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By Jill Mislinski – To put today's report into the larger historical context since its beginning in 1978, consumer sentiment is 8.7 percent above the average reading (arithmetic mean) and 10.0 percent above the geometric mean. The current...

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By Mises Institute – On Wednesday, Janet Yellen testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Though the hearings lost much of their appeal when Dr. Ron Paul retired from Congress, the House Republicans have...

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By The Conversation – President Donald Trump on July 10 nominated Randal Quarles to be one of the seven governors of the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. Before I get to Quarles and his qualifications, it’s important to...

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By FS Staff – The adaptive market hypothesis (AMH) looks at the market less as a high-performance supercomputer and more as a biological organism or ecosystem—an ecosystem that, unfortunately, has become less diverse and more fragile in recent years...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – For many of us, myself included, the desire to become a sophisticated and successful investor quickly leads into the world of economics and geopolitics. As we learn more about the world around us, it becomes evident just...

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By FS Staff – The Financial Crisis Observatory (FCO) at ETH Zurich released its latest Global Bubble Status Report on July 1st. As we discussed with FCO’s director, Didier Sornette, on our podcast in May, they use one of the world’s leading supercomputers to monitor...

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By FS Staff – Many analysts are fearful of an impending downturn as early as next year. In an exclusive interview with FS Insider, legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong explained his outlook on the global economy and markets, including a bold call...

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By Frank Barbera – The composite price action of both markets seems to be pointing to an over-arching conclusion that, at this juncture, we could be seeing a broad distribution pattern tracing out, and that often happens at major tops...

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By Jill Mislinski – The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin...

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By Gary Dorsch – On June 27th, the Euro leaped above $1.13 and above ¥127 after ECB chief Draghi signaled growing confidence in the Euro-zone's economic recovery and rising inflation. “The threat of deflation is gone and inflationary forces are at play,” Draghi said...

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