Market Observations on the Economy

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Chris Puplava
04/11/2014 - 17:58
The markets were down big this week, with much of the profit-taking in high growth stocks and popular momentum names. Although economic data here in the U.S. continues to improve, the market was showing signs of exhaustion over the past couple...
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Chris Ciovacco
04/09/2014 - 13:49
On April 8, we outlined reasons to be concerned about stocks. The Fed pays close attention to the market’s risk profile; maybe they didn’t like what they saw. In addition to the Fed minutes that were released Wednesday, Charles Evans seemed to be...
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James J Puplava CFP
04/07/2014 - 14:21
After hitting all-time highs last week, the markets quickly sold off ahead of first-quarter earnings, with Alcoa kicking things off Tuesday. Both the S&P 500 (SPY) and Dow (DIA) were down a little over 1% on Monday’s close.
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Chris Puplava
04/04/2014 - 17:25
This week the market has seen a greater loss in momentum and breadth, which suggests we are on a much weaker foundation than was seen in 2013. Interestingly, while US markets are beginning to show signs of exhaustion, there are signs of life in...
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Sheraz Mian
04/02/2014 - 08:14
If stocks were able to reach a new all-time high without any obvious catalyst on Tuesday, then today’s positive-looking ADP (ADP) report should be enough to carry the momentum in today’s session.
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James J Puplava CFP
03/31/2014 - 16:50
Set aside the gloom and doom and make hay while the sun shines, advises Jim Puplava in his recent Big Picture broadcast, “As Good As It Gets—And It’s Getting Better.”
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Sheraz Mian
03/31/2014 - 08:21
Doubts about the economy have been at play in the market’s tentativeness as well. The U.S economy did reasonably well in the second half of 2013, but lost momentum at the start of this year, with weather getting all the blame for the slowdown.
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Cris Sheridan
03/27/2014 - 15:47
John Butler made an interesting comment in his recent interview. He said, when you look at the Fed’s balance sheet, one can argue that the Fed really isn’t pulling back on its stimulus to the markets at all. In fact, Butler explained, it may...
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Chris Puplava
03/26/2014 - 15:21
On Monday, the January release of the Philadelphia Fed’s State Leading Economic Index came out for all 50 states of the nation. The leading index is a six-month forecast for the state coincident indexes and the January data showed that all 50 states...
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James J Puplava CFP
03/25/2014 - 11:01
When should investors start worrying about another major correction and bear market in stocks? Ironically, says Financial Sense Newshour host Jim Puplava, when things start to get better, not worse.

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