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Money and Markets Economic and Company Calendar April 7-11
Earnings reports from the past quarter will start to trickle in this week, with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. leading the way for large cap financial services companies.
It’ll be a fairly quiet week for economic reports, but keep an ear out for what FOMC members speaking at…

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Larry Edelson

As I pen this column, gold and silver continue to build a base. That base will strengthen dramatically as long as gold holds the $1,278 level on a weekly closing basis, and silver holds its June 2013 low at $18.18, also on a weekly closing basis.
Meanwhile, the euro appears ready to crack, and deflation still has the upper hand

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Martin Weiss

Before you make any new investment, you should always ask a lot of probing, doubting-Thomas questions. And that’s exactly what I’ve done in recent days with tech stock guru Jon Markman.
If you want to hear his answers, check out our recent podcasts Or, if you’d prefer to read the transcripts (edited for clarity), see below.
Most important, if you

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Larry Edelson

Because I think the dollar is doomed as the world’s reserve currency … because I believe gold will one day — not too far off — trade at well over $5,000 an ounce …
And because I think the U.S. economy will eventually slip to number two in the world, behind China …
Most people think I’m a doomsayer on

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Mike Larson

There’s a lot of claptrap that comes out of the mouths of Wall Street strategists. Ditto for Washington bureaucrats and two-handed economists.
But money talks — and that’s why I find it so important to follow what the Treasury “yield curve” is doing. I started talking about this incredibly important concept last week. Now I want to flesh it out

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Charles Goyette

The answer: Technology!
It is one of the last remaining outposts of the free economy. That is why tech megatrends continue to be a powerful and dynamic source of wonders that bless our lives with innovation and convenience.
And why tech stocks provide great opportunities for profit.
Oh, the regulatory impulse is not dead by any means. But the plodding

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Mike Burnick

With the first quarter of 2014 now in the record books, it’s a good time to revisit the trends — and trend reversals — in key global markets.
If domestic investors expected a continuation of last year’s robust stock market gains, most will be disappointed when they open their quarterly brokerage statements.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.9 percent

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Bill Hall

The first quarter concluded on Monday with stocks (as measured by the S&P 500) registering a 1.8 percent gain for the first three months of the year. The modest rise so far this year is right in line with my forecast, as the Federal Reserve has created a state of affairs which is just what the market needs to maintain

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Mike Burnick

As we enter a new month and a new quarter, we are at a clear crossroads in terms of messages the market is sending.
The most defensive of sectors — utilities (up over 10 percent year-to-date, as of Monday’s close) and healthcare (up just over 5 percent for the same period) — are still leading the general market as investors

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Mike Burnick

The first quarter of 2014 is history, and for the stock market overall, results are decidedly mixed. After a robust year of gains in 2013, stocks are off to a more uneven start so far this year.
The S&P 500 Index is up just 1.2 percent after the first three months of 2014, with plenty of volatility along the way.

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Douglas Davenport

If the past is any indication, we’re in for a good month in the stock market. That’s because over the last 50 years, April has been by far the strongest month of the year for the Dow.
Over the past 20 and 50 years, the Dow has averaged a gain of more than 2 percent in April, beating every other

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Mike Larson

You know what bothers me more than anything? That too many investors are just sitting there hiding in their Bond Bunkers. Paralyzed by the fear created by two sharp market collapses, and two economic recessions, they’re investing heavily in bonds.
That’s not just my opinion. It’s in the numbers …
In the four years from 2009 through early 2013, investors

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