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Mike Larson
These guys just don’t get it … still! That’s all I could think this week after reading a pair of stories. One focused on how European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is trying to browbeat the Germans into agreeing to more QE and massive deficit spending over there. Another suggested that the “Oil slide puts central bankers over deflationary barrel”…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -24.50 to 16,117.24
S&P 500 +0.27 to 1,862.76
Nasdaq +2.07 to 4,217.39
10-YR Yield +0.063 to 2.153%
Gold -$4.30 to 1,240.50
Crude Oil +0.94 to 82.72
Flying in an airplane with no pilot. Riding in a roller coaster with no one at the controls. Watching a hurricane bear down on you, with the local weatherman on vacation.…

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Jon Markman
Volatility has shot higher in the past two weeks as the major U.S. indexes sink below uptrend support that has persisted since 2012. The declines confirm the internal, hidden weakness that we have been discussing since mid-summer, when many measures, such as market breadth, small-cap stocks, and other measures topped out. The theme that has supported this bull market and…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -173.45 to 16,141.74
S&P 500 -15.21 to 1,862.49
Nasdaq -11.85 to 4,215.32
10-YR Yield -.116 to 2.09%
Gold +$5.90 to $1,240.20
Crude Oil -$0.16 to $81.68
Grab your Dramamine, folks — because it was another wild day on Wall Street! The Dow Industrials plunged by more than 450 points earlier in the afternoon, before rallying back to…

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Larry Edelson
For some time now, I have been warning of a steep stock market correction. At times, even I felt like I was a stopped clock with the warnings. But I knew it was only a matter of time before the massive run-up in the U.S. equity markets from the March 2009 crash low would have to take a breather. I…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -5.88 to 16,315.19
S&P 500 +2.96 to 1,877.70
Nasdaq +13.51 to 4,227.17
10-YR Yield -.08 to 2.206%
Gold +$3.30 to $1,233.30
Crude Oil $3.79 to $81.95
Today was earnings day for the biggest mega-banks on the block — and judging by the market reaction, they failed to inspire investors! Let’s start with JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Weiss Ratings:…

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(This is an updated version of this morning’s issue to include reports of Kim’s reappearance.) There’s been a Kim sighting! No, not Kardashian — it’s Kim Jong Un, the bizarre leader of North Korea, who everyone has been trying to find. Kim is the grandson of the founder and Great Leader of North Korea (Kim Il-sung) and the son of the…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -223.03 to 16,321.07
S&P 500 -31.40 to 1,874.73
Nasdaq -62.58 to 4,213.66
10-YR Yield -.021 to 2.286%
Gold +$12.20 to $1,233.90
Crude Oil -$0.76 to $85.06
Thomas Eric Duncan is dead. But the Ebola virus the Dallas resident carried didn’t die with him. Instead, it made the leap to one of his nurses at Texas health Presbyterian…

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Dr. Martin Weiss
Martin here, with a second, time-sensitive news update on the rapidly unfolding events in Syria, Iraq and the entire region — plus an analysis of what it means to investors like you. But fair warning: This will be a hard column for some to read. DO NOT continue if you are easily offended or have a weak constitution. DATELINE —…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of the week’s stories, with a link to the full articles online … “Unimaginable Consequences” for Hong Kong
Protests continue on the streets of Hong Kong.
Those are the words of the People’s Daily, the leading voice of the Chinese Communist Party. And they’re not a forecast or a speculation. They’re a thinly-veiled threat! What’s…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -115.15 to 16,544.10
S&P 500 -22.08 to 1,906.13
Nasdaq -102.10 to 4,276.24
10-YR Yield -0.02 to -2.307%
Gold -$1.70 to $1,223.60
Crude Oil -$0.04 to $85.73
Let’s cut straight to the chase here: Volatility is exploding! The Dow Industrials plunged a whopping 335 points yesterday … just 24 short hours after it rallied 275 points. And that…

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Mike Larson
In Germany, it’s called an “anker.” In France, it’s the “ancre.” In Spain, it’s an “ancla.” But no matter how you spell it or pronounce it, the anchor that is Europe’s economy just keeps getting heavier! Hardly a day goes by without yet another dismal report from our friends across the pond … Germany? Industrial production just collapsed 4 percent…

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