p>Here’s a summary of stories from this past week of trading, with a link to the full articles online.
Deflation + Debt = Disaster
Virtually no one alive today has firsthand, personal experience with deflation. But you need to be aware of how it works and how it affects the markets. Dr. Martin D. Weiss examines the issue and explains.
Corporate Profits Need Oil Rebound — Quickly
S&P 500 earnings fell 14.1% in the third quarter of 2015 over the year-earlier period. But that becomes a 3.4% rise in earnings when the drag from the energy sector is removed. That shows clearly that the turnaround in oil prices will need to happen soon to aid corporate profits, which are a big driver of the overall economy. Jon Markman looks at the numbers.
Stocks Have Topped — Temporarily
The U.S. equity markets, and most equity markets around the world for that matter, have topped. They are now in a severe bear trend, one that will at times look like the end of the world is upon us. Larry Edelson looks at what’s next.
HUGE Opportunities in Oil!
The International Energy Agency (IEA) just announced that demand is about to rise a whopping 1.1 million barrels per day, a 57% surge over last year! That will soon drive energy stocks like these into the stratosphere. Don’t miss the greatest oil and energy fire sale in 30 years! Click here for more information!
Bearish Barometer and Election-Year Uncertainty
The January Barometer has spoken … and the reading is bearish. It looks like stock investors could be in for another rocky year in 2016, so keep your safety belts securely fastened. Mike Burnick explains.
Look Out Below!
All kinds of indicators provide clues to the future direction of the capital markets. But Mike Larson has one “Look Out Below” indicator that practically trumps them all. Click here to find out what it is.
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:
In This Market, It’s the B-O-J vs. O-I-L
Who is more powerful? The Bank of Japan or the oil market? Click here to see how Mike sees the action playing out in the weeks ahead.
Bonds & Banks are Telling Us Something VERY Important
The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond continues to sink. Bank share prices tell the same story. But what is that story? Mike explains.
|Have the central bankers lost control — to the detriment of the markets?|
Yen Soars, Stocks & Bonds Go Bonkers
But with each passing day, it becomes clearer that central bankers are losing whatever control they had — a trend Mike warned was coming all the way back in July 2015. Where does it stand now? Mike takes a look.
Don’t Ignore Euro-Bank Crash
They aren’t tiny banks, or obscure companies cherry-picked by Mike to make a point. They are some of the largest banks in the world. And they’re in trouble. Click here to get Mike’s full look at this important signal being sent to the markets.
The Money and Markets Team
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