Market Observations on the Economy

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Bob Eisenbeis
10/29/2014 - 21:10
As expected, the FOMC ended its purchases of additional securities at the end of October. There are five noteworthy points in the statement this time. First, the FOMC painted the picture of a moderately growing economy...
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Chris Puplava
10/24/2014 - 14:35
There are times when the market needs to catch its breath after a strong run to adjust to a changing macro environment—this is one of those times. Last year’s near 30% run in the S&P 500 was sure to be a tough act to follow with the end of QE...
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FS Staff
10/06/2014 - 12:30
Near-term caution on the market was echoed again by our most recent technician on the show, Louise Yamada, as the major indexes attempt to stabilize. She sees “continued deterioration” in a number of key indicators beyond what we’ve seen so far this...
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FS Staff
10/03/2014 - 14:56
We had an interesting line-up of guests and topics this week for our premium channel: Ross Hansen discussed gold and our slow move towards a cashless society, Urban Carmel talked about the tech bubble and not to expect such euphoria again, Marc...
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Sheraz Mian
10/03/2014 - 07:15
The strong jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy’s fundamentals are strong enough to sustain its positive momentum despite the sub-par outlook for its trading partners in Europe, Japan and China. This report also shows that the soft reading for...
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Matthew Kerkhoff
09/29/2014 - 08:58
Few financial topics elicit as strong an emotional reaction as inflation. That's probably due to a number of factors including its "hidden tax" nature as well as the seemingly ambiguous process of calculating this illusive figure.
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Chris Puplava
09/26/2014 - 20:00
While Bill Gross is capturing headlines today, what carries far greater significance to the market is the action in the junk bond markets. Someone in the space yelled fire at the start of the year and investors have been heading for the exits.
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Cris Sheridan
09/26/2014 - 14:09
Corporate profit data was released today for the second quarter, showing a broad-based rebound from the weather-induced weakness seen at the beginning of the year. Here's a look at the trend from 2009 in addition to prior market peaks.
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Chris Puplava
09/24/2014 - 14:29
While we have likely seen a short-term low today and could see the markets recover in the days ahead, I would treat any bounce with a healthy dose of caution given the numerous bearish divergences and non-confirmations currently present.
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FS Staff
09/22/2014 - 14:53
In a recent interview with Financial Sense Newshour, the Senior Market Strategist for Lowry Research, Richard Dickson, said that investors are getting nervous about chasing stocks at these levels, but not nervous enough to sell. He also said that "...