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US stocks are quite pricey relative to other markets while growth prospects have picked up in places like Europe and elsewhere. This time on Financial Sense Newshour, Louis-Vincent Gave from Gavekal Research discusses a possible turn in US equities, bullish...

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In its latest Commodity Markets Outlook, the World Bank maintained its Q1 forecast for oil prices at $55 a barrel, saying, however, that overall energy prices will increase 26 percent in 2017. The WB is overall optimistic for oil, expecting supply to...

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“Companies like the rhetoric, they like the message, but they want to see what’s going to happen,” Zatlin said. “What I’m hearing is, there’s going to be a lot of disappointment going forward.” Trump was elected with a mandate to accomplish several things...

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Markets in France, Europe, and globally are rallying as they breathe a sigh of relief following the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday. The pro-business centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron came in first, beating the far-right...

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Junk bonds are the canaries in the stock market’s coal mine. If you want to know ahead of time that trouble is coming for the stock market, then one of the best places to look is the high-yield (or junk) bond market. The movements of prices...

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In 1897, Samuel Clemens, best known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was in London for various speaking engagements when someone started a rumor that he was gravely ill, which was followed by another rumor that he had died.

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Right now, we’re in the second most highly valued stock market in history, Puplava added. Along with this comes an absence of risk aversion, which is ultimately the result of excessive optimism and inadequate skepticism. Ultimately, this puts returns in peril...

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President Trump, as part of his “America First” program, has proposed lowering the US corporate tax rate to 15 percent and to close a myriad of loopholes in an effort to simplify the tax code, and to also encourage the nation’s largest businesses to bring production back home.

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Already, we’re seeing new inventory coming online, and many people, including retirees, are moving to Texas and Florida where there is no state income tax, housing is affordable and the climate is warm. “For some people, it makes a huge amount of sense to sell while...

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Every time I do a post on self-driving vehicles, readers respond that it cannot happen and won’t happen for a decade, if ever. It’s time for a reality check. A quick check of my calendar shows we are not quite halfway through 2017.

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