Dominic Frisby says Satoshi Nakamoto was a goldbug and explains how bitcoin was designed to replicate gold mining. Sheraz Mian of Zacks Investment Research says third quarter earnings season will be very important this year and explains why.
The damage done to the markets is far greater than what appears on the surface as major indices have only experienced mild pullbacks. However, looking at the average decline among thousands of stocks listed on U.S. exchanges and within large indices reveals a stealth bear market occurring.
It has been a wrenching month to hold energy stocks with the dollar rising steadily in August and in September, pushing commodity prices down. Gold has fallen from $1320 to as far as $1183. West Texas Intermediate has fallen from $100 a barrel to $86.50 at the time of this report.
Bad news was good news on Wednesday as minutes from last month’s Fed meeting gave traders reason to expect a slower liftoff on rate hikes in light of global growth concerns and a strengthening dollar.
Do you remember the old Soviet Union? Dubbed as "The Evil Empire" by Ronald Reagan in 1983, it disappeared in a puff of smoke in 1991, crushed under a mountain of debts. The origins of the financial collapse of the Soviet Union are rather well known: it was related to the fall of the oil prices which, in 1985...
When it comes to the stock market, there are some justifications for the level we are at. My first response to those who don't believe we've had any type of recovery, or that the stock market shouldn't be this high, is to bring up corporate profits.
Near-term caution on the market was echoed again by our most recent technician on the show, Louise Yamada, as the major indexes attempt to stabilize. She sees “continued deterioration” in a number of key indicators beyond what we’ve seen so far this year and believes this may be the start of a cyclical correction of around 10%.
The ongoing strengthening of the U.S. dollar could shift the FOMC further into dovish territory. While the labor situation continues to improve, the dollar's recent appreciation has contributed to declines in inflation expectations (based on TIPS breakevens) to multi-year lows.
We had an interesting line-up of guests and topics this week for our premium channel: Ross Hansen discussed gold and our slow move towards a cashless society, Urban Carmel talked about the tech bubble and not to expect such euphoria again, Marc Chandler talked about a multi-year bull market in the dollar, and, lastly, Dan Steffens addressed the energy markets.