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Sean Brodrick - Blood in the Streets

Blood in the Streets

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 7:30am

Happy New Year’s Eve. What a year, eh? Speculation causes a massive market collapse ... gold prices soar ... leading bankers fail ... But I’m not talking about today’s market woes ...

Nilus Mattive - Financial New Year's Resolutions

Financial New Year's Resolutions

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 3:00pm

Building wealth is all about making good choices. And when you boil it down to its essence, it’s about linking together a bunch of small steps toward one, clear, long-term goal ...

Tony Sagami - Five Fearless 2009 Predictions

Five Fearless 2009 Predictions

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:30am

2008 has been a very difficult year for investors. And most are eager to put it behind them while hoping for a better 2009. I don’t have a crystal ball. But I believe there are five powerful trends ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 12 Urgent Questions for 2009

12 Urgent Questions for 2009

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 29, 2008 at 7:30am

I have just received a series of urgent questions about the massive crisis swirling all around us. So to help you prepare for 2009, I am going to give you my best answers right here and now ...

Jack Crooks - 3 hidden treasures for currency investors

3 hidden treasures for currency investors

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 7:30am

I’m often hearing how much everyone seems to be anxious to put a lid on 2008 and get started over — refreshed. I can understand that. This has been a very challenging year for many investors ...

Mike Larson - Your 2009 Real Estate Outlook

Your 2009 Real Estate Outlook

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 26, 2008 at 7:30am

I don’t know about you, but I had a great time watching my little girls open their presents on Christmas morning. You should have seen the smiles on their faces! I sincerely hope that ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 7:30am

Our Money and Markets team is off today, spending time with family and friends. But we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the warmth and loyalty you've shown us this year ...

Sean Brodrick - 3 Stock-ing Stuffers

3 Stock-ing Stuffers

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 7:30am

It’s Christmas Eve. And I hope you’re having a happy holiday. Your shopping for loved ones should be done now. So let’s turn to the other kind of shopping you might be thinking about ...

Nilus Mattive - Three More Year-End Steps for Greater Wealth

Three More Year-End Steps for Greater Wealth

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 3:00pm

First off, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season! I hope you find plenty of time to celebrate with your friends and family. And I look forward to helping you ...

Tony Sagami - Miracle on Nanjing Road

Miracle on Nanjing Road

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 7:30am

Did you finish your holiday shopping yet? I have and mainly because I was one of those die-hards who woke up at 4:00 AM to take advantage of the big, Black Friday day-after-Thanksgiving sales ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Gala Issue: Biggest Sea Change of Our Lifetime!

Gala Issue: Biggest Sea Change of Our Lifetime!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:30am

The Fed, the Treasury and all major governments on the planet are throwing the kitchen sink at this debt crisis. But their efforts are being overwhelmed by a monumental sea change ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Invisible but Invincible!

Invisible but Invincible!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 7:30am

Martin here with a quick update and big picture overview. Deflation is now striking with unprecedented power and speed: Last week, OPEC announced its biggest production cut in history ...

Jack Crooks - A super deal on the U.S. dollar

A super deal on the U.S. dollar

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 7:30am

Traders have slashed the price of the U.S. dollar. And that’s terrific news! Now you can get your hands on greenbacks far cheaper than you could only two weeks ago ...

Mike Larson - Desperate times, desperate measures … and lots of questions

Desperate times, desperate measures … and lots of questions

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 19, 2008 at 7:30am

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has done it. He's thrown down the gauntlet. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say, and the Federal Reserve has now gone "all in."

Larry Edelson - The Fed, Gold, Stocks, And China …

The Fed, Gold, Stocks, And China …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:30am

As you read this I’m at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport awaiting my flight back to the U.S. to get home for the holidays. And since next Thursday is Christmas Day, and I’m off, I would like to wish you a very happy holiday ...

Sean Brodrick - Mexico’s Streets of Gold

Mexico’s Streets of Gold

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:30am

Last week, I went to Mexico to check out a new gold project. It capped off a great week for gold when we got more positive news for the yellow metal and technical signals that indicate ...

Nilus Mattive - Two Smart Year-End Moves

Two Smart Year-End Moves

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 3:00pm

This past year was rough on most investment portfolios. Many are worth a lot less on paper than they were in 2007. But there are always ways to turn those lemons into lemonade before New Year’s Day ...

Tony Sagami - Five Insiders Give Dire Warnings About China

Five Insiders Give Dire Warnings About China

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 7:30am

Because of its rapid economic growth over the last 30 years, it's easy to forget that China is a communist country. The Chinese, like everybody else, love money. But the Communist party is ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Deflation strikes hard! What to do …

Deflation strikes hard! What to do …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7:30am

The deflation we’ve been warning you about is here, and it’s striking hard. Last week, the Fed released a report that sent chills down the spine of economists all over the world ...

Jack Crooks - Euro set to weaken substantially

Euro set to weaken substantially

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:30am

There’s been a strong move against the U.S. dollar this week. But am I envious of the euro right now? Definitely not. Technically the dollar is extremely overbought. So I expect ...

Mike Larson - Postcards from the Bond Market Edge

Postcards from the Bond Market Edge

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:30am

I thought I had witnessed a lot of craziness in the bond market over the past year: The utter obliteration of subprime mortgage bonds ... The crash of auction rate securities, and ...

Larry Edelson - Bargains and Profits Galore …

Bargains and Profits Galore …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 7:30am

I’m going to cut to the chase. No complex economic theories ... no philosophy ... no complicated analysis. Just the facts and practical insight on how to grow your wealth ...

Mike Larson - Warning: Big, Blatant Sell Signal in These Stocks …

Warning: Big, Blatant Sell Signal in These Stocks …

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 3:45pm

I have just gotten a series of large, unabashed sell signals in every single U.S. stock that has anything to do with real estate, housing and construction. And I'm going to take ACTION on these ...

Sean Brodrick - Carnage in Crude

Carnage in Crude

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 7:00am

As you read this, I’m on my way to check out a new gold project in Mexico that I hope to tell you about in an upcoming Money and Markets column. But I couldn’t skip the chance to go ...

Nilus Mattive - Three gift ideas for your favorite investor

Three gift ideas for your favorite investor

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 3:00pm

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, you might be busily hunting for gifts that are both affordable and practical. So today I wanted to share three ideas that I think make great gifts for that special someone in your life ...

Tony Sagami - Global decline spells trouble for India’s tech sector

Global decline spells trouble for India’s tech sector

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 7:30am

The deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India dominated the global headlines last week. What didn’t get a lot of attention, though, was the reason behind the attacks ...

Mike Burnick - WORST Market Panic in 101 Years!

WORST Market Panic in 101 Years!

by Mike Burnick | Monday, December 8, 2008 at 4:45pm

This is one time I wish our timing hadn't been so spot on ... Back in mid-September, as we were preparing for our Bear Market Defense Forum online video event, I was worrying that perhaps our ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Depression, Deflation and Your Survival

Depression, Deflation and Your Survival

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:30am

If you're still skeptical that we're sinking into America's Second Great Depression, you don't have to believe Alan Greenspan, who says we're already experiencing the worst financial crisis in a hundred ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Triumph of the Dollar

Triumph of the Dollar

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 7:30am

Martin here with a few words from my father, J. Irving Weiss, about the Great Depression. Before he passed away, he wrote: “In just three short years between the peak of the stock market boom in 1929 ...

Jack Crooks - The gates to dollar heaven are guarded by skeptics

The gates to dollar heaven are guarded by skeptics

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 7:30am

I was doing some research earlier in the week, and I came across a blog I’d never heard of written by a guy I’d never heard of on a topic that we’ve all most certainly heard of ... the U.S. dollar ...

The Money and Markets Team - In Just 3 Days, You'll Be Connected to … MAM-TV

In Just 3 Days, You'll Be Connected to … MAM-TV

by The Money and Markets Team | Friday, December 5, 2008 at 3:00pm

Bright and early Monday, you'll be able to watch your favorite editors present market commentaries on MAM-TV. And here's a peek of what you can expect each week ... Nilus Mattive is the ...

Mike Larson - The Biggest Bubble of All: Long-term Treasuries?

The Biggest Bubble of All: Long-term Treasuries?

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 5, 2008 at 7:30am

We’ve lived through some truly historic bubbles in recent years: The dot-com bubble was a doozy ... The housing bubble was even bigger, and ... Now I’m wondering if we aren’t dealing with ...

Ron Rowland - How to Buy and Sell Real Estate with ETFs

How to Buy and Sell Real Estate with ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 3:00pm

If you’ve had your eyes open the last two years, you know that real estate is in a brutal bear market. Just in October, new home sales dropped 5.3%. Existing home sales fell 3.1% ...

Larry Edelson - 4 Critical Q&As, Plus Big Profits Ahead …

4 Critical Q&As, Plus Big Profits Ahead …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:30am

Pretty wild out there, eh? But as ugly as it all looks … I reaffirm my views: Nearly all markets are bottoming in what will ultimately prove to be buying opportunities of a lifetime. Am I some kind of ...

Sean Brodrick - Quest for the City of Gold

Quest for the City of Gold

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 7:30am

El Dorado ... Cibola ... Quivira ... these are all fabled "lost cities of gold" that fired up the imaginations of explorers who pursued their dreams to the four corners of the Earth. These cities only existed ...

Nilus Mattive - Another Way to Gauge the Safety of Dividends

Another Way to Gauge the Safety of Dividends

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 3:00pm

Over the past few weeks, I’ve told you about some dividend bright spots — companies and sectors where payments continue to rise despite the weakening economy. But I’ve also told you ...

Tony Sagami - Here's one bright spot in the unfriendly skies of the travel industry

Here's one bright spot in the unfriendly skies of the travel industry

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 7:30am

One of the themes that I regularly repeat is that the key to making money in the next decade is to get 'long' whatever the Chinese are buying. A country with 1.4 billion consumers and $1.9 trillion in...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Starting Now: America's Second Great Depression

Starting Now: America's Second Great Depression

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 1, 2008 at 7:30am

On this first weekday after Thanksgiving, it’s time to take a moment, look at the changes swirling all around us and think about the tasks we must achieve together in the weeks ahead. After more than ...

Jack Crooks - Why This "Mouse" Is About to Roar!

Why This "Mouse" Is About to Roar!

by Jack Crooks | Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 7:30am

Most investors are understandably fixating on the spectacle of the U.S. debt crisis and Washington’s $7.8 trillion in loans, investments, commitments and guarantees designed to end it. So when ...

Jack Crooks - Why the Euro Is Set to Fall Further …

Why the Euro Is Set to Fall Further …

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 7:30am

Is anyone less thankful this year than last year? It’s probably safe to bet on YES. I don’t have to run through it all — we’ve been bludgeoned by all that’s bad in the global economy and financial system ...

Mike Larson - Three big questions to ponder this holiday weekend

Three big questions to ponder this holiday weekend

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 28, 2008 at 7:30am

It’s a beautiful, long holiday weekend. I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving (and my birthday) with my family, and I’m sure many of you are also busy with relatives and friends. So I’m going to keep this ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - A Day for Thanks

A Day for Thanks

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 7:30am

With all the turmoil in the markets, it’s important to have days like today … when we remember the truly meaningful things in our lives, especially friends and family. Our team is at home today ...

Sean Brodrick - Financial Mayhem to Fuel Gold’s Next Surge?

Financial Mayhem to Fuel Gold’s Next Surge?

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 7:30am

Last week, I wrote about how our oil-rich friends in the Middle East are buying gold hand over fist. It turns out they’re not the only ones. The latest figures from the World Gold Council show a frenzy of activity ...

Nilus Mattive - A Hidden Benefit of Roth IRAs

A Hidden Benefit of Roth IRAs

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 3:00pm

With the upcoming holiday rapidly approaching, we should all start thinking about what we’re thankful for. You know, just in case someone at the dinner table puts us on the spot. Here’s what ...

Tony Sagami - Hitch Your Wagon To A Recession-Proof Stock

Hitch Your Wagon To A Recession-Proof Stock

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 7:30am

Our country has been losing millions of jobs to cheaper foreign competitors and losing our edge in many industries — electronics, automobiles, semiconductors, clothing to name a few — but one ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Citigroup collapses! Banking Shutdown Possible

Citigroup collapses! Banking Shutdown Possible

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 24, 2008 at 10:00am

It pains me deeply to announce that, despite the massive government rescue, yesterday's collapse of Citigroup could ultimately lead to a shutdown of the global banking system ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Citigroup Failure Imminent

Citigroup Failure Imminent

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 7:30am

Citigroup, the nation's second largest banking conglomerate, is on the brink of failure. Its stock price collapse is the canary in the coal mine, wiping out over nine-tenths of the ...

Jack Crooks - What’s bearish for stocks, is bullish for the dollar

What’s bearish for stocks, is bullish for the dollar

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 7:30am

I came across a study that confirms just how tightly tied the markets have become. According to James Bianco, president of Bianco Research LLC: Over the last six months, seven separate assets ...

Mike Larson - S&P 500 Crashes Through Bear Market Low! Housing Heads South!

S&P 500 Crashes Through Bear Market Low! Housing Heads South!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7:30am

Yesterday was a historic day for the market. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index plunged by 6.7% to 752.44. The bear market low of October 2002 was 768.63 — and we sliced through it like a hot...

Larry Edelson - More On the New Monetary System …

More On the New Monetary System …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:30am

Not surprisingly, my Money and Markets column last week about a new monetary system based on an upward revaluation of the price of gold set off quite a buzz all over the world. It was picked ...

Sean Brodrick - Are Oil-Rich Sheiks Being Scared Into Gold?

Are Oil-Rich Sheiks Being Scared Into Gold?

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:30am

Our oil-rich friends in the Middle East are scared. How do I know? Because they are buying gold like crazy! First, we got the news that Saudi investors spent $3.47 BILLION on gold in a recent two-week period ...

Nilus Mattive - A Time to Face Our Investing Fears

A Time to Face Our Investing Fears

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 3:00pm

Every time it looks like a real stock market rally is about to happen, the indexes end up right back down where they started (or lower). Panic and doomsday scenarios are all over the newspapers ...

Tony Sagami - Global recession spreading – time to be cautious

Global recession spreading – time to be cautious

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 7:30am

In 1944, our country had recently emerged from the Great Depression and was in the middle of World War II when 730 delegates from 44 Allied nations met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - A Fictional Scenario of the Future: The Final Bailout

A Fictional Scenario of the Future: The Final Bailout

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30am

We have come to a major crossroads in the history of our nation, a time when you must understand all the relevant events in far greater depth; and see the likely future with far greater clarity ...

Mike Larson - Heads up: Major crash recos early this week!

Heads up: Major crash recos early this week!

by Mike Larson | Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 7:30am

On Thursday, precisely 17 minutes after the S&P 500 hit its lowest point of this entire bear market, I urged my subscribers to take more profits on their inverse ETFs. And now, with thousands ...

Jack Crooks - The U.S. Dollar is Gonna be Around for a Long, Long, LONG Time

The U.S. Dollar is Gonna be Around for a Long, Long, LONG Time

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 7:30am

It's times like these when I'm really glad that I haven't devoted myself to trading in the stock and commodities market. Sure there's money to be made, even on the downside. However, the dynamics ...

Mike Larson - My "Outrage List" keeps getting longer and longer

My "Outrage List" keeps getting longer and longer

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 14, 2008 at 7:30am

I don’t know about you. But I started keeping a mental “Outrage List” a while back. The idea: Chronicle all the ridiculous statistics, all the lies, all the questionable practices, and all the dubious ...

Larry Edelson - The G-20's Secret Debt Solution

The G-20's Secret Debt Solution

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 7:30am

If you think this weekend's G-20 meetings in Washington are only about designing short-term fixes to the financial system and regulatory reforms for banks, hedge funds, brokers, mortgage companies ...

Sean Brodrick - Fear and Greed at the DC Money Show …

Fear and Greed at the DC Money Show …

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:30am

Last weekend, I attended the Money Show in Washington, DC. The themes of fear and greed ran throughout the show. And I'd say that fear had the upper hand. The speakers at the show (I was one ...

Nilus Mattive - Look at the Dividend Tech Stocks!

Look at the Dividend Tech Stocks!

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 3:00pm

Last week, I told you that McDonald's is a great example of a company with strong fundamentals and continued dividend strength. Yesterday, we saw more proof: The company said global same-store ...

Tony Sagami - American Baseball Vs. Chinese Basketball

American Baseball Vs. Chinese Basketball

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:30am

Beijing's latest stimulus package was a great sign that the country is devoted to future economic growth. And I think all the measures — which include infrastructure spending and tax deductions ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Why Washington Cannot Prevent Depression

Why Washington Cannot Prevent Depression

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:30am

Fear of depression is sweeping the nation. Millions of Americans are consumed with anxiety, abandoning their old shop-till-they-drop habits, slashing their spending, trying desperately to pinch pennies ...

Mike Larson - The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome

The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome

by Mike Larson | Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 7:30am

Despite the global euphoria that greeted Barack Obama's landslide victory on Tuesday, U.S. stocks posted their greatest post-election decline in history — evidence that investors are now ...

Jack Crooks - The Japanese Yen is About to Skyrocket. It's Time to Jump On Board!

The Japanese Yen is About to Skyrocket. It's Time to Jump On Board!

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 7:30am

Last year I dedicated several Money and Markets columns solely to my expectations for the Japanese yen carry trade to unwind. But since that trend took a breather in the middle of this year ...

Mike Larson - A new president … new ideas … and an old problem: How to pay for it all!

A new president … new ideas … and an old problem: How to pay for it all!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 7, 2008 at 7:30am

It's been one heck of a week in American politics. We have a new president-elect in Barack Obama ... a new approach to governing...

Larry Edelson - Big Moolah to be Made …

Big Moolah to be Made …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:30am

We have a lot of ground to cover today. So forgive me if this issue jumps around a bit. But there's just not enough space in this column for me to cover everything in as much detail as I would like ...

Sean Brodrick - Funding America's Future Can Make You a Whole Lot Richer …

Funding America's Future Can Make You a Whole Lot Richer …

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 7:30am

By the time you read this, America will have a new President. I hope he's better with money than the last resident of the White House. Just look at how the Bush gang is spending the $700 billion bailout ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Obama victory rally in stocks? Don't be fooled …

Obama victory rally in stocks? Don't be fooled …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 6:00am

World stock markets are extending their bear market rally, and there's a possibility they could continue to do so for a while longer. If so, don't be fooled! Why? Because the drivers behind the rally ...

Nilus Mattive - Supersize Your Dividends at McDonald's

Supersize Your Dividends at McDonald's

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 3:00pm

I'm not a fan of fast food. And since my wife is a strict vegetarian, I don't eat very many hamburgers, even of the slow-cooked variety. So you'd think McDonald's would be way off my radar ...

Tony Sagami - Nikkei Hits 26-Year Low: Bargains Galore …

Nikkei Hits 26-Year Low: Bargains Galore …

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 7:30am

Black Monday, October 19, 1987, seems like a long, long time ago, doesn't it? The Dow plunged from 2,246 to 1,738, losing a whopping 22% in a single day. I was a retail stockbroker at the time ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Great American Housing Nightmare: Next Phase

The Great American Housing Nightmare: Next Phase

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:30am

One of the greatest blunders of our time is made by those who blindly assume home prices are so low they couldn't possibly go any lower. In reality, home prices don't stop going down at some ...

Mike Larson - Stand by! Major recos tomorrow!

Stand by! Major recos tomorrow!

by Mike Larson | Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7:30am

Today's my quiet time to spend with my wife, my two daughters, and friends. But it's also my day to sneak away to my home office, track the foreign markets and put the finishing touches on the recos ...

Jack Crooks - The U.S. Economy Stinks, but the Dollar Smells Like a Rose

The U.S. Economy Stinks, but the Dollar Smells Like a Rose

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 7:30am

An advance report of third-quarter U.S. GDP showed a decline of 0.3%. That's awfully pathetic, right? But not quite as pathetic as the 0.5% that was anticipated ... Still, there's no denying that ...

Mike Larson - Urgent bonus issue: The Coming Insurance Meltdown

Urgent bonus issue: The Coming Insurance Meltdown

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 31, 2008 at 6:00pm

You've seen hundreds of subprime lenders bite the dust, with New Century Financial and Countrywide leading the way ... You've seen giant banks like Washington Mutual and Wachovia suffer ...

Mike Larson - The Government's Newest Interest Rate Conundrum

The Government's Newest Interest Rate Conundrum

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 31, 2008 at 7:30am

Step into my interest rate time machine for a minute, if you will. We're going back to February 16, 2005 — the day former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testified before the Senate ...

Larry Edelson - Seeing Through the Panic to Profits …

Seeing Through the Panic to Profits …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7:30am

First, some important news no one else is telling you: The Dow is now trading at the equivalent of the 2,500 level, down a whopping 77% from its high. Yes, you read that right. In terms of "honest" ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Fed rate cut a DUD! Fed rescues go WILD!

Fed rate cut a DUD! Fed rescues go WILD!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 6:00pm

While all eyes were focused today on the Fed's rate cut, the big news was the Fed's latest cockamamie effort to save world. Indeed, just when you thought the insanity couldn't get crazier ...

Sean Brodrick - Oil to $50 … or $150?

Oil to $50 … or $150?

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7:30am

When people ask me if I think crude oil is going to $50 or $150, I nod sagely and say: "Yes, probably." I'm not being flip. I'm simply giving both the short-term and the long-term timeframes ...

Nilus Mattive - Yes, You Can Still Find Solid, Reliable, Fat Dividends

Yes, You Can Still Find Solid, Reliable, Fat Dividends

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 3:00pm

Dividend investors have a right to be worried at the moment. Not only are stock indexes plummeting, but a large number of firms are also slashing their payments to shareholders. Many are ...

Tony Sagami - Bailouts Continue; China Does It Differently

Bailouts Continue; China Does It Differently

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:30am

Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke will go down in history as two of the most incompetent Federal Reserve chairmen our country has ever had. Like Mr. Magoo, they blindly drove the stock market ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Weiss Research's Emergency Q&A – Part 2

Weiss Research's Emergency Q&A – Part 2

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:30am

Your money is in grave danger, but you can get it to safety. The value of your home, your stocks, your 401k, even your supposedly "safe" investments could fall dramatically, but you can ...

Mike Larson - Watch out! Crash gaining momentum!

Watch out! Crash gaining momentum!

by Mike Larson | Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:30am

We told you this was coming. Last month, we warned you that this would be the blackest "Black October" in years. We begged you to use contrarian investments to multiply your money when ...

Jack Crooks - Burning Question: Won't This All Be Inflationary?

Burning Question: Won't This All Be Inflationary?

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:30am

It’s a popular notion when the financial winds are blowing unfavorably: Money is being printed uncontrollably ... inflation is the only option ... fiat currencies are doomed. The thing is, if you’re ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Urgent Crash Warning!

Urgent Crash Warning!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Friday, October 24, 2008 at 9:15am

This stock market decline could go down in history as one of the worst crashes of all time, and it gives me no pleasure to see my dire warnings come true. I have dreaded this day as often as I have ...

Mike Larson - The Credit Virus Spreads Worldwide

The Credit Virus Spreads Worldwide

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30am

Back in 1997, a minor currency crisis in Thailand rattled a few regional market players. But the rest of the world ignored it ... at first. They said it wouldn't matter to the U.S. and would be just ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Important Change in Our Outlook!

Important Change in Our Outlook!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 3:00pm

We have joined here today to restate and underscore an important change in our near-term outlook for the world economy, the U.S. dollar, natural resources, and emerging markets. Until early this ...

Larry Edelson - A Brave New, Profitable World …

A Brave New, Profitable World …

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:30am

We're in a brave new and very scary world. But it's also a world chock full of new opportunities and profit potential. I'll tell you about one of my favorite sectors in a moment. First, at the risk ...

Sean Brodrick - Yes, We Have No Silver

Yes, We Have No Silver

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:30am

As the price of silver pulled back under $10 an ounce recently, I started loading up on the white metal. Or, I should say, I tried to load up. While I was easily able to buy silver coins with numismatic ...

Nilus Mattive - Dividend Superstars Crushing Other Income Investments

Dividend Superstars Crushing Other Income Investments

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 3:00pm

A few months ago, right here in Money and Markets, I said utility stocks that boast steadily rising dividend payments are better income investments than bonds. And as the credit ...

Tony Sagami - The Chinese Perspective: What Global Recession?

The Chinese Perspective: What Global Recession?

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:30am

You've probably never heard of the Canton Fair, but it is the largest trade fair in the world, where thousands of manufacturers, businessmen, and merchants gather to conduct business ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Weiss Research's Emergency Q&A – Transcript

Weiss Research's Emergency Q&A – Transcript

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:30am

Paulson and Bernanke's massive bailout for the banking industry is causing so many unintended side effects it must be making their heads spin. Yes, banks have gotten some interest-rate relief ...

Mike Larson - Economy Crumbling

Economy Crumbling

by Mike Larson | Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 7:30am

I invest prudently to help ensure the future financial well-being of my wife and two daughters. And Martin, who visited us recently, shares the same philosophy. But when future history books ...

Jack Crooks - Making Money from Loonies and Pesos …

Making Money from Loonies and Pesos …

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 7:30am

I've clearly laid out my reasons why the U.S. dollar has rallied sharply versus most of the world's currencies ... and why it's got a lot of room left to climb. But in case you missed my previous ...

Mike Larson - Why Mortgage Rates Are Rising Despite Government Efforts!

Why Mortgage Rates Are Rising Despite Government Efforts!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 17, 2008 at 7:30am

The government is throwing everything ... and I do mean EVERYTHING ... at the credit and mortgage markets. It has taken over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It has agreed to buy ...

Larry Edelson - Dow Drops 733; Another Reason to Like Gold

Dow Drops 733; Another Reason to Like Gold

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:30am

The credit collapse is not entirely over. Nor is its impact on Main Street. And as we saw yesterday, there will be more sell-offs, sharp ones that scare the dickens out of nearly everyone ...

Sean Brodrick - Hey, Big Spender!

Hey, Big Spender!

by Sean Brodrick | Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:30am

If the Central Banks were our kids, we'd be taking their credit cards away. They are spending us into the poor house! Sure, Wall Street is at the rotten root of this crisis. Their toxic debt is poisoning ...

Nilus Mattive - A Big Step Toward Income AND Safety

A Big Step Toward Income AND Safety

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 3:00pm

Last week, I gave you the numbers on previous bear and bull markets in the U.S. And I told you about some strategies that can work together to both protect you from downside market action ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Wild markets! Bonds crashing!

Wild markets! Bonds crashing!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 11:30am

Martin here with an urgent update on these wild, wild markets. The key factor many investors seem to be forgetting: While stock markets have enjoyed a historic rally, bond markets are ...

Tony Sagami - Asia and the Monetary Cavalry

Asia and the Monetary Cavalry

by Tony Sagami | Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:30am

If you're an early riser and watch Fox News, you may have seen me on TV last Thursday morning. Markets all over the globe were falling in response to the plunge in our stock market and the ...

Daniel Lindley - The Bridgehampton Bummer: The Real Tragedy of the Commons

The Bridgehampton Bummer: The Real Tragedy of the Commons

by Daniel Lindley | Monday, October 13, 2008 at 3:00pm

Wall Street has generated a large and sometimes contradictory set of sayings to explain the mysteries of the market over the years. Sell into any rally, the wise ones say — usually some