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Mike Larson
Are you starved for income? If so, you’re not alone. Short-term interest rates have remained pegged near zero percent here in the U.S. for six-and-a-half years, holding down yields on everything from Certificates of Deposit to money market accounts and short-term Treasuries. The typical 1-year CD yields just 1%, according to Bankrate.com, while the average MMA or savings account pays…

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Market Roundup
Dow -75.71 to 17,890.36
S&P -6.27 to 2,102.31
NASDAQ -10.22 to 5,112.19
10-YR Yield +0.022 to 2.393%
Gold -$0.50 to $1,172.40
Oil -$0.65 to $59.62
It’s one of those big news days again, with two key storylines dominating market action. First, Greece. Remember the “NeverEnding Story”? I watched the movie at a friend’s birthday party when I was…

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(Mike Burnick, associate editor of Martin’s Ultimate Portfolio and editor of Ultimate Stock Options, is out today. Mandeep Rai, editor of Top Stocks Under $10, is filling in.)
One of the exciting aspects of editing and selecting stocks for the Top Stocks Under $10 portfolio is discovering new services, products or procedures that can lead little-known companies to new heights…

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Market Roundup
Dow -178 to 17,966.07
S&P -15.62 to 2,108.58
NASDAQ -37.68 to 5,122.41
10-YR Yield -.038 to 2.371%
Gold -$2.70 to $1,173.90
Oil -$0.75 to $60.26
I’ve heard a lot of doom and gloom about energy on CNBC and in other mainstream press. Supplies are out of control. Demand stinks. We’re going to have a glut for the next…

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Larry Edelson
Despite the lackluster dog days of summer trading in the financial markets setting upon us — nearly every single market on the board is now setting up for a series of major tipping points. I told my Real Wealth Report subscribers all about the biggest of them all in my latest issue — including my specific recommendations on how to…

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Market Roundup
Dow +24.29 to 18,144.07
S&P +1.37 to 2,124.23
NASDAQ +6.12 to 5,160.10
10-YR Yield +0.05 to 2.41%
Gold -$7.50 to $1,176.50
Oil +$0.86 to $61.21
I predicted three months ago that we’d see a healthy spring selling season for housing. And boy is that forecast panning out! Today, we learned that new home sales rose 2.2% from a…

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Jon Markman
In a reminder that the world doesn’t revolve around Federal Reserve dot plots or the machination of Greek bailout negotiations in Brussels, there has been a surge of merger news as companies quietly go on doing the good work of capitalism: Expanding, buying, selling, and trying everything possible to boost profits and maximize shareholder wealth. Homebuilders Standard Pacific (SPF) and…

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Market Roundup
Dow +103.83 to 18,119.78
S&P +12.86 to 2,122.85
NASDAQ +36.97 to 5,153.97
10-YR Yield +0.093 to 2.26%
Gold -$16.70 to $1,185.20
Oil +$0.07 to $59.68
With the clock rapidly ticking down to zero, Greek officials lobbed a Hail Mary today. Specifically, they proposed additional tax increases and spending reductions to secure urgently needed aid from their European creditors.…

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Martin Weiss
Despite the greatest government rescue operations of all time, the U.S. economic recovery has been one of the weakest in history. Most Americans continue to suffer through tough times. And new dangers loom. Indeed, the pattern of the past 15 years is now clear: First a great speculative bubble … then a great bust … followed by massive government stimulus,…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this abbreviated trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Three New Wars and the Effect on Investing Three new wars could have a big impact on investment markets in the weeks ahead. What are they and how should you plan your investments? Martin D. Weiss explains. Click here to…

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Market Roundup
Dow -101.56 to 18,014.28
S&P -11.53 to 2,109.71
NASDAQ -15.95 to 5,117
10-YR Yield –0.084 to 2.267%
Gold -$1.40 to $1,200.60
Oil –$0.98 to $59.47
When the money dries up, it’s “Game Over.” And that’s what Greece is facing now that bank runs are accelerating rapidly! Consumer and business depositors have reportedly yanked 1.85 billion euros from the…

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Mike Larson
Ichetucknee Springs State Park in north-central Florida is about as far from civilization as you can get in my home state. No strip malls on every corner. No massive theme park lines. No tourists by the thousands. Heck, you can’t even get a decent cell phone or data signal — a real anomaly in this day and age. In short,…

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