Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Debt, Deflation and Danger
The similarities between the 1920s and now are striking: Massive, devastating declines in the price of commodities like copper, foods, grains and energy. Booming stock prices. And a gaping disconnect between the two that seemed to defy all logic. Martin D. Weiss takes a look at history and today’s markets — click here to get his important article.
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Less Stuff, More Bars …
Despite rising employment, an improvement in wages and lower gasoline prices, American consumers are doing something that they have rarely done in the past five decades: They are spending less on stuff and more on paying down debt, buying travel experiences and increasing their devotion to restaurants and bars. Jon Markman takes a look at the implications.
Gold, Silver and Other Important Matters
Gold is following its cyclic destiny, to the tee. Silver’s outlook is pretty much the same. How long will that last? Larry explains and offers a telling chart to help make it clearer. Click here to read Larry’s views.
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The Demise of the Dollar?
Will a move by the International Monetary Fund to bless China’s currency, the yuan, with official reserve currency status endanger the global position of the U.S. dollar? Mike Burnick takes a look at the implications of the move. Read on …
Worried Sick About M&A Bubble
Merger-and-acquisition activity has been on fire the last few years. There’s just one problem. Mike 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:
Terror in Europe …
Mike’s thoughts in a quick reaction to the horrible events in Paris and its broader impact on the financial world. Read on …
Important Update If You’re Born Before 1969
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Will ISIS Squash the Travel Bug?
Mike, like many Americans, likes to travel, exploring new cities and countries and cultures. Will the latest terror attacks have an impact on the travel and tourism business? Mike takes a look and has a strong view on the matter.
Market Clues From Out-of-the-Way Places
Cautionary signals often come from outside of the mainstream markets. Mike warned of these before the previous financial crisis. Now he looks to see if we’re seeing similar signals. Read his views by clicking here.
IPO Malaise, Tax Policy, Oil and More
Mike takes a closer look at some of the key issues floating through global markets this week. Click here to get the rundown
The Money and Markets Team
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