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Many retirement planners often follow the standard advice in the industry based on historical returns and planned drawdowns rates, but the fact is, when you retire can make all the difference. This time on the Financial Sense's Lifetime Income Series, Jim Puplava...

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Commensurate with the resplendent stock market records and faster economic growth rates are the surging interest rates on elevated inflation expectations. A “yuuge” beneficiary of rising yields is the banking sector. After 2 years of stagnant earnings, the bank stocks...

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There may be rational reasons why the U.S. equity markets rallied in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. But an expectation of faster U.S. economic growth due to a more “stimulative” fiscal policy is not one of them unless the larger...

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If we assume that the Conference Board US LEI continues to weaken from its current 1.1% year-over-year growth rate, historically speaking the average time it takes before we see a recession is 9 months, which would put us on track for August 2017, ranging from as short as...

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Global authorities are already planning for the next major crisis and, depending on its severity, are likely to respond with bail-ins, confiscations of wealth, and a new global currency backed by the IMF, says Jim Rickards in his new book, The Road to Ruin: The Global Elite’s...

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What does a Trump Presidency mean for the economy and the markets, and does it alter our defensive posture? The short answer is no, and here's why. Trump has made it clear that he wants to lower taxes, roll back suffocating...

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With the outcome of the election now clear, and the anticipated selloff on president-elect Donald Trump’s victory not materializing, Kurt Kallaus, author of ExecSpec, says to watch the commodities complex as an important leading indicator for global markets...

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Can this bullish bias be maintained? The short answer is yes, but there is an asterisk attached to it. The rationale for an overall positive bias into year end boils down in our estimation to the following factors: With the election uncertainty removed, the market's focus will shift...

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Gold prices rallied off 3-week lows in Asian and London trade Friday, bottoming over 7% below Wednesday's US election results' spike at $1251 per ounce as European stock markets ended their 'Trump bump' rally and fell...

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They’re calling it the Great Revolution, and rightfully so. Donald Trump’s earth-shattering victory over Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 must surely rate as one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. history. It stretches the mind to recall the last time a true political outsider...

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