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Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.At the Crossroads of a Major East-West Conflict
Suddenly, Turkey has emerged as a major focal point in a new conflict between East and West. And that’s exactly where Martin Weiss shot his video for this past Monday.
Facebook Tries to Re-Friend TeensFacebook hired a boy genius to develop apps that will attract one of the most-coveted markets for advertisers — teenagers. Jon Markman covers the Internet battle for the youth market.
Pounding My Fist on the Table!The global economy and the geopolitical scene are getting nasty, says Larry Edelson. So what should you do? Check out Larry’s opinion…
Armed Home Defense
You’re far from defenseless if you don’t keep a gun in your home. In fact, when security expert Jeff Cantor looks at a typical home, he sees an armory. And he wants you to see your home the same way.Are Banks Going to Have Trouble With the Curve?
Financial pundits on TV keep mindlessly repeating the mantra that rate hikes are good for bank profits. But they’re wrong, because they’re only looking at one part of a complex give-and-take among financial forces. Mike Larson gets it right.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Boris Schlossberg, and Mike Burnick take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:Is September Fed Meeting Now “Live”?
It simply hasn’t paid to bet aggressively on the likelihood of an aggressive Fed. Maybe this time it’ll be different. Maybe not. Here’s Mike Larson’s opinion…
Yield Curve, LIBOR Squeezes Getting Worse — Should Stocks Care?
Regular readers know that Mike Larson has been highlighting the behind-the-scenes credit squeezes. But now those credit squeezes are getting worse and worse. And Mike wants you to be prepared.
Green Lights for the Greenback
The latest news from the Fed is making the greenback as attractive as ever. Currency expert Boris Schlossberg explains what it all means to the forex market and more.
Will the Earnings Recession Ever End?
For the fifth quarter in a row, overall profits have fallen for companies on the S&P 500. The last time they had a losing streak this bad was during the financial crisis of 2008-2009. But veteran analyst Mike Burnick sees a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
The Money and Markets Team