Market Observations on the Economy

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07/25/2016 - 16:58
In his most recent interview with Financial Sense, Armstrong covered a lot of ground, projecting a Trump win over Hillary, an eventual collapse of the euro, global monetary reform between 2018-2020, and, perhaps the most controversial, a “phase...
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Chris Puplava
07/22/2016 - 10:56
Soft helicopter money in Japan, relaxed austerity in Europe, expanded monetary stimulus by the Bank of England in reaction to the Brexit vote, and a US Fed on hold has propelled US markets to record highs. With the S&P 500 moving well past 2,100...
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07/20/2016 - 16:10
Gold is back in a new bull market as governments around the globe have moved to a new stage of desperation by toying with the idea of "helicopter money," Incrementum's Ronald Stoeferle told Financial Sense in today's podcast. Stoeferle co-authors...
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07/18/2016 - 16:35
As shown by the chart below, global corporate defaults have spiked to their highest levels since the Great Recession even as stocks hit new record all-time highs. Edward Altman, one of the world's leading authorities on high yield, distressed debt,...
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Sober Look
07/18/2016 - 08:19
Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a persistent shortage of high-quality government debt. More than just a safe haven in times of financial stress—the so-called 'flight to quality'—the supply of high-quality sovereign debt has been...
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07/14/2016 - 15:53
After a brief plunge following the Brexit vote, the S&P 500 is now up an astonishing 8% in less than two weeks as markets now anticipate a greater amount of fiscal and monetary stimulus. Noting that the stock market bubble, as he called it,...
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07/13/2016 - 09:54
Given the large disconnect between earnings and stocks at present, David Rosenberg, Chief Economist and Strategist at Gluskin Sheff, tells Financial Sense in today’s podcast “if you're buying this market right now you ipso facto have a view that...
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07/12/2016 - 09:47
The stock market is making fresh all-time highs, but conditions this time around are unique, as Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners explained to Financial Sense in our recent Technician podcast. Bond yields are flirting with...
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07/11/2016 - 17:44
One look at the chart below and it's pretty easy to conclude that either earnings don't matter anymore or stocks are in a bubble. The black line is the S&P 500, which just closed at a new all-time record, and the red line is total earnings for S...
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07/07/2016 - 21:26
In Friday's FS Insider podcast, we provide an update on a wide range of economic and financial indicators, which argue for a longer-term cautious view on the US stock market and economy. As noted in April, absent a cyclical rebound or injection of...

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