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Technician: Gold May Take Several Quarters, If Not Years, To Recover

Jonathan doesn’t see much evidence of a turnaround in the gold market yet, noting that it usually takes a long time—several quarters to even years—to repair the type of “technical damage” that’s taken place.

Cutting Oil Production Will Not Solve OPEC’s Problems

As oil prices continue to fall, OPEC faces a dilemma at its meeting in Vienna on 27 November. Members must decide between decreasing production that will support the oil prices but also consequently the U.S. shale oil industry, and....

Renewable Energy: Does It Need Critically Rare Materials?

Renewable energy, by definition, is inexhaustible or, at least, it can tap the sun's energy for times that can be considered infinite from our viewpoint. However, renewable energy doesn't live of sun alone. It needs metals, semiconductors, ceramics and more.

Good News: GDP Revised Higher

The positive GDP report should help the market maintain its positive momentum in today’s session. Stocks have been steadily building on their record level in recent sessions, and today will likely be no different.

Why Millennials Still Live at Home (It Isn’t Jobs, Student Debt, or Housing)

A New York Fed research paper wonders, "What’s Keeping Millennials at Home? Is it Debt, Jobs, or Housing?" The paper says "it's a mystery" why the housing recovery did not have a bigger impact on millennials living at home.

Consumer Confidence Surprises to the Downside

The Latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through November 13. The headline number of 88.7 was a surprising drop from the revised October final reading of 94.1, a downward revision from 94.5. Today's number was well below the Investing.com forecast of 95.9.

Are Low Rates Responsible for High Valuations

Interest rates are low, so stock valuations should be high. After all, a lower discount rate means that company cash flows are worth more; hence, a higher stock price. And the higher yield offered by equities makes them more attractive than low yielding treasuries, another reason to pay up for stocks.

Gary Shilling on Interest Rates, Deleveraging, and Corporate Profits

Economic growth in the U.S. will probably remain weak for another four years and interest rates are likely to fall even further, Gary Shilling recently told Financial Sense Newshour. The number one reason, he says, is “the overpowering reality of deleveraging?...

This Indicator Suggests Gold’s Bear Market Has a lot Longer to Go – But Is It Right?

When is this gold bear market going to end? There’s a question to which we’d all like to know the answer. I actually have gold and gold stocks on a short-term buy signal at the moment. They’re bouncing from oversold levels, as I suggested last week they would.

The Fed Concerned About “Importing” Disinflation

The latest Reuters poll is showing 24 out of 43 economists projecting the first rate hike in the U.S. by June of next year. The futures market is pricing liftoff by September. Citi's latest analysis puts it in December.

A Feast of Data This Week

Stocks today are expected to continue the positive momentum from last week, pushing the major indexes even deeper into record territory. Positive data out of Germany and more follow-through from China’s surprise rate-cut last week should help...

Russia Might Be Forced to Cut Oil Production

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Moscow is considering a possible cutback in oil production to help end the drop in prices, but there appears to be little it can do without harming its own energy sector.

Dr. Gary Small on "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program"

Financial Sense Newshour recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist and expert on brain aging and health. Small says that although neurodegenerative diseases are becoming a growing problem for older Americans...

Global Economies Will Dictate Rate Hike Timing

The Federal Reserve spent this year winding down its $85 billion a month QE stimulus program. With that task completed, the hot topic of analysts, and concern of markets, is how soon the Fed will take the next step in moving back toward normal monetary policies.

U.S. Sees Record Foreign Inflows As Economic Indicators Reach Decade Highs

Latest net foreign inflows to U.S. markets came in the highest on record as incoming data suggests U.S. economic growth to accelerate. The Russell 2000 and the junk bond market also appear to be stabilizing.

Investor Sentiment in the Balance

As several market technicians have pointed out recently, price oscillators and sentiment indicators for the U.S. stock market point to an excessively “overbought” condition, both technically and psychologically.

Market’s Rally on Surprise Easing by China

Today’s market promises to be one of those nice global central bank-driven rallies that we have become accustomed to seeing in recent years. The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi is also adding to bullish sentiment.

The U.S. Shale Breakeven Price Debate

Despite wide-ranging estimates, consensus indicates that some degree of U.S. shale oil production would be impacted at around current levels. Whether this translates to a mere slowing in the rate of oil production growth due to lower future investments...

Gold Jumps Above $1200 on China Rate Cut; Draghi Vows “More Inflation”

Gold prices popped to the highest level this month Friday lunchtime in London, trading back above the $1200 level after the People's Bank of China cut its key interest rate for the first time in two years.

Swiss Gold Initiative: Good Idea With Unintended Consequences

There is now a very interesting initiative on the Swiss ballot, which will require the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to hold 20 percent of its reserves in gold. The voters will decide on November 30. I won’t predict the vote, but I want to discuss the likely impact of a yes vote.

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