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January 2016 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

How I'm Playing the FANG Stocks Right Now

Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda aimed his kamikaze plane straight at the global economy last week, and scored a direct hit by imposing negative interest rates in Japan for the first time in this cycle.

In doing so, he joined his reckless European banking brother Mario Draghi and increased the volume of global sovereign debt with negative interest rates to $5 trillion dollars.

This type of monetary insanity can only end one way - in the destruction of capitalism whose very laws it violates by confiscating capital from retirees, insurance companies, pension funds and others who require a positive return to survive.

How the 2008 Stock Market Crash Compares to 2016

Months of thrashing markets and a lot of big down days have triggered chatter about whether we're facing another 2008 stock market crash scenario.

The urge to compare the 2008 stock market crash to the market pullback in 2016 picked up speed when billionaire investor George Soros chimed in a few weeks ago.

The truth is, 2016 does share some similarities with the 2008 market crash. Here's a look at how they match up - and what all this means for investors...

Stock Market Crash 2016: What's Next for U.S. Markets

Global stock markets are off to a volatile start to 2016, and investors are wondering how to prepare for a possible stock market crash in 2016.

That's why we turned to Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani. He's considered one of the world's foremost experts on the credit crisis. He not only called for the implosion of the U.S. financial markets, he also predicted the historic rebound that began in March 2009.

But first, here's how the markets have been trending...

Goldman Sachs Nailed for Umpteenth Abuse, Yet Continues to Set Fed Policy

Goldman Sachs has special ties to the Federal Reserve. Currently, former executives head up the Minneapolis, Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York Federal Reserve branches.

Yet just yesterday, the financial behemoth was fined $15 million by the SEC for lending practices that violated federal law. Goldman Sachs agreed to resolve the SEC's allegations — as usual, without admitting or denying the findings.

Here's how this "pay to make disappear" approach has been a routine practice for Goldman for years now...

Why Facebook Stock's Rally Isn't Over

Facebook stock isn't succumbing to this volatile market. It jumped 11.5% after reporting its fourth-quarter earnings results, beating all analyst estimates.

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) posted a staggering 123% increase in profit from last year to $1.62 billion, a product of its expanding user and advertising base.

Facebook's stellar earnings report comes at a time when other blue-chip tech stocks – including Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) – were slammed for missing analyst estimates and reporting slower growth.

So how long can Facebook stock keep up this momentum? Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton went on "Varney & Co." with his predictions...