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Those of us with a deep interest in economics and financial issues often try to peer into the future and speculate about what’s to come. Sometimes, this exercise is meant to produce tangible investment advice, but other times, we’re...

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We try our best to stay away from sensationalism here at Financial Sense but this chart speaks for itself. Medical care costs have skyrocketed this year and are now at the highest annual growth rates since 2007, just prior to the last recession...

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Wantrobski: "If you take that view as we do and agree with us and our thesis, then any seasonal weakness we get over the next several weeks should be looked at as a gift to overweight equities vs., in my opinion, the Treasury markets, which we believe are at a generational top...

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Traditionally, the months of August and September have not been kind to the stock market. So far, however, we're not seeing that pattern play out and Craig Johnson, Managing Director and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray, thinks this is part...

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After a weak July, US retail sales surprised to the downside in August. Most economists missed it except for our recent guest, Andrew Zatlin, head of Moneyball Economics, who consistently beats the consensus on widely-watched economic benchmarks like payrolls...

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Many have speculated that the Federal Reserve may announce a 25 basis point rate hike when they meet next week. However, whether you think the Fed should or should not raise, with forward-looking economic data near recessionary levels, market expectations...

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In our latest Big Picture podcast, Jim goes through a large number of indicators that show economic growth has weakened and also repeated his forecast for a possible US recession in 2017. Here's a look at our own recession model, which is sitting at the highest levels...

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Markets are hanging on every pronouncement from the Fed, and rate hike expectations have repeatedly been pushed back. While many still expect the next move to be up, Gary Shilling, financial analyst and author of The Age of Deleveraging, tells Financial Sense that the Fed's next move...

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Brian Reynolds, Chief Market Strategist at New Albion Partners, argues that the current credit-led bull market in the US will likely last for several more years, even outpacing the 1990s bull market culminating in the tech bubble, as severely underfunded pension funds...

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There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to energy markets and the idea of peak oil, according to Art Berman, a well-known geological consultant, director of Labyrinth Consulting Services and also director of the Association for the...

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