Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
|Abdul Qadeer Khan, hatless, poses after the first successful test of nuclear weapons in 1998.|
More Dangerous Than Iran
Which Arabian Sea country is home to the world’s deadliest terror organization and more than 12 times the amount of nuclear warheads as North Korea? Hint: It’s not Iran. Dr. Martin Weiss outlines why this virulently anti-American country should concern us.
China sparking a currency war? Not likely, says Jon Markman. He tells you why he’s taking the Chinese yuan off his list of things to worry about.
Europe’s Crisis Over? Hogwash!
Almost everyone Larry Edelson talks to thinks the European sovereign-debt crisis is over, but they’re dead wrong. Larry explains why.
What No Longer Works on Wall Street
The 2015 sideways trading range has frustrated many investors, but it’s also masking the correction already underway in individual stocks, writes Mike Burnick. Find out which stocks have him most concerned.
A Big Market Move Looming?
Goldman Sachs said the S&P will finish out the year right where it traded this week — at 2,100 — citing lackluster earnings and economic growth, investor withdrawals from ETFs and more. Find out why Mike Larson thinks they’re all wrong.
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:
The Empire Index Strikes Back
It’s generally a second-string economic report, but the numbers from the Empire State Manufacturing index are so bad that they have Mike concerned. Find out why.
Wal-Mart, Home Depot Tell Different Tales of the American Consumer
How healthy is the American consumer? It depends on whose side of the story you believe. Wal-Mart face planted on earnings and share prices this week, but Home Depot gave its stockholders a reason to smile. Mike explains the difference.
Living Market Life NOT on the Edge
There’s nothing wrong with bungee jumping or sky diving; just don’t apply these same principles to your investments right now. Mike tells you how to be cautious and what to watch out for.
Kasakh Krisis: What To Do as More Dominoes Fall
Could a currency few have ever heard of have an impact on the world markets? Mike tells you what a tenge is and why it’s in trouble.
The Money and Markets Team