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Rest up now, while you can. The more we get into this week, the busier it’s going to be: The Federal Open Market Committee meets, and its announcement will be on Wednesday, and earnings reports will be raining down amid a storm of economic reports, including the advance figures for second-quarter GDP (Wednesday) and the July Employment Situation (Friday).
Among…

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Rest up now, while you can. The more we get into this week, the busier it’s going to be: The Federal Open Market Committee meets, and its announcement will be on Wednesday, and earnings reports will be raining down amid a storm of economic reports, including the advance figures for second-quarter GDP (Wednesday) and the July Employment Situation (Friday).
Among…

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Larry Edelson

The sands of time are shifting, and so are vast swaths of geopolitical fault lines … entire countries … economic systems and yes, the financial markets.
It’s the cumulative affect of intended and unintended consequences of …
Western governments who embraced Keynesian-style socialism, thinking they could toy with economies through government spending and taxation to try and make the world

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Larry Edelson

The sands of time are shifting, and so are vast swaths of geopolitical fault lines … entire countries … economic systems and yes, the financial markets.
It’s the cumulative affect of intended and unintended consequences of …
Western governments who embraced Keynesian-style socialism, thinking they could toy with economies through government spending and taxation to try and make the world

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Global Market Comments
July 28, 2014
Fiat Lux
SPECIAL ITALY ISSUE
Featured Trade:
(JULY 30 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR FROM ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND),
(WHAT TO DO ABOUT ITALY?),
(EWI), (E), (TI), (LUX), (STM), (FIATY), (FXE)
iShares MSCI Italy Capped (EWI)
Eni SpA (E)
Telecom Italia S.p.A. (TI)
Luxottica Group SpA (LUX)
STMicroelectronics NV (STM)
Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY)
CurrencyShares Euro ETF (FXE)

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When British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was informed that Italy joined the side of the Germans in the Second World War, he infamously replied, “Well, that’s only fair. They were our allies in the First World War.”
Many investment strategists are similarly vexed today, trying to decide what to do about the home of the Roman Empire. Over the past…

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Martin Weiss

Every week, our Money and Markets team of investment analysts sends you a tremendous wealth of new research ideas that are spot-on timely and often prescient in their vision of upcoming events. So unless you have fully digested each of the twice-daily issues we sent you since Monday morning, I’m afraid you did miss all — or most — of

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -123.23 to 16,960.57
S&P 500 -9.64 to 1,978.34
Nasdaq -22.55 to 4,449.56
10-YR Yield -.04 to 2.469%
Gold +$17.40 to $1,308.20
Crude Oil -$.18 to $101.89

You know that old quip? The one about losing money on every sale, but making it up on volume?
That seems to be the corporate strategy at Amazon.com (AMZN, Weiss Ratings:

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Mike Larson

In my last weekly column, I talked about one of my favorite sectors to invest in — aerospace. And I followed that up with details on another of my favorite sectors earlier this week — domestic energy.
But you know where I generally do not want to invest? In the U.S. housing industry and related companies. Just look at the

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Global Market Comments
July 25, 2014
Fiat Lux

Featured Trade:
(JULY 30 GLOBAL STRATEGY WEBINAR FROM ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND),
(A SPECIAL NOTE ON EXERCISED OPTIONS),
(AN AFTERNOON WITH DR. PAUL EHRLICH),
(POT), (MOS), (AGU), (CORN), (WEAT), (SOYB)
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT)
The Mosaic Company (MOS)
Agrium Inc. (AGU)
Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN)
Teucrium Wheat ETF (WEAT)
Teucrium Soybean ETF…

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I received a few emails from readers whose call option holdings have already been exercised against them, and have asked me for advice on how best to proceed. So, here we go.
The options traded on US exchanges and referred to in my Trade Alerts are American style, meaning that they can be exercised at any time by the owner. This is…

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Pack your portfolios with agricultural plays like Potash (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU) if Dr. Paul Ehrlich is just partially right about the impending collapse in the world’s food supply. You might even throw in long positions in wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice.
The never dull and often controversial Stanford biology professor told me he expects that global warming…

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