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This "Contrarian Dream" Market Is All Upside Right Now

For decades, Argentina was radioactive for investors – a black hole for capital.

But a complete political shift has happened, and a brand-new president has instituted investor-friendly market reforms in a bid to return his country to its former economic glory.

This contrarian dream market is about to go on a bull run for the history books.

Global marekts

The Next Wave of Stimulus Brings Us This Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity

Eight long years of excruciatingly accommodative monetary policy have done a lot to inflate asset prices and concentrate some $112 trillion in wealth in the hands of just 34 million people… but it hasn't come anywhere close to the goal of stimulating broader economic growth.

Now instead of admitting the mistake and trying structural reforms, politicians and bureaucrats have come up with yet another crackpot idea to spend their way to growth.

That means there's likely some serious "helicopter money" headed our way.

It might not achieve growth, either, but it is going to be a powerful profit catalyst for the investment I'm about to show you...

China

How the China Yuan Devaluation Is Dragging Down the Markets

Countless factors influence the global financial markets, but right now the biggest one is China's yuan devaluation.

Ever since August, when the Chinese central bank shocked the markets with a steep yuan devaluation, the Chinese currency has exerted a powerful – and mostly downward – pull on stocks.

Here's why the yuan carries so much weight - and what will happen next...

Global Markets

The Best Investments in Japan's Changing Economy

I spent last week in Tokyo, and I want to share what I found on my trip to Japan.

It's proof positive that we're on the right track and, once again, we may beat a lot of people to the best investments, just like we did in September 2011.

That's when I told subscribers to short the yen a full six months and 150% ahead of George Soros and other big names who would subsequently make headlines for doing the same thing.

This time around the profits could be even bigger - if you understand what's happening and why. Here's what you need to know...

Global Markets

What Today's ECB Decision to Cut Rates Means for Investors

The European Central Bank announced a number of monetary policy changes Thursday in attempts to spur anemic growth and fend off slack inflation.

Disappointed investors sent stocks lower in early trading.

Here's what the ECB decision means for investors...

China

Chinese Yuan Could Give the IMF "a Shock It Isn't Prepared For"

On Monday, the Chinese yuan joined one of the most elite clubs on the planet: the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights basket of reserve currencies.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the yuan's inclusion was based on a clear indication of the reforms China has carried out.

Of course, the IMF could be dead wrong.

From a practical position, the IMF expects China will have to make its currency more freely tradable than it is – which, along with being a major exporter, is the other criteria the IMF considers in conferring reserve status on a currency, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani said on Monday. But there's a possibility the IMF jumped the gun on this.

Dark horizons lay ahead if the Chinese yuan isn't stable enough to deserve its new global reserve status...

Global Markets

Putin vs. Obama – Calling Each Other Out in the UN Meeting Today

The 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly kicked off today in New York City. The gathering pitted Putin vs. Obama in their first face-to-face meeting in nearly a year.

Over the last 12 months, the decimation of the ruble, record-low oil prices, and Western sanctions have crippled Russian wealth.

But despite President Obama's stated "desire not to return to the Cold War," the two leaders made clear today that's exactly where this relationship - and the Russian economy - is headed...

Global Economy

Greek Stocks Are Up 19% – but Don't Fall for the Rally

Recently, a chorus of voices have deemed the Greek stock market undervalued.

And while they looked to have bottomed out, Greece's new government is starting to renegotiate its debts with the Eurozone. Everything is way too fragile for Greece, and this sudden rally in Greek stocks is unwarranted.

Here's what you need to know about Greece right now, and why it's not worth your money...

Global investing

Better Investing Strategies Can Cut Demographic Risks

As developed nations age, birth rates drop, and populations decline, investing strategies need to change.

And Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald says no country illustrates this trend better than Japan. That country's population is expected to fall by 30 million by 20148.

But Fitz-Gerald does not advise pulling out of Japan – or any market today with an aging population.

Instead, he has an investing strategy that will prevail despite these risks...

Top News

See How Swiss Bank Policy Unleashed a "Tsunami" on These Stocks

A surprise Swiss Bank policy change shocked the stock market today (Friday)…

On Thursday, the Swiss Central Bank ended a three-year old policy that prevented the Swiss franc from appreciating too much against the euro.

The move sent the Swiss franc soaring 30% against the euro within minutes.

It also caught financial firms unprepared…

You see, the franc is one of the world's most-traded currencies. While holders of Swiss francs realized gains, financial institutions with large holdings of euros or dollars against the franc were routed – especially smaller firms that cannot bear big losses.

And Swiss exporters saw their goods become 30% more expensive to European buyers in a matter of minutes.

These charts show the Swiss Bank policy's devastating affect on small firms, big banks, and major Swiss exporters like The Swatch Group SA (VTX: UHR), Holcim Ltd. (VTX: HOLN), and Nestle SA (VTX: NESN)...