Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
The Rise and Fall of Two Unions
There are eerie similarities between the European Union and the Soviet Union. Does that mean the European Union is doomed? Martin Weiss, Ph.D., tells a tale of two unions.
Facebook’s Hardware Revolution
Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP) has launched a renaissance of innovation in hardware development and networking. Tech-stock tracker Jon Markman explains who wins and who loses with OCP.
Anger is spreading throughout the globe
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Larry Edelson believes we are now on the cusp of experiencing what will be the most important economic events of our time. Will you be ready? Read on …
What’s in Your Go-Bag?
The Scout motto is: Be prepared. Security expert Jeff Cantor’s advice is: Be prepared for anything with a survival kit called a "go-bag." Here’s some ideas about what to pack in it.
Bankrupting Pensions — One Basis Point at a Time
Central bankers say the benefits of low interest rates for the global economy outweigh the negative side effects on the little people — like pension holders. Mike Larson questions their thesis.
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The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson and Mike Burnick take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Could Markets ‘Jump’ in a Bad Way, Too?
Seemingly, the big-money investors are all overloaded with the same assets. What’s that mean for you going forward? Mike Larson shares his insights.
It’s All About the Central Bankers Now
Investors have been setting aside earnings reports, economic principles and other fundamentals to focus on one thing. Is this plan for you? Mike Larson takes a look.
The Fed Stands Pat as Japan Tries to Prime the Pump
No rate hike from the Fed — but is the door open for one later this year? Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan tries to kick-start its economy — by why is it using low-octane fuel? Mike Larson puts it all in perspective.
Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun … and Falling Yields!
The stodgy U.S. Federal Reserve has become less relevant to Americans than the wild-and-wooly Bank of Japan, say some economic observers. Mike Burnick analyzes what’s behind this strange turn of events.
The Money and Markets Team