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There are many opinions and forecasts on this matter, but the best way to objectively answer this question is by closely tracking a wide range of leading economic indicators (LEIs). Take, for example, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, which often provides...

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The call I made last year that the ECB would engage in a full-scale stimulus program proved early and it's now clear much of the delay had to do with pacifying German opposition through a number of closed-door meetings. However, it is this delayed timing that now sets us up...

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In a recent Financial Sense Newshour podcast, Jeffrey Saut, the Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, made a very bullish case for US stocks and said that slowing global growth has much less of an impact on the US than people think...

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Saturday's market technician, the well-respected Robin Griffiths, says stocks may be starting to top and expects a bear market in the second half of this year. He also comments on gold, oil, utilities, and global markets.

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Gold and the Yen appear to be strengthening together and given how oversold both are this countertrend move could have some near-term legs to it. With the recent Swiss National Bank announcement to remove the cap to the Euro, this is also adding fuel to gold’s rally.

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While investors have not had to worry about sovereign defaults in Europe and other parts of the world in several years, there appears to be mounting evidence that sovereign debt default concerns will be picking up meaningfully in the coming months...

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While numerous analysts have recently issued caution on our show, citing a number of parallels between today and events that precipitated back-to-back crises during 1997 and 1998, Piper Jaffray’s Craig Johnson tells Financial Sense Newshour, “We’re still bullish,”...

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While higher stock prices are often cited as the biggest beneficiary of the Fed’s several rounds of quantitative easing (QE), a lesser cited beneficiary has been overall market volatility and the credit markets. With each round of QE and/or...

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Ned Schmidt believes hundreds of billions of US dollars being sold to buy Chinese stocks will crumble the greenback; Jeff Christian believes gold's secular bull market will continue this year; Don Coxe says greatest threat to stocks is another geopolitical black swan; and...

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With short rates held at zero, continued declines in the yield on longer dated maturities are acting to flatten the yield curve. In the chart below, the red line shows the current state of the yield curve. The black "trail" shows where the yield curve has been recently...

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