Here’s the weekly wrap of our latest Money and Markets columns.
While many investors worry about the bearish trend in equity markets, Larry Edelson believes it’s just a pullback before the real bull market takes over. In his article, he explained what is really going on and how to prepare for what is coming.
At the beginning of the week Larry also commented on rising interest rates and pointed out a few crucial steps to take now to preserve your wealth as rates ramp up.
“If you are concerned about your children … you should look into alternative education, which does include homeschooling and private schooling,” says Ron Paul. In the latest podcast, Charles Goyette and Ron Paul talked about why education is too important to leave to the government.
The recent reduction in bond buying announced by the Fed is having a negative impact on commodities. But what about gold? Douglas Davenport shared his view on factors that are likely to determine the future of the precious metal.
Following Mondays’ swearing-in of Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, Mike Larson explained his take on where monetary policy is going and shared what he considers to be one of the most important Fed lessons.
“We are faced with the threat that chaos overseas will jeopardize the Federal Reserve’s aggressive money-printing policies, and, in turn, cause the world’s financial markets to unwind,” says Bill Hall. In his article, he listed the eight economies that could finally burst Ben Bernanke’s bubble.
The best way to play the bear market is to pick up high-rated stocks on the cheap. Don Lucek used Weiss Ratings to highlight which companies you could buy now to grab profits while others lose money.
“Stocks started 2014 in overbought territory but have quickly become oversold and are likely to rally in the months ahead,” predicts Mike Burnick. Click here to find out why.
On Thursday and Friday, Mike also gave valuable tips for those with fixed-income investments in their portfolios to help them prepare for an epic shift in interest rates.
If you’re considering buying municipal bonds, there are a few things you need to know now that Puerto Rico has been downgraded. Mike Larson analyzed what the recent developments on the island mean for the muni market.
The Money and Markets Team