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Did the Market Just Hit a Barrier?

According to Core Spreads’ Chief Market Strategist Sandy Jadeja, the market may have hit an upside barrier today. Not because Janet Yellen spoke today at Jackson Hole and, once again, said rates hikes were in our future or because stock buybacks appear to be tanking...

Capitalism Works If Government Would Just Get Out of the Way!

A seemingly accelerating trend with many Americans is to look with skepticism and a jaundiced perspective in business, capitalism, and the profit motive. In spite of efforts by some to rewrite history, those of us who are students.....

Yellen Discusses “Tools”: She’s 70% Confident That Rates Will Be Between 0 and 4.5% in 2018

Today Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech at the “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future,” symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her speech was on The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future.

Buybacks Tank - Will Stocks Follow?

Our recent reports have worried about “short term” stock market froth in August as indicated by options trader sentiment showing relatively heavy Call buying. The additional anxiety over the contrasting US presidential candidates...

A Typical Pattern Shows We’re Headed for Recession

We’re witnessing a very typical pattern right before recessions and market collapses. The market’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is currently at a level seen only before recessions. Before we flat out say there will be a recession, we need to dig...

Echo Boomers Will Fire Up Housing Market

Housing-related stocks are seeing an earlier than called for a push to a higher high. But if lumber prices are right, there are lots more gains to come. By that, I am referring to the way that lumber prices tend to give a 1-year leading indication for...

New Lidar Chips for Self-Driving Vehicles Are Smaller Than a Dime, Cost $10 to Manufacture

The Lidar (Light detection and ranging) systems on self-driving vehicles are big and generally expensive. MIT has a Lidar-on-a-chip solution that will fit on a dime and cost about $10 to manufacture.

Is the UK Economy Doing Better Post-Brexit?

Some have been pointing to the UK Economic Surprise Index from Citigroup, which shot up post-Brexit, as proof that the UK economy is improving after the vote to the leave the EU. Unfortunately, as Jim Bianco recently explained on our podcast, the post-Brexit surge in positive...

Can Stocks Survive Without Stimulus?

A fiery debate rages among investors over the question of central bank stimulus. The question is whether the stock market needs stimulus in order to advance, and is stimulus only creating a bubble which will burst at some point and....

Kurt Kallaus: Slow Growth but US Recession Still Years Away

In June of this year, we spoke with Kurt Kallaus, author of Exec Spec and the KDelta trading model, and he predicted a mild cyclical upturn and oil topping out and turning lower into the fourth quarter. Both of those things have come true...

China Plans to Slash Crude Demand With 250,000 Bpd

China is determined to rid itself of its image as one of the world’s greatest polluters, and is serious about curbing oil production—even if only for a few days—to clean up its air during the international G-20 meeting in Hangzhou.....

How to Leave the European Union

After the results of the Brexit referendum, many EU governments and officials went out of their way to emphasize that the vote did not herald the end of the European Union and could even make it stronger.

The Schizophrenic Fed

Central bank policy is center stage this week as the world turns its attention to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The symposium hosted by the Kansas City Fed has become the prime venue for discussing monetary policy.

July New Home Sales Soar to 12.4% Month-over-Month, Surprises Forecast

This morning's release of the July New Home Sales from the Census Bureau came in at 654K, up 12.4% month-over-month from a revised 582K in June. Seasonally adjusted estimates for April and May were revised.

Felix Zulauf: Final Leg of the Bull Market

It’s no secret that Felix Zulauf has made timely calls on our show in the past. Just last December on FS Insider, Zulauf called the bottom in gold, which has since risen about 30 percent. This time on Financial Sense, Zulauf discusses his current outlook and how problems developing...

The Search for Yield and Emerging Markets

The global search for yield – not an improvement in EM fundamentals – is what has been driving the EM rally this year. Having turned dovish in February, the Fed has enticed investors to sell US dollars and pile int

Stocks Churn as Earnings & Election Anxiety Grows

The economy remains weak, earnings are poised to continue contacting for the 6th quarter in a row yet stocks has broken out to new record highs in August from an important technical base. Without a strong rebound in earnings, we hav...

Cracking Open a Six-Pack

What goes up must come down. That's what Sir Isaac Newton suggested anyway in his Universal Law of Gravity. It is easy to think in watching the stock market since the end of June, however, that it does not adhere to the law of gravi...

Bianco: Brexit Probably Most Bullish Thing That Happened This Summer

Speaking last week on our podcast, Jim Bianco of Bianco Research told listeners that the Brexit vote on June 23rd may have been the most bullish catalyst for the US stock market this year where, after the initial shock, major market indices like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones...

“Saving Social Security” May End in Dollar Devaluation

As the US presidential election nears, we are doing a series of reports on the differences and agreements of major parties on various economic and financial topics. Last week, we noted one area where the major-party candidates...

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