Bear's Lair

Bear Markets always follow Bull markets and a severe stock market correction is long overdue. Bears Lair will spot, monitor and analyze the stock market correction as it develops.

 

Developments after hours may be relevant for Wednesday’s session. It is important we keep an open mind and remain highly flexible over the next few trading sessions (FED Wednesday). The market will guide us if we are willing to listen...

Precious Metal mining ETFs – those that invest in the companies that explore and produce precious metals around the globe – had a very difficult year in 2013, writes Cinthia Murphy in this article, first published at Hard Asset Investor...

With the Standard & Poor's 500 Index having posted a 30% gain, it's easy to assume that U.S. stocks easily led the world in 2013. But as it turns out, the stimulus-loving U.S. markets had plenty of company. Surprisingly, this...

Deterioration in risk-on vs. risk-off charts contributed to our incremental risk-reduction moves last Thursday and Friday. Charts feed off of fundamental perceptions/economic data. The data on the housing front did nothing to change...

When the bulls are running for the doors, that is a sign that we have hit bottom and wise investors should hold on to their portfolios for the ride up, says Silver-Investor.com Editor David Morgan in this interview with The Gold Report...

While gold has rallied across its downtrend channel in recent weeks to arrive at its top boundary, silver has arrived at the upper boundary of its channel by limping sideways. Next week is decision time – either it breaks out upside...

The head and shoulders pattern is frequently how a price index puts in a top, and, while it may be a bit early to start talking about it, it is one possible scenario that we can anticipate.

Silver is on major sell signal and config is bearish. Any buy signal is counter trend trade and risk should be managed. COT data suggests that speculation is approaching levels of previous tops and more selling can start anytime.

The good news is: The mid and small cap indices closed at all-time highs last Wednesday. The negatives: Negatives are still hard to find. Last week’s pull back followed the bull market script perfectly developing very few new lows and...

Investors were greeted with more “red” Friday morning. The S&P futures were down 11 points two hours before the opening bell rang. The extension of Thursday’s sell-off was fueled, in part, by the currency markets.

For all of its influence over the short term, price discovery of an array of asset classes and notable the precious metals, High Frequency Trading (HFT) fuels an even more ominous trend. The speed and widespread use of trading...

Regardless of what we hear from various sources, fact is, the economy peaked in 2000. This peak corresponded with the stock market top in 2000, which was followed by the decline into the 2002 low. Since that decline began, the money...

Part I of this series ended with some rather ominous questions. Most of those questions tied-in to the chart below, and what it signified in both practical and statistical terms: Here readers see a picture which is markedly different...

The silver price—range bound currently—is seen by many as a dead asset. Exhaustion has set in among both sellers and buyers, after last year’s epic volatility. It is hard to say how long the lethargy will last in the silver market. But...

Are investors too bullish on the stock market’s prospects for 2014 and too bearish for gold’s? It would certainly seem that way based on the near unanimity of analyst consensus. Most institutional analysts have published bullish...

When the stock market goes sideways, as it did for the last month, it speaks to waning bullish momentum. Weak momentum in isolation is not bearish, but it leaves the market vulnerable to bad economic news. China delivered some

When the U.S. markets are healthy, overseas concerns often get overlooked. You have seen headlines about China recently, but may not have taken the time to click-through.

The idea that bullets made from silver offered an effective (sometimes only) means of dispatching evil entities from vampires to werewolves, has been around in popular mythology for quite some time. A Brothers Grimm fairy tale called...

Dedicated readers of The Wall Street Journal have recently been offered many dire warnings about a clear and present danger that is stalking the global economy. They are not referring to a possible looming stock or real estate bubble (...

When you think of the top 1 percent of all income earners in American households, how much do you think this group rakes in? Millions? Tens of millions? What about the top 10 percent or even top 20 percent?

History is often written to benefit certain groups over others. Indeed, you will often find the blame for some of the worst events in history placed on the wrong individuals or factors. Most Americans today continue to argue over...

PLATINUM share prices soared on Friday as fears over strikes at the world’s three biggest producers sent platinum prices to their high

There must certainly be times when regular (and objective) readers ask themselves if it is not me who is “living in fantasy-land” rather than – as alleged again and again in these commentaries – the drones of the mainstream med

It has become universally recognized that the power of thought can change anything. Silver remains incredibly undervalued, and that bodes well for all of us silver stackers. The fact that silver and gold have purposefully been...

Silver Investing News (SIN) reported last month in its 2014 silver outlook7 that most analysts see the white metal selling for about $21 per ounce this year. Since that time, not much has changed — in fact, both Moody’s Investors...

The good news is: Some of the major indices closed at all-time highs last Wednesday. The negatives: Negatives are pretty hard to find. The market is just marking time.

It is crystal clear to anyone willing to go a few steps beyond the headlines that massive intervention and ignorance of risk act as massive governors to progress, real economic growth and natural capital formation. Nevertheless, what is...

Starting in 2013, markets appear to be moving into a new stage. The U.S. dollar bottomed in 2008 and the S&P 500 emerged from over a decade of consolidation and deep declines. Though the future action of the U.S. index is too early...

Regular readers are familiar with my characterization and observations concerning the Corporate media propaganda machine. This oligopoly disseminates its “news” as a single, monolithic herd. This, by itself, is conclusive proof that we...

There were only 74,000 new jobs created in December according to the Labor Department’s employment report, way below the consensus forecast for 200,000. But not to worry. They say it was probably due to the cold weather in December,...

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US silver mining began on a large scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858.