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Oppenheimer technician Ari Wald, named 2016's Technician of the Year, believes the bull market in US stocks is likely to continue into 2017 and cites cyclical leadership, healthy breadth, narrowing credit spreads, and an overall improvement in technical measures that gauge...

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Gold prices sank to new 10-month Dollar lows Thursday as the US currency surged and Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate for the second time in 12 months.

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As shown in Chart 1, the year-over-year growth in real and nominal Gross Domestic Purchases (C+I+G) in Q3:2016 was 1.4% and 2.4%, respectively. This compares with 2.8% and 4.7% year-over-year growth in real and nominal...

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Though there’s been some concern of a recession cropping up in 2017 or 2018, the economic reports we’ve seen recently haven’t highlighted any immediate cause for worry. This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Neil Dutta, head of US...

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Dave Nicoski is optimistically predisposed to the health of the economy as stocks, rising dollar, interest rate hike, and oil rise together. He correlates this phenomenon to a “Post World War 2” era when “markets reversed and broke...

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In many areas of the world, cash is still king. But, as in other parts of the globe, it appears as if its days could be numbered in Australia, which may be preparing to ride the building global demonetization wave.

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The S&P 500 recently broke out of a multiple-year consolidation box, similar to the breakouts in 1995 and 1985 (see three charts below). The possible relevance for 2016-2017 can be seen by reviewing the historical charts in this post (1982-2016).

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It only took a month. CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index was at Extreme Fear early November just as US voters were thinking about who to elect as their next president. Today, it's back to Extreme Greed as the animal spirits run wild with Trump's proposals for trillion-dollar...

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Gold prices have shown an unusually strong correlation to bond prices this year. This is not normal, and the two are not usually marching in lockstep like this. The strong correlation began around May 2016. It may just be a coincidence that...

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Avi primarily uses the gold mining ETF, GDX, as a technical barometer for the wider gold complex and believes the crucial support level is 19.80. If that level were to break, his calls for a multi-decade bull market in gold and silver are likely to be delayed. "If GDX moves below...

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