Chris Ciovacco's picture

A market’s 200-day moving average can assist in monitoring investors’ net aggregate tolerance for risk. Notice in the first chart below the S&P 500 was unable to recapture its 200-day after dropping below it in October 2000.

Marc Chandler's picture

Today is the anniversary of the final blow to the dollar-gold standard. By August 15, 1971, the exchange of dollars for gold was limited to central banks, and US President Nixon unilaterally ended it. There was a brief attempt to resurrect...

Michael Shedlock's picture

The downtrend in Trump’s presidential candidacy is now so prolonged that not even the most ardent Trump supporter can deny it. The decline is all based on silliness. Worse yet, it is self-imposed silliness. Some of the things Trump has...

Patrick O'Hare's picture

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite have all risen to new record highs. It has been a laudable development considering the macro backdrop is still dropping a lot of disappointment on the world.

Global Risk Insights's picture

We are less than 100 days away from the US election. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th elections? It is probably fair to say that the world has stalled in terms of decisive political moves on...

Tom McClellan's picture

The history of the S&P 500 dates all the way back to 1871, thanks to the work of the Cowles Commission in the 1930s which reconstructed an index of stock prices back that far. That index eventually morphed into the S&P...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Business inventories rose 0.2% for the month. Bloomberg Econoday calls this a “favorable position“, noting the “lean 1.39” inventory-to-sales ratio. Let’s investigate the claims with a look at the Econoday comments followed by...

Doug Short's picture

The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for July released this morning was rather disappointing. Headline sales came in flat month-over-month to one decimal, which conceals a tiny 0.4% decline at two decimal places.

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Most people facing retirement today are living longer, and average lifespans are increasing nearly across the board. This time on Financial Sense’ Lifetime Income Series, we spoke with Andrew Scott, author of The 100-year Life: Living and...

Stratfor's picture

Only seven weeks after British voters elected to leave the European Union, the bloc has begun to fracture along regional lines. According to Greek media reports, the government in Athens is attempting to organize a summit of...

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