Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Markets were closed Friday.
|Martin Weiss visits a small farming community of Japanese immigrants in Brazil.|
Cyber Security Leaders
As promised, Martin Weiss gives you additional insights into cyber security companies, including some new analysis and the names of specific companies to look at. He also reports on his visit to a small farming community of Japanese immigrants in Brazil. Read more by clicking here.
Shareholders Reaping Rewards
While all the focus has been on the Federal Reserve over the past week, and stocks overall have paused for breath, some companies are being rewarded for doing the good work of capitalism: Growing, building, expanding, finding efficiencies, and ultimately expanding earnings. Jon Markman takes a look at one. Click here.
Stocks Fall, Until They Rise
Larry Edelson has often been criticized over the past year for not being short-term bullish the stock market when he’s so bullish long-term. The reason: Markets never go straight up. Look at it this way: To make big moves up, a market must first make a big move down. Larry explains — click here.
This Market’s Performance is Zooming Past S&P
First-quarter 2015 results are in the books for global markets and the U.S. finds itself in an unusual and unenviable position — our stock market is no longer leading the pack in performance — in fact we’re not even in the hunt. Find out what Asian market is outperforming the S&P 500 by a 7-1 margin — click here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets 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:
Big M&A action tends to whip investors into a frenzy searching for the next batch of takeover targets in the same industries. What’s interesting this time is that semiconductor stocks were in the process of breaking down technically when the Intel news hit. Biotech stocks also got hit hard in recent days. What’s next? Mike Larson takes a look. Read more by clicking here.
It’s official: The first quarter is in the record books! So who won? Who lost? And what’s next? Are materials stocks going to rack up more doggy quarters? Is the euro going to keep tanking? Are health-care and tech stocks going to keep dominating? Click here to get Mike’s take on the situation.
U.S. Jobs Stumble, But Improve Overseas
The U.S. economy created only 189,000 jobs last month. That was much lower than the expected 225,000, with noted weakness in manufacturing and large-company hiring. Meanwhile, the European unemployment rate sank to 11.3 percent from 11.4 percent. Why should you care? Mike explains. Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team