Financial Sense

Global LEIs and Technicals Point Up
Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

This post-election stock market rally has been exciting and profitable, but it has also become long in the tooth. After going nowhere for almost two years, the Industrials shot from 18,000 to 19,000 in about a two-week period, took out...


All Eyes on Upcoming French Elections; Finance Chief: "Le Pen Will Never Be Elected"
Gary Dorsch's picture

A French abandonment of the EU and the Euro would essentially mean the bloc losing its second- and third-biggest economies at the ballot box in the space of less than a year. However, Le Pen would still need to garner enough support in parliament to call for a referendum...


Gold Price 'Struggling' as Trump 'Set to Sway' Fed Interest Rates
Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices fell below $1230 per ounce in London trade Tuesday morning, losing 1% from last week's finish as US traders returned from the President's Day holiday focused on how Donald Trump and rising inflation could see the...


What Could Go Wrong?
Patrick O'Hare's picture

The start to 2017 has been almost as good as the start to 2016 was bad. It's an important distinction if only for the fact that "the turn" in the S&P 500 from its ugly start in 2016 started in mid-February when there were palpable concerns...


China Moves to Put North Korea in Its Place
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In response to North Korea's latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety...


The Four Horsemen of the Retirement Apocalypse
James J Puplava CFP's picture

There are close to 76 million baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) alive today representing 28% of the total US population. Starting in 2011, an estimated 10,000 Boomers have been retiring every day and that trend will continue for at least another 10...


Eurozone Equities: Political Risks versus Strong Macro Crosscurrents
Bill Witherell's picture

The recovery in the Eurozone economies is firming with respect to private consumption and investment, with higher employment and labor income, according to the European Central Bank (ECB). Yet financial markets are on...


The Reflationary Window: Open How Wide For How Long?
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The global manufacturing purchasing manager index is comfortably above the 50 threshold signaling expansion. Importantly, the upturn is fairly synchronized, with improvement visible in the US, Europe, and Asia. This corroborates the upward...


Estate Planning for Asset Protection
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“If our legacy is what we can pass to our children, the sooner we pass it to them where it can’t be taken from us (or them) the better,” Morgan said. In Morgan’s view, everyone can benefit from asset protection to some degree. “If the value of your assets are capable...


Solar Installations Surge 95% In 2016
Oil Price's picture

The solar industry posted its best year on record in 2016, obliterating previous records by installing a smashing 14.6 gigawatts of new solar in the US That is a 95 percent increase from the 7.4 GW installed in 2015, which happened to...


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