Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Markets were closed Thursday.
Shades of 1999?
Will the year 2015 deliver a speculative bubble reminiscent of 1999? Will it then be followed by a great bust similar to the Tech Wreck of the early 2000s? Martin D. Weiss looks into the subject. Click here to get his views.
Enough for Retirement?
We re–examine the issue of saving for retirement, a column that ran recently on Money and Markets and which drew a large amount of thoughtful reader responses. Click here to read the column and to add your views and experiences to the conversation.
What You Need to Know About Gold
|For the love of Gold … Larry Edelson takes a look.|
Larry Edelson loves gold. Loves its history. Loves the role it’s had in many a monetary system. The beauty of gold. The versatile uses of gold. Gold coins. But, he says, gold is not the be–all end–all of the investment world. Nor is it the world’s savior. It is not even a very good hedge against inflation. Get Larry’s take on it by clicking here.
A Peek at 2015
As we enter the New Year, Mike Larson takes a look at issues and events that will be affecting your investments in 2015. Oil prices, the global money tsunami, U.S. vs. foreign economic growth — click here to get Mike’s take on the matter.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Global Turmoil … And Where It’s Heading
The holiday season is often a quiet time in the markets and the news. But not this year! With just a couple days left in 2014, several developments are demanding your attention, and Mike Larson takes a look. Click here to read more.
|Radio Shack is struggling, making you wonder about the future of another historic name — Sears.|
Counting the Old Year Out …
As the hours waned toward New Year’s Day, Mike Larson took a look at key issues around the world that warrant our attention.
Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team