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Mike Burnick - Money Tsunami driving bull market to new Highs. What’s Next?

Money Tsunami driving bull market to new Highs. What’s Next?

by Mike Burnick | Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

If you want to protect your wealth from financial woes, there's no safer place than the U.S., which has kept America's bull market running for 8.5 years.

Mike Burnick - Take the Other Side of these Crowded Trades

Take the Other Side of these Crowded Trades

by Mike Burnick | Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4:00pm

Many traders are betting the Fed won’t raise rates and that it won’t unwind its bloated balance sheet. Mike Burnick prefers to buck the common wisdom on the Street.

Mike Burnick - Brace Yourself for the Dreaded Debt Ceiling Debate

Brace Yourself for the Dreaded Debt Ceiling Debate

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30am

One of the longest-running dramas on Capitol Hill is about to play out again. I’m talking about the dreaded debt-ceiling debate. Buckle up, because this time it should be a doozy.

Mike Burnick - Frustrated Gold Bulls: Expect Higher Prices Ahead!

Frustrated Gold Bulls: Expect Higher Prices Ahead!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:30am

Hope for frustrated gold bulls: Our E-Wave charts say gold should put in a bottom by late 2017. It should even enjoy a sizeable rally into 2018. Expect higher gold prices ahead!

Mike Burnick - Gentlemen Prefer Bonds … Even in China

Gentlemen Prefer Bonds … Even in China

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:30am

Chinese stocks and bonds have always been underrepresented on global indexes given the country’s size. Now steps are being taken to solve the problem.

Mike Burnick - Expect Higher Oil Prices Ahead, Here’s Why!

Expect Higher Oil Prices Ahead, Here’s Why!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:30am

We’re finally beginning to see some fundamental and seasonal catalysts that should propel oil prices and energy stocks higher in the months ahead.

Mike Burnick - Meet the New Debt Bust … Same as the Old Debt Bust!

Meet the New Debt Bust … Same as the Old Debt Bust!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:30am

Meet the new debt bust. But this decade, there's $26 billion in subprime auto-loan bonds at stake. And several lenders are poised to go belly-up. Just the same as the old debt bust.

Mike Burnick - Soaring Debt Clobbers Future Growth

Soaring Debt Clobbers Future Growth

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:30am

Unfortunately, racking up more debt has become commonplace in our current culture. For instance, over the last 10-years U.S. debt increased 124%, or 8.4%, per year. And last month, that figure stood at $19.846 trillion

Mike Burnick - Long Hot Summer: Volatility Spikes Right on Cue

Long Hot Summer: Volatility Spikes Right on Cue

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7:30am

Last week, I warned you that the “days of low volatility are numbered, and I expect stocks to melt down” this summer. As if on cue, the CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) spiked over 50% higher. Here’s what to expect next…

Mike Burnick - Rosy Glasses Still in Style on Wall Street

Rosy Glasses Still in Style on Wall Street

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30am

Ignore the happy chat from Wall Street. There are too many signs that the stock markets are headed for bad times. For a start, Listen to the folks on Main Street.

Mike Burnick - Gold Setting the Stage for a Year-End Rally?

Gold Setting the Stage for a Year-End Rally?

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:30am

The near-term correction in gold, although frustrating to many readers, is setting up the market for a sizable year-end rally. One that our E-Wave cycle model expects to continue straight into early 2018.

Mike Burnick - Place Your Bets … On the Worst-performing Precious Metal of 2017!

Place Your Bets … On the Worst-performing Precious Metal of 2017!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:30am

Industrial metals like copper, iron ore, and steel are poised for major gains ahead. But keep in mind that they're not all created equal. In other words, some metals will perform much better than others.

Mike Burnick - Pain Train Stops in Illinois

Pain Train Stops in Illinois

by Mike Burnick | Monday, June 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

Facing a financial crisis, Illinois' bonds get downgraded to nearly "junk" status. Even if you don't live in Illinois, this crisis affects you.

Mike Burnick - The Real Infrastructure Story

The Real Infrastructure Story

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:30am

The real infrastructure story that is about to boost metals prices in a big way is going on halfway around the world … in China. Here’s what’s going on and which metals stand to benefit the most from it …

Mike Burnick - Why China’s Debt Downgrade is a Tempest in a Teacup

Why China’s Debt Downgrade is a Tempest in a Teacup

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30am

Who cares if Moody’s downgraded China’s debt rating? Not investors in the Red Dragon. Here are three reasons why.

Mike Burnick - Brazil: New President, New Corruption Scandal

Brazil: New President, New Corruption Scandal

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:30am

Emerging markets have soared in 2017. But with a corruption scandal rocking Brazil's markets, you can limit individual-country risk by buying an ETF like EEM.

Mike Burnick - Why China Will Trigger Our Next Stock Market Selloff

Why China Will Trigger Our Next Stock Market Selloff

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:30am

Plummeting credit growth in China could be the catalyst that triggers a sharp correction in a stock-market rally that’s running on fumes. What should you do?

Mike Burnick - Can Emmanuel Macron Make France Great Again?

Can Emmanuel Macron Make France Great Again?

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:30am

In France's presidential elections, the centrist soundly defeated the right-wing anti-EU contender. But the EU still faces many threats to its existence.

Mike Burnick - Can President Trump make the U.S. economy great again?

Can President Trump make the U.S. economy great again?

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30am

After 100 days in office, President Donald Trump still hasn’t put a dent in his agenda to reform healthcare, taxes and immigration. So, what are the chances that he’ll succeed at reviving America’s economy?

Mike Burnick - New Trump Trade Target: Oh, Canada!

New Trump Trade Target: Oh, Canada!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30am

President Donald Trump has started an economic shoving match with Canada, the biggest market for American goods. Can this end well?

Mike Burnick - Don’t Buy the Hype about Higher Oil Prices

Don’t Buy the Hype about Higher Oil Prices

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:30am

Suddenly, everybody and his brother is bullish on black gold again. But don’t believe the hype. Here’s why…

Mike Burnick - The Key To Knowing When To Buy and Sell

The Key To Knowing When To Buy and Sell

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30am

Armed with the proper tools, investors can more easily identify key market turning points ahead of time, and potential reversals from the primary trend.

Mike Burnick - Are Rising Rates Bad for Stocks? Not According to History

Are Rising Rates Bad for Stocks? Not According to History

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30am

Don’t listen to myths in the financial media about higher rates hurting stocks, it’s simply untrue.

Mike Burnick - Cycles Exist Everywhere: Where Are We Now?

Cycles Exist Everywhere: Where Are We Now?

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30am

To every thing there is time and a season. So you had better know the right investment strategy for different times and seasons.

Mike Burnick - Timing the Next Big Move in Gold

Timing the Next Big Move in Gold

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30am

Larry Edelson warned that many investors could miss the next explosive move in gold and silver, because they aren’t paying enough attention to the lessons of history.

Mike Burnick - One of the Most Effective Trading Tools for Investors

One of the Most Effective Trading Tools for Investors

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30am

Larry Edelson worked tirelessly to perfect his models and generously passed on his life’s work so future generations of investors would continue receiving his real-time guidance and forecasts.

Mike Burnick - The War on Cash Creates the Next Buying Opportunity in Gold

The War on Cash Creates the Next Buying Opportunity in Gold

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:00pm

As global governments marginalize paper currencies in a misguided quest to go cashless, the more demand there will be for the ultimate hard currency, gold.

Mike Burnick - Why the Cycle Is Turning Up for Emerging Markets

Why the Cycle Is Turning Up for Emerging Markets

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30am

Larry Edelson once told me that markets aren’t just about the numbers, it’s about the people … it’s all about people.

Mike Burnick - Are Stocks Repeating the Blow-Off Top of 1987?

Are Stocks Repeating the Blow-Off Top of 1987?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:00pm

The stock market is definitely overbought, but history indicates that the momentum could still push it higher before we're hit by a major correction.

Mike Burnick - Why Emerging Markets Are Booming Again!

Why Emerging Markets Are Booming Again!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

Don’t look now, but emerging markets are beating the pants off U.S. stocks again this year. The good news…

Mike Burnick - Bull Market Has Horns But Not Legs

Bull Market Has Horns But Not Legs

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

The bull market can't survive on nothing but horns. It needs solid legs to truly carry it to new heights.

Mike Burnick - Trade War Scoreboard: China 1 – USA 0

Trade War Scoreboard: China 1 – USA 0

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4:00pm

If trashing the Trans-Pacific Partnership s indeed the opening salvo in a new trade war, it looks like the first shot from the U.S. backfired.

Mike Burnick - The Bulls Are Back … Just in Time for a Correction!

The Bulls Are Back … Just in Time for a Correction!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Trump Trade appears to be fizzling out, ironically, just as incoming-President Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office!

Mike Burnick - Asian Markets Offer a Bullish Combination of Growth and Value

Asian Markets Offer a Bullish Combination of Growth and Value

by Mike Burnick | Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30am

Emerging markets in Asia offer stock investors some of the best growth prospects with big profit potential.

Mike Burnick - For the Biggest Gains, Think Outside the Box, and Invest Outside U.S. Markets

For the Biggest Gains, Think Outside the Box, and Invest Outside U.S. Markets

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

Many individual investors are missing out on sizeable gains in overseas markets. Consider this ...

Mike Burnick - Gold Glitters Again in 2017

Gold Glitters Again in 2017

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 4:00pm

Like 2016, Volatility will define 2017, says Mike Burnick. If you're looking for winners, consider commodities and gold.

Mike Burnick - These Dogs Can Hunt!

These Dogs Can Hunt!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:00pm

It has been a volatile, difficult year for most stock market investors. But one time-honored investment strategy absolutely smoked the indexes in 2016 ...

Mike Burnick - Great Expectations for 2017

Great Expectations for 2017

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 4:00pm

Can the rocket-ride last for stocks? That depends on two things, not bulls and bears, but prices and earnings.

Mike Burnick - The Fed Forecasts Higher Interest Rates: Don’t Bet On It!

The Fed Forecasts Higher Interest Rates: Don’t Bet On It!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm

Yesterday's Federal Reserve policy meeting triggered some volatile swings in markets.

Mike Burnick - All Aboard the Trump Express!

All Aboard the Trump Express!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 4:00pm

The Trump rally has caused some investors to get left behind by the sudden surge in stocks. Will the surge continue?

Mike Burnick - How to Profit like Clockwork by Removing the Guesswork

How to Profit like Clockwork by Removing the Guesswork

by Mike Burnick | Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30am

While leverage can be a double-edged sword, when applied properly based on calendar events, it’s a powerful tool…

Mike Burnick - This Market is Red-Hot … Are You Profiting from It?

This Market is Red-Hot … Are You Profiting from It?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4:00pm

If you’re not trading forex today you are missing out on some big profit potential in the world’s hottest market right now.

Mike Burnick - Is the Mother-of-all-Bubbles (Finally) Bursting?

Is the Mother-of-all-Bubbles (Finally) Bursting?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:00pm

Well, 2016 may go down in the financial history books as a real game-changing year: The end of the great bull-market bubble in bonds.

Mike Burnick - Is now the time to bail out of stocks or sit tight?

Is now the time to bail out of stocks or sit tight?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:00pm

Lots of folks are worried that their luck's about to run out in this long-running bull market. What about you?

Mike Burnick - A Tidal Wave of Money is Moving into This Investment

A Tidal Wave of Money is Moving into This Investment

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4:00pm

Follow the money gushing out of equity mutual funds and into investments that cost less and deliver more.

Mike Burnick - A Glimmer of Hope Amid Earnings Gloom?

A Glimmer of Hope Amid Earnings Gloom?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:00pm

Don't hit the panic button as pundits prattle on about the S&P 500 "earnings slump" - wait for the facts about company earnings before you make any moves.

Mike Burnick - When Politics and Markets Don’t Mix

When Politics and Markets Don’t Mix

by Mike Burnick | Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

No matter who wins the White House, the markets always suffer from uncertainty whenever Americans elect a president.

Mike Burnick - The Fed has Spoken, but Markets Say Something Else

The Fed has Spoken, but Markets Say Something Else

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 4:30pm

The Fed continues to pretend that it can influence the markets - but it can't fool old financial pros who know better.

Mike Burnick - The Calm Before the Stock Market Storm

The Calm Before the Stock Market Storm

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4:30pm

September's the worst month for stocks, and this September's even worse because volatility has turned the markets into whiplashing roller-coasters.

Mike Burnick - Why this “Distrusted” Bull Market May be Due for a Pause

Why this “Distrusted” Bull Market May be Due for a Pause

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 4:30pm

Mike Burnick usually bucks the pessimists, but even the avowed contrarian feels uneasy about the "distrusted" bull market

Mike Burnick - Will the Earnings Recession Ever End?

Will the Earnings Recession Ever End?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 4:30pm

There's a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in the earnings recession for S&P 500 companies

Mike Burnick - Is this Bull Market Nearly Over, Or Just Getting Started?

Is this Bull Market Nearly Over, Or Just Getting Started?

by Mike Burnick | Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4:30pm

The S&P 500's bull market is getting a little long in the tooth but that doesn't mean it's getting ready to expire.

Mike Burnick - This Is Why Beating the Stock Market Is All Relative

This Is Why Beating the Stock Market Is All Relative

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 4:30pm

Investing is relative, so always keep an eye on how sectors and asset classes perform in comparison with the benchmark

Mike Burnick - The Only Sector to Score an Earnings-Season Trifecta!

The Only Sector to Score an Earnings-Season Trifecta!

by Mike Burnick | Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 4:30pm

One sector is scoring an earnings-season trifecta ...

Mike Burnick - Is the Next Correction a Buying Opportunity?

Is the Next Correction a Buying Opportunity?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:30pm

Here's the path stocks are likely to take based on previous ultra-buy signals...

Mike Burnick - Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun … and Falling Yields!

Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun … and Falling Yields!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:30pm

What monetary policy tricks will the BOJ have up its sleeves tomorrow?

Mike Burnick - Junk Bonds Are Hot, But Is the Tide Turning?

Junk Bonds Are Hot, But Is the Tide Turning?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:30pm

Junk bonds have been hot - but is the tide about to turn?

Mike Burnick - Stock Market Triggers an Ultra-Buy Signal!

Stock Market Triggers an Ultra-Buy Signal!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 4:30pm

Is this an ultra-buy signal for the stock market? Mike Burnick takes a look.

Mike Burnick - Profits are Getting “Less Bad” and that’s Bullish

Profits are Getting “Less Bad” and that’s Bullish

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:30pm

Corporate profits are getting to be "less bad." Is that a bullish sign for markets?

Mike Burnick - These Markets Emerge as Brexit Winners!

These Markets Emerge as Brexit Winners!

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 4:30pm

In a shocking reversal of fortune, emerging markets have become "safe havens" from the volatile and debt-ridden economies in the developed world.

Mike Burnick - A Sad State of EU Affairs

A Sad State of EU Affairs

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

The European Union faces a rocky future whether or not Great Britain's citizens vote to "Remain" or "Leave."

Mike Burnick - Will New Highs Bring Clear Skies for Stocks?

Will New Highs Bring Clear Skies for Stocks?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:30pm

the S&P 500 closes in on new 52-week high, investment expert Mike Burnick offers high hopes for a major rally.

Mike Burnick - Make Easy Money Front-Running the ECB

Make Easy Money Front-Running the ECB

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 4:30pm

You can make out like a bandit with the right investments thanks to the European Central Bank's irresponsible monetary policies.

Mike Burnick - Commodities Cruise as Gold Corrects: A Buying Opportunity Ahead?

Commodities Cruise as Gold Corrects: A Buying Opportunity Ahead?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 4:30pm

Is the buying opportunity of a lifetime nearing for gold and silver stocks? Mike Burnick takes a look.

Mike Burnick - The Bond King Goes Short

The Bond King Goes Short

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:30pm

Bonds are such a bad bet that "the bond king" Bill Gross won't touch them - except with a short-sell.

Mike Burnick - Fed Throws Markets a Curveball

Fed Throws Markets a Curveball

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:30pm

The Fed caught markets by surprise. Here's why ...

Mike Burnick - Buying the Emerging Dip

Buying the Emerging Dip

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 4:30pm

Emerging markets have been falling fast. Should you run away? Maybe not.

Mike Burnick - The Madness of Market Crowds

The Madness of Market Crowds

by Mike Burnick | Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4:30pm

Market Madness: When the unpopular stocks are popular and the popular ones ... are not.

Mike Burnick - The Doubt-Fueled Rally

The Doubt-Fueled Rally

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm

Here's what we can thank for this miraculous reversal of fortune in the stock market ...

Mike Burnick - How to Find the Best Quality Stocks — and Avoid the Worst

How to Find the Best Quality Stocks — and Avoid the Worst

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:30pm

Aside from sector trends, keep close tabs on which investment styles are performing best.

Mike Burnick - The Great Profit Plunge: Sectors Best-Positioned for a Rebound

The Great Profit Plunge: Sectors Best-Positioned for a Rebound

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:30pm

S&P 500 profits will take another deep dive during the first quarter. But there are still sectors worth investing in. Mike Burnick explains.

Mike Burnick - The First Shall Be Last

The First Shall Be Last

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:30pm

A look at the winners and losers after the first quarter of trading in global markets.

Mike Burnick - Stocks Go From a Selling Squall to a Buying Binge

Stocks Go From a Selling Squall to a Buying Binge

by Mike Burnick | Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:20pm

The market has rebounded recently -- don't get too complacent. Mike Burnick explains.

Mike Burnick - The Looming ‘Dot Plot’ Disconnect

The Looming ‘Dot Plot’ Disconnect

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30am

Stocks have enjoyed a spirited rally in recent weeks fueled by diminishing credit market stress and economic data that’s been getting “less bad,” as I pointed out last week. The S&P 500

Mike Burnick - Green Shoots and Dark Clouds

Green Shoots and Dark Clouds

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30am

Stocks have staged an impressive rebound rally over the past three weeks, with the S&P 500 Index rising 9.2% from February’s low, but still down 3.2% year-to-date. The upside move has been

Mike Burnick - Following the Money: Out of Global Stocks

Following the Money: Out of Global Stocks

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30am

Stagnant economies, sagging corporate profits, plunging consumer confidence; there are plenty of reasons why stock prices are under pressure. But the biggest fundamental reason behind the global stock market decline is simple:

Mike Burnick - Bear Refuge: This Sector Enjoys a Private Bull Market

Bear Refuge: This Sector Enjoys a Private Bull Market

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30am

It’s official: global stock markets have entered bear market territory. Last week, the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI), the de-facto benchmark for all global equities, fell more than 20% from its record

Mike Burnick - Market Bargains for the Lunar New Year

Market Bargains for the Lunar New Year

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:30am

There is a long list of items for investors to be concerned about right now — increased market volatility, rising credit stress, the growing probability of a global recession — and the

Mike Burnick - Bearish Barometer and Election–Year Uncertainty

Bearish Barometer and Election–Year Uncertainty

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30am

Well, now it’s official. The January Barometer has spoken … and the reading is bearish. For the record, the S&P 500 Index declined 5% for the month of January. This stands in

Mike Burnick - Why the Gold Market Is Glittering Again

Why the Gold Market Is Glittering Again

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30am

It’s been tough finding winners in financial markets so far this year. Nearly every asset class is moving together in lockstep … to the downside. But one asset that’s been much maligned

Mike Burnick - Consider this Money-Making Investment br /  for Volatile Markets

Consider this Money-Making Investment
for Volatile Markets

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30am

Don’t look now, but the stock market’s worst-ever start to a year is getting even worse. The bear is growling and the key questions now are: How long will it last, AND

Mike Burnick - Time Is Running Out for the January Barometer

Time Is Running Out for the January Barometer

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:30am

We’d better have a rally soon or we’re in trouble … at least according to one key barometer of the markets. Why am I so nervous so early in the year? Given

Mike Burnick - Will the Ghosts of 1937 Haunt the Fed This Year?

Will the Ghosts of 1937 Haunt the Fed This Year?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:30am

It may be a new year, but 2016 is starting off with much of the same old bad news that plagued stocks last year, leading to turbulent and often violent swings in

Mike Burnick - Top-Dog Dividend Stocks for 2016

Top-Dog Dividend Stocks for 2016

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30am

With 2015 ending tonight at the stroke of midnight, it was a lackluster year for stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on track for a decline of 0.8% this year (as

Mike Burnick - Three Factors That Could Keep Markets Volatile

Three Factors That Could Keep Markets Volatile

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 7:30am

Your email inbox, as well as mine, is likely to be chock-full of 2016 investment views in the weeks ahead, because it’s about this time when everyone publishes their fearless-forecasts for the

Mike Burnick - Consider These Unconventional Bets on Rising Rates

Consider These Unconventional Bets on Rising Rates

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:30am

Yesterday the Fed began its long-awaited monetary policy “normalization” at last. The Federal Reserve began its first interest-rate tightening cycle since 2004 with a 0.25% hike in the Fed funds rate. It’s

Mike Burnick - Merry Christmas and Un-Happy New Year?

Merry Christmas and Un-Happy New Year?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30am

Tis the season for a stock market rally as year-end is rapidly approaching and with it the possibility of a Santa Claus rally for stocks. But as I pointed out in a

Mike Burnick - Do Stock Buybacks Kill Corporate Innovation, Profits?

Do Stock Buybacks Kill Corporate Innovation, Profits?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30am

In a recent Money and Markets article, I posed the question: “Can the stock market survive an earnings recession?” We may not have the final answer just yet, but third-quarter earnings are

Mike Burnick - This Four-Year Cycle Could Spoil a Stock Market Rally

This Four-Year Cycle Could Spoil a Stock Market Rally

by Mike Burnick | Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30am

After a sizeable 8.3% rally in October, stocks went nowhere in November, bouncing around in a trading range with the S&P 500 gaining less than 0.5% last month. But we are now

Mike Burnick - Could IMF Trigger a Collapse of the Dollar?

Could IMF Trigger a Collapse of the Dollar?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30am

In a widely anticipated event, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to soon bless China’s currency, the yuan, with official reserve currency status. This month, the IMF is likely to include

Mike Burnick - The Demise of the BRICs?

The Demise of the BRICs?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30am

It’s the end of an era … and perhaps a sign of the times. Fourteen years ago, Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRIC to label the fastest-growing emerging markets of Brazil, Russia,

Mike Burnick - The ETF Money Flow Highlights br  Potentially Profitable Trends

The ETF Money Flow Highlights
Potentially Profitable Trends

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30am

Last month, stocks shrugged off plenty of pessimistic data and profit reports to surge higher — with the S&P 500 Index climbing 8.3% in October — the best monthly gain in four

Mike Burnick - Stocks Strong, But So Are the Red Flags

Stocks Strong, But So Are the Red Flags

by Mike Burnick | Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:16pm

The stock market is surging -- and so are the red flags. Mike Burnick takes a look.

Mike Burnick - The Odds Against Higher Interest Rates

The Odds Against Higher Interest Rates

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30am

This week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting was yet another nonevent as expected. In fact, recent economic data has taken a definite turn for the worse including: A surprisingly weak September jobs report,

Mike Burnick - Can Emerging Markets Keep Outperforming?

Can Emerging Markets Keep Outperforming?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30am

Since the August low for global stock markets, one region has enjoyed a very strong rebound rally: emerging markets. That’s interesting, because emerging markets, particularly China, were largely responsible for triggering the

Mike Burnick - Can Stocks Survive the Earnings Recession of 2015?

Can Stocks Survive the Earnings Recession of 2015?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Beginning this week and continuing over the next month or so, results from thousands of American companies will be reported as we move through third-quarter reporting season. While there’s always plenty of

Mike Burnick - Three Reasons to Remain Cautious on Stocks

Three Reasons to Remain Cautious on Stocks

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:30am

In my last Money and Markets column, we took a closer look at the typical road map for a stock market bottom and some of the key indicators to look for to

Mike Burnick - Is the Stock Market Close to a Bottom?

Is the Stock Market Close to a Bottom?

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30am

This week the S&P 500 came within a whisker of retesting the August panic low at 1,867, before rebounding yesterday to close out what has been a dismal third-quarter for global investors.

Mike Burnick - Fundamental Drivers of the Stock Market Correction

Fundamental Drivers of the Stock Market Correction

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30am

After plunging 12% peak to trough at the August low, the S&P 500 managed to bounce 8.2% higher before rolling over again post-Fed. The selling accelerated to the downside yesterday, focusing the

Mike Burnick - This Sector Could Be a Big Winner After a Fed Rate Hike

This Sector Could Be a Big Winner After a Fed Rate Hike

by Mike Burnick | Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30am

The entire world is waiting for the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting this afternoon in what must be the most widely anticipated — and over-analyzed — event of this year. Will