Here’s a quick, executive summary of the stories for the holiday–shortened week, with a link to the full articles online.
New Cold War Heats Up! What’s Next?
There are unique times in history when the winds of change are so powerful and their impact so dramatic that it is possible to foretell the broad outlines of what’s to come. That certainly seems to be the case today. Click here to get Martin D. Weiss’ take on the global outlook.
A Central Banker’s Market
To get a rally, there’s no need for new products, services, strategy or management anymore — just an enigmatic smile and expansive comment from a central banker on any random continent. Jon Markman has a lot to say about today’s market … click here to read more.
Gold’s Next Bull Market
Almost no one thought gold and silver could ever get hit as hard as they’ve been. Not even the likes of big gold investors like George Soros … John Paulson … Rick Rule … Jimmy Rogers, and many others. Larry Edelson takes a look at the situation. Read more by clicking here.
|The Thanksgiving holiday meant a shortened trading week, but it didn’t mean a lack of market-moving news.|
Because of the holiday, there were no Money and Markets columns for the day.
Gorging on Turkey Dinner — and Easy Money
The markets have grown fat on easy money from the global central banks. But let’s face it — it can’t go on forever. Get Mike Larson’s view on the situation and the future by clicking here.
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:
Will Cheap Gas Last?
It’s official: We’re paying the lowest prices for gasoline in four years! Mike Larson takes a look at OPEC, oil and the prices at the pump ahead of the cartel’s meetings over the holiday weekend. Click here to read more.
What the U.S. GDP Surge Means
Well, that settles it. The U.S. is atop the GDP heap, growing at a 3.9 percent clip in the third quarter. Add in the healthy 4.6 percent increase in the second quarter, and you get the strongest six-month gain for the U.S. in 11 years. What’s it all mean for you? Click here to get Mike Larson’s view.
An Open-and-Shut Matter
The drive for sales and profits have basically changed the way Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. In the past, it was family dinners, along with football, on television and at the stadium. This year, more and more retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on the traditional Black Friday sales period. Should they open Thursday or wait until Friday? Click here to read about the debate.
The Money and Markets Team