Market Observations on the Markets

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FS Staff
04/24/2015 - 16:27
This month a number of commentators grew quite alarmed by disturbing data coming from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) showing that the US economy may be facing a credit crunch as businesses find it very hard to get loans...
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Ryan Puplava CMT
04/23/2015 - 15:27
The U.S. equity market has clearly undergone a consolidation for some time. In some areas, we see a longer consolidation than in others; however, many of the equity indices are already showing well-established uptrends that began at the October low...
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Chris Puplava
04/22/2015 - 15:24
The twin impacts of a rising dollar and falling oil prices over the past couple quarters have taken their toll on the markets and are a large reason why the S&P 500 has been more or less flat this year. Based on analyst estimates, Q1 is slated...
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Clif Droke
04/21/2015 - 09:51
A common refrain from commentators over the last year or so is that the bull market in U.S. equities is “long in the tooth.” The very use of this phrase implies a market which has reached a stage of decrepitude from which...
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FS Staff
04/17/2015 - 17:42
Energy analyst Kurt Wulff of says the massive billion-dollar buyout of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell is a sign that the energy industry believes we’ve seen a turn in oil; Michael Lewitt of The Credit Strategist says the bull market ends...
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Andrew Zatlin
04/16/2015 - 11:54
Vice spending is one of the most seldom used, but surprisingly accurate leading gauges of consumer strength and the economy. Everyone knows that when consumers have more money in hand, they spend it on fun and luxury goods.
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Cris Sheridan
04/15/2015 - 17:03
Here’s a very long-term chart of gold and the dollar going back to 1980 with the correlation between the two shown beneath. As with most inter-market relationships, the correlation is not fixed but changes over time, which is probably why there’s so...
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FS Staff
04/14/2015 - 16:01
Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, provides his view on a large range of issues, including his expectation for the dollar to continue higher, the euro to fall below parity, timing of Fed rate hikes, direction...
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FS Staff
04/10/2015 - 16:24
Neil Dutta, Head of U.S. Economics at Renaissance Macro (who Zerohedge “called out” for being bullish in 2010), puts March’s weaker than expected employment results in context and says the U.S. economy is not slipping into a recession. He...
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FS Staff
04/09/2015 - 17:13
The well-known “Godfather of Technical Analysis,” Ralph Acampora, says that stocks are experiencing a “stealth correction”. He also talks about the likelihood of another 15-25% correction in the context of a longer-term, secular bull market...