Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
The Next No. 1 Economy in the World
What is it? Martin D. Weiss tells you. Click here to read his report.
Sell in May?
One of Wall Street’s best known adages is the old “sell in May and go away” seasonal trick. The idea is that the six months starting in May — including the normally listless summer months — are among stocks’ poorest performers of the year. Is that the case this year? Jon Markman takes a look. Click here to read more.
An Inflation Scare Coming?
Some analysts seem to think there’s an inflation scare in the air. Their thinking is that Europe’s economy is looking a tad better while the U.S. economy is looking a tad weaker. Therefore, they claim, the dollar is going to fall while the euro rallies, hence, inflation is coming back to the U.S. What’s Larry Edelson think? Click here to find out.
Earnings Out of the Way — What’s Next?
Except for a few sectors, first-quarter reports turned out to be more upbeat than expected. With earnings nearly out of the way, investors can cross that off the list of worries, which is a good thing since there are plenty of additional concerns. Mike Burnick takes a look — click here to read more.
The Power of Contrarian, Independent Thinking
The dollar, oil prices, emerging markets &mdah; the “experts” made calls on them a few months ago. Most were wrong. Get Mike Larson’s take on the situation by clicking here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson takes a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
A Flashing ‘Buy’ Signal for Energy?
When it comes to energy, the “Enough is Enough!” indicator is flashing “Buy!” It’s saying … no, screaming … that a major turn in prices is at hand. Read more from Mike by clicking here.
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Did the Saudis Miscalculate on Oil?
U.S. crude oil futures breached the $60 a barrel mark this week, then kept on going. That extended the rally off the March lows to more than 43 percent … and it put oil at its highest level since mid-December. What’s more, the move is being confirmed by corresponding breakouts in everything from gasoline to heating oil to natural gas. How do the Saudis fit into this situation? Mike explains — click here to read more.
Jobs Machine Running Out of Steam?
Is the Great American Jobs Machine running out of steam? Mike takes a look at the numbers. Click here to read more and join the debate.
The $2 TRILLION Selloff!
That’s how much money that some estimates say has been vaporized in the capital markets, and in just two weeks to boot! Bonds. Stocks. Doesn’t matter. They’ve all plunged. Mike takes a look. Click here to read his views.
The Money and Markets Team