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Mike Larson - Global Rate Hiking Cycle Gathers Steam; What to Do …

Global Rate Hiking Cycle Gathers Steam; What to Do …

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 31, 2010 at 7:30am

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, here in the U.S. markets late last week. But on Christmas Day, China’s central bank shocked investors ... Specifically, the People’s Bank of China raised short-term ...

Ron Rowland - Six ETFs to Consider Dumping Today

Six ETFs to Consider Dumping Today

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7:30am

Happy Holidays! Many people have the last day of the year off, but not stock and ETF traders. Since 2011 New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday, the NYSE and other exchanges are open for a full day. This is good ...

Claus Vogt - Monetary Tightening Threatens China’s Economic Prospects

Monetary Tightening Threatens China’s Economic Prospects

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 7:30am

China’s role on the global stage has grown tremendously during the past several years. And there are valid reasons to believe this trend will continue. But it will not go as smoothly as many pundits assume ...

Nilus Mattive - One reason to bet on U.S. stocks in 2011

One reason to bet on U.S. stocks in 2011

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7:30am

There are definitely plenty of reasons to be concerned about the U.S. economy — and the broad market — in the year ahead. There are definitely plenty of reasons to be concerned about the U.S. economy — ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - CBS 60 Minutes: “Day of Reckoning Is at Hand!”

CBS 60 Minutes: “Day of Reckoning Is at Hand!”

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 27, 2010 at 7:30am

At this very moment, cities and states all across this country are facing their day of reckoning, with far-reaching consequences for the economy, investors and every American citizen. This morning, I will ...

The Money and Markets Team - Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

by The Money and Markets Team | Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 7:30am

Our Money and Markets team is off today, spending some quality time with family and friends. But we wanted to take a moment to wish you all the best during this holiday season. Your friendship and loyalty ...

Mike Larson - Lessons Learned by Looking Back at 2010

Lessons Learned by Looking Back at 2010

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 24, 2010 at 7:30am

The year is winding down, and boy has it been an exciting and volatile one. Bonds. Currencies. Financial stocks. Some of the gyrations we’ve witnessed in those instruments over the past 12 months were ...

Ron Rowland - Dangers and Opportunities in Muni Bond ETFs

Dangers and Opportunities in Muni Bond ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 7:30am

Bonds of all kinds took a beating over the last few months — ever since Ben Bernanke began hinting he would launch another “quantitative easing” money-printing program. Ben was true to his word. And the ...

Claus Vogt - European Sovereign Debt Crisis Set to Spread … Government Bonds at Risk!

European Sovereign Debt Crisis Set to Spread … Government Bonds at Risk!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 7:30am

According to its homepage, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an organization that fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. The BIS fulfils ...

Nilus Mattive - Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Investor

Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Investor

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 7:30am

At my home, the tree is up. Our gingerbread house — a rather elaborate one, at that — has been assembled. And we’ve already been entertaining a number of guests over the last couple weeks ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New Riches in a New Miracle Economy

New Riches in a New Miracle Economy

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 20, 2010 at 7:30am

Brazil’s economy is booming, and I can assure you, it’s not a bubble. I am also certain that the vast riches being made are not a flash in the pan. Let me tell you why I’m so confident. First, because my family and ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Insanity on the Potomac — Treasury investors recoiling in horror!

Insanity on the Potomac — Treasury investors recoiling in horror!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:30am

Given the insanity on the Potomac last week, I cannot imagine a time when a clear vision of the future would be more crucial. At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Obama signed a new fiscal package, ...

Bryan Rich - The U.S. is Muddling Along, Which Right Now … Doesn’t Look So Bad!

The U.S. is Muddling Along, Which Right Now … Doesn’t Look So Bad!

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 7:30am

For the better part of 2009 and for the second half of 2010, the world’s focus has been on how dreadful things look in the U.S. and how great the opportunities are said to be everywhere else. But despite all ...

Mike Larson - What to Do as the Fed Plays Ostrich

What to Do as the Fed Plays Ostrich

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7:30am

The latest Federal Reserve meeting came and went this week. And I gotta tell you, the Fed should replace the eagle on its website with an ostrich! I say that because the post-meeting statement was a bunch ...

Ron Rowland - Consumers on a Shopping Spree … Five ETFs to Help You Profit!

Consumers on a Shopping Spree … Five ETFs to Help You Profit!

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7:30am

If you’re like most Americans, you know December as the “Season of Shopping.” So today I’ll give you some ideas on how you can make money to replace what you’ll spend this month. Consumers lost some of ...

Claus Vogt - THE GLOBAL DEBT TRAP How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune

THE GLOBAL DEBT TRAP How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7:30am

We have just released our new book, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune, which we think is timed perfectly for the events now swirling around us. And as our way of thanking you ...

Nilus Mattive - A Social Security “Shot Across the Bow”

A Social Security “Shot Across the Bow”

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:30am

For nearly two years, I’ve been telling current Social Security recipients to consider using a little-known provision to boost their payments substantially. And in recent months, I ratcheted up my warnings to ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Grand Compromise or Great Conspiracy?

Grand Compromise or Great Conspiracy?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:30am

When Americans went to the polls last month, many thought they were voting for a return of fiscal sanity in Washington. And with fiscal sanity, we'd have far better assurance of bond-market stability ...

Bryan Rich - The End Game for the Euro

The End Game for the Euro

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7:30am

The euro is doomed, and the consequences of its demise are far-reaching — both in terms of the dangers for anyone who is unprepared and the opportunities for those who are. This is so important I have ...

Mike Larson - Interest Rates Surge as Fed, Congress Crush Debtholders

Interest Rates Surge as Fed, Congress Crush Debtholders

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:30am

Washington, 0. The bond market, 1. That’s the score folks, in case you haven’t been keeping track. The Federal Reserve Chairman said his $600 billion “QE2” program would lower interest rates. Instead, rates ...

Ron Rowland - Follow the Trend with Small-Cap Growth ETFs

Follow the Trend with Small-Cap Growth ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:30am

With exchange traded funds (ETFs), global stock markets can be sliced and diced in hundreds of different ways. You can invest by country, by geographic region, by industry sector, and by various combinations ...

Claus Vogt - Ben Bernanke Ready to Print Still More!

Ben Bernanke Ready to Print Still More!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:30am

Fed President Ben Bernanke earned his nickname “Helicopter Ben” as early as 2002 when as a Fed Governor he gave his famous speech Deflation: Making Sure It Doesn’t Happen Here. “Helicopter money” is a term he coined to describe ...

Nilus Mattive - Should U.S. investors fear a “Japan scenario?”

Should U.S. investors fear a “Japan scenario?”

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:30am

With Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve now into their second round of quantitative easing, a lot of investors are becoming increasingly worried about the U.S. “becoming like Japan.” In short, they're ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Warning: Muni Bond Chaos Imminent

Warning: Muni Bond Chaos Imminent

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:30am

Whenever folks from Washington or Wall Street try to persuade you that the Great Debt Crisis is now “over,” I suggest you shake their hands politely, usher them to the door, and tell them to never come back ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Why I’m giving away over $250,000 in prizes and memberships

Why I’m giving away over $250,000 in prizes and memberships

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:30am

Hi, I’m having a great Sunday and I hope you are too! I’m happily giving away prizes and memberships valued at over $250,000 in the Weiss Forecast Challenge. Here’s how it works ...

Gavin Magor - The Moment of Truth for Medicare

The Moment of Truth for Medicare

by Gavin Magor | Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 7:30am

Traditionally this is the season when we look forward to the giving and receiving of gifts. But maybe we’ll look at things differently this year ... because on Wednesday, according to The National Commission on ...

Mike Larson - Deficit Commission Fiddles While Rome (and Dublin … and Athens … Lisbon) Burns!

Deficit Commission Fiddles While Rome (and Dublin … and Athens … Lisbon) Burns!

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:30am

The meltdown in Europe’s debt market just keeps getting worse. In the past several days ... Ireland was forced to follow Greece down Bailout Road. The country needed $113 billion in aid to fill a Grand Canyon ...

Ron Rowland - Does Your ETF Own Derivatives?

Does Your ETF Own Derivatives?

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:30am

What’s in your exchange traded fund (ETF)? The obvious answer is “stocks” if it is a stock ETF, and “bonds” if it is a bond ETF. That’s not always the case, though ...

Claus Vogt - The Solution to the Government Debt Problem Is Well Known

The Solution to the Government Debt Problem Is Well Known

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:30am

Last Thursday in a government declaration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the debt problems in Ireland and other European countries. She said, “Europe needs a new culture of stability,” and added, “A better monitoring ...

Nilus Mattive - Not much time left for year-end moves!

Not much time left for year-end moves!

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:30am

Lots of meals with friends and family. Hundreds of e-mails about shopping deals. And even a trip into the woods to saw down a nine-foot douglas fir for our living room. Yes, this past weekend clearly kicked off ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New phase of debt crisis! Striking NOW! Despite rescues!

New phase of debt crisis! Striking NOW! Despite rescues!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:30am

A belated “Happy Thanksgiving!” — from our family to yours! Sadly, though, even while most Americans were enjoying the holiday or hitting the malls, much of Europe was sinking deeper into a new, more ...

Bryan Rich - The Euro Zone’s Timeout Is Expiring!

The Euro Zone’s Timeout Is Expiring!

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 7:30am

Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend was an unusually active holiday news cycle. Of course, it was when Tiger Woods had his bizarre car accident outside of his home. That saga would dominate the news for ...

Mike Larson - Why I’m THANKFUL for the Bond Market Sell Off

Why I’m THANKFUL for the Bond Market Sell Off

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 26, 2010 at 7:30am

I don’t know about you, but I’m still stuffed from yesterday! I ate enough turkey to feed a small army, and that’s not even counting all the trimmings. But frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanksgiving is ...

The Money and Markets Team - A Day for Giving Thanks

A Day for Giving Thanks

by The Money and Markets Team | Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 7:30am

Our team is at home today, celebrating with friends and family. But we wanted to let you know just how grateful we are for the trust you place in us each and every day ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - FINAL 10 hours for $100 reward!

FINAL 10 hours for $100 reward!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 2:00pm

My Three Urgent Questions video goes offline at 11:59 PM tonight, and when it does, your $xx reward for watching disappears as well!

Claus Vogt - Warning: Stock Market Sentiment Is Way Too Bullish!

Warning: Stock Market Sentiment Is Way Too Bullish!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:30am

In forecasting stock market movements, I’ve developed a model consisting of many components and indicators. Here’s a brief overview of where four of my five basic categories stand now: ...

Nilus Mattive - Dividends? Thanks but no thanks, banks!

Dividends? Thanks but no thanks, banks!

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:30am

Dividends have been all over the news lately, including a number of stories talking about the possibility that banks will begin paying out solid dividends again. Well, it might be a week for giving thanks, but I’m ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - FDIC: 903 banks in trouble. What to do …

FDIC: 903 banks in trouble. What to do …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:30am

Martin here with an urgent update on the next phase of the banking crisis. Just this past Friday, the government released new data showing that the FDIC's list of "problem banks" now includes 903 ...

Bryan Rich - A World Awash in Government Intervention, Delays the Inevitable

A World Awash in Government Intervention, Delays the Inevitable

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 7:30am

The past three years have been dominated by government intervention ... The U.S. propped up the banks with TARP money, and then gave banks ultra-easy money terms to recapitalize. And to unfreeze ...

Mike Larson - List of Fed’s enemies grows longer as bond market carnage spreads

List of Fed’s enemies grows longer as bond market carnage spreads

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:30am

It’s always gratifying when the mainstream media picks up on a theme you’ve been banging away at for weeks. And boy is that happening now. Just get a load of the headlines we’ve seen in recent days ...

Ron Rowland - Go for Profits with International ETFs

Go for Profits with International ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:30am

Let me ask you a question. Suppose you have the ability to invest in any stock market in the world. One of the largest markets has lagged badly for many years now. And there are few reasons to think the ...

Claus Vogt - Telling Trend Reversals: The Dollar and Bonds

Telling Trend Reversals: The Dollar and Bonds

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:30am

In last week’s Money and Markets column, I wrote about Bernanke’s quantitative easing policy. The goal of the policy is to create higher stock and housing prices by pushing the dollar and interest rates down. So, ...

Nilus Mattive - Time to Take Profits from Corporate Bonds?

Time to Take Profits from Corporate Bonds?

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7:30am

Back in May of 2009, I wrote an article here in Money and Markets called “Time to Start Nibbling on Corporate Bonds.” As the name implied, I argued that investors looking for opportunities in fixed-income ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Fed money printing getting even wilder!

Fed money printing getting even wilder!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:30am

I’ve seen a lot of crazy monetary shenanigans in my lifetime — in Brazil, Japan and elsewhere. But I’ve never seen anything quite like the explosion of out-and-out money printing we’re witnessing in ...

Sean Brodrick - Dazzling Bargains in Commodities

Dazzling Bargains in Commodities

by Sean Brodrick | Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 7:30am

Is gold a bargain at $1,400 an ounce? Is crude oil a screaming deal at $85 a barrel? Absolutely! In fact, I think the prices of many commodities such as gold, crude oil, wheat, soybeans, copper and silver will ...

Bryan Rich - Euro Back Under the Microscope

Euro Back Under the Microscope

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7:30am

Investors, politicians and the media have had tunnel vision for the better part of the past five months. And it’s been directed squarely on the United States. The world has been transfixed on the dollar. Experts ...

Mike Larson - Bernanke QE2 Program Backfiring! Global Money War Intensifying!

Bernanke QE2 Program Backfiring! Global Money War Intensifying!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:30am

The reviews are coming in fast and furious — and they’re downright terrible! I’m not talking about the latest romantic comedy or action movie. I’m talking about the reviews of the Federal Reserve’s ...

Ron Rowland - Go for the Gold with Mining ETFs

Go for the Gold with Mining ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:30am

Do you like to dig? I have to admit, it’s not my favorite thing. But if I knew there was gold in the ground I might think differently. In fact, there is gold in the ground — and plenty of other valuable minerals, ...

Mike Larson - Fed money-printing scheme triggering bond price meltdown!

Fed money-printing scheme triggering bond price meltdown!

by Mike Larson | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 1:30pm

Since talk of new money-printing first surfaced a few weeks ago, 30-year bond yields have jumped sharply higher — from 3.46% to 4.29%. That’s a 21% surge in borrowing costs! It’s the biggest interest ...

Claus Vogt - Bernanke’s Monetary Policy Is Doomed!

Bernanke’s Monetary Policy Is Doomed!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:30am

Last week Ben Bernanke wrote an article for The Washington Post to justify the Fed’s decision of another round of quantitative easing. Here’s his core argument: “Easier financial conditions will promote economic ...

Larry Edelson - Silver EXPLODES 5.8%! Gold surging! Global firestorm about Fed money printing

Silver EXPLODES 5.8%! Gold surging! Global firestorm about Fed money printing

by Larry Edelson | Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 3:15pm

The precious metals markets are going wild even as I write these words. This is precisely what we recommended investing in with our online presentation that so many investors are rushing to view right ...

Nilus Mattive - Four Steps to Fine-Tune Your Portfolio

Four Steps to Fine-Tune Your Portfolio

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:30am

In my last couple of columns, I told you about two different portfolios that I’ve been running, both of which contain dividend stocks and have been performing very strongly. That prompted some of you to write in ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 4 ETFs Beating the Dow by a Mile

4 ETFs Beating the Dow by a Mile

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:30am

Martin here with a quick update on four of our favorite exchange traded funds (ETFs). From the first trading day in May through this past Friday, November 5, the Dow is up 4 percent. That’s actually ...

Larry Edelson - A Personal Story with Huge Profit Implications

A Personal Story with Huge Profit Implications

by Larry Edelson | Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7:30am

Larry here, with a personal story that may help you understand just how explosive the right investments can be in this new world of money printing gone wild. It’s why a lot of our readers are making so much ...

Bryan Rich - Currencies: Seven Charts You Should See

Currencies: Seven Charts You Should See

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 7:30am

The currency market, as well as all markets, have been heavily focused on the U.S. and the Fed’s plans for more quantitative easing (QE). And that’s had a huge impact on the dollar and on dollar sentiment. The ...

Mike Larson - Winners and Sinners in the Global Money War

Winners and Sinners in the Global Money War

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:30am

There’s a Great Global Money War raging right now — and the U.S. is losing. That’s the inescapable conclusion I draw from the market action I see on my screens ... the headlines coming across the tape ...

Larry Edelson - Gold up $41! Commodities, currencies exploding higher!

Gold up $41! Commodities, currencies exploding higher!

by Larry Edelson | Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:55am

Larry here with an urgent update on gold, silver, platinum, sugar, and almost every tangible asset under the sun. It’s been less than 24 hours since the Fed announced it’s cranking up the printing presses ...

Ron Rowland - Sorting Out the Asia ETFs

Sorting Out the Asia ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 7:30am

You shouldn’t be surprised if I tell you I like Asia. I talk about Asia frequently, both in my Money and Markets columns and in International ETF Trader. The reason is simple: Asia is where I see the best ...

Larry Edelson - News flash: $600 billion Fed funny money! Big LIE!

News flash: $600 billion Fed funny money! Big LIE!

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:45pm

This is it — the hot news that Wall Street was waiting for with bated breath. Fed Chief Bernanke’s going to buy another $600 billion in Treasury securities to pump liquidity into the economy ...

Claus Vogt - Sentiment Indicators Signaling a Major Top

Sentiment Indicators Signaling a Major Top

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:30am

The S&P 500 index is nearly back to its April high. In the bigger picture the market can be seen as tracing out a major topping formation lasting nearly one year. Valuations are historically high, and macroeconomic ...

Larry Edelson - It’s a LANDSLIDE! What to do …

It’s a LANDSLIDE! What to do …

by Larry Edelson | Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 3:00pm

It's all over but the shouting! According to last-minute polling, Republicans will gain up to 60 House seats, including a very vocal Tea Party caucus. Meanwhile, incumbents who have held the same seats for ...

Nilus Mattive - The Power of Carefully Chosen Dividend Stocks

The Power of Carefully Chosen Dividend Stocks

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:30am

Last week, I talked a little bit about the recent performance of my dad’s income portfolio. In case you missed that column, the upshot was that every new recommendation I’ve made is up and beating the ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The most amazing week of our lifetime …

The most amazing week of our lifetime …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30am

If there ever was a single week promising to deliver the most amazing financial changes of our lifetime, this has got to be it — with TWO D-Days hitting in the next 48 hours. D-Day #1 comes tomorrow, with the ...

Monty Agarwal - Fed President: Bernanke Making "A PACT WITH THE DEVIL"

Fed President: Bernanke Making "A PACT WITH THE DEVIL"

by Monty Agarwal | Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 7:30am

When Fed President Hoenig declared last week that Bernanke is making "a pact with the devil," he wasn't kidding. Nor was he talking about a little side deal that would someday be forgiven in money heaven ...

Bryan Rich - Currency War: "The Worst of Wars"

Currency War: "The Worst of Wars"

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 7:30am

Last week, here in Money and Markets, I suggested that the recent G-20 finance minister meetings could have a meaningful influence on the next trend in global currencies and other key markets. Therefore, we ...

Mike Larson - QE2 Sends Interest Rates Up. Yes, Up!

QE2 Sends Interest Rates Up. Yes, Up!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7:30am

So if the latest reporting is to be believed, QE2 is a fait accompli. The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday said the Federal Reserve plans to purchase “a few hundred billion dollars” worth of Treasuries over a ...

Monty Agarwal - My Answers to Your Questions

My Answers to Your Questions

by Monty Agarwal | Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:38pm

The upcoming midterm elections have now shifted more decisively toward Republicans, and polling analysts from both parties agree about that trend. Plus, the Fed has now virtually declared that it will ...

Ron Rowland - Get Down Under With Australia ETFs

Get Down Under With Australia ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:30am

See if you can guess the country ... Straddles two different oceans, Part of the British Commonwealth, Huge wilderness area, English-speaking, Democracy, Capitalist, Technologically and industrially ...

Mike Burnick - Seeking Profit Potential When Stocks Sink AND Soar

Seeking Profit Potential When Stocks Sink AND Soar

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:00am

The outcome of next Tuesday’s election could easily set off a chain reaction of events in our economy … and perhaps worldwide. Will the U.S. economy be able to grow enough to avoid a double-dip recession ...

Claus Vogt - Treasury Bond Bubble about to POP!

Treasury Bond Bubble about to POP!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:30am

Financial history shows that interest rates — and hence bond prices — have risen and fallen in long-term trends spanning decades. The following chart shows the 10-year Treasury since 1953. As you can see, ...

Nilus Mattive - Five strategies I'm using to help dad beat the stock market

Five strategies I'm using to help dad beat the stock market

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7:30am

You might remember that back in June my 63-year-old dad decided to let me begin managing his $100,000 retirement account at Vanguard. The goal was to help him get better returns than he was earning with ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Urgent Joint Release by Larry and Martin

Urgent Joint Release by Larry and Martin

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 25, 2010 at 7:30am

Tomorrow is your last day to see the extremely timely about the strategies and investments to be used in Martin's $1,000,000 portfolio, starting THIS week. The reason it's so timely? Because of FIVE powerful ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New buys this week! Your deadline: THIS TUESDAY!

New buys this week! Your deadline: THIS TUESDAY!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 7:30am

If you haven’t seen our most recent online presentation, I think you’d better do so before this weekend is over. The reason for the urgency is quite straightforward: The presentation is about the strategy and ...

Bryan Rich - G-20 Meetings Could Prove Very Important for Currencies

G-20 Meetings Could Prove Very Important for Currencies

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 7:30am

While many investors have their eyes on the G-20 Summit in November, this weekend’s gathering of G-20 finance ministers could prove to be the more significant event for markets. If you take a look at recent ...

Mike Larson - Mortgage Mess Comes Back to Haunt Bankers … Again

Mortgage Mess Comes Back to Haunt Bankers … Again

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 22, 2010 at 7:30am

Halloween is right around the corner. So it’s only appropriate that — just like some bad horror movie character — the mortgage monster keeps coming back to haunt bankers. Indeed, major financial ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - G-20 HEADS UP: Losing battle to stem CURRENCY WARS!

G-20 HEADS UP: Losing battle to stem CURRENCY WARS!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 2:00pm

I'm getting ready to put my $1,000,000 portfolio into a series of new investments, using an approach that could have generated a 2,478% total return in all types of market environments ...

Ron Rowland - Profit from Rising Food Prices with ETFs

Profit from Rising Food Prices with ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7:30am

Here’s a question for you ... and I’m pretty sure your answer is “Yes.” The question is: Do you eat? Food is a basic necessity of life. We all need to eat. Some of us eat more than others do, of course. Sadly, ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Flash update: Mortgage mayhem spreading!

Flash update: Mortgage mayhem spreading!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:39pm

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has just announced that new mortgage applications have slumped again despite some of the lowest interest rates in history — a drop in demand that bodes ill for the ...

Claus Vogt - Banks and the Unfounded Hope of Easy Money

Banks and the Unfounded Hope of Easy Money

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 7:30am

The main driver of the stock market rally off the late-August low seems to be the Fed’s relatively clear announcement of quantitative easing number two. Market participants seem to think that another round ...

Monty Agarwal - Urgent Alert: China Raises Rates! What it means …

Urgent Alert: China Raises Rates! What it means …

by Monty Agarwal | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:00pm

Thank you, Beijing! By raising interest rates this morning for first time since 2007, China has triggered profit taking in everything from currencies to commodities! Great! That is now triggering precisely ...

Nilus Mattive - Further Limiting Your Risk with CDs (or Bonds)

Further Limiting Your Risk with CDs (or Bonds)

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30am

It’s now official: As I suggested last week, Social Security recipients are not getting any cost-of-living increase in 2011. This marks the second straight year of flat monthly checks. That fact, combined with ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Two Game-Changing Decisions

Two Game-Changing Decisions

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 18, 2010 at 7:30am

If you think all the game-changing decisions to be made on November 2 will be by voters at the ballot boxes, think again! In his latest online presentation, Monty Agarwal reminds us that, on that very same ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Gutting the dollar is now official!

Gutting the dollar is now official!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7:30am

It’s official now. The Fed said it in their meeting notes. And Bernanke said it again on Friday: He’s going to run the money printing presses. It’s the same trick we’ve seen in countries like Brazil, Argentina and ...

Bryan Rich - Reflation Trade Is Overdone

Reflation Trade Is Overdone

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 7:30am

In recent weeks, the dollar has been the centerpiece of speculation surrounding the outlook for global economies, rising protectionist threats and the resurgence of global asset prices. And it all derives from ...

Mike Larson - Tensions Rise as Global Policymakers Part Ways

Tensions Rise as Global Policymakers Part Ways

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:30am

The tension out there is so thick you can cut it with a knife. I’m talking about the tension building between central bankers and policymakers in developed nations and their counterparts in so-called emerging ...

Ron Rowland - Diversify Out Of U.S. Dollars With ETFs

Diversify Out Of U.S. Dollars With ETFs

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:30am

Do you pay attention to the currency markets? You’d better, if you want to survive and thrive in these crazy times. I have to tell you I am NOT a currency expert. For deeper analysis I refer you to my ...

Claus Vogt - European Investors Haven't Been this Bullish in Nine Years!

European Investors Haven't Been this Bullish in Nine Years!

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7:30am

Price-earnings ratios and dividend yields are showing that the stock market is expensive. And my big-picture economic indicators are signaling high recession risks. My liquidity indicators are confirming this ...

Nilus Mattive - Will 2011 be another stagnant year for Social Security checks?

Will 2011 be another stagnant year for Social Security checks?

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:30am

In just a few days, the Social Security Administration is going to let retirees know how much their checks will go up next year. Or, in this case, how their checks aren’t going to go up at all. If you were ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Election's impact on stocks, gold, oil, currencies and more!

Election's impact on stocks, gold, oil, currencies and more!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 11, 2010 at 7:30am

If you think the winds of change in Washington — both on the political scene and at the Fed — can have a big impact on the financial markets, wait till you see what can happen in the coming political storm! For ...

Bryan Rich - China's Currency War: Enemy #1 for Global Economy

China's Currency War: Enemy #1 for Global Economy

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 7:30am

When Brazil’s finance minister said the world was in a currency war, it came as big news to many people — a surprising “new” economic threat. But there’s nothing new about a currency war. China has been ...

Mike Larson - Central Bankers' Global Race to the Bottom

Central Bankers' Global Race to the Bottom

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:30am

Well, that pretty much seals the deal. I’m talking about the latest, lousy batch of employment data. The ADP Employer Services report out Wednesday showed the economy shedding 39,000 jobs in September ...

Ron Rowland - Seven New ETFs Cover New Ground

Seven New ETFs Cover New Ground

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:30am

The exchange traded fund menu is growing fast. So far this year more than 170 new ETFs and similar exchange-traded products have hit the market in the U.S. Quite a few of the new ETFs were just ...

Claus Vogt - Don't Let September's Rally Trick You

Don't Let September's Rally Trick You

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:30am

You’ve probably heard the optimistic hype surrounding September’s stock market performance. The S&P 500 gained an impressive 8.8 percent during a month that has a bad reputation among stock market investors ...

Nilus Mattive - Do even CDs trump long-term Treasuries right now?

Do even CDs trump long-term Treasuries right now?

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:30am

Last week I told you why many mutual fund investors could be setting themselves up for serious losses in Treasury bonds. Just to recap – the idea was that mutual funds often buy and sell before their bonds ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - How to Time the Market’s Biggest Moves

How to Time the Market’s Biggest Moves

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:30am

One of the great dilemmas of any investor is timing the market. I’m not talking about the very short-term ups and downs. Nor am I recommending the kind of quick in-and-out trading that merely racks up more ...

Bryan Rich - QE2: This Time Is Different

QE2: This Time Is Different

by Bryan Rich | Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:30am

Since the Fed’s most recent meeting, everyone seems to have an opinion about another round of extraordinary monetary stimulus and the economic and market reactions such a move could leave in ...

Mike Larson - The Biggest Disconnect of All Time

The Biggest Disconnect of All Time

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 1, 2010 at 7:30am

I’m seeing one of the biggest disconnects of all time — between the underlying U.S. economy and the performance of the stock market. Just consider what we’ve learned about the economic fundamentals in ...

Ron Rowland - Five Tech ETFs to Look at Now

Five Tech ETFs to Look at Now

by Ron Rowland | Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7:30am

You can always count on one thing in the technology sector: Change! The cutting-edge inventions that fascinated us so much back in the 1990s are de rigueur now. Where will we be in ten years? I can only ...

Claus Vogt - If the Recession Has Ended, Why Is the Fed So Worried?

If the Recession Has Ended, Why Is the Fed So Worried?

by Claus Vogt | Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:30am

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the official arbiter of U.S. economic history. It sets the officially accepted dates for the beginning and the end of U.S. recessions. And on September 20, its ...

Nilus Mattive - A Hazard of Buying Bond Funds Now

A Hazard of Buying Bond Funds Now

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:30am

A number of us here at Weiss have been warning you about the dangers of buying bonds in this ultra-low-interest-rate environment, especially longer-dated U.S. Treasuries. But as I recently told my ...