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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.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Global Markets Hitting All-Time Highs

Global Markets Hitting All-Time Highs

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30am

Martin here with a global market update: While the U.S. stock market continues a 6-month-long struggle to poke its head above water, most overseas stocks are sailing into new-high territory. As you

Money and Markets - Blasting Off! And Looking to New Markets …

Blasting Off! And Looking to New Markets …

by Money and Markets | Saturday, April 25, 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. Martin D. Weiss in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2008 Blast off Markets!

Mike Larson - Tech Stocks Take Flight on Strong Results! 1-Year Anniversary of My Afternoon Money and Markets Editions!

Tech Stocks Take Flight on Strong Results! 1-Year Anniversary of My Afternoon Money and Markets Editions!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30pm

Tech stocks soared today after a quad-fecta of strong earnings results from industry titans! Will that be enough to drag the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 along to new highs as well?

Mike Larson - Emerging Markets Go From Zero to Hero! Should You Join In?

Emerging Markets Go From Zero to Hero! Should You Join In?

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Emerging markets have gone from zero to hero! The stock indices no one wanted to touch have rallied. The currencies everyone declared to be toxic have started to surge. The political and

Mike Larson - The Broad Market is Snoozing … But Not Every Stock is Fast Asleep! Here’s Where to Find Profits!

The Broad Market is Snoozing … But Not Every Stock is Fast Asleep! Here’s Where to Find Profits!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 4:20pm

The broad market is snoozing. Snoring. Going nowhere ... fast! What’s causing this stand off? And is there any way to beat the boredom and make some real money?

Mike Burnick - This Trend is NOT Your Friend

This Trend is NOT Your Friend

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30am

Two months ago in Money and Markets, I alerted you to a troubling trend when U.S. economic reports started taking a turn for the worse, with more negative than positive surprises in

Mike Larson - Was 2010’s “Flash Crash” the Fault of ONE Man? And If So, Should We All Be Terrified?

Was 2010’s “Flash Crash” the Fault of ONE Man? And If So, Should We All Be Terrified?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:25pm

I remember May 6, 2010. Vividly. I’m sitting at my desk, watching the markets like usual. TV is on in the background tuned to CNBC. Then all of a sudden, stocks fall off a cliff! Not 10 or 20 Dow points. HUNDREDS of them ... in the blink of an eye!

Larry Edelson - Asia Still Rising!

Asia Still Rising!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Last week, I told you that I couldn’t even count the number of analysts who mistakenly believe Europe’s financial crisis is over. Today, I’m going to tell you about those who are

Mike Larson - Chip Cards Coming to America — Slowly! What You Need to Know!

Chip Cards Coming to America — Slowly! What You Need to Know!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 4:15pm

The chip in a chip card produces a special code every time you buy something with your card. That makes it much more difficult for scammers to steal your information and create a duplicate card.

Jon Markman - Apple Watching

Apple Watching

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Unless you’ve been hiding under the sofa over the past week, it’s been impossible to miss the hard launch of the new smartwatch from Apple (AAPL). It was discussed nearly non-stop on

Mike Larson - War-Waging in the Middle East Leading to New Arms Race; Sending Billions of Dollars Our Way!

War-Waging in the Middle East Leading to New Arms Race; Sending Billions of Dollars Our Way!

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

The Middle East is embroiled in war again. That raises all kinds of painful moral, political, and ethical issues. But one unmistakable side effect of these conflicts is financial — billions of dollars are headed our country’s way.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Blast-off Markets

Blast-off Markets

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30am

Martin here with an update on global markets. So far this year, while U.S. stocks have flat-lined … Mumbai has surged … Hong Kong and Shanghai have gone through the roof, and

Money and Markets - Ratings Agencies Independent? Ratings Agencies Independent?

Ratings Agencies Independent? Ratings Agencies Independent?

by Money and Markets | Saturday, April 18, 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. Has Europe, and the Euro, Bottomed? Is the European crisis over? Many

Mike Larson - Chinese Crackdown on Market Surge, Greek Debt Worries Combine to Smack Stocks!

Chinese Crackdown on Market Surge, Greek Debt Worries Combine to Smack Stocks!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:20pm

Just when the Chinese stock market was notching another massive gain ... and just when investors thought it was safe to ignore Greece ... the markets threw everyone for a loop!

Mike Larson - U.S. Oil Production … FALLING? Oil Prices SURGING? Yep!

U.S. Oil Production … FALLING? Oil Prices SURGING? Yep!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30am

You’d never guess it if you just listen to the blowhards on CNBC. But U.S. oil production in key regions is actually starting to fall! And oil prices are actually starting to

Mike Larson - IPO Extravaganza on Wall Street as Party City, Virtu, Etsy Hit the Public Markets!

IPO Extravaganza on Wall Street as Party City, Virtu, Etsy Hit the Public Markets!

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:20pm

It’s been slow start to the year for public offerings — only 34 deals raising $5.4 billion were concluded in the first quarter. That compares with 64 deals worth $10.6 billion in the same period of 2014 and has been characterized as the slowest quarter in two years.

Mike Burnick - Not-so-Great Expectations: br / Will Falling Profits Pressure Stocks?

Not-so-Great Expectations:
Will Falling Profits Pressure Stocks?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30am

First-quarter earnings reporting season gets underway in earnest this week and next, and the down-trend in profit estimates is not encouraging. This is a troubling development for the stock market that I

Mike Larson - Oil, Energy Stocks Breaking Out All Over the Place! Are You Profiting?

Oil, Energy Stocks Breaking Out All Over the Place! Are You Profiting?

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:20pm

Bam! There’s the crude oil and energy stock breakout I’ve been predicting and preparing for since the beginning of the year!

Larry Edelson - No Way Has Europe, or the Euro, Bottomed!

No Way Has Europe, or the Euro, Bottomed!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30am

I can’t even count the number of analysts who believe Europe’s financial crisis is over. They claim that the massive 25 percent-plus decline in the euro is starting to stoke inflation …

Mike Larson - Earnings Flood Underway as J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, J&J, Norfolk Southern Weigh In!

Earnings Flood Underway as J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, J&J, Norfolk Southern Weigh In!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:35pm

Forget baseball. It’s earnings that are in full swing now! Just in the last 24 hours, we learned ...

Jon Markman - California’s Problem Could Become Yours

California’s Problem Could Become Yours

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30am

You may have heard that California is experiencing an historic drought — the worst in 200 years by some measures. While this might seem like a problem isolated to lawns and swimming

Mike Larson - Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio Raise the 2016 Election Stakes!

Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio Raise the 2016 Election Stakes!

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

The stakes are getting much higher for 2016! The Republican field keeps getting larger, even as the Democratic nomination looks like Clinton’s to lose.

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Harvard Business School: Ratings Agencies Drop “Independence”

Harvard Business School: Ratings Agencies Drop “Independence”

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30am

Dear Investor, Three companies — S&P, Moody’s and Fitch — dominate the world of ratings on trillions of dollars in bonds and debts issued by thousands of corporations, municipalities, and sovereign governments

Money and Markets - Exploding Conflicts, Yahoo! and Gold

Exploding Conflicts, Yahoo! and Gold

by Money and Markets | Saturday, April 11, 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. Exploding Conflicts, Yahoo! and Gold Seven thousand miles from New York City,

Mike Larson - GE Launches $26.5B+ Asset, Real Estate Sale! Sets $50B Share Buyback!

GE Launches $26.5B+ Asset, Real Estate Sale! Sets $50B Share Buyback!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:30pm

The giant industrial and financial conglomerate General Electric is holding the biggest garage sale in history! Specifically, it will …

Mike Larson - Buy Cheap — And Reap the Benefits!

Buy Cheap — And Reap the Benefits!

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30am

I’m a cheapskate. And no, I’m not afraid to admit it. When it comes to investments, my approach is no different. If I can get a stock or ETF “on sale,” I love it.

Mike Larson - Chinese Buyers Going Bonkers for Stocks! Is This Just Another Bubble … or Not?

Chinese Buyers Going Bonkers for Stocks! Is This Just Another Bubble … or Not?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:15pm

The dot-com bubble? That’s sooooo 1999. Today, it’s Chinese and Hong Kong shares that are trading like Pets.com! The Hang Seng Index surged 6.4 percent overnight — in the first few minutes of trading!

Mike Burnick - Is China’s Investment Boom Sustainable?

Is China’s Investment Boom Sustainable?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30am

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the latest update to its World Economic Outlook this week saying that worldwide growth potential may not live up to previous expectations. In today’s slow-growth world

Mike Larson - Royal Dutch Shell Gives Investors 70 Billion Reasons to Love Energy With Mega-Merger!

Royal Dutch Shell Gives Investors 70 Billion Reasons to Love Energy With Mega-Merger!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:30pm

Royal Dutch Shell just gave you 70 billion NEW reasons to love energy stocks! How significant is this deal? It’s the second-largest energy sector deal EVER!

Larry Edelson - Has Gold Bottomed?

Has Gold Bottomed?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:30am

No way has gold bottomed. Yes, it’s trying to rally again. But the bounce came as no surprise to me, or to my premium members, who, just last week, I warned another bounce was coming.

Mike Larson - 2016 Presidential Election Field Getting More Crowded as Rand Paul Announces Run!

2016 Presidential Election Field Getting More Crowded as Rand Paul Announces Run!

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4:30pm

The Republican field is getting more and more crowded every day. Additional candidates are likely to declare in the next few weeks, and that means the campaign season will be in full swing before you know it!

Jon Markman - Is Yahoo! Really Worth Nothing?

Is Yahoo! Really Worth Nothing?

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

At its current price, investors are saying that Yahoo’s portal business, its award-winning mobile apps, its new Screen original content initiative, Tumblr, and its cash on hand are actually worth less than zero.

Mike Larson - Dollar Volatility Surging as Weak Jobs Data, Fed Talk Do Damage! Are YOU Ready for the Consequences?

Dollar Volatility Surging as Weak Jobs Data, Fed Talk Do Damage! Are YOU Ready for the Consequences?

by Mike Larson | Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:30pm

I told you it was coming here in Money and Markets several weeks ago! Now, the Wall Street Journal is putting it right there on its digital front page ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Exploding Sunni-Shia Conflict! Impact on Oil, Stocks, and More.

Exploding Sunni-Shia Conflict! Impact on Oil, Stocks, and More.

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30am

Most investors seem to believe the events in the far-away nation of Yemen are of little consequence. They buy and sell stocks as usual. They go about their business as if nothing has changed. Today, I will show you exactly why they’re misguided and why you should not be among them ...

Money and Markets - Profits in Cyber Security … And Up/Down Markets

Profits in Cyber Security … And Up/Down Markets

by Money and Markets | Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:30am

Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Markets were closed Friday. Martin Weiss visits a small farming community

Mike Larson - Enjoy the Holiday

Enjoy the Holiday

by Mike Larson | Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30am

For Christians, it’s a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Jews, it’s a time to commemorate the liberation of their ancestors from slavery. For everyone else, it’s just a

Mike Larson - McDonald’s Joins Wal-Mart, Target, Others Hiking American Wages! Will it Help or Hurt?

McDonald’s Joins Wal-Mart, Target, Others Hiking American Wages! Will it Help or Hurt?

by Mike Larson | Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:55pm

Burger flippers are about to get paid! American icon McDonald’s said it would boost hourly wages for around 90,000 workers, beginning in July.

Mike Burnick - This Bargain-Priced Asian Market Outperformed the S&P 500 7-to-1 Last Quarter!

This Bargain-Priced Asian Market Outperformed the S&P 500 7-to-1 Last Quarter!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:30am

  First-quarter 2015 results are in the books for global markets and the U.S. finds itself in an unusual and unenviable position — our stock market is no longer leading the pack

Mike Larson - The Job Market Stumbled Here in March … But it Improved Overseas! Here’s What It Means to You!

The Job Market Stumbled Here in March … But it Improved Overseas! Here’s What It Means to You!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:20pm

The U.S. economy created only 189,000 jobs last month. That was much lower than the expected 225,000. Meanwhile, Europe’s unemployment rate sank.

Larry Edelson - The Slaughterhouse Gates are Starting to Open …

The Slaughterhouse Gates are Starting to Open …

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

I’ve often been criticized over the past year for not being short-term bullish the stock market when I’m so bullish long-term, expecting Dow 31,000 in the years ahead. The reason that I

Mike Larson - The First Quarter is in the Record Books! So Who Won? Who Lost? And What’s Next?

The First Quarter is in the Record Books! So Who Won? Who Lost? And What’s Next?

by Mike Larson | Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:30pm

It’s official: The first quarter is in the record books! So who won? Who lost? And what’s next? Well, let’s start with a breakdown of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index groups.

Jon Markman - Darden’s Shareholders Reaping Rewards

Darden’s Shareholders Reaping Rewards

by Jon Markman | Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30am

While all the focus has been on the Federal Reserve over the past week, and stocks overall have paused for breath, companies like Darden Restaurants (DRI, Weiss Ratings: B) are being rewarded

Mike Larson - Multi-Billion Mergers in Health Care & Technology Grab Market Headlines as Week Gets Underway

Multi-Billion Mergers in Health Care & Technology Grab Market Headlines as Week Gets Underway

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

The clock was ticking down to 4 p.m. Eastern on Friday, and many investors and traders on Wall Street were more focused on their weekend plans than their Bloomberg terminals. But then without warning ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Cyber-Security Leaders

Cyber-Security Leaders

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

Today, as promised, I’m going to give you additional insights into cyber security companies, including some new analysis that Mike Larson and our Weiss Stock Ratings team have just given me. But

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?