Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
The China Fallacy
The prevailing theory about China is quite unique: “China’s economy has been expanding so fast for so long, even if it suffers a slowdown, it will still be a lot stronger than most other countries.” There’s just one pesky problem with this theory, says Dr. Martin Weiss. It’s wrong.
Markets in No-Man’s-Land
When you consider that gasoline prices are near the lowest of the decade and jobs are firming up, you would expect that small-business owners would be optimistic. Yet, they’re not. Veteran market analyst Jon Markman explains the paradox.
The Next Mining Crash: What to Do …
Gold has plunged as much as $42.70, or 3.2%, in just a week. Silver, platinum and palladium are getting hit, too, with more losses to come. But this should all be music to your ears, says Larry Edelson. And here’s why …
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Is Your Personal Safety at Risk?
The world is a dangerous place, says new Money and Markets columnist Jeff Cantor. He should know. Jeff’s a world-renowned security expert. He’s a master of dealing with monsters of mayhem, including terrorists, robbers, kidnappers, stalkers and mass shooters. His clients include local cops and federal agents as well as the rich, the famous and the powerful. In his first column, he reveals three rules for keeping yourself and your family safe from the bad guys.
Wheels Coming Off This Cycle
In a recent poll of over 200 big-time fund managers, nearly 60% declared our economy is in a “late cycle” — meaning growth is grinding to a halt as sales momentum slows, inventories pile up and credit gets tighter. Mike Larson has some ideas on how to weather the slump.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Individual Investors Flee, Companies Go on Buyback Spree
Individual investors have yanked a whopping $140 billion from equity mutual funds and ETFs in the past 12 months. But companies are on track to buy back $165 billion of their own shares in just this quarter. Mike Larson explains what’s behind the investment gap.
Phantom Sales Surge Goes “Poof” — Cause for Worry?
Remember that surge in retail sales that was expected to start the year off right? Well, never mind. Government bean counters now say it never happened. Mike Larson says, this news is huge for America’s consumer-led economy.
Social Security Sucks
Born before 1969? Then you may be eligible to receive $4,098 per month from this alternative income source.
Fed Stands Pat, Blames Rest of World
Don’t look at us. It’s the rest of the world’s fault. The Fed passed on raising short-term rates even though the central bankers could be optimistic about the domestic economy. They claim it’s the U.S. against a world of economic troubles. Mike Larson puts it all in perspective.
Most-Profitable Forex Formula
You may have heard that only 5% of all foreign exchange traders make money. This statistic is not only wrong, but also misleading, says forex expert Kathy Lien. With a simple concept, she says, you could profit on over 50% of your trades.
The Money and Markets Team
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