The Death of Money, Jim Rickards’ second book, has met with widespread acclaim. In it, Jim refines and develops multiple topics raised in his first book, Currency Wars, as well as adding some intriguing new material regarding the role of intelligence agencies in international financial and monetary affairs.
Dan Wantrobski at Janney Capital Markets says the long-term correlation between stocks, interest rates, and commodities shows we are now in a secular bull market for stocks. Is this possible given current valuation levels?
If you read most media reports on People's Bank of China's latest monetary policy direction, it would seem that the central bank has only been focused on some targeted stimulus initiatives.
Here are four “big picture” charts or indicators to help determine whether the markets and economy are topping out and ready to roll over. Although certain events can always take the markets by surprise and lead to a correction, in general, most major turning points...
Contrary to what the editors of The Economist and many mainstream economic analysts assert (but don’t verify), QE has not boosted the American economy by lowering corporate bond yields.
Given the persisent deterioration in market breadth starting around the beginning of July, I began cautioning over the last couple weeks that risks for a correction were starting to build. Now that the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have finally cracked, the question is how much more damage is to come?
These are four of the biggest threats to the bull market. According to Hugh Johnson Advisors, first is the threat of oil skyrocketing over the turmoil in the Middle East, and natural gas prices soaring as Russia retaliates over U.S. and European trade sanctions.
One of the great questions being debated right now is how will the market react once QE3 ends this October. Those who believe asset prices (namely stocks, bonds, and real estate) are being supported by the Fed, and not by underlying economic growth, expect a correction or worse once the Fed withdraws its support.