Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
You’ve Got Verizon!
What’s the real reason Verizon wants AOL in a proposed $4.4 billion deal? Jon Markman takes a look and digs deep into the takeover offer. Click here to read his report.
Smart Money on the Move, Yet Again …
The smart money, the kind that moves first at the slightest sign of trouble, has a new asset class in its sights. Larry Edelson explains — click here to read more.
Go Global for Bargains
U.S. stocks are at or near record highs, and prices are high in many other markets around the world. But there are bargains out there. Where to find them? Mike Burnick takes a look. Click here to get his views.
Rate Rise: Who Wins, Loses …
Waiting for interest rates to rise has been like waiting for Godot. But now they’re on the move. Mike Larson looks at who will be the winners and who will be the losers as rates head upward. Read his report by clicking 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:
Where’s the “Oomph?”
Stocks hit all-time highs this week. But where’s the oomph? The momentum. The excitement. The broad participation. The euphoria that accompanied the day “Dow 10,000″ hats rained down on the stock exchange floor … Mike takes a look. Read more by clicking here.
Profiting From “Found Money”
Is now the time to take advantage of “found money” — grabbing up investments that have been unfairly hit in the markets? What’s the sector to look at? Mike examines the situation. Get his views by clicking here.
If the Data Stinks, Just Adjust the Numbers!
Don’t like the economic data? Then just adjust the numbers again! That seems to be the Federal Reserve’s latest plan in the wake of awful first-quarter GDP figures. What’s going on here? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
Banking on More Fines
The Justice Department obtained guilty pleas on several federal crimes, forcing Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland to cough up $5.6 billion in fines. But there’s a much bigger issue here. Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team