Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Cyber War and Cyber Profits
If you think cyber hacking, cyber theft, cyber terrorism and cyber warfare are just a side show in the world of global economics and investments, let Martin D. Weiss tell you three short stories and ask you a few simple questions. Click here to read more.
Mercedes vs. Tesla … And HBO Innovations
|Mercedes is about to launch its first plug-in hybrid-electric sedan for half the price of a Tesla|
Jon Markman sees competition brewing between Mercedes and Tesla and examines other issues facing the tech sector and markets overall. Click here for his report.
The Follies of Central
Bank Watchers …
Simply put, central banks have no impact on an economy or on market trends. None at all. Period. At least that’s the view of Larry Edelson. Click here to read more.
Beating the Market With Less
Just by getting more selective with your investments you can sleep easier at night, and still have the potential to outperform the Dow Joneses. Get the details from Mike Burnick by clicking here.
The Spring House-Selling Market …
The spring selling season for housing is in full swing! So what kind of season will it be? Mike Larson’s research suggests a pretty healthy one. Click here to read more.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson and others take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Ted Cruz Officially Launches Campaign 2016
It’s official. The 2016 Presidential Race is underway. Click here to get Mike’s take on the first candidate announcement and join in on the reader debate about who’s the best person to lead the country.
Sad News From Europe …
Another airline tragedy has struck — this time in Europe. An Airbus 320 flown by Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Germanwings plunged out of the afternoon sky in a remote location in the French Alps. Flight 9525 was en route to Dusseldorf, Germany from Barcelona, Spain with 150 passengers and crew on board. Click here to read more.
Setting the Stage
Rock. Federal Reserve. Hard place. If you’re the kind of person who likes word puzzles, then there’s one for you. It perfectly illustrates the situation the U.S. central bank found itself facing ahead of this week’s policy meeting. What’s Mike talking about? Click here to find out.
The $46 Billion Food Deal
The markets took it on the chin Wednesday, with the Dow Industrials losing almost 300 points — and many momentum stocks getting hit harder. But one legendary investor apparently hasn’t lost his faith in stocks. Click here to get Mike’s take on the day’s big deal.
The Proxy War!
One of the scariest “proxy wars” yet is breaking out in the Middle East! Get Mike’s take on who the players are and what it means for the oil market by clicking here .
The Money and Markets Team