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Mike Larson
The stock market has been on a tear in the past couple of weeks, seemingly putting all of its concerns behind it. As a matter of fact, this is one of the strongest rallies, in the shortest period of time, we have ever seen. Many of my colleagues have talked about the forces driving it. And many of the stocks…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +40.59 to 17,652.79
S&P 500 +1.08 to 2,039.33
Nasdaq +5.01 to 4,680.14
10-YR Yield -.012 to 2.347%
Gold +$1.20 to $1,160.30
Crude Oil -$2.56 to $74.62
By Mike Larson Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing west … and stock markets just keep pushing higher! It may seem like a strange new world. But it’s the one we…

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Mike Burnick
Hedge fund managers have been complaining all year that financial markets were acting a bit too well-behaved to make any money in the absence of market-moving volatility. Well, be careful what you wish for — because September and October served up an epic return of volatility in stocks, bonds, commodity, and currency markets. And yet some of the most legendary…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -2.70 to 17,612.20
S&P 500 -1.43 to 2,038.25
Nasdaq +14.57 to 4,675.13
10-YR Yield -.001 to 2.359%
Gold -$3.60 to $1,159.40
Crude Oil -$1.04 to $76.91
By Mike Larson Do the world’s mega-banks do anything on the straight and narrow? Or do they cut corners, rip investors off, violate rules and laws, and otherwise act shady in…

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Larry Edelson
The most frequently asked question I seem to get is, “Larry, don’t you see hyperinflation for the U.S. in the years ahead?” It’s understandable. After all, we have seen the U.S. Federal Reserve print trillions of dollars. We see, in real life, most costs rising. And there is no shortage of pundits out there proclaiming the U.S. will soon experience…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +1.16 to 17,614.90
S&P 500 +1.42 to 2,039.68
Nasdaq +8.94 to 4,660.56
10-YR Yield +0.0 to 2.36%
Gold +$6.00 to $1,165.20
Crude Oil +$0.35 to $77.71
Mike Larson is on assignment in Germany. His column will return tomorrow. Mark Najarian, the managing editor of Money and Markets, is filling in. President Obama is in China, having already…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +39.81 to 17,613.74
S&P 500 +6.34 to 2,038.26
Nasdaq +19.08 to 4,651.62
10-YR Yield +0.05 to 2.36
Gold -$21.30 to $1,148.40
Crude Oil -$1.33 to $77.34
I wrote this missive yesterday, and wanted to share it with you because it may have some important lessons about the world for you as an investor. Cheers! ON THE EC172…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +19.46 to 17,573.93
S&P 500 +0.71 to 2,031.92
Nasdaq -5.94 to 4,632.53
10-YR Yield -.006 to 2.312%
Gold +$32.60 to $1,175.20
Crude Oil +$0.75 to $78.66
Mike Larson, Money and Markets columnist and editor of the Safe Money Report, is giving a presentation to Safe Money Report members in Germany today. George Lambert, an editor on the…

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Mike Larson
Every year around this time, I have the pleasure and privilege of addressing readers of the German-language version of Safe Money Report. I find these trips valuable for many reasons, not the least of which is the insightful and probing questions I receive about U.S. markets, the global economy, and more. I can’t provide all my insights, investment advice and…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +69.87 to 17,554.40
S&P 500 +7.63 to 2,031.20
Nasdaq +17.75 to 4,638.47
10-YR Yield +0.03 to 2.38%
Gold -$2.90 to $1,143.10
Crude Oil -$0.69 to $77.99
MUNICH — It’s getting close to midnight here in this beautiful German city. The streets, trams and subway trains in this picturesque, yet cosmopolitan, capital city of the state of Bavaria…

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Charles Goyette
It’s probably Milton Friedman’s most famous saying: “Put government in charge of the Sahara desert and in five years you’ll have a shortage of sand.” What sand is to the Sahara, petroleum is to Venezuela. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. More than Saudi Arabia. It has proved reserves of 297 billion barrels. But now Venezuela, an…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +100.69 to 17,484.53
S&P 500 +11.47 to 2,023.57
Nasdaq -2.91 to 4,620.72
10-YR Yield +0.01 to 2.35%
Gold -$26.10 to $1,141.60
Crude Oil +1.73 to $78.94
By Mike Burnick Mike Larson, Money and Markets columnist and editor of the Safe Money Report, is out this afternoon. Mike Burnick, the manager of investment services at Weiss Research, is…

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