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New York (Mar 30)  Gold prices fell Monday as the dollar advanced against other currencies and as a rally in stocks prompted some... Read More
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The markets are only “allowed” to go up! The more you control the less you are in control! Why do I say that because in Japan in the end of the eighties there was only one way and that was up till the bubble broke in 1989 and we all know what happened afterwards....

It is becoming harder and harder to ignore the fact that central banking policy isn’t exactly working out for the real economy. More wealth has been funneled toward an increasingly small and concentrated pool of unproductive paper wealth.

Oil mounted a strong surge last Thursday as Saudi Arabia-led forces carried out a series of airstrikes against Houthi militants in Yemen, part of which is bordered by the Bab el-Mandeb strait, an important shipping “chokepoint.” For the first time in three weeks,...

I have to admit that personally I find some technical analysis of metal and other price trends somewhat difficult to fully understand – and some of the terminology used to express price patterns is foreign to me. But there is no doubt that such technical analysis...

The other night, I talked with my new friend Jack about the Economy, Taxes, and eventually Social Security. I explained that the unfunded liability for Social Security was far beyond what was possible to meet, and that somewhere down the road, Social Security would...

The broad stock market extended its short-term consolidation on Friday. For now, it looks like some further medium-term consolidation, following last year's October-November rally. We prefer to be out of the market, avoiding low risk/reward ratio trades. We will let...

The astonishing surge in leverage (i.e. NYSE Margin Debt) in late 1999 peaked in March 2000, the same month that the S&P500 hit its all-time daily high, although the highest monthly close for that year was five months later in August. A similar surge NYSE Margin...

A question on many people’s minds today is: “Should I buy a bigger house now so that my adult children will have a place to stay when they come home to visit because interest rates are so attractive?”

How does the Standard of Living in an Economy grow? During the Dark and Middle Ages, there was very little innovation. There was very little effort expended to find new ways of doing things – of finding ways to create more while using the same amount of effort.

The highs of a week ago were widely confirmed suggesting additional new highs in the near future. I expect the major averages to be higher on Thursday April 2 than they were on Friday March 27. Last week’s positive forecast was a miss.

Silver is on major sell signal since 2011. Short term is on buy signal. COT data suggests lower prices overall.

Current investing model favors bonds over equities, therefore, investors should overweigh their portfolios with bonds over stocks for safety. Cash is also a position for those who are un-invested or under invested until this model favors equities again.

There appears to be trouble brewing along a number of fronts of which Greece might only be one of them. Above is the sinking ship known as Greece as represented by the Global FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK-AMEX). Greece is just one of a number of growing global problems...

Crude Oil has fallen nearly 60% in less than a year – back to lows last seen in 2008, after crashing from a high near $147 a few months earlier. The economic consequences in the oil sector will be extreme. The US fracking boom has turned to a bust. See chart below...

What Extremes? The S&P 500Index has tripled in 6 years, is overbought, and at an all-time high. See graph showing 7-year cycle highs and overbought indicators. Earnings do not support the high valuations of US stocks. Note the extreme valuations as shown in the...

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