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US markets are expensive and well into bubble territory, says well-known technician Robin Griffiths. Though before a likely crash sometime around 2016-2017, he sees another breakout run in the second half of this year...

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This month a number of commentators grew quite alarmed by disturbing data coming from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) showing that the US economy may be facing a credit crunch as businesses find it very hard to get loans...

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The U.S. equity market has clearly undergone a consolidation for some time. In some areas, we see a longer consolidation than in others; however, many of the equity indices are already showing well-established uptrends that began at the October low...

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The twin impacts of a rising dollar and falling oil prices over the past couple quarters have taken their toll on the markets and are a large reason why the S&P 500 has been more or less flat this year. Based on analyst estimates, Q1 is slated to be the first quarterly...

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A common refrain from commentators over the last year or so is that the bull market in U.S. equities is “long in the tooth.” The very use of this phrase implies a market which has reached a stage of decrepitude from which...

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Energy analyst Kurt Wulff of McDep.com says the massive billion-dollar buyout of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell is a sign that the energy industry believes we’ve seen a turn in oil; Michael Lewitt of The Credit Strategist says the bull market ends when...

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Vice spending is one of the most seldom used, but surprisingly accurate leading gauges of consumer strength and the economy. Everyone knows that when consumers have more money in hand, they spend it on fun and luxury goods.

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Here’s a very long-term chart of gold and the dollar going back to 1980 with the correlation between the two shown beneath. As with most inter-market relationships, the correlation is not fixed but changes over time, which is probably why there’s so much confusion...

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Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, provides his view on a large range of issues, including his expectation for the dollar to continue higher, the euro to fall below parity, timing of Fed rate hikes, direction of the U.S. economy...

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Neil Dutta, Head of U.S. Economics at Renaissance Macro (who Zerohedge “called out” for being bullish in 2010), puts March’s weaker than expected employment results in context and says the U.S. economy is not slipping into a recession. He explains...

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