Chris Puplava's picture

One of the reasons why we have secular cycles is due to the time-tested principle that people don’t change. The two greatest emotions that every investor has battled with are fear and greed. We see euphoria and rampant greed at secular bull market tops and outright despair and fear at...

Marc Chandler's picture

Walgreen's decision to go ahead and buy the 55% of Alliance-Boots that it does not own, but not move their headquarters may mark the beginning of the end of the so-called inversion boom. Inversion is simply when a U.S. business buys a foreign company in a lower tax country and moves its headquarters there.

Sheraz Mian's picture

Soft economic data out of Europe is again raising doubts about the region’s economic outlook. Threatening moves by Russia in its ongoing face-off over Ukraine are also keeping market participants on edge. As a result, safe-haven trades into U.S. treasuries are pushing yields to the lowest levels of the year, offsetting Fed fears of recent days.

Paul Kasriel's picture

Contrary to what the editors of The Economist and many mainstream economic analysts assert (but don’t verify), QE has not boosted the American economy by lowering corporate bond yields.

Chris Puplava's picture

Based on capitulation-like selling in both the small cap equity and junk bond segments of the market, it is quite likely that last Friday marked a low. While the recent pullback was not fun it also wasn’t the beginning of a bear market as many bearish pundits claimed.

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

Is the public wrong all the time? The answer is decidedly, “No.” The public is perhaps right more of the time than not. In stock-market parlance, the public is right during the trends but wrong at both ends!

Sober Look's picture

We've had a number of questions on Argentina's latest default. Here is an overview of the situation in a Q&A format.

Sy Harding's picture

The market is down 3% from its peak. Buying 3% dips has worked all year. Or is it a last opportunity to sell near a market top?

Monty Guild's picture

The global revolution in oil and gas production that’s been sparked by fracking continues to steam ahead — potentially with big benefits to the oilfield services companies who have the expertise that’s needed to implement the technology and reap its benefits.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Google's cars come equipped with elaborate sensors that can see 600 feet in every direction, are fully electric, and have a range of about 100 miles, perfect for city use, especially driverless taxi cabs. Google plans for 2017 operation.