In the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, it has become clear that markets are locked in a battle with policymakers. In an unhampered free market the crisis would have been followed by a sizable deflation of uncovered money substitutes.
With 98% of states expected to show growth over the next six months, the risk of a coming recession remains remote. In looking at the U.S. collectively, the present backdrop is clearly bullish and does not offer any impending doom to the current economic expansion.
The United States government has six interrelated motivations for destroying the value of the dollar...
As we noted on January 2, the market’s current profile does not point to an imminent bear market in stocks. However, anyone who studies markets knows strong bull markets are inevitably followed by principal-destroying bear markets.
In the Dec. 16, 2013 issue of Forbes magazine, the editors offer their list of "365 Ways To Get Rich" with their 2014 Investment Guide. #100 on the list is this suggestion: "Profit from stock market volatility: Buy into a VIX futures fund and use wild, seemingly irrational swings as buying opportunities."
Business conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector improved at the fastest rate since January, according to the final December Markit U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index