Here’s a summary of stories from this past week of trading, with a link to the full articles online.
Worse than 2008?
Dr. Martin D. Weiss presents an urgent update on the 2016 debt crisis. It’s a tornado. And it’s already here. The twister’s violent funnel dips down from the dark clouds of the 2008 debt crisis. Then Dr. Weiss gives you advice on how to survive the fiscal cyclone.
Nasdaq Knockdown: How Bad Was It?
The Nasdaq was walloped at the start of the year, in case you hadn’t noticed. After being untouchable last year, it was unwatchable for the first few weeks of 2016, down 15% from its December high. Veteran market observer Jon Markman puts the tech trend in perspective.
Pundits Claim Europe, Japan Looking Better. What Are They Smoking?
Some analysts seem to think there’s an inflation scare in the air. That Europe’s economy is looking a tad better and so is Japan’s. But the fact of the matter is that nothing could be further from the truth. So what’s going on? Precious metals expert Larry Edelson explains.
The death of the American dream
Nothing will ever be the same again for you or for your family. The America we know and love will be no more. The fallout of this historic event will be horrific for the unprepared. It will trigger all-out panic — first in the U.S. bond market … and later in the stock market. It will destroy millions of jobs … sentence most Americans to a “dark age” of depression and poverty … send gold and silver prices careening higher … and push the U.S. government to the brink of collapse. Click here to learn how to protect you and your family in the upcoming crisis!
Bear Refuge: This Sector Enjoys a Private Bull Market
Last week, the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI), the de facto benchmark for all global equities, fell more than 20% from its record high in 2015. That’s the technical definition of a bear market. But Mike Burnick knows where the bulls roam far from the bruins.
Why Banks are in the Bull’s-Eye of this Credit-Cycle Crisis
When it comes to banks, it’s all about the credit. Their profits depend on the health of the credit market, whether they lend or borrow. And too many banks have been pushing their luck with subprime auto loans, junk bonds, CRE and more. But wait, there are even more reasons to think long and hard before you invest in the financial sectors. Mike Larson gives you the list.
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 U.S. markets closed for Presidents’ Day so there was no Afternoon Edition for the day.
New law cracks down on right to use cash
The U.S. government is trying to restrict your access to cash. But not for the reason you think… According to leaked evidence it’s much, much worse.
Scare the Bears — Will It Work?
After getting pummeled for weeks, central bankers and crude producers went on the offense, triggering the Dow to jump over 500 points in two days. But don’t count on the rally to last, says Mike.
|The bulls and bears are facing off at a pivotal time for the markets.|
The Big Turn … or the Next Big Short Moment
The Dow gained more than 900 points in less than a week. That’s raising an intriguing question: Is this the “Big Turn?” Or is this just the next “Big Short” moment? Before he gives his opinion, Mike walks you through the pros and cons of each possibility so you can consider your options.
Can Government Spending Save Us?
Forget central bankers. They’re out of juice. If we’re going to get a global economic recovery, it’ll have to start with massive amounts of government fiscal spending. That’s the prescription from an international, economic think tank. Mike weighs in on the advice from the ivory tower experts.
The Money and Markets Team
P.S. Boris Schlossberg and Kathy Lien will be answering your questions LIVE during their inaugural Global Currency Investor briefing on Tuesday. In this special briefing, they will reveal …
1: Five terrifying new threats to your wealth: Compelling reasons why a massive, bloody and extremely painful stock market crash is now inevitable.
2: Urgent self-defense: What you must do immediately to insulate yourself and save your wealth.
3: Windfall profit opportunities now available: How to HARNESS the awesome power of this once-in-a-lifetime calamity to multiply your money in the weeks and months ahead.
And much more!