Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Wall Street Ratings: Lies, Lies, Lies
Don’t get caught in deceptions, the biggest of which just might be the whole ratings saga out of Wall Street. Martin D. Weiss takes a hard look at the issue. Click here.
Vehicles Rev Up on Battery Power
Electrical power continues to invade an industry that is built on horsepower braggadocio and sexy sheet metal. What’s the future for battery power and the auto industry? Jon Markman investigates.
Money-Printing and Inflation
Many pundits out there still think that inflation is coming back. That money-printing can solve the world’s massive debt problems. Why can’t they see reality? Why can’t they see the facts? Larry Edelson explains.
The Good and Bad News for Earnings Season
After the distractions of Greece and China, investors are starting to focus again on fundamentals, and that means earnings season is moving stocks again. Mike Burnick takes a look. Click here.
Vacation Thoughts – and Vacation Stocks
Mike Larson is heading out on vacation. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about stocks and hot investments. He looks at the vacation-stock sector – cruise ships, airlines, gaming, resorts and more. Click here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson takes a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
|President Obama got his long-sought-after nuclear deal with Iran.|
Greece: Fixed … or Still Broken?
A kick-the-can deal appears to be on the way in Greece. But will this end all the drama or be just another step on the way to an eventual Grexit? Mike takes a look.
The Iran Deal … and the Reaction
Mike Larson took at look at the nuclear deal with Iran, and the reader comments flooded in. Click here to get Mike’s take on the situation and to add your comments to the roaring debate.
The Rate Signal From Janet Yellen
Fed Chair Janet Yellen spoke of the course of interest rates for the next few months. What did she signal? Mike takes a look.
The Disappearing Bank Branch
One of the 21st century’s biggest endangered species is the bank branch. And chances are, you’re helping eliminate them almost every single day. Mike explains.
The Money and Markets Team