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With growing concern about market direction and cracks forming on the margins, many investors have started to turn again to gold, pulling it out of a long-term downtrend in recent months. Financial sense spoke with Jim Rickards, editor of Strategic Intelligence...

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"Everything suggests to me that the world is in fact in a bear market and that what we're having is the end of the first bear market rally… According to my work, the final low of the bear market is not now—it's not even this year. It's next year and it will be quite a bit lower...

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For decades, I have used the aforementioned prose from iconic market guru Justin Mamis in my market commentary. For those of you who have seen the quote before, I urge you to read it again. For those seeing it for the first time...

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The macro data from the past month continues to point to positive but sluggish growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. The main positives are in employment, consumption growth and housing...

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The major oil companies greatly underestimate the impact electric vehicles will have on their market, write independent energy advisors Salman Ghouri and Andreas de Vries. According to Ghouri and De Vries, the trends currently underway...

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The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin debt and the market, using the S&P 500 as the surrogate for the latter.

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"I've been telling everybody who will listen to me for nearly two years now that...oil prices are going to be low as long as the Saudis are frightened [of Iran]. The reason I knew that was I had been to dinner with Prince Turki, just the last night that he was Ambassador..."

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Periodically the S&P 500 will get extremely stretched, moving too far above or too far below its 50-day moving average indicated by the horizontal red and green lines. When this happens, we typically see an important top or bottom in the market take place...

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In 2015, we accumulated almost $71 billion in new credit card debt. And for the first time since the Great Recession, we broke the $900 billion level in total credit card debt so we are back on track in getting to $1 trillion...these numbers are huge...

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It's widely accepted that most tech startups will fail. Perhaps the core business proposition didn't pan out, or the execution was flawed, or the initial success

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