Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Emerging Markets Getting Killed! What Next?
The so-called “miracle economies” of the last few years — Brazil, South Korea and Malaysia — have all been sacked. That leads to the big question: Is the U.S. next? Dr. Martin Weiss responds.
A Surfeit of Sadness
On a week-to-week basis, sentiment data is noisy, but it can be useful to study extremes, like the two consecutive weeks of bullishness we’ve had below 25 percent. Jon Markman tells you what it means.
Are You One of the Millions Who Gets Crushed, or Who Thrives?
Most investors are not making the appropriate distinction between normal and abnormal times, nor have they studied history in detail, writes Larry Edelson. Get his views on the looming crises here.
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China’s Dangerous Game
So the Chinese devalued their currency. What are the consequences? Mike Burnick explains how it affects not only China — but the rest of the world too.
Dusting Off the 1997-98 Playbook
Those who’ve been investing in many markets outside the U.S. have experienced a world of hurt. And things have gotten worse in the wake of China’s huge devaluation offensive. What’s next? Mike Larson explains.
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:
Market Players Buy Huge Piles of Put Option Protection … Should You?
If you’re worried about the market, you aren’t alone: Big market players are purchasing huge piles of protection. Should you be buying it as well? Mike investigates.
China Goes to (Currency) War
The overnight devaluing of the yuan currency by 1.9 percent doesn’t sound like much, but in the world of currency, it’s huge. Mike explains the real reason behind the Chinese devaluation.
Will Today’s Trickle of Earnings Warnings Lead to a Flood Later?
Macy’s, AT&T, and Alibaba were just a few multinational companies that warned of poor earnings recently. Is this a precursor for what’s to come? Mike explores the angles.
The Bond Market is Screaming That Stocks are Toast … Should You Listen?
Deterioration in the junk bond market is a solid, leading indicator for the stock market. See why these charts have Mike worried.
The Money and Markets Team