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By FS Staff – US national debt currently stands at $19.9 trillion and, at the rate it's going, is set to surpass $20 trillion in 2017. Gary Shilling, publisher of the must-read Insight newsletter, said this is not a problem until we either see "a tremendous amount of inflation or...

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By David Kotok – Joseph (as in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) was the first (maybe) successful economist mentioned in the Bible. Why do we say that? Answer: he was data driven. Think of it this way. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams. He developed a model (forecast)...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – Leadership is an important consideration in any type of market, bull or bear. When market leadership is thin and quickly changes direction, it can signal a shift in the tone of the overall market.

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By FS Staff – The final turning point will likely take place once earnings growth peaks, coinciding with a protracted economic slowdown in the world's largest economy, which is why we decided to get an update from economic "superforecaster" Jim O'Sullivan...

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FS Staff – Tech stocks saw a big hit on Friday with most headlines still speculating on the exact cause. Regardless of the reason, the tech sector was simply due for a pullback given the "strong positive bubbles" appearing in the U.S. Nasdaq composite, as Didier Sornette...

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By FS Staff – For investors looking to gain exposure to the fast-growing robotics industry, there are very few pure-play companies, says Bill Studebaker of ROBO Global. For that reason, he and his team created an index to diversify among a wide range....

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By FS Staff – Though it appeared stocks might have been stagnating in recent weeks, we’re now seeing indices hit new highs. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Ralph Acampora, head of technical and market analysis at Altaira...

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By Oil Price – The Energy Information Administration poured ice cold water on the budding hope that inventory levels in the world’s largest oil consumer may be normalizing, by reporting a 3.3-million-barrel build in commercial stockpiles...

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By Danielle Park – There are several key factors that have contributed to the financial fragility of the masses and our economy today. First, is that over the past 30 years, globalization and technology have helped to reduce the number...

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By Tim Duy PhD – Over at Project Syndicate, Brad DeLong takes issue with Fed policy decisions. Importantly, he identifies, correctly, that the Fed's forecasting record in recent years has been less than optimal. Much less. The repeated...

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