Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
|Martin D. Weiss in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2008|
Blast off Markets!
They’re what Martin D. Weiss calls “blast-off markets.” And they’re proving how quickly things can change. Click here to see what markets he’s talking about and what the outlook is for them.
Asia Still Rising!
So many analysts are predicting doomsday for the Chinese economy, and that of Asia overall. But Larry Edelson sees it differently. Read his views by clicking here.
Apple Watching …
It’s been impossible to miss the hard launch of the new smartwatch from Apple. Full-page ads are being plastered on the New York Times homepage. And every tech website has a review of the Apple Watch prominently featured. It’s the first major product debut since Steve Jobs died; it’s supposed to usher in a new era of technology wearables. So how’s it going for Apple? Jon Markman takes a look — his report is here.
This Trend is NOT Your Friend
Two months ago in Money and Markets, Mike Burnick alerted you to a troubling trend when U.S. economic reports started taking a turn for the worse, with more negative than positive surprises in the data. What’s the situation now? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
Emerging Markets — Should You Invest?
Many investors avoided emerging market bourses at all costs. Everyone declared the currencies to be toxic. Pundits warned of political and economic disasters as well. But things have changed! Mike Larson takes a look. Click here to get his take on the situation.
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:
War-Waging and Corporate Profits
One unmistakable side effect of the conflicts brewing around the world is financial — billions of dollars are headed our country’s way. How so? As the New York Times noted over the weekend, “Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States.” How should we look at all this? Get Mike’s views by clicking here.
Chipping Away at Fraud
“Chip” cards are designed to be much more secure than standard magnetic stripe cards. The chip produces a special code every time you buy something with your card. That makes it much more difficult for scammers to steal your information and create a duplicate card. And they’re slowly coming to America. Click here to read Mike’s views on chip cards.
The Flash Crash — What it Means
It was absolutely, completely baffling — and terrifying — that so much wealth could go up in smoke in an instant. Then just as soon as the meltdown started, it was over. Like nothing happened! What was it and what does it mean for you? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
Market Snoozing — But Not All Stocks are Sleeping!
The broad market is snoozing. Snoring. Going nowhere … fast! But many investments are definitely NOT sitting still! What’s Mike have in mind? Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team