Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Martin’s 7-Step Portfolio Protection Strategy
Evidence is piling up that the gears of the global economy are shifting into reverse — collapsing world trade … sinking corporate profits … bursting asset bubbles. It’s a monumental, fundamental shift. And that shift is now about to hit the fan. Fortunately, Dr. Martin D. Weiss has a strategy for using exchange-traded funds to shield your portfolio from losses — or even grow it during the coming downturn.
A recent rally pushed the S&P 500 over its 50-day moving average for the first time in 2016. But before you break out the party hats and noisemakers, consider the sobering analysis by veteran stock market master Jon Markman.
Kiss the Euro Goodbye…
Way back in 1998, before the euro even got off the ground, Larry Edelson told everyone he could that the currency wouldn’t last. At best, he predicted, it could survive until the year 2020. Well, he hasn’t backed off on his prediction. In fact, he’s never been more sure that he’s right. Here’s why.
HUGE Opportunities in Oil!
The International Energy Agency (IEA) just announced that demand is about to rise a whopping 1.1 million barrels per day, a 57% surge over last year! That will soon drive energy stocks like these into the stratosphere. Don’t miss the greatest oil and energy fire sale in 30 years! Click here for more information!
Green Shoots and Dark Clouds
Most of the economic indicators are still bad, but a few of them still pop up with good news – which analysts call “green shoots.” These green shoots usually sprout in risky assets. Green shoots don’t last long in bad storms. And Mike Burnick sees dark clouds gathering on the horizon.
What’s Right? The Data or the Markets?
Who are you gonna believe? Me or your lyin’ eyes? You’ve probably heard that line. It’s often attributed to Groucho Marx, but actually spoken by his brother Chico in the 1933 comedy Duck Soup. Mike Larson says: “I thought of it this week because of the crazy divergence between how the markets are behaving and what the economic data is saying.” In short, investors are being forced to ask whether the markets have it right … or if the data does.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson and Boris Schlossberg take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Full Speed Ahead for Europe’s Policymakers!
|The ECB’s actions to date have brought little success|
Darn the torpedoes … or the evidence. It’s full speed ahead for policymakers in Europe! And they won’t let anything change their monetary course – even though it’s clearly not working. Mike explores their logic or lack of it.
When Will We Have to Worry About Bank Failures Again?
Investors had nary a care in the world on Tuesday, with the Dow Industrials jumping 348 points and bank stocks finally putting some points on the board. But will that strength persists? Or does a hidden risk loom? The answer, says Mike, can be found in the FDIC’s QBP.
The Secret Law of Markets
New columnist Boris Schlossberg tells you how to make money even in a volatile market with a strategy so simple that virtually anyone can do it. Boris, an expert at trading currencies, explains the ups and downs of “dollar-cost averaging.”
What’s Driving This Market? An Odd Combination
Central banks’ policies have investors flocking to sectors that offer both relatively attractive yields in a low- or negative-rate environment along with safety and stability. These investments also happen to be the only kinds of stocks and sectors that Mike has been holding and recommending. Read on for his insights..
The Money and Markets Team
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