Here’s a summary of stories from this past week of abbreviated trading, with a link to the full articles online.
Big Winners and Big Losers
Historians of the future will designate 2015 as the year of The Great Transition … From zero interest rates to higher interest rates. From the fear of inflation to the dread of deflation. From global peace to global conflict. Dr. Martin D. Weiss looks at the winners and losers from the past year and sets the stage for 2016. Click here to get his take on the markets and the world at large.
Making Sense of the Past Year
The past year was a period in which the S&P 500 was essentially flat, with brief, modest excursions higher and lower. The main idea that Jon Markman has distilled, from a sector point of view, is that the year was actually fine for technology and health care, which are our two favorite groups of the past two decades anyway. Click here to read on.
HUGE Investment Opportunities!
The International Energy Agency (IEA) just announced that demand is about to rise a whopping 1.1 million barrels per day, a 57% surge over last year! That will soon drive energy stocks like these into the stratosphere. Don’t miss the greatest oil and energy fire sale in 30 years! Click here to for more information!
The Biggest Blunders Investors Make
Larry Edelson often discusses blunders people make when setting their investment strategy. In this column, he covers what he thinks is the most dangerous mistake investors make, bar none. Click here to read his important report.
Top-Dog Dividend Stocks for 2016
What are the Dogs of the Dow and how can they make you money? Should you invest? Mike Burnick takes a fascinating look at these stocks. Click here to read on.
Because of the New Year’s holiday, there was no column on this day.
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:
What 2015 Says About 2016
Can you believe 2015 is over? It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the year. Sadly for Wall Street, 2015 wasn’t much of a year to celebrate. Why such a lackluster year? And what does that say about the prospects for 2016? Mike takes a look.
|Stormy weather has meant good times for some business sectors. Can it continue?|
Weather Works Wonders for Select Investments
It’s all about the weather … at least for select investments. Look at natural gas, for example. Futures prices surged almost 10% in one day. The fuel is now up by almost 30% in only six days, one of the fastest blink-of-an-eye bull markets in a long time. Click here to read on.
Is Social Security on Your 2016 Checklist?
Are you set for Social Security? Do you know the rules? Guest columnist Matthew Allen explains the changes for 2016. Click here to get the facts.
Because of the holiday Friday, there were no Afternoon Editions on these days.
The Money and Markets Team
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