Nov 21

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,…

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Nov 14

Still Lower Prices Ahead For Oil?

Crude oil prices, at a four-year low, have plunged 30% in the past six months, and it looks like they…

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Nov 7

Healthy Returns From The Healthcare Sector

Healthcare stocks, along with the stocks of food and drink companies are often recommended as defensive holdings for bear markets,…

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Nov 3

Don’t Let Greed Lure You Into Scams

The market’s favorable winter season has arrived. The market is breaking out to new highs. Investor optimism and confidence are…

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Oct 24

Buy the Dip or Sell the Rally

I’ve been around a long time, through many economic and market cycles, and I don’t recall a time when the…

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Oct 17

Janet Yellen is Wrong About the Cause of

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech on the subject on Friday, that she is “greatly concerned by the…

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Oct 10

Can the Fed Come To the Rescue Again

My concerns about high market valuations, excessive investor euphoria, the Fed eliminating its QE stimulus, growing economic woes in euro-land…

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Oct 3

Look Out Below for Gold

Gold experienced a spectacular bull market run from its low at $250 an ounce in 2001 to its peak above…

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Sep 26

U.S. and Global Confidence are in Divergence –

It’s not a secret. Investor sentiment in the U.S. is at very high levels of bullishness and confidence. However, the ZEW…

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Sep 19

Can the Economy Withstand Another Housing Breakdown?

With the three fascinations of the week, the Fed’s FOMC statement, the separation vote in Scotland, and the Alibaba IPO,…

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Sep 12

Last Stand Approaching for Gold

Gold ended its 10-year bull market in 2011 when it topped out at $1,900 an ounce. It was a spectacular…

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Sep 5

Why a Market Correction Now Would be the

Current market projections are diverse. Nobel Laureate in economics Jeremy Siegel says he is still not concerned with valuations and has…

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Aug 22

Is It Time To Ignore The Fed?

All eyes are on the Fed. When will it begin to raise interest rates? Some say next summer. Others think…

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Aug 8

European Markets Look Downright Scary

Here’s the situation. The economy of the 18-nation European Union is about the same size as that of the U.S., with…

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Aug 7

Street Smart Report

T here have been numerous important economic re-ports since the last issue three weeks ago, and at least a short-term…

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Aug 1

Buy the Dip, Bail Out, Or Just Worry?

Here we are in August and the debate still continues as to whether the promised bounce-back from the winter slowdown…

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Jul 25

China’s Market Finally Looks Like A Buy

Is China’s economy, the second largest in the world, a disaster coming down to a hard landing, which has been…

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Jul 22

Enough With The Bubble Talk Already

So much analysis we see and hear lately is concerned with whether the stock market is in a bubble or…

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Jul 18

Will Investors Get Out In Time This Time?

It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile…

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