Market Observations on the Economy

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James J Puplava CFP
01/18/2017 - 13:46
On January 20th Donald J. Trump will assume the office of the presidency to become the 45th president of the United States. Unlike his predecessors, his presidency will begin under circumstances far different than those before him. He will inherit...
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Paul Kasriel
01/17/2017 - 15:23
As a result of some Fed actions taken in 1936 and 1937, the US economy, after experiencing a robust economic recovery starting in early 1934, slipped back into a recession midyear 1937, which lasted through midyear 1938.
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Odysseas Papadimitriou
01/17/2017 - 11:02
As we prepare to close the book on another $100+ billion holiday shopping season and our seventh consecutive year of economic growth, it’s worth taking stock of where the U.S. consumer currently stands as well as what 2017 likely...
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FS Staff
01/13/2017 - 13:36
When we at Financial Sense started our FS Insider podcast a few years back, many listeners wrote in saying, "Hey, we want to hear more shows on technology." We took that feedback to heart and, in addition to our usual coverage of the financial...
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BCA Research
01/12/2017 - 11:35
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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FS Staff
01/11/2017 - 16:06
Because economic growth comes from productivity growth, Levinson stated, politicians are stuck making promises they can’t keep. “There’s no button on the desk you can push to give you faster productivity growth,” he said. “Most of the factors behind...
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Clif Droke
01/11/2017 - 13:03
Now that another New Year is upon us, it’s time to reflect on what the coming months might unfold. Normally when market analysts try their hand at predicting the year ahead it involves either wild guessing or linear extrapolation...
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James J Puplava CFP
01/10/2017 - 15:59
The word oracle stems from the Latin verb orare, meaning “to speak,” and typically referred to a priest or priestess making a prediction. In ancient times, oracles were thought to be the portals through which the gods spoke directly to the people....
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FS Staff
01/09/2017 - 10:16
This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Dr. Woody Brock, a renowned economist, president of the economic research and consulting firm Strategic Economic Decisions, and author of American Gridlock: Why the American Right and Left are Both Wrong...
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Greg Blotnick CFA
01/06/2017 - 16:13
For eight years now global central banks have been working to create inflation via quantitative easing – with little success in the US and outright deflation in Europe and Japan. Trump’s election has rekindled “animal spirits” amongst market...

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