Chris Puplava's picture

Since late 2012, the Bank of Japan has launched an all-out war to devalue their currency. Why? As outlined previously, Japan faces two ticking time bombs of mounting debts and worsening demographics. The implications of these forces for the global markets are important to understand. 

Chris Puplava's picture

The cluster of Hindenburg Omens on the NASDAQ, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 correctly warned of a pullback in the markets but now that we appear to be stabilizing with the FOMC meeting out of the way how should investors view the recent market weakness?

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In the wake of a widely unexpected, huge oil price decline, I have received many questions and comments. Some speculate U.S. pressure on Saudi Arabia to punish Russia. Others think "big oil" is out to punish the frackers.

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Matthew Kerkhoff at Dow Theory Letters explains how the banking system works and why QE never led to widely anticipated fears of hyperinflation; Joe Dancy says some of the smartest minds in the energy business believe oil may not get much above $75 for the next five years; and Peter Bookvar from the Lindsey Group warns...

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For signs that the energy market is stabilizing we need to see default risk for the sector improve, which clearly hasn’t happened yet. Option adjusted spreads on the investment grade energy sector index are nearing a 5-year high and for the high yield energy index spreads have exploded...

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In late September 2014, oil prices were hovering around $90 and many traders thought we were close to a bottom. At the time, Jeff Rubin clearly did not represent the consensus view and argued instead that oil would eventually trade at $40-$60 based on...

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Lowry Research’s Senior Market Strategist, Richard Dickson, tells Financial Sense Newshour that the sharp Sept/Oct correction and bounceback in stocks is typical late-stage bull market behavior and that investors should be focusing on large-caps heading into a top.

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Every now and then the financial media is abuzz when a Hindenburg Omen is signaled and investors turn cautious. A short description of the frightening market-event is provided below from Wikipedia. Named after the famous Zeppelin airship that exploded in a disastrous fire...

Bill Fleckenstein's picture

Everyone needs to buckle up because there is a lot to cover as I try to do justice to the wild events that took place in markets from Thursday through today, and what I think some of the ramifications may be.

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The Chief Market Technician at MKM Partners recently told Financial Sense Newshour that he doesn’t see much evidence of a turnaround in the gold market, noting that it usually takes a long time—several quarters, if not years—to repair the type of “technical damage” that’s taken place.

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