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Does the Stock Market Have a Case of Bad Breadth?

By Chris Puplava – Breadth is one of the most powerful tools that I use to asses strength of the economy and stock market. Breadth is simply a measure of the level of participation of stocks in a bull market or areas and sectors of the economy in...

Fed Not Ready to Change Course

By Tim Duy PhD – With incoming data brighter and suggesting that the first quarter slowdown was indeed temporary, a June rate hike looks more certain than not. But why are they even contemplating raising rates at all given recent inflation numbers?

Gold Risks 'Excitement' at 6-Year Downtrend as BTC Drops 10% from New Record, India Weighs GST Decision

By Adrian Ash – Gold prices jumped above $1265 per ounce in London trade Friday, gaining 0.9% for the week as world stock markets slipped despite another fresh overnight record-high in US equity indices. Major government bond prices rose, pushing...

The Trump Budget: Real Cuts vs. the Media Version of "Cuts"

By Mises Institute – One of the cardinal rules of government accounting and rhetoric is to call any slowdown in the growth rate of government spending a "cut." This gives the impression that less is being spent when more is being sp...

These “High-Five” Stocks Are Having a Massive Influence on the Market

By Patrick O'Hare – Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) — these five companies are the five largest companies in the S&P 500 based on market capitalization. In aggregate, their market value is $2.93 trillion!

Handling Identity Theft

By Paul Horn – I recently had a client that was the unfortunate victim of identity theft. It took her credit card company calling her after several large transactions to even know that it happened. This, unfortunately, is an all too common...

Oil Crashes as Iran Refuses to Cut Production

By OilPrice – Iran’s current crude oil output level will not be reduced under the extension of the OPEC production cuts, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Thursday. “Iran’s oil output would stand at 3.8 mb/d,” Zanganeh said in Vienna – as quoted...

China’s Lehman Moment Is Coming!

By Andrew Zatlin – Before I dig into the coming Lehman moment out of China, you should understand how China has impacted the world. First, let’s start with debt. Debt sits at the heart of China’s miracle growth.

Bitcoin $10,000?

By FS Staff – Bitcoin has entered a parabolic phase, blowing past the price of gold and hitting new all-time highs on a daily basis. This time on FS Insider, Trace Mayer, host of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast and a leading expert on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies...

Craig Johnson Still Believes US Stocks Will Climb for Years - Here's Why

By FS Staff - We aren’t simply in a bull market, Piper Jaffray's Craig Johnson noted. Investors need to think of this specifically as a long-term, structural bull market. There are two big forces coming to bear that will keep markets structurally bullish. The first, he says, is...

A Panoply of Positive Divergences

Bull markets in stocks tend to rise in the face of a wall of worry. For years we have been hearing about this overvalued stock market – it’s lasted too long, risen too far, printing money will lead to inflation, margin debt is too high...

The Worry About Indexing Is Overblown

Investors are clearly shifting away from actively managed funds to those based on index strategies. Only time will tell, but this has the look of a durable, secular change in investment management. But much of the perceived threat to the market...

Podcast: Using a Supercomputer to Trade the Market

What happens when supercomputers trade the markets? Last week, we spoke with Didier Sornette, director of the Financial Crisis Observatory at ETH Zurich, who uses one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers to scan financial assets around the globe...

Ford Replaces CEO With Head of Driverless Division: 2021 Not Fast Enough

The New York Times reports Ford dumped CEO Mark Fields for Jim Hackett, the head of Ford mobility and driverless vehicles. Fields was not moving fast enough on autonomous vehicles and electric power.

Are Cryptocurrencies Becoming a New Asset Class?

There has been a surge of interest and activity in what have been dubbed crypto-currencies. According to the Economist, the market cap for this space is around $60 bln, and a founder of one of the crypto-to-crypto exchanges estimate...

The Character of the Market Is Changing

Not too many people remember the second week of August 2007, but for others, that week will be forever etched in their minds. And in many ways, it should be etched in yours as well. During that infamous week, we witnessed an event that...

The Yen-Bitcoin Carry Trade

The price of bitcoin has exploded over $1,900 ($1,944 as of this writing), and a bitcoin-yen carry trade may actually push it far higher, says leading bitcoin expert Trace Mayer. Here’s what Trace said on our FS Insider podcast Friday: “A major Japanese forex company is now...

Oil Prices Rise as OPEC Discusses Deeper Output Cuts

OPEC is discussing a potential deepening of crude oil output cuts in a bid to accelerate market rebalancing, sources from the cartel told Reuters. The news came as the group’s Economic Commission Board met to discuss...

US Household Debt Rises to All-Time Highs

Following the 2008 financial crisis, many observers were surprised by how much many Americans began saving. From 2009 to 2012, total household debt fell considerably, dropping by more than 12 percent from 2008 to 2013.

Republican Tax Reform May Accelerate Exodus Out of California

Both Republican tax plans may have serious impacts on residents in high-income states with places like California, Massachusetts, and New York impacted the most. “It’s not just that they’re going after itemized deductions in both the Trump plan and the Republican...

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