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Energy analyst Kurt Wulff of McDep.com says the massive billion-dollar buyout of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell is a sign that the energy industry believes we’ve seen a turn in oil; Michael Lewitt of The Credit Strategist says the bull market ends when...

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Here’s a very long-term chart of gold and the dollar going back to 1980 with the correlation between the two shown beneath. As with most inter-market relationships, the correlation is not fixed but changes over time, which is probably why there’s so much confusion...

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Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, provides his view on a large range of issues, including his expectation for the dollar to continue higher, the euro to fall below parity, timing of Fed rate hikes, direction of the U.S. economy...

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Neil Dutta, Head of U.S. Economics at Renaissance Macro (who Zerohedge “called out” for being bullish in 2010), puts March’s weaker than expected employment results in context and says the U.S. economy is not slipping into a recession. He explains...

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The well-known “Godfather of Technical Analysis,” Ralph Acampora, says that stocks are experiencing a “stealth correction”. He also talks about the likelihood of another 15-25% correction in the context of a longer-term, secular bull market...

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In an interview we posted yesterday, Michael “Mish” Shedlock of Global Economic Trend Analysis told listeners, “I think it’s possible the U.S. is in recession right now…or, at the very least, we are on the cusp of one.” Since bear markets and U.S. recessions...

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Tom is still bullish on U.S. stocks and sees valuations continuing to stretch further. He also notes that oil has just gone through a post bubble-like collapse and will remain low for at least another year or more. On gold, Tom says that large commercial traders...

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Financial commentators have recently been highlighting the deterioration in financial stress indices. This is noteworthy given their tendency to lead equity markets, however, digging into these stress indices highlights that much of the stress they are showing...

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Due perhaps to prior articles I’ve written on the idea of the stock market being rigged, a recent piece from the New York Post was sent my direction titled, “Stock Market Rigging Is No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’”, by John Crudele. The story set forth by Crudele is..

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So far the bullish themes for this year are foreign equities and U.S. bonds with the continued surge in the USD. These themes are borne out when looking at flows into exchange traded funds (ETFs) by asset class and geographic focus.

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