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By Kurt Kallaus – The Global Economy began a new expansion phase in 2016 after the Oil market exited a severe 2-year recession. We have highlighted many examples of improving financial risk, new records highs in leading indicators and...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices fell 1.4% in Asian and London trade Tuesday, erasing all of August's prior gains as world stock markets rose for a second day amid reports of easing tensions between the US and North Korea after last week's...

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Matthew Kerkhoff – Until just recently, stock market volatility had been exceptionally low, leading many to believe that this market had become “complacent.” That assessment elicits concern because of many view complacency as a...

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By Jeffrey Saut – The Butter Battle Book is a 1984 rhyming story by the late, great Dr. Seuss and a personal favorite of mine from back in “the day.” Written as a thinly-veiled critique of the Cold War, the book proceeds in a rather predictable manner...

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By Michael Shedlock – Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges. Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not...

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By Kurt Kallaus – As the North Korean threats continue escalating, the US has sent a colloquial response “full of fire and fury the world has never seen” that signaled institutions to take some stock market profits. Some bullies will say...

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By Michael Shedlock – The headline of the day is Billionaire bond guru Jeffery Gundlach Predicts he will make 400% on his bet against the stock market. Gundlach bought S&P PUTs betting the stock market will drop. Does that make him bearish?

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices jumped to 8-week highs versus a rising Dollar on Wednesday as new data showed US wages remain sluggish while President Trump repeated his willingness to use nuclear weapons against North Korea after...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – Daniel Kahneman, Professor Emeritus at Princeton, is an American psychologist who is well known for his work on the psychology of decision-making and behavioral economics. Together with Amos Tversky, he established...

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By Jeffrey Saut – Ladies and gentlemen, investing is a lot like whaling. Investors are constantly searching for that whale of a stock with the “right stuff” . . . aka the “ambergris factor.” Indeed, there have been many such “whales” on the Street...

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