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Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 5 Urgent Questions for 2013

5 Urgent Questions for 2013

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7:30am

No matter what Washington does at the 11th hour tonight, we end the year with one, absolutely indisputable, conclusion: The mammoth U.S. debt ...

John Ross Crooks, III - Why Haven’t We Seen the Inflation We Need Yet?

Why Haven’t We Seen the Inflation We Need Yet?

by John Ross Crooks, III | Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:30am

If you watch the markets as closely as I do, you can see that the United States is on course for a serious economic adjustment. From our unsustainable ...

Mike Larson - Are You Doing Business with These Ticking Time Bombs?

Are You Doing Business with These Ticking Time Bombs?

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7:30am

If you listen to the politicians and central bankers here in the U.S. and overseas, you’ll hear a remarkably happy tale: They’ll tell you the global financial crisis is ...

Mike Burnick - Will Energy Go from Worst to First in 2013?

Will Energy Go from Worst to First in 2013?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:30am

As investors look ahead to 2013, there’s much speculation about which asset classes and sectors of the stock market are likely to perform best ...

Tom Essaye - Why Uranium is the Unexpected Beneficiary of the New Abe Administration

Why Uranium is the Unexpected Beneficiary of the New Abe Administration

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:30am

Last week, I wrote about Shinzo Abe’s victory in Japan. And I explained how many observers are focused on the monetary policy switch that will ...

The Money and Markets Team - Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

by The Money and Markets Team | Tuesday, December 25, 2012 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 ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Thank you for one of the greatest gifts of all!

Thank you for one of the greatest gifts of all!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 24, 2012 at 7:30am

Please accept our warmest wishes for you and your loved ones during this holiday season. The rest of the year, my team and I focus on opportunities to help you ...

Bill Hall - 3 ETFs to Put You in the Catbird Seat for 2013

3 ETFs to Put You in the Catbird Seat for 2013

by Bill Hall | Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7:30am

The renowned British economist, John Maynard Keynes, said many years ago, “It is far better for an institutional investor’s reputation to fail conventionally ...

Mike Larson - How to put the power of Weiss’ global bank ratings to work for you!

How to put the power of Weiss’ global bank ratings to work for you!

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30am

When it comes to investing, great information is worth its weight in gold. It helps you cut through all the spin, half-truths, and outright lies coming out ...

Mike Burnick - Forget the Fiscal Cliff … Watch these Key Indicators into the New Year!

Forget the Fiscal Cliff … Watch these Key Indicators into the New Year!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:30am

Soon investors will close the books on 2012. The focus will be squarely on the New Year and what the economy and financial markets may ...

Tom Essaye - Contrarian Opportunity for You in Japan

Contrarian Opportunity for You in Japan

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Along with the regular holiday cheer that comes each December, investors and traders also receive previews looking at the year ahead from just about ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Worst Inflation in My Lifetime

The Worst Inflation in My Lifetime

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:30am

Shortly after we took this family photo in 1951, Dad decided to buy a second home in Brazil, where we experienced the worst inflation of the 20th Century ...

Sean Brodrick - This ‘Rodney Dangerfield of Metals’ Deserves Your Respect

This ‘Rodney Dangerfield of Metals’ Deserves Your Respect

by Sean Brodrick | Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:30am

Gold and silver may be the metals of kings. But if you’re looking for potentially royal returns on bullion bars and coins, you may want to consider adding ...

Tony Sagami - All That Glitters Isn’t (Just) Gold …

All That Glitters Isn’t (Just) Gold …

by Tony Sagami | Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:30am

With the fiscal cliff deadline just two short weeks away, there’s no time to waste in preparing for what comes next — whether it’s economic fallout ...

Mike Burnick - Start Your Stash of ‘Grab-and-Go’ Wealth Today!

Start Your Stash of ‘Grab-and-Go’ Wealth Today!

by Mike Burnick | Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:30am

With the stroke of a pen on July 23, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson made the first fundamental change to U.S. coinage in 173 years ...

Tom Essaye - Your ONLY Protection from the Coming Currency Wars

Your ONLY Protection from the Coming Currency Wars

by Tom Essaye | Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:30am

Today’s world is as uncertain as any we’ve seen in some time. Sovereign-debt crises threaten major economies in Europe and Japan. And the fiscal ...

Larry Edelson - Gold: Headed to $62,238 or Even $84,131 an Ounce?

Gold: Headed to $62,238 or Even $84,131 an Ounce?

by Larry Edelson | Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:30am

I have some important ground to cover with you today, in this special column. So let me get started right away — and with a warning I want to get on ...

Charles Goyette - At the Golden Crossroads: The West vs. the Rest

At the Golden Crossroads: The West vs. the Rest

by Charles Goyette | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:30am

There’s no doubt that we live in times of momentous change. But it’s more than that: We live, quite literally, at the crossroads of history. It is a time of ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 11 Shocking Forecasts for 2013

11 Shocking Forecasts for 2013

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:30am

For the past week, you’ve told us what you see ahead in 2013 for stocks, oil and gold. And in your emails, you have also stressed how anxious you are to ...

Don Lucek - Why You Shouldn’t Touch this Stock with a 10-Foot Pole

Why You Shouldn’t Touch this Stock with a 10-Foot Pole

by Don Lucek | Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:30am

It’s common knowledge that to achieve the best overall return when managing your portfolio, you need to make the right picks at the right time. And you ...

Mike Larson - Junk Bond Bubble Getting Out of Control! What to Do …

Junk Bond Bubble Getting Out of Control! What to Do …

by Mike Larson | Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30am

I’ve never been one to mince words when I see dangerous bubbles inflating. And I’ve never been afraid to really ramp up the volume of my warnings ...

Mike Burnick - 3 Post-Fiscal Cliff Investment Opportunities

3 Post-Fiscal Cliff Investment Opportunities

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:30am

The fiscal cliff debate playing out in Washington has predictably turned into a three-ring circus of political posturing and gamesmanship.

Tom Essaye - Green Shoots in Europe?

Green Shoots in Europe?

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:30am

The market’s attention is currently focused on the fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, the area of concern for most of the year, Europe, has quietly seen some ...

Nilus Mattive - Answers on stock splits, foreign dividends, and airline investments …

Answers on stock splits, foreign dividends, and airline investments …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30am

I’ve been getting a lot of great questions recently, so today I want to take some time to answer a couple of the most popular and important ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Fiscal Cliff: Now it’s getting PERSONAL …

Fiscal Cliff: Now it’s getting PERSONAL …

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30am

No matter what they decide in Washington in the next 28 days, the Fiscal Cliff is going to impact us PERSONALLY — in our pocket book. It's going ...

Charles Goyette - Ben’s Friend: QE IV Is Coming!

Ben’s Friend: QE IV Is Coming!

by Charles Goyette | Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:30am

Quantitative Easing III, the much-talked-about “QE-Infinity” initiative announced in September, is still so new that it barely shows up as a blip on a ...

Mike Larson - Surprising New Developments in 2 Major Markets!

Surprising New Developments in 2 Major Markets!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:30am

I’m seeing surprising new developments in two major markets that could have HUGE implications for you and your wealth. Before we get to those, I want to ...

Mike Burnick - How to Play the ‘Ultimate Asset Bubble’

How to Play the ‘Ultimate Asset Bubble’

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:30am

Since the Federal Reserve announced a much-anticipated third round of monetary easing known as QE III, financial markets simply have not ...

Tom Essaye - A Simple Way to Capture Commodities’ Next Move

A Simple Way to Capture Commodities’ Next Move

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:30am

Since Election Day, when the correction in equities started accelerating in earnest, commodities have outperformed stocks. Today let’s look at why ...

Nilus Mattive - Beaten-down dividend bargains …

Beaten-down dividend bargains …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30am

A chill has set in, and not just at my house here in Pennsylvania. It seems as though investors are once again turning a cold shoulder to stocks. There are plenty of

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - 2013: The wildest ride of our lifetime!

2013: The wildest ride of our lifetime!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:30am

Exactly one week from today — on Monday, December 3 — we will give you our forecasts for next year, and I can tell you right now: 2013 is going to bring one ...

Mike Larson - Fiscal Cliff Talks Coming Down to the Wire!

Fiscal Cliff Talks Coming Down to the Wire!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:30am

I don’t know about you. But for me, Thanksgiving is one of my all time favorite holidays. I love getting together with family and friends, eating my fill ...

Money and Markets - A Quick Note of Thanks from Money and Markets

A Quick Note of Thanks from Money and Markets

by Money and Markets | Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:30am

While we don’t often agree with Wall Street, we do appreciate its tradition of closing the U.S. markets to give investors the opportunity to enjoy the holiday ...

Tom Essaye - How to Ride the Trend of the World’s Next Top Oil Producer

How to Ride the Trend of the World’s Next Top Oil Producer

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:30am

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012. This annual report provides a long-term view of the global energy ...

Nilus Mattive - Lots of reasons to worry about muni bonds right now …

Lots of reasons to worry about muni bonds right now …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:30am

Last week, I explained why fears about new dividend taxes are overblown. But obviously investors are still worrying because many of my favorite ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Fiscal Cliff Weapons of Mass Political Destruction

Fiscal Cliff Weapons of Mass Political Destruction

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 19, 2012 at 3:00pm

Here we are, less than five weeks before the Fiscal Cliff deadline, and the games have already begun! Late last week, we saw the first round of ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - My Challenge to S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch: Downgrade the Debt of the United States Before We Run Off the Fiscal Cliff!

My Challenge to S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch: Downgrade the Debt of the United States Before We Run Off the Fiscal Cliff!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30am

I challenge you again to promptly take the bold action that you have so far avoided — to downgrade your long-term credit ratings of the U.S. government ...

Don Lucek - How I’m Investing Martin’s Retirement Money in Challenging Times Like These

How I’m Investing Martin’s Retirement Money in Challenging Times Like These

by Don Lucek | Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:30am

In last week’s column, I wrote how Dr. Weiss is very conservative. And he is concerned about the global debt crisis, the looming fiscal cliff, and the ...

Mike Larson - New Challenges and Opportunities in Real Estate

New Challenges and Opportunities in Real Estate

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30am

The fiscal cliff story is playing out just as I expected: The early, happy talk of compromise is slowly dissolving like morning fog in the summer sun. President Obama is ...

Mike Burnick - Fiscal Cliff-Hanger: 2 Key Indicators I’m Watching Now!

Fiscal Cliff-Hanger: 2 Key Indicators I’m Watching Now!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30am

As I wrote last week in Money and Markets, there is a high degree of uncertainty impacting markets right now as the White House and Congress ...

Tom Essaye - Why this $3.6 Billion Deal Signals Opportunity in Beaten-Down Sector

Why this $3.6 Billion Deal Signals Opportunity in Beaten-Down Sector

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:30am

Over the past week, the market has focused mostly on the new political reality in Washington and the upcoming negotiations designed to avoid ...

Nilus Mattive - Should you worry about higher dividend taxes?

Should you worry about higher dividend taxes?

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:30am

With election season behind us — and little meaningful change in Washington — investors are now turning their attention back to the looming fiscal cliff. I can see why! It’s not clear

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Next Big Showdown

The Next Big Showdown

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:30am

Voters have spoken. But the market has not. And a major new showdown between Washington and Wall Street is now in the making. So far, investors ...

Don Lucek - Why I Love this Surprising Sector, and Why You Should Too!

Why I Love this Surprising Sector, and Why You Should Too!

by Don Lucek | Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:30am

Last week, I gave you several reasons why the Technology sector should prosper in 2013 and beyond. We also named the subsectors bound to lead ...

Mike Larson - Election likely means more gridlock, more Fed insanity, and more economic stagnation!

Election likely means more gridlock, more Fed insanity, and more economic stagnation!

by Mike Larson | Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:30am

By now, we all know the results of Tuesday’s elections: President Obama won the right to serve four more years in the White House thanks to narrow ...

Mike Burnick - Trend Shift Underway for Emerging Markets … How to Target Them with Global ETFs

Trend Shift Underway for Emerging Markets … How to Target Them with Global ETFs

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:30am

The American people have spoken ... now it’s up to our elected leaders to follow through in addressing the many challenges facing the U.S. economy ...

Tom Essaye - How to Follow the Smart Money Betting on More Gridlock

How to Follow the Smart Money Betting on More Gridlock

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:00am

The election has come and gone. And while all the media focus remains on the results, the market’s focus will almost certainly immediately shift to ...

Nilus Mattive - One type of bond I still recommend …

One type of bond I still recommend …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30am

In response to last week’s article on interest rates, one reader wrote in to ask about savers using Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New Post-Election Dangers and Opportunities

New Post-Election Dangers and Opportunities

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:30am

Never before in my lifetime have I seen Washington play a bigger, more direct role in business and financial markets! And never before have I had the opportunity to talk with a

Don Lucek - Another ‘Rising’ Sector Newt Recommended for You

Another ‘Rising’ Sector Newt Recommended for You

by Don Lucek | Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:30am

Like most Americans, I’ve been closely watching the presidential race. And I’m sure you have, too. We all know there are sure to be policy changes ...

Charles Goyette - Is a Central Bank Gold Run at Hand?

Is a Central Bank Gold Run at Hand?

by Charles Goyette | Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:30am

On learning that French gold was being held by the U.S. Federal Reserve, French President Charles de Gaulle is reported to have said, ...

Mike Burnick - Keep an Eye on These New Trends as ETFs Turn 20

Keep an Eye on These New Trends as ETFs Turn 20

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:30am

Besides the dreaded fiscal cliff, U.S. investors have another big event looming in January 2013 ... but this one calls for a party! January is the ...

Tom Essaye - What Hurricane Sandy’s Wrath Could Mean for 3 Sectors

What Hurricane Sandy’s Wrath Could Mean for 3 Sectors

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:30am

This week Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeast U.S. And the historic storm’s impact caused markets to close, and industry and travel came to ...

Nilus Mattive - Are we in for four more years (of low interest rates)?

Are we in for four more years (of low interest rates)?

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30am

There’s no doubt that the outcome of our upcoming presidential election could have far-reaching effects on everything from the tax rates we pay to ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - How to Avoid the Losers and Find the Winners

How to Avoid the Losers and Find the Winners

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30am

Which stocks and ETFs are the most likely to fall after the election and beyond? Which are the most likely to rise? What about your bank? Was it ...

Don Lucek - Where to Invest the Day after the Elections

Where to Invest the Day after the Elections

by Don Lucek | Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:30am

On Thursday, Martin and I had the privilege to talk privately with a Washington insider, Newt Gingrich, who has more direct knowledge about the ...

Mike Larson - Is too much Fed medicine starting to make the banks sick?

Is too much Fed medicine starting to make the banks sick?

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:30am

I’ll be the first to admit I like cheap mortgage rates. Who doesn’t, right? If you’re going to buy a house, all else being equal, you’d like to pay 3.5 percent for a ...

Mike Burnick - Follow the BIG Money … to Emerging Markets!

Follow the BIG Money … to Emerging Markets!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:30am

China has been one of the world’s worst performing stock markets in 2012, down 14 percent from its March high. Persistent worries about the health of ...

Tom Essaye - Why Semiconductors Are Due for a Comeback

Why Semiconductors Are Due for a Comeback

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30am

Since the market topped back in mid-September the Nasdaq has traded very poorly, falling more than 6 percent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 declined somewhat less. But

Nilus Mattive - Named inside: One of my latest stock recommendations

Named inside: One of my latest stock recommendations

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30am

I continue to get some great feedback on Social Security and the general state of retirement in America ... and I want to keep the conversation going ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Monetary Explosion Goes Global!

Monetary Explosion Goes Global!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:30am

While the most hotly contested presidential election in recent memory swings into its final two weeks ... While global investors sway between fear and hope about its consequences ...

Jack Crooks - Bickering at IMF meeting signals which currencies you should target

Bickering at IMF meeting signals which currencies you should target

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7:30am

Maybe it’s too much to say the global financial system is coming apart at the center. But when you consider the downward trend in global trade among ...

Mike Larson - What Bolivia, Iceland, and the Fed have in common — and what it means to YOU!

What Bolivia, Iceland, and the Fed have in common — and what it means to YOU!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Man oh man are things getting surreal in the yield chasing saga I’ve been discussing. Just when you think that investors won’t venture any further into the ...

Mike Burnick - Why this Earnings Season Could Be a Game Changer

Why this Earnings Season Could Be a Game Changer

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:30am

Earnings season always adds an extra dose of volatility to the markets. But as third-quarter profit reports begin coming in fast and furious this week ...

Tom Essaye - 3 Reasons You Should Like Banks

3 Reasons You Should Like Banks

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:30am

Over the past several weeks the stock market, broadly speaking, has seen the summer rally stall, as lack of continued progress in Europe weighs ...

Nilus Mattive - More on the history of Social Security …

More on the history of Social Security …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:30am

Last week’s article on Social Security generated a lot of comments and questions. For example, one reader said that President Obama was ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - New Era of Monetary EXPLOSION! What will happen?

New Era of Monetary EXPLOSION! What will happen?

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:30am

A few years before my father died, he and I studied the expansion of the Federal Reserve balance sheet with growing alarm. The Fed was pumping ...

Jack Crooks - Why the IMF Cried “Uncle!,” and How Big Companies Are Preparing for a Euro Crash

Why the IMF Cried “Uncle!,” and How Big Companies Are Preparing for a Euro Crash

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 7:30am

This week we witnessed an intellectual revolt by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the key partner involved in this European crisis with the ...

Mike Larson - Yield Chasing Back in Vogue! What to Do …

Yield Chasing Back in Vogue! What to Do …

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30am

Chasing yield. It’s an investing term that sounds so innocuous. And I hear it thrown around on CNBC and in print as if it’s nothing to worry about. But ...

Mike Burnick - IMF’s Growth Forecast Highlights Disparity between Developed and Emerging World

IMF’s Growth Forecast Highlights Disparity between Developed and Emerging World

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30am

The day before yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed what we have been discussing in Money and Markets for months ...

Tom Essaye - How to Get a Contrarian “Leg Up” on the Market

How to Get a Contrarian “Leg Up” on the Market

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:30am

Despite the market’s strong rally since mid-summer, many investors remain cautious due to multiple conflicting signals from market internals ...

Nilus Mattive - “Social Security is structurally sound.”

“Social Security is structurally sound.”

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:30am

I have a lot of problems with the current state of Presidential debates, including the fact that other parties’ legitimate candidates are effectively barred from ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Election BOMBSHELL! What happens on the day AFTER!

Election BOMBSHELL! What happens on the day AFTER!

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:30am

We have just partnered with John Zogby International to conduct a national poll of likely voters. And unlike any other poll we know of, we didn’t ask merely ...

Jack Crooks - When Stocks Start Down, So Goes the Pound!

When Stocks Start Down, So Goes the Pound!

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:30am

The Federal Reserve Bank has increased its balance sheet by about $2 trillion since October 2008. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed ...

Mike Larson - Bernanke wants you to act like a fool with your money!

Bernanke wants you to act like a fool with your money!

by Mike Larson | Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:30am

Of all the things that the Federal Reserve has gotten wrong, nothing infuriates me more than what Chairman Ben Bernanke is doing now. He’s not even ...

Mike Burnick - Here’s the One Investment That Stands to Benefit from QE3

Here’s the One Investment That Stands to Benefit from QE3

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:30am

Every investor is focused on the upcoming U.S. elections, little more than one month away. Then, all eyes will turn apprehensively toward the approaching ...

Tom Essaye - Agricultural Offers You Two Opportunities Insulated from the European Crisis

Agricultural Offers You Two Opportunities Insulated from the European Crisis

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7:30am

As usual, the market’s focus was squarely on Europe last week, where announcements of the Spanish budget for 2013 and the bank capital short fall ...

Nilus Mattive - Your questions on MLPs, put writing, government retirement plans, and more …

Your questions on MLPs, put writing, government retirement plans, and more …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30am

I’ve been getting a lot of great questions in my editor’s mailbag, and today I’d like to address some of the most popular issues that have been ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - Weiss Election Video Coming THIS Thursday

Weiss Election Video Coming THIS Thursday

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7:30am

This is going to be a Red Letter week for Weiss Research — and more importantly, for you!

John Ross Crooks, III - What a German Departure Could Mean for Currency Investors

What a German Departure Could Mean for Currency Investors

by John Ross Crooks, III | Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 7:30am

We all remember the term “Grexit.” It was coined when investors began thinking Greece might soon exit the euro zone. Not long after came similar ...

Mike Larson - Here we go again, European edition!

Here we go again, European edition!

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30am

My wife Kim and I text a lot. It’s just easier to do these days when you’re running around, busting your tail at work, chasing after the kids, or what have you ...

Mike Burnick - How You Can Cash In on America’s New Energy Boom

How You Can Cash In on America’s New Energy Boom

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:30am

Crude oil prices have been on a wild ride lately. Like other global markets, oil has been impacted by a rapid-fire barrage of headline-making events ...

Tom Essaye - 4 Key Events in Spain to Watch this Week

4 Key Events in Spain to Watch this Week

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:30am

2012 has been the year of Spain, and I’m not talking about their dominating the Euro Soccer Tournament earlier this summer. I’m talking about concerns ...

Nilus Mattive - Another income strategy using options …

Another income strategy using options …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7:30am

In the past I’ve told you about covered call writing — a conservative strategy using options that can generate substantial income. And today, I want to ...

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - The Simple Case for Gold

The Simple Case for Gold

by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. | Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:30am

If you haven’t met my good friend Charles Goyette, now’s the time to do so. He’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Dollar Meltdown and the recent ...

Jack Crooks - Why QE3 will fail, and why that may be very good for the U.S. dollar

Why QE3 will fail, and why that may be very good for the U.S. dollar

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:30am

It seems to me the Great Depression has cast a long dark shadow over Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s thinking. The man seems obsessed by the ...

Mike Larson - Funny money versus fundamentals still the name of the game!

Funny money versus fundamentals still the name of the game!

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30am

There’s no doubt about it anymore — the Federal Reserve has ventured into the Twilight Zone! Chairman Ben Bernanke has loudly declared that he will ...

Mike Burnick - Why All Emerging Markets Are Not Created Equal … and Where Investors Are Heading

Why All Emerging Markets Are Not Created Equal … and Where Investors Are Heading

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:30am

The latest monetary easing by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Federal Reserve has given financial markets on both sides of the Atlantic a positive ...

Tom Essaye - Fed Ignites Potential Boom for Hard Assets!

Fed Ignites Potential Boom for Hard Assets!

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30am

By now you’re probably aware of the Federal Reserve Bank’s surprising and aggressive announcement last Thursday: Unlimited accommodation until the ...

Nilus Mattive - Three technical measures I use frequently …

Three technical measures I use frequently …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7:30am

I recently closed out two more big winners in my dad’s retirement portfolio — a 43 percent gain on Wal-Mart and an 18 percent profit on oil company ...

Mike Larson - Insanity at the Fed! Bernanke to Print $480 Billion!

Insanity at the Fed! Bernanke to Print $480 Billion!

by Mike Larson | Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:30am

Fed chief Ben Bernanke has just proven what many have suspected all along is indeed true: The U.S. Federal Reserve is patently INSANE!

Jack Crooks - 9 Reasons Why the Dollar Still Looks Like a Great Long-Term Bet

9 Reasons Why the Dollar Still Looks Like a Great Long-Term Bet

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30am

Now that the European Central Bank has “saved” the euro and our Federal Reserve has declared easy money as far as the eye can see, isn’t the dollar going to ...

Mike Larson - What if QE is already priced in?

What if QE is already priced in?

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30am

Back in the olden days (i.e. just a couple years ago!), things like earnings and the state of the economy actually mattered. The warnings of ...

Mike Burnick - Markets Hang in the Balance Awaiting the Fed

Markets Hang in the Balance Awaiting the Fed

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7:30am

As I wrote in last week’s column, this will be a September to remember. Now the $64,000 question is: Will they or won’t they? Anticipation is running high ...

Tom Essaye - ECB Meeting Doesn’t Change the Euro’s Ultimate Fate

ECB Meeting Doesn’t Change the Euro’s Ultimate Fate

by Tom Essaye | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7:30am

One of the most anticipated ECB meetings in history occurred last week, and with it the European crisis entered a new phase. Generally speaking ...

Nilus Mattive - What I learned 11 years ago today …

What I learned 11 years ago today …

by Nilus Mattive | Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30am

Exactly 11 years ago today, right about the time this column is getting e-mailed out to you, I was walking through Hoboken, New Jersey toward the train that would take me into lower Manhattan.

Charles Goyette - Saving the American Dream

Saving the American Dream

by Charles Goyette | Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:30am

There is little doubt that the massive fiscal cliff we are now approaching threatens to cripple the U.S. economy and stock market and to drive gold and silver ...

Jack Crooks - Next on the ECB’s Collateral List: Goats, Wine, and Cheese Wheels?

Next on the ECB’s Collateral List: Goats, Wine, and Cheese Wheels?

by Jack Crooks | Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:30am

Are there any limits to monetary policy? It sure doesn’t seem like it. But in the real world there is a limit: The amount of available collateral to lend ...

Mike Larson - Central Bank Fantasy Land vs. Real World Nightmare

Central Bank Fantasy Land vs. Real World Nightmare

by Mike Larson | Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:30am

Never before have I seen such a divergence between the “fantasy land” world central bankers and their faithful live in ... and the real world the rest of us inhabit.

Mike Burnick - Buckle Your Seatbelts for a September to Remember!

Buckle Your Seatbelts for a September to Remember!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:30am

It’s the first week of September and professional investors in Europe and the U.S. return from holiday and the Labor Day weekend facing a minefield of ...