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By FS Staff – News headlines are reporting daily on a pension crisis unfolding in the US. To understand how we got here, there are really five major factors that led us to this point: 1. Generous payouts, 2. Inadequate contributions, 3. Low interest rates, 4. Longer life spans...

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By Frank Barbera – Over the last few years, Gold Mining stocks have carried investors on quite a ride. This observer first started watching the Gold Stock Index back in 1978, when mining stocks were the only game in town. Back then...

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FS Staff – Louis-Vincent Gave, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Gavekal Research, says there are a number of tailwinds continuing to pushing stock markets higher, though, that story may be about to change, especially as we get closer to 2018...

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By Frank Barbera – Other warning flags can be found in the realm of technical analysis where sentiment readings are among the most bullish values seen in a number of years. These suggest that there is room now for a contrary stance where excess positive sentiment...

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By Stratfor – The first quarter of 2017 had the Dutch elections. The second had the French elections. The main political event in Europe during the third quarter will be general elections in Germany. But unlike the previous votes, the German elections...

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By FS Staff – Imagine that you were given two choices for the next president. The first choice is a person from a different political party with a set of policies or beliefs that you strongly disagree with. The second choice is an AI designed by a party with the sole...

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By FS Staff – Jeroen Blokland notes that global liquidity is close to a tipping point with a chart from Morgan Stanley forecasting central bank assets as a percent of GDP peaking in the second half of 2018. This also lines up with Barry Bannister’s thesis of a market peak...

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By FS Staff – We often hear about new longevity breakthroughs on the horizon, but what if the fountain of youth was already discovered long ago by a small handful of communities around the world? This time on Financial Sense Newshour, we spoke with Dan Buettner...

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By FS Staff – US stock market valuations are high and, depending on the specific measure you look at, one can either argue that we are modestly overvalued or in a straight up bubble in just about everything. Those arguing stocks are...

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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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