Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Our Worldwide Trek Begins
Martin Weiss, Ph.D., and his wife Elisabeth have set off on a trip around the world. Dr. Weiss will explore some of the most important regions, meet with everyday citizens, and absorb what’s really happening on the ground. Then he’ll report back what he’s learned and what it means to you and to your investments.
Pentagon Funds Our Future Robot Overlords
A Pentagon-sponsored cyber war game may mark the beginning of the end for humans if super-smart robots eventually decide they can’t tolerate inefficient people. Jon Markman evaluates the doom-and-gloom scenario.
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Also Pointing Lower into October
According to all of Larry Edelson’s indicators, the Dow is on course to plunge in October along with precious metals, like gold and silver. What, you’ve heard that the market and the metals can’t move in the same direction? Well, let Larry clue you in.
Threat of "Virtual Kidnapping" Explodes
A new breed of kidnappers can get your money without even taking your loved one. Security expert Jeff Cantor’s on top of this new trend — and he has advice that can save you heartache and money.
Hidden Signs of Surging Credit Stress
What’s the "TED Spread"? How about "LIBOR" and its cousin "LIBOR-OIS"? If you don’t know what these terms mean, then you might be blindsided by the looming credit crisis. Mike Larson explains.
General Eisenhower’s Final Warning
Right before JFK took office, General Eisenhower warned him about a secretive segment of the U.S. government. Kennedy tried to take them on…and failed. Today, this hidden branch has only grown in power, threatening your wealth and access to your savings.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Boris Schlossberg, and Mike Burnick take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Finding Opportunities in a Risky World
People always ask Mike Larson: What stocks can I make money on during the challenging environments of a risky world? Here’s what Mike likes in these uncertain times.
Great Debate Rages on Rates, Gold, Dollar, and More
It’s the best of times or the worst of times, depending upon whom you’re talking to. Some pundits have even been waffling from one view to the other. But Mike Larson has steadfastly held that …
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Life Insurance Crisis?
When the Fed continually floods our economy with money, it can cause ugly side effects. For example, if you bought universal life insurance in the ’90s, then you’re probably facing an existential and a financial crisis.
This Is Why Beating the Stock Market Is All Relative
Investing is relative, so always keep an eye on how sectors and asset classes perform in comparison with the benchmark. Mike Burnick offers some examples.
The Money and Markets Team