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Looking at the Four "Bull Market Checks": Trend, Momentum, Breadth, and Sentiment
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The Dow is flirting with the 20,000 level, but we haven’t seen a breakout above that psychologically important number … yet. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners, about market direction and his four bull...


Higher Interest Rates Good for Stocks
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Until 1981 interest rates had risen for 4 decades and since then yields are in their 4th decade of decline and ironically rates are back near 2% where they began in the 1940’s. Rising interest rates pump fear through the veins of stock...


The Eight Forces That Are Pressuring Profits
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These eight forces are structural, and cannot be erased by tax cuts or policy tweaks. If there is any economic assumption that goes unquestioned, it's the notion that profits will remain robust for the foreseeable future. This assumption ignores...


Secular Stagnation Theory: Challenge to DeLong, Summers, Bernanke, Krugman, Keen, Pettis, Edwards
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Some interesting charts came my way today regarding the income inequality debate. Let’s start with some charts, then explore the meme of the day that rising income inequality is behind “secular stagnation”. I challenge economists Brad...


India Pays the Price of Demonetization
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The first phase of India's radical demonetization experiment is over. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made waves in November with his surprise announcement that the country's 500- and 1,000-rupee notes — 86 percent...


Proposed Tax Changes and How to Benefit from Them
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With the lowering of income taxes, there are many strategies to employ to bring income forward to now instead of waiting. This is important because the only constant in DC is change. Take advantage of the lower tax rates while they are in place because it is not yet determined...


Biggest Challenge of 2017 Directly Ahead for Gold, Stocks
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If you thought the pace of the head-spinning political events of the last two months couldn’t get any faster, think again. One of the most critical decisions of President-Elect Trump’s reign will soon be decided. The final verdict will have...


World Bank: Trump to Boost US Economic Growth and Commodities
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A pillar of president-elect Trump's economic plan is a fiscal stimulus in the form of tax cuts and $500 billion-plus of infrastructure spending. Trump's victory sparked a rally in the copper price which is seen as a bellwether for metals...


Financial Times Editorial Seeks Restrictions on Free Speech to Stop False News “Propaganda War”
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A pair of articles by the Financial Times offers quite the take on disinformation hypocrisy. I suggest the Financial Times look into the mirror if it wants to understand where the problem is. Worse yet, to stop the spread of fake news...


The 2017 Outlook: Shifting Regimes
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Mr. X, BCA’ loyal client paid us his annual visit to discuss the economic and market outlook. He is suspicious of the optimism in the macro and market air, and grilled us on the disconnect between the post-US election euphoria...


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