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Here’s a summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Memorial for Future Fatalities in Finance and Politics
Three great megatrends threaten our political and economic future, says Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. Will we soon be mourning the death of the American Dream? Read Martin’s analysis, and decide for yourself.
App Makers Chase an Elusive Dream
The catch-phrase “There’s an app for that,” launched a modern technological gold rush. Programmers dashed off code with dreams of making millions from the smartphone boom. Well, as Jon Markman explains, it’s not that easy.
Gold’s Decline: What’s Next?
Just a week before, Larry Edelson took a lot of flak for predicting that gold’s decline wasn’t over. This past week, he got to tell all those critics: I told you so.

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Getting the Edge on Your Attacker
Knives have become more and more popular with criminals and terrorists as governments make it harder for them to get and carry guns.  However, for the same reasons, security expert Jeff Cantor thinks you should consider carrying a knife for self-defense.
Where is the Economy Headed? Follow the Data
Like a hunter after prey, Mike Larson analyzes the statistical reports on jobs, autos, real estate and more to find clues that will help him track this wild economy — and recommend the best investments to make it show its tamer side.
The Week’s Hot News
Money and Markets columnists Mike Larson, Mike Burnick, and Boris Schlossberg take a look at key financial and political events around the globe after the market close. Here are the week’s highlights:
Data Deluge: What’s It Saying About Growth?
We were deluged with data the day after Memorial Day. Mike Larson juggled numbers about manufacturing, personal income, personal spending, home prices and more. After comparing what the data means to economic growth, Mike’s analysis came down to this…
Hike in June/July, Then Go Away?
A rate hike by the Fed could boost the dollar, but its rise will likely be slowed by the sluggish U.S. economy. So why would the Fed bother? To explain, currency expert Boris Schlossberg taps some Mo-Town wisdom.
Commodities Cruise as Gold Corrects: A Buying Opportunity Ahead?
Commodities can turn out to be a good bet in today’s market — if you pick the right commodities at the right time, says veteran investment analyst Mike Burnick. Gold anyone?
The Money and Markets Team
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