Financial Sense

Buy the Dip or Sell the Rally
Sy Harding's picture

I’ve been around a long time, through many economic and market cycles, and I don’t recall a time when the bull/bear debate had such strong arguments on both sides.


Gold Prices to 1-Week Low as Safe Haven Demand Falls
Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices fell to a one-week low at $1232.55 per ounce on Friday in London as safe haven demand was eroded after a rebound in US equities and a strengthening dollar.


The European Central Bank Embarks on Asset Purchases
Monty Guild's picture

Thus far, the European Central Bank (ECB) remains the only one of the world’s major central banks that has resisted QE in the wake of the global financial crisis. That hasn’t been a matter of prudence— it has been a matter of policy paralysis in the European Union...


100% of Mainstream Interest Rate Theory Is Wrong
Keith Weiner's picture

An interesting article on MarketWatch today caught my attention. The subhead is the money quote, “Back in April every economist in a survey thought yields would rise. Guess what they did next.”


Market Boosted by Caterpillar (CAT) Earnings
Sheraz Mian's picture

Earnings remain front and center in today’s session, with positive results from a number of industry leaders helping boost investor confidence. Hard to tell whether the mood will last through the entire session or not, but markets made a very strong open.


Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations
Oil Price's picture

The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week.


Big Four Economic Indicators Show Possible Rollover
Doug Short's picture

Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. This committee statement is about as close as they get to identifying their method.


The “New Normal” in EM Ex-China
BCA Research's picture

EM economies ex-China are slowing to a “new, normal growth” phase, which will keep bulks and base metals under pressure this year and next. These economies join China in a broad-based EM slow-down, which will increase...


Is This the Beginning of a New Bear Market? Important Signs to Watch
Chris Puplava's picture

How the markets behave in the coming weeks will go a long way to help determine if the September-October correction was the start of a new bear market or just a normal correction in a bull market...


Speak, Switzerland!
Walter Donway's picture

In the United States, if we hold a referendum, so voters may speak directly and decisively on a question, it always is at the state level, and, lately, most often addresses the legality of gay marriage, the decriminalization of marijuana, getting tough on illegal immigrants, or some other grave matter.


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