greece Lobs a Hail Mary … Markets Remain on a Knife’s Edge

Greece Lobs a Hail Mary … Markets Remain on a Knife’s Edge

by Mike Larson | Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:15pm

Greek officials proposed additional tax increases and spending reductions to secure urgently needed aid from their European creditors. A Hail Mary pass?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New Boom-Bust Cycle

New Boom-Bust Cycle

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Despite the greatest government rescue operations of all time, the U.S. economic recovery has been one of the weakest in history. Most Americans continue to suffer through tough times. And new dangers

Money and Markets - New Wars, New Ways and New Perils …

New Wars, New Ways and New Perils …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, June 20, 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. Three New Wars and the Effect on Investing Three new wars could

Mike Larson - Greek Bank Run Accelerating; Is It “Game Over” Soon?

Greek Bank Run Accelerating; Is It “Game Over” Soon?

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 19, 2015 at 4:20pm

When the money dries up, it's "Game Over." And that's what Greece is facing now that bank runs are accelerating rapidly!

Mike Larson - Investors Need to Learn to Let Go, and Survive Without Monetary Morphine

Investors Need to Learn to Let Go, and Survive Without Monetary Morphine

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30am

Ichetucknee Springs State Park in north-central Florida is about as far from civilization as you can get in my home state. No strip malls on every corner. No massive theme park lines.

Mike Larson - Fed Spurs “Worst to First” Moves in All Kinds of Markets … Will They Persist?

Fed Spurs “Worst to First” Moves in All Kinds of Markets … Will They Persist?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:30pm

We saw a major "worst to first" rally in all kinds of assets almost as soon as Chairman Janet Yellen opened her mouth.

Mike Burnick - Summer Doldrums: Will They Last Into the Summer?

Summer Doldrums: Will They Last Into the Summer?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30am

Sunday is the first “official” day of summer, although here in South Florida, the weather has been steamy for several weeks already. The dog days of summer lie ahead and with them

Mike Larson - Fed Signals Worry Over Foreign Developments, Inflation & Volatility; What it Means to You …

Fed Signals Worry Over Foreign Developments, Inflation & Volatility; What it Means to You …

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:20pm

Today was "Fed Day" -- and, as usual, there were quite a few fireworks.

Mike Larson - How to “Game Plan” for a Grexit in Your Portfolio

How to “Game Plan” for a Grexit in Your Portfolio

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 4:20pm

Investors should be planning now for a potential Grexit!

Jon Markman - As Financials Go, So Goes the Market

As Financials Go, So Goes the Market

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:30am

Regional and money-center banks are red-hot lately. And Jack Ablin, the chief investment officer at Bank of Montreal, thinks he knows why — and what it means. I have served on many

Mike Larson - Greece Reaches the End of the Line as Negotiations Failing

Greece Reaches the End of the Line as Negotiations Failing

by Mike Larson | Monday, June 15, 2015 at 4:45pm

Weekend talks between Greek officials and their European counterparts in Brussels reportedly collapsed in just 45 minutes. That leaves a June 18 meeting of finance ministers in Luxembourg as the likely last-ditch opportunity for Greece to secure a deal.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Three New Obama Wars

Three New Obama Wars

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Martin here with a quick update on three new Obama wars that could have a big impact on investment markets in the weeks ahead. The president announced his first new war nine

Money and Markets - Global Time Bombs, Deflation and China …

Global Time Bombs, Deflation and China …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, June 13, 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. Three Global Time Bombs The Fed is about to raise interest rates

Mike Larson - Trade Deals Good or Bad for U.S.?

Trade Deals Good or Bad for U.S.?

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 12, 2015 at 4:20pm

Battle lines are drawn on proposed U.S. trade deal. Is it good or bad for America?

Mike Larson - The Two Biggest Bull Markets You Might Be br / Missing — and How You Can Get on Board

The Two Biggest Bull Markets You Might Be
Missing — and How You Can Get on Board

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:30am

There are two huge bull markets going on right now. But if you listen to the mainstream media and the Wall Street crowd, you might be missing them! That has my blood

Mike Larson - Strong Demand Driving Gasoline, Crude Oil Prices! Here’s How to Profit …

Strong Demand Driving Gasoline, Crude Oil Prices! Here’s How to Profit …

by Mike Larson | Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:15pm

Supply is important when it comes to determining oil prices, but something else is even more crucial -- demand.

Mike Burnick - China Gets Snubbed by Global Investors

China Gets Snubbed by Global Investors

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:30am

Just two days ago, China got snubbed by MSCI Inc., the global giant in benchmark equity indexing, and for the second time in as many years. But it’s just a matter of

Mike Larson - ISIS Gains Drawing More U.S. Soldiers Back to Iraq

ISIS Gains Drawing More U.S. Soldiers Back to Iraq

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:20pm

The latest Iraqi gambit will put more American troops in harm's way. But will it be enough?

Larry Edelson - Deflation picking up even more momentum …

Deflation picking up even more momentum …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30am

Some analysts seem to think inflation is making a big comeback. Their reasoning: Interest rates have started to move higher, hence, inflation is lurking out there. But they’re clueless. They are confusing

Mike Larson - Interest Rates Taking Flight … Even as Loss Risk is Highest Ever

Interest Rates Taking Flight … Even as Loss Risk is Highest Ever

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 4:15pm

The declines in bonds, bond funds and ETFs could be getting worse as interest rates rise.

Jon Markman - More Breakthroughs in ‘Flying Camera’ Market

More Breakthroughs in ‘Flying Camera’ Market

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30am

Video chip juggernaut Ambarella (AMBA) closed above $100 for the first time last week, which is not bad for a stock that started the year at $50, and which I first recommended

Mike Burnick - Will Fed Walk the Walk?

Will Fed Walk the Walk?

by Mike Burnick | Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4:20pm

Federal Reserve officials seem intent on raising interest rates at some point this year. But will they actually raise rates?

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Three Global Time Bombs

Three Global Time Bombs

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m worried and I think you should be too. Mike Larson’s forecast of a Bloody Wednesday — when the Fed hikes interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade —

Money and Markets - How Global Events Affect Your Investments

How Global Events Affect Your Investments

by Money and Markets | Saturday, June 6, 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. The Money Tsunami Returns! Martin D. Weiss takes a look at global

Mike Larson - Jobs Surge in May … OPEC Takes a Pass on Production … What’s Next?

Jobs Surge in May … OPEC Takes a Pass on Production … What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 5, 2015 at 4:15pm

A big news day, both domestically and globally. Mike Larson takes a look at the jobs data and the OPEC meeting.

Mike Larson - Is Inflation Making a Comeback? Tentatively, Yes

Is Inflation Making a Comeback? Tentatively, Yes

by Mike Larson | Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:30am

Is all the money-printing worldwide, not to mention improved economic growth in key regions of the globe, actually helping inflation make a comeback? The tentative answer is “Yes.” It’s not on fire.

Mike Larson - Wondering Why You’re Not Getting Paid More? Here Are the Reasons …

Wondering Why You’re Not Getting Paid More? Here Are the Reasons …

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

Why aren't you making more money in your job? Mike takes a look ...

Mike Burnick - Where Does the Greek Debt Drama End?

Where Does the Greek Debt Drama End?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:30am

Talk about a cliff-hanger ending. In terms of last-minute plot twists and turns, Game of Thrones has got nothing over the ongoing Greek debt drama playing out in Europe. As the media

Mike Larson - Treasuries Tanking … Yields Surging … Key Levels Loom

Treasuries Tanking … Yields Surging … Key Levels Loom

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 4:20pm

Falling interest rates became the new normal on Wall Street. But those days are rapidly coming to an end.

Larry Edelson - War Cycles Spread Globally: Now China vs. US?

War Cycles Spread Globally: Now China vs. US?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:30am

When I first forecast a rise in geopolitical turmoil in January 2013, few people believed me. Many thought I was crazy or I was simply fearmongering. Yet, here we are, only two

Mike Larson - “Let’s Make a Deal” Market: Bullish Sign or Warning?

“Let’s Make a Deal” Market: Bullish Sign or Warning?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:18pm

Is the rising tide of Wall Street M&A activity a bullish sign or a warning of trouble ahead?

Mike Larson - It’s “Game On” for Greece, Oil, Jobs This Week!

It’s “Game On” for Greece, Oil, Jobs This Week!

by Mike Larson | Monday, June 1, 2015 at 4:30pm

Three major events are coming this week, each of which has the potential to cause stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies to sink or soar

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Global Money Tsunami is Back!

The Global Money Tsunami is Back!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:30am

Two major bloody wars are gaining momentum, speeding toward a fatal climax. A third, even larger war is looming. And they are driving billions of dollars to rush to safety, creating a “Global Money Tsunami.”

Money and Markets - A Remembrance … Car Sales … and the Death of Cash

A Remembrance … Car Sales … and the Death of Cash

by Money and Markets | Saturday, May 30, 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. A Remembrance for Memorial Day On Monday, stocks and bonds neither rose

Mike Larson - It’s Official: The Economy is Shrinking Again

It’s Official: The Economy is Shrinking Again

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 29, 2015 at 4:15pm

The U.S. economy is shrinking again -- and the dollar is a major culprit. Will the Fed react?

Mike Larson - What Spam and Sausage Can Teach You About Making Healthy Profits

What Spam and Sausage Can Teach You About Making Healthy Profits

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:30am

Macroeconomics. Interest rates. Energy prices. Currency moves. Fed policy. A hundred different forces can drive stocks at any point in time, providing thousands of investment ideas. But sometimes, you can generate healthy

Mike Larson - Surge in Tanker Demand: a Warning or Sign of Potential Windfall?

Surge in Tanker Demand: a Warning or Sign of Potential Windfall?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 4:30pm

Is the increase in tanker demand a warning sign, or actually an indication of higher oil prices?

Mike Burnick - Curb Your Enthusiasm for Stock Gains!

Curb Your Enthusiasm for Stock Gains!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:30am

That was the message delivered by Goldman Sachs chief equity strategist David Kostin last week when he forecast ZERO price gains for the S&P 500 Index over the next 12 months, but

Mike Larson - What’s Eating Those Transports … and What Does it Mean for Markets?

What’s Eating Those Transports … and What Does it Mean for Markets?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:20pm

What's wrong with transport stocks?

Larry Edelson - Cash is on its Death Bed …

Cash is on its Death Bed …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week, I told you how the smart money, the kind that moves first at the slightest sign of trouble, is on the move again. Into high-end art, rare coins, diamonds and

Mike Larson - Cable Chaos Breaks Out as Companies Consolidate!

Cable Chaos Breaks Out as Companies Consolidate!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

There's a major shakeup in the cable TV sector. What's going on and what's it mean for investors?

Jon Markman - The Coming Crash in Car Sales

The Coming Crash in Car Sales

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30am

In my five-and-a-half decades of life on Earth, the most profound technology changes have been personal computing, digital networking and the rise of mobile communications. I suspect that one of the biggest

The Money and Markets Team - Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

by The Money and Markets Team | Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:00pm

The Money and Markets team is spending time with family and friends today on this market holiday, so there will be no Afternoon Edition today.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Forgotten Victories in a Losing War

Forgotten Victories in a Losing War

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:30am

Today, stocks and bonds will neither rise nor fall. The reason: 44 years ago, in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the last Monday in May a federal holiday — the day we

Mike Larson - Torch Passing From Coal to Gas! What to Do …

Torch Passing From Coal to Gas! What to Do …

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:15pm

There's been a lot of talk about a glut of gas in this country. That's why the fuel's price recently sank. Does that mean it's time to grab a bargain?

Mike Larson - Interest Rates are Rising … Finally! So Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why?

Interest Rates are Rising … Finally! So Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why?

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Waiting for interest rates to rise has been like waiting for Godot. But now they’re on the move — and fast! The 2-year Treasury Note yield has climbed to around 0.6 percent

Mike Larson - More Bank B.S. — and $5.6B MORE in Fines! How it Affects You …

More Bank B.S. — and $5.6B MORE in Fines! How it Affects You …

by Mike Larson | Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:30pm

Several major global banks are paying big fines for alleged wrongdoing. What's it mean to you and how can you profit?

Mike Burnick - Go Global for the Best Bargains!

Go Global for the Best Bargains!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week in Money and Markets, I pointed out that Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen isn’t off-base in saying stock prices are “quite high.” In fact, according to several traditional market valuation

Mike Larson - Fed’s New Plan: If the Data Stinks, Just Adjust the Numbers!

Fed’s New Plan: If the Data Stinks, Just Adjust the Numbers!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:30pm

Don't like the economic data? Then just adjust the numbers again! That seems to be the Federal Reserve's latest plan in the wake of awful first-quarter GDP figures.

Larry Edelson - Smart Money on the Move, Yet Again …

Smart Money on the Move, Yet Again …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:30am

The smart money, the kind that moves first at the slightest sign of trouble, is on the move again. In a market I’ve previously reported on. A market I call the “off-the-grid”

Mike Larson - How You Can Profit From “Found Money”

How You Can Profit From “Found Money”

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:30pm

Taking advantage of "found money" -- something you can do by grabbing up investments that have been unfairly hit in the markets.

Jon Markman - You’ve Got Verizon!

You’ve Got Verizon!

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:30am

Everyone of a certain age remembers AOL (AOL) for the ubiquitous CDs the company sent out to encourage people to go online in the 1990s. And most of the news stories last

Mike Larson - Stocks Hit All-Time Highs! But Where’s the “Oomph?”

Stocks Hit All-Time Highs! But Where’s the “Oomph?”

by Mike Larson | Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:30pm

Stocks hit all-time highs today! So where's the "Oomph?"

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Transcript: Greatest Energy Opportunity in 3 Decades

Transcript: Greatest Energy Opportunity in 3 Decades

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:30am

Just when Wall Street “experts” thought energy markets were dead and buried, they’ve jumped back to life. And the only person I know who pinpointed the exact bottom is Money and Markets

Money and Markets - Euphoria, Crude … and the Worsening Debt Crisis

Euphoria, Crude … and the Worsening Debt Crisis

by Money and Markets | Saturday, May 16, 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. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife celebrate the Conservatives’ victory

Mike Larson - Citi Analysis Confirms: Energy Stocks are the ANTI-Bubble!

Citi Analysis Confirms: Energy Stocks are the ANTI-Bubble!

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4:30pm

We’ve seen plenty of asset bubbles in the past couple of decades. Dot-coms. Housing. Chinese stocks. You name it. And we all know they end badly. So for my money, I’d rather invest in an “Anti-bubble.”

Mike Larson - Looking for “Undiscovered” Energy Profits? Then Try Some of These Out-of-the-Way Places!

Looking for “Undiscovered” Energy Profits? Then Try Some of These Out-of-the-Way Places!

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Can you profit from the greatest buying opportunity in energy stocks in 30 years by purchasing Exxon Mobil (XOM, Weiss Ratings: C) or Chevron (CVX, Weiss Ratings: C)? Sure. Those stocks roughly

Mike Larson - Saudis Winning the Oil War?

Saudis Winning the Oil War?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:30pm

Saudi Arabian officials said their “Oil War” — designed to squeeze U.S. shale producers — was working. They noted their country had gained market share vis-à-vis U.S. producers, and that this proved their 2014 strategy was working. Frankly, I think that’s nuts!

Mike Burnick - Yellen’s Fearless Forecast

Yellen’s Fearless Forecast

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30am

It has been nearly 20 years since Alan Greenspan’s famous”irrational exuberance” comments regarding stock market valuations. So it was just a matter of time before a new Federal Reserve chief tip-toed into

Mike Larson - Is Your Boss 373 Times Smarter and Better Than You?

Is Your Boss 373 Times Smarter and Better Than You?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

The AFL-CIO just released its latest Executive PayWatch data. It shows the pay gap between CEOs and average workers is getting even bigger.

Larry Edelson - The Worst Sovereign Debt Crisis, Ever …

The Worst Sovereign Debt Crisis, Ever …

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30am

The largest and worst sovereign debt crisis, ever, is rapidly approaching. Greece is now at its tipping point. As I pen this issue, the government of Greece is desperately trying to stave

Mike Larson - Crude, Nat Gas Rock; Bonds & Dollar Rocked as Global Economy Picks Up Steam!

Crude, Nat Gas Rock; Bonds & Dollar Rocked as Global Economy Picks Up Steam!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:30pm

Oil jumped around a buck and a half on the day, while bond futures plunged as much as a point and a half after getting crushed for three full points yesterday. The 10-year Treasury yield jumped to 2.34 percent, up a whopping 42 percent from its 2015 low of 1.65 percent and the highest since November! Meanwhile ...

Jon Markman - Crude Awakening

Crude Awakening

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30am

About two months ago, when crude oil prices were crashing, the airwaves were filled with trend-followers’ predictions that the price was headed for $20 a barrel. As soon as that became the

Mike Larson - U.S. Middle East Policy in Tatters as Rifts Over Iran Deal, Saudi Plans Widen!

U.S. Middle East Policy in Tatters as Rifts Over Iran Deal, Saudi Plans Widen!

by Mike Larson | Monday, May 11, 2015 at 4:20pm

Is it just me? Or is our Middle East policy in tatters? Take our approach toward Iran ...

Mark Najarian - Euphoria in the U.K. — At Least for Conservatives!

Euphoria in the U.K. — At Least for Conservatives!

by Mark Najarian | Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:30am

Well, it’s clear what the markets thought of the shocking election result in the U.K. The pre-vote polls said it was going to be an unbelievably tight result with no clear-cut winner. The polls were wrong.

Money and Markets - No. 1 World Economy; Inflation Prospects; the $2 Trillion Selloff

No. 1 World Economy; Inflation Prospects; the $2 Trillion Selloff

by Money and Markets | Saturday, May 9, 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 Next No. 1 Economy in the World What is it? Martin

Mike Larson - Weaker Jobs Figures Bring Back “Goldilocks” Talk! Stocks Soar!

Weaker Jobs Figures Bring Back “Goldilocks” Talk! Stocks Soar!

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:30pm

Wall Street loves the Goldilocks tale! Investors go nuts when they get economic data that’s not too hot and not too cold — but rather just right. And that’s the kind of porridge the Labor Department just served up this morning! Specifically, it said ...

Mike Larson - Dollar, Energy Moves Prove Power of Contrarian, Independent Thinking!

Dollar, Energy Moves Prove Power of Contrarian, Independent Thinking!

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30am

“The dollar is going to keep surging because the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike rates even as foreign central banks get easier” … “Oil prices are going to collapse to $30 or

Mike Larson - We’re Suffering Through a $2 TRILLION Selloff … But Should You Embrace It?

We’re Suffering Through a $2 TRILLION Selloff … But Should You Embrace It?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:20pm

Bloomberg estimates $2 trillion has vaporized in the capital markets, and in just two weeks to boot! Bonds. Stocks. Doesn’t matter. They’ve all plunged.

Mike Burnick - Upbeat Earnings, But Seasonality Turns Sour

Upbeat Earnings, But Seasonality Turns Sour

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

First-quarter earnings have been a source of anxiety for investors in recent weeks, after analysts slashed forecasts the most since 2009, but profit-reporting season didn’t turn out to be as much of

Mike Larson - U.S. Job Growth is Sinking! Here’s Why — and What it Means to You!

U.S. Job Growth is Sinking! Here’s Why — and What it Means to You!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:30pm

The Great American Jobs Machine is running out of steam! That’s the conclusion from the payroll processing company ADP, which always releases the results of its jobs research two days before the Labor Department.

Larry Edelson - An Inflation Scare Coming? I Don’t Think So!

An Inflation Scare Coming? I Don’t Think So!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:30am

Some analysts seem to think there’s an inflation scare in the air. Their thinking is that Europe’s economy is looking a tad better while the U.S. economy is looking a tad weaker.

Mike Larson - $60 Oil Barrier Breached! Higher Prices Coming as Saudi Arabia Losing Oil War With the West!

$60 Oil Barrier Breached! Higher Prices Coming as Saudi Arabia Losing Oil War With the West!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:30pm

U.S. crude oil futures breached the $60 a barrel mark earlier today, then kept on going. That extended the rally off the March lows to more than 43 percent ... and it put oil at its highest level since mid-December.

Jon Markman - Sell in May?

Sell in May?

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:30am

One of Wall Street’s best known adages is the old “sell in May and go away” seasonal trick. The idea is that the six months starting in May — including the normally

Mike Larson - When it Comes to Energy, My “Enough is Enough!” Indicator is Flashing “Buy!”

When it Comes to Energy, My “Enough is Enough!” Indicator is Flashing “Buy!”

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

When it comes to energy, my “Enough is Enough!” indicator is flashing “Buy!” This indicator has a very long history of accurately calling turns in the energy markets.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Next #1 Economy in the World

The Next #1 Economy in the World

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:30am

I have three simple questions for you this morning: Question #1. What’s the most populous country in the world? Answer: China, of course. Current estimate: 1 billion, 400 million, 666 thousand. That’s

Money and Markets - What’s Up With Global Markets? And Q&A With Larry

What’s Up With Global Markets? And Q&A With Larry

by Money and Markets | Saturday, May 2, 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. Global Markets Hitting All-Time Highs While the U.S. stock market continues a

Mike Larson - Is There an Intriguing New Energy Play With Oil Nearing $60?

Is There an Intriguing New Energy Play With Oil Nearing $60?

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:30pm

One dime. That’s how close U.S. crude oil futures got to $60 a barrel in the early morning hours today, before pulling back. That move leaves oil up a whopping 42 percent from its mid-March low!

Mike Larson - “Less Good Here, Less Bad There” Theme Picks Up Steam!

“Less Good Here, Less Bad There” Theme Picks Up Steam!

by Mike Larson | Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30am

Remember this theme from April? “Less good here, less bad there?” It’s the simplest, clearest way to understand why markets are trading the way they are. And if you keep it in

Mike Larson - “Short of a Lifetime” Starts Paying Off as Yields, Euro Surge!

“Short of a Lifetime” Starts Paying Off as Yields, Euro Surge!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:20pm

Bund futures have lost more value in the last two days than at any point in the last few years. The move looked like yet another “flash crash” on an intraday basis, given the absolute vacuum of liquidity and the swiftness of the price plunge.

Mike Burnick - Global central banks can’t cut rates quickly enough, br / but the Fed can’t wait to hike

Global central banks can’t cut rates quickly enough,
but the Fed can’t wait to hike

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

The Federal Reserve can’t wait to start raising interest rates, as confirmed by the Fed again yesterday. Meanwhile, central bankers in emerging markets can’t cut rates quickly enough to avoid deflation. Twenty-one

Mike Larson - U.S. GDP Stinks! Fed Punts! Dollar Tanks! Oil Soars!

U.S. GDP Stinks! Fed Punts! Dollar Tanks! Oil Soars!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:15pm

Well, that settles it. The U.S. economy is officially “less good”! Just look at what we learned from the first-quarter Gross Domestic Product report this morning ...

Larry Edelson - Important Q&A With Larry!

Important Q&A With Larry!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30am

I’ve been receiving so many email questions of late, about almost every market, that I decided to devote this week’s column to answering the most important ones.

Mike Larson - Baltimore Burns! Now, Will Peace Return … and Cooler Heads Prevail?

Baltimore Burns! Now, Will Peace Return … and Cooler Heads Prevail?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:35pm

If there was any question whether America faces simmering racial and economic challenges, it was answered yesterday with rioting, fires, and civil unrest in several pockets of Baltimore.

Jon Markman - Consumer Credit Trouble Looms

Consumer Credit Trouble Looms

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30am

The slowdown in retail sales growth has been a big surprise this spring, as lower gasoline pump prices were expected to boost spending. What’s going on? Analysts at TIS Group have a fascinating if

Mike Larson - Is Greece Greasing the Gears for a Deal With Its European Creditors?

Is Greece Greasing the Gears for a Deal With Its European Creditors?

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:30pm

Is Greece greasing the gears for a deal its European creditors? That’s what markets started betting on today, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sidelined his controversial Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.