With the stock market making new highs, all investors must urgently get answers to the following six questions:
Question #1. The great debt crisis is said to have ended years ago. Is this true? Or is an even greater debt crisis lurking below the surface?
Question #2. The U.S. recovery is finally showing signs of life. Can it be sustained? For how long?
Question #3. Are the new highs in stocks based primarily on fundamentals? Or are they driven mostly by Fed funny money?
Question #4. Bond prices are sinking, and long-term interest rates are moving up. Will they impact you immediately? Or do rates have to go higher before they begin to hurt?
Question #5. What about the housing market? Is it truly improving? Or is it just another bubble?
Question #6. Whether they’re booms or bubbles, how do you make money from them, while still protecting yourself against busts and crashes?
I have asked all of our Money and Markets editors to provide their answers, which we are currently putting all together for you.
And I can tell you flatly: If you try to guess ahead of time what you think they are, you’ll probably guess wrong.
But stand by. Next week, we will send all the information to you including:
* Our startling forecasts for 2014 and beyond.
* The biggest mistake my father, Irving Weiss, ever made in his entire 60-year career of forecasting the economy, and the million-dollar lesson we can learn from it.
* Two behind-the-scenes forces that are currently driving the bull market in U.S. stock prices. If you don’t know what they are, you’ll probably be among the last to know when it ends.
* The select U.S. stock sectors that are likely to be the biggest winners and the biggest losers — in 2014.
* The surprising new, safe haven for scared money in 2014.
* Precisely how FAR interest rates are likely to rise in the near term.
* WHEN the Federal Reserve is most likely to start hiking short-term interest rates.
* When and WHERE we will see the big bottoms in silver, gold and oil — which month for each, and at what price level. This intelligence alone is potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you.
* The two best contrarian strategies for 2014.
* The seven foreign markets that will grow, on average, more than THREE times faster than the world’s most advanced economies.
* Plus more.
It’s my way of saying “thank-you” for your friendship and loyalty.
Good luck and God bless!
by Bill Hall
In last week’s Money and Markets column, I told an imaginary story about a small town on the East Coast to explain Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s unconventional plan for solving the debt problem that plagues the U.S. and the rest of the world.
by Douglas Davenport
It seems as if every day we hear more about the massive monetary stimulus instituted by Ben Bernanke and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
by Mike Larson
Not losing money is sometimes just as important as making money. And with the bond bubble bursting, I’m thankful that I’ve helped you with the former.
by Larry Edelson
I’m penning this column from my cabin on the Crystal Symphony where I’ve met with subscribers who joined us on the first Money and Markets cruise.
by Mike Burnick
U.S. financial markets, which have risen to records, are closed today in celebration of our uniquely American holiday, so I thought I’d do some work on countries abroad.
by Don Lucek
Health care will be the most difficult sector from which to pick stock winners in 2014.
After a long period of underperformance (see 20-year chart), health-care stocks have sprung to life and have been soaring since the beginning of 2010.