Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
World War III? How, Where and Why?
If World War III is on the way, how would it look and how will it affect you? Will it be the nuclear holocaust that we grew up fearing, or will it be something totally different? Martin D. Weiss takes a look. Click here to read more.
Dawn of the iDow
Apple is completing its journey from renegade to matron with the announcement that it will be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, on March 19, taking the place of old Ma Bell, AT&T. Will it be good for Apple? Jon Markman takes a look. Read more by clicking here.
|Three Gorges Dam will play a pivotal role in China’s new Maritime Silk Road.|
Larry Edelson from the Silk Road 2.0
China is on the move again, big time, with the new Silk Road already ramping up, part of an infrastructure investment that will total $1 TRILLION when all is said and done. And Larry Edelson is there. Read his report from China by clicking here.
Beware the Sixth D!
Debt, Deficit, Demographics, Deleveraging and Deflation — the five “D’s” that investors must understand to navigate the economic conditions. Now there’s another important D. Click here to find out what it is from Mike Burnick.
Big Money Buys into Cheap Energy Plays
All that Armageddon-like commentary focused on the collapse of the American energy industry looks like bunk! Instead, the “smart money” is betting on better days ahead in 2015, 2016, and beyond. Mike Larson examines the situation 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:
Apple’s Latest Foray — Will Buyers Step Up?
Apple’s new product reveals are legendary in the tech world. They generate huge amounts of press, and have done so ever since former CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPod and iPhone. But what about the Apple Watch? Will Buyers buy into it? Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
Dollar Flies — and Commodities, Emerging Markets Cry!
The U.S. dollar continues to soar to new highs. But it’s a mixed result for worldwide investors. What’s good and what’s bad? Mike takes a look. Read more by clicking here.
Interest Rate Bizarro World!
How far into Bizarro World can we venture? How deep does the interest rabbit hole go? We’re rapidly finding out the answers, thanks to all the crazy stuff going on in Europe. Mike takes a look. Click here to read more.
The ‘Currency Complainers’
Intel announced weaker-than-expected first-quarter sales, and much of the blame went to the rising value of the dollar, which particularly hit sales in Europe. Read more on how the dollar is affecting global investing by clicking here.
The Money and Markets Team