Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
A Remembrance for Memorial Day
On Monday, stocks and bonds neither rose nor fell. The reason: 44 years ago, in 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the last Monday in May a federal holiday — the day we remember America’s fallen soldiers. Martin D. Weiss looks at past wars and what America is going through now. Click here to read more.
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Coming Crash in Car Sales
Jon Markman takes time to consider changes coming to driveways, highways and parking lots near you. Read his report by clicking here.
Cash on its Death Bed?
The authorities want your money. They want to know how you’re earning it. Where it’s coming from. Where it’s going. Every penny of it. They also want to control it. They want to get you to spend more to boost the economy. That’s why authorities in Europe and the U.S. are moving to abolish cash. Read Larry Edelson’s views by clicking here.
The Dividend Play!
Stock gains may level off the rest of the year, but the good news is that dividends will help investors boost their overall returns. Mike Burnick takes a look of ways to benefit. Click here to read more.
Leading to Healthy Profits
Sometimes you can generate healthy profits from very simple sources. Like Spam and sausage! Mike Larson explains. Read more 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:
Because of the Memorial Day holiday, there was no afternoon edition on this day.
There’s a major shakeup in the cable TV sector. What’s going on and what’s it mean for investors? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
Transports Stuck in the Mud?
What’s eating the transport stocks? Take a look at this one-year chart and you can see that the Dow Jones Transportation Average failed to set a new high recently, even as the Dow Industrials and Nasdaq Composite did. Mike examines the issue — click here to find out what’s going on.
Tanker Demand a Warning Sign?
In the Middle East region alone, spare oil-tanker capacity is the tightest it’s been since at least 2009. That has helped send shares of supertanker operators up by 20% or more year to date. And this is being characterized as “bad” news for oil bulls. What’s going on? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team