Marc Chandler's picture

The US dollar is broadly lower against major and emerging market currencies. It has given up yesterday's gains and more. The proximate cause appears to be comments by President-elect Trump in a Wall Street Journal interview. There are two parts of Trump's comments...

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The Dow Industrials are flirting with the 20,000 level, but we haven’t seen a breakout above that psychologically important number … yet. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners, about market direction and his four bull...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Until 1981 interest rates had risen for 4 decades and since then yields are in their 4th decade of decline and ironically rates are back near 2% where they began in the 1940’s. Rising interest rates pump fear through the veins of stock...

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When we at Financial Sense started our FS Insider podcast a few years back, many listeners wrote in saying, "Hey, we want to hear more shows on technology." We took that feedback to heart and, in addition to our usual coverage of the financial markets and the economy...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

These eight forces are structural, and cannot be erased by tax cuts or policy tweaks. If there is any economic assumption that goes unquestioned, it's the notion that profits will remain robust for the foreseeable future. This assumption ignores...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Some interesting charts came my way today regarding the income inequality debate. Let’s start with some charts, then explore the meme of the day that rising income inequality is behind “secular stagnation”. I challenge economists Brad...

Stratfor's picture

The first phase of India's radical demonetization experiment is over. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made waves in November with his surprise announcement that the country's 500- and 1,000-rupee notes — 86 percent...

Paul Horn CFP's picture

With the lowering of income taxes, there are many strategies to employ to bring income forward to now instead of waiting. This is important because the only constant in DC is change. Take advantage of the lower tax rates while they are in place because it is not yet determined...

Clif Droke's picture

If you thought the pace of the head-spinning political events of the last two months couldn’t get any faster, think again. One of the most critical decisions of President-Elect Trump’s reign will soon be decided. The final verdict will have...

Oil Price's picture

A pillar of president-elect Trump's economic plan is a fiscal stimulus in the form of tax cuts and $500 billion-plus of infrastructure spending. Trump's victory sparked a rally in the copper price which is seen as a bellwether for metals...

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