Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online …
Is the European debt crisis back? No. It never ended!
We’ve been seeing some of the worst days in the history of the European bond markets since the great debt crisis of 2012. What’s going on in Europe? Has the debt crisis returned? No, says Martin D. Weiss — it never went away. Get Martin’s take on the situation by clicking here.
There are Still Opportunities Ahead for Google
|Google shares took a hit after it missed earnings estimates, but there are still plenty of opportunities for the company to regain its footing.|
As investors and analysts everywhere debate the future for Google, Jon Markman takes a look at what the company can do to grow in the future. Click here to get his take on the company and a look at other matters related to the tech sector and the economy as a whole.
The Most Ruinous Mistakes Investors Make!
Do you know what some of the biggest mistakes are that investors make? Are you making some of them? Larry Edelson begins a look at what investors do wrong, in actions and perceptions. You can read more by clicking here.
The Binge — and the Hangover
Sometimes, the central bank bartender steps in and spikes the punch bowl. It prints money electronically so that it can buy bonds and artificially drive rates lower. Having drunk from the Fed’s spiked punch bowl, people become intoxicated. What’s next? Charles Goyette takes a look — click here to get his take.
Europe, China Woes Show What Challenges We Face
The U.S. economy keeps on humming along. But China? Europe? Other foreign economies? They’re still running off the rails, with confirmed bear markets the norm. What does that mean for us? Mike Larson takes a look — read more by clicking here.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnist Mike Larson and others take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
IBM Whiffs! Earnings Hits and Misses …
It was big week for earnings — and it got off to a bad start, with IBM turning in a disappointing performance. Its stock took a beating. Here’s a look at some key earnings results. Click here to read more.
Apple Fruitful, Coke Flat …
A day after IBM disappoints, more earnings flood in as the week progresses. Click here to read Mike’s take on Apple, Coke and Mickey D, and more.
End of the V-Shaped Recovery?
The “V-Shaped Recovery.” That’s what we’ve seen. The Dow Industrials miraculously started levitating from down-450 in the middle of the previous week, and then a rally all the way back to 16,600-and-change from around 15,900. Are we off to the races again? Get Mike’s view by clicking here.
GM, MMM, Cat and others …
More earnings … and Mike takes a look at how they turned out. Click here to read more.
The Money and Markets Team