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Martin Weiss
“Which solution do you choose? Ridiculously low yield or ridiculously high risk?” Those penetrating words — from a reader question I received last week — continue to ring in my ears. My one-word answer: “Neither!” My 15-minute answer: The new video I just posted to my website on Friday. My BIG answer: A major free online course I’m developing for…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … A Retirement Breakthrough Martin D. Weiss sets all of the geopolitical discussions aside and devotes his column to a quiet and brief chat — to bring thoughts closer to home and to talk about your own future. Click here to read this…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +14.07 to 17,280.06
S&P 500 -0.94 to 2,010.41
Nasdaq -13.64 to 4,579.79
10-YR Yield -0.04 to 2.587%
Gold -$3.60 to $1,226.50
Crude Oil -$0.64 to $92.43
It’s official! Scotland will stay in the United Kingdom! By a 55-45 percent margin, Scottish citizens voted “No” on the secession referendum. British Prime Minister David Cameron sounded jubilant in response,…

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Mike Larson
There’s a massive “Banker Brawl” underway — a Battle of the Acronyms, if you will. And the ramifications for your wealth are immense. In one corner, you have the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England (BOE). They’re getting out of the easy money game because the U.S. economy and British economies are on the mend. Growth in the…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +109.14 to 17,265.99
S&P 500 +9.79 to 2,011.36
Nasdaq +31.24 to 4,593.43
10-YR Yield +0.029 to 2.629%
Gold -$10.40 to $1,225.50
Crude Oil -$1.35 to $93.07
We’re on the cusp of two huge, monumental events. One for the U.K., and one for the interest-rate market here at home. The ramifications are potentially very large for you, and…

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Jon Markman
Apple (AAPL) reported record presales of its new mobile communications devices, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this week. Which is a little like saying that a prisoner of war released after three years of captivity is enjoying record amounts of elation. Naturally the new device is selling like crazy, as Apple has forced customers enslaved to its iTunes…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +24.88 to 17,156.85
S&P 500 +2.59 to 2,001.57
Nasdaq +9.43 to 4,562.19
10-Yr Yield +0.01 to 2.60%
Gold -$13.50 to $1,226.60
Crude Oil -$0.74 to $91.76
Forget Sunday Funday. It’s Fed-day Wednesday! That means we were just served up another healthy dollop of “wisdom” and monetary policy guidance from on high in Washington. So what did the…

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Larry Edelson
It seems Pope Francis gets it. Perhaps he’s even following my work. And he’s right: World War III has begun. Speaking Saturday at Italy’s largest war memorial, Pope Francis said the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction. “Humanity needs to…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +100.83 to 17,131.76
S&P 500 +14.85 to 1,998.98
Nasdaq +33.86 to 4,552.76
10-YR Yield +-0.01 to 2.589%
Gold +$0.40 to 1,238.80
Crude Oil +$1.94 to $94.86
Regardless of what the near term may bring, the long-term outlook for gold has not changed. It’s still subject to powerfully bullish forces that will ultimately drive it to $5,000 an…

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A major election of historic proportions is nearing. Not here in America, but across the pond in the U.K. On Thursday, voters in Scotland will go to the polls to decide on independence from the United Kingdom. A yes vote would end the relationship that started in 1707 with the acts of union between Scotland and England. Scotland has quite…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +43.63 to 17,031.14
S&P 500 -1.41 to 1,984.13
Nasdaq -48.70 to 4,518.90
10-YR Yield -.023 to 2.591%
Gold +$3.20 to $1,234.70
Crude Oil +$0.56 to $92.83
Some weeks are just more eventful than others. And boy, does this one ever stand out! There’s so much going on, I’d be doing you an injustice if I didn’t try…

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Martin Weiss
Everywhere we looked last week, we were bombarded with images and memories of a world gone mad — not just in the Middle East and Ukraine, but right here in America, as we observed the 13th anniversary of 9/11. But today, let’s set the geopolitical discussion aside and devote this time to a quiet and brief chat — to bring…

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