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Currently we are seeing the biggest global reflationary wave since 2008/2009 as central banks across the globe are slashing interest rates and expanding their balance sheets. Monetary policy acts with a lag and in the months ahead we are likely to see its effects...

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We are currently witnessing building financial stress across the globe, which is likely stemming from concerns over Greece’s recent election results as well as turmoil in both commodity and currency markets. While credit markets are deteriorating we’ve yet to see this spillover...

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In the past I have argued that signs of an impending bear market were not present based on leading economic data, lack of financial stress, and corporate profit levels. Recently, however, one of these measures has begun to move in a troubling direction...

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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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