Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Markets were closed Thursday and most of them for a half-day on Wednesday.
Why the S&P Surges When Oil Plunges
|How will oil prices affect the equities market?|
Previously, Martin D. Weiss explained why stock prices almost always go up when oil prices go down. Now he speaks on The Big Picture — fundamental and long term. It has far-reaching impacts. Click here to read more.
After a Long History, One Firm Succeeds as Public Company
Some of the most advanced technology developed in the past 10 years has gone into improving industrial goods whose mechanical operations were long taken for granted. Leading the charge for commercial trucks has been a little-known company that recently went public. Jon Markman looks deeper into the company. Click here to read more.
A Glimpse Into 2015 …
The year 2015 is going to be a banner year for YOU. According to Larry Edelson’s models, it will be a year as significant, if not more so, than 2008, when the real estate crisis hit. It will be the year sovereign debt markets collapse … the year the euro plummets into an abyss, and with it, the entire European Union experiment. It will also be a pivotal year in the war cycles, with more conflicts due to hit, all over the globe. From increased cyber espionage to more social protests against authorities. From increasing currency wars, to outright trade wars. Read more from Larry by clicking here.
Highights … and Lowlights for 2014
As 2014 winds down, this is a great time to look back at the year that was. Mike Larson checks out the high spots and the low spots for the year — Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, ISIL, China, OPEC, the Global Money Tsunami, Ebola — what stands out for you? Click here to read more and join the conversation.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
As Russia struggles to stabilize its currency and fight off recession, China says it is ready to do what it can to help the Russian economy. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, American companies are eyeing Cuba for new opportunities. What does it all mean in the long run? Click here to read more and join the conversation.
The Retiring Type?
|Do you have enough saved for your retirement years?|
A survey of middle-class Americans has uncovered that the majority have only saved about $20,000 for retirement, which is down from $25,000 in 2013. The estimated need is more like $250,000. How well are you placed? Click here to read more on the subject.
The Money and Markets Team