Cliff Droke

Clif Droke is the editor of the three times weekly Momentum Strategies Report newsletter, published since 1997, which covers U.S. equity markets and various stock sectors, natural resources, money supply and bank credit trends, the dollar and the U.S. economy.  The forecasts are made using a unique proprietary blend of analytical methods involving cycles, internal momentum and moving average systems, as well as investor sentiment.  He is also the author of numerous books, including most recently “Kress Cycles.” For more information visit www.clifdroke.com

Articles by Cliff Droke

Investors are starting to feel numb by the lack of action in the broad market.  Since December, the Dow and SPX have settled into sideways trading ranges.  The NYSE Composite (NYA) has been range-bound since last summer, while...
Talk of deflation was overheard on the Street as a few analysts quoted by the news wires mentioned the D-word.  One reason for the recent equity market weakness is the uncertainty among investors as to whether lower oil prices...
Stocks were hit by selling pressure on Monday as the S&P 500 (SPX) declined 1.83% and the Dow 30 shed 1.86%.  The energy sector bore the brunt of the selling with the NYSE Oil Index declining 4.61%.  Crude oil prices also...
This year witnessed the bottom of one of several components of the 120-year cycle of inflation and deflation.  The cycle to which I’m referring is the 24-year cycle.  Of particular relevance is that this cycle answers to the...
Last month kicked off a new long-term Kress cycle.  The Kress cycle, which answers to the Kondratief wave of inflation/deflation, is responsible for the overall climate of economic and financial market conditions in the U.S. ...
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.  To take just one...
The recent mid-term elections gave Republicans control of both the House and the Senate.  Many economists and investment strategists are cheering the Republican takeover since they believe it will mean positive changes ahead for the U...
Earlier this year commodities prices were fairly buoyant thanks in part to strong demand in Asia.  The strength didn’t last long, however, and by summer weakness was evident in Europe and China.  Global growth slowed considerably...
A swan dive in commodity prices followed by the latest stock market correction has investors talking about the “D word” once again.  References to deflation abound in the news while economists seriously discuss the possibility of a...
Throughout most of 2014, economists were convinced that the threat of deflation had been successfully bypassed thanks to Fed intervention.  Indeed, many celebrated economic forecasters have been loudly cheering the mostly solid-...

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