Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
$19 Trillion Internet Shockwave
What’s the industry that’s poised to radically change the way we live, eat, work, drive and interact with each other? Dr. Martin Weiss explores this industry in this one-on-one interview with Jon Markman.
Energy Bargains, Years Ending in 5 and Election Cycles
What do the convergence of rising oil supply, the year 2015 and presidential election cycles have to do with one another? Jon Markman explores the relationship.
The Yin and Yang of Gold
Gold has staged a minor rally, but despite the talking heads saying otherwise, it has not given Larry Edelson any buy signals. He explains why.
The Odds Against Higher Interest Rates
Recent economic data — including downward revisions to job growth, dismal manufacturing and a shockingly bad report on new home sales — are working against the Fed’s desire to raise interest rates, writes Mike Burnick.
|Delivery service company Amazon is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the coming Internet of Things shockwave.|
The Greatest Disconnects EVER?
The plunge in energy prices and the consumer’s lack of response to it; bond prices rising while bond yields have fallen, despite the rise in stocks; mega-caps skyrocketing while small caps fall. Mike Larson explains why all of these spell bad news for the markets.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Mark Najarian, and Jon Markman take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Bonds Not Playing Along — So What Gives?
The Dow Industrials jumped almost 500 points at the end of last week. The Powershares QQQ Trust jumped to within a couple bucks of its summer high. But 30-year Treasury Bond yields have barely budged. Mike explains the disconnect.
Natural Gas, Crude Slipping Again
Is it time for alarm? Natural gas is in free fall, with futures plunging almost 10% Monday. Mike explains what’s going on.
Is Competition in Danger?
With huge mergers of historic proportions occurring at an alarming pace, Mark Najarian wonders what it will mean for the future of healthy competition in America. Read his thoughts here.
Amazon Prepares to Dominate the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is poised to dominate culture and the markets in the coming decade and beyond, and Amazon is one of the companies best positioned to take advantage of the newest tech wave. Jon Markman explores.
The Money and Markets Team