Sy Harding

Sy is president of StreetSmartReport.com and editor of the free market blog Street Smart Post. Follow him on twitter @streetsmartpost. He was the Timer Digest #1 Gold Timer for 2012 (Gold Timer of the Year), as well as the #2 Long-Term Stock Market Timer.

Articles by Sy Harding

Is China’s economy, the second largest in the world, a disaster coming down to a hard landing, which has been the popular forecast for four or five years now? Or is it merely slowing from unsustainable double-digit growth of more than 12%...
So much analysis we see and hear lately is concerned with whether the stock market is in a bubble or not. A sampling of headlines in the last month or so:‘It’s Time to Worry About a Stock Market Bubble.’‘Five Warning Signs of a Stock...
It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile up. It’s therefore normal and inevitable that investor sentiment will be at its most bullish for that cycle by the time a...
The Fed says the economy remains healthy enough that it will continue to taper back its QE stimulus at a rate of $10 billion a month, with plans to have it at zero by October.Speculation now is on when it will begin the next step toward...
The jobs report for June was super good news. There were 288,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% to 6.1%. The consensus forecast was for only 215,000 new jobs.On the negative side, analysts are warning that...
No one, or at least hardly anyone, expects the U.S. economy is sliding into a recession, which would require two straight quarters of negative growth.The sharp plunge in first quarter GDP, to negative 2.9%, should reverse to a positive...
The Federal Reserve’s dual mandate, established by Congress, is to maintain economic growth, while avoiding excessive inflation.It attempts to do so by shifting back and forth between tight money policies and easy money policies, hiking or...
Here is what we know.The economy has been slowing since last fall, when the impressive 3rd quarter GDP growth of 4.1% slowed to only 2.6% in the fourth quarter.The report that it unexpectedly plunged to only 0.1% in the first quarter of...
Let's see now.Last week, the Commerce Department unexpectedly revised first quarter GDP growth down to negative, -1.0%. The Fed reported its National Business Activity Index, a weighted average of 85 economic indicators the Fed believes...
Is it that enough positive economic reports are shining through the preponderance of dismal reports to keep the market’s spirits up? Or is it that irrational exuberance has reached the stage where the market has stopped looking at reality...

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