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The thing that was really intriguing about the post-Trump breakout in the market was that it moved us out of an entire 2-year consolidation. If you think about it, 2015 and 2016 was like an extended sideways consolidation with the Dow trading between 16,000 and...

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Whether the US current account deficit is harmful or not to the US economy depends on the assumptions we make about capital scarcity. In a world awash with excess capital and insufficient demand, the US current account...

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While the short-term trend in stock prices appears to be higher and investors remain sanguine about the US stock market’s prospects, longer term trends look less promising and indeed worrisome. GMO’s seven-year returns for stocks here and abroad remain negative outside...

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You’re probably familiar with the story of how Soros and Druckenmiller “broke the Bank of England” in 92’. The two bet against the pound believing that it couldn’t maintain its peg to the Deutsche Mark in the European Exchange Rate...

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Bond king Bill Gross has suggested a break of 2.60% on the upside for the 10-year yield would mark the beginning of a secular bear bond market and would be "...the key to interest rate levels and perhaps stock price levels in 2017." The other bond king, Jeffrey Gundlach...

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The debate over the healthiness of the average American diet continues, and increasingly the science is pointing to a specific set of characteristics that make for good dietary choices. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Dr. David Katz, founding director of Yale...

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The number of groups trading above their 40-week moving average has been diverging negatively from the broad market in the last few months, suggesting diminishing breadth. The industrials (I) and financials (F) sectors (i.e. “IF”) have carried the market since November...

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Retirement planners often assume rates of return on clients’ portfolios between 6 and 7 percent right now. This time on Financial Sense’ Lifetime Income Series, we look at why this isn’t likely in our present situation, and what...

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Jeffrey Christian, managing partner of commodities market firm CPM group, predicts gold prices will remain mostly flat for the first half of 2017 but rise sharply in the second half based on increasing global uncertainties and other...

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I'm standing in line waiting to place a coffee order. A group of young customers are ahead of me, necks crooked 45 degrees, eyes glued to their phones, index fingers flying through Twitter feeds filled with post-inauguration memes.

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