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James J Puplava CFP
02/17/2017 - 15:28
There are close to 76 million baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) alive today representing 28% of the total US population. Starting in 2011, an estimated 10,000 Boomers have been retiring every day and that trend will continue for at least...
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02/17/2017 - 09:45
“If our legacy is what we can pass to our children, the sooner we pass it to them where it can’t be taken from us (or them) the better,” Morgan said. In Morgan’s view, everyone can benefit from asset protection to some degree. “If the value of your...
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02/15/2017 - 09:37
“On balance, the things that professional forecasters represent … are a compilation of all widely known information, which is exactly what markets discount and pre-price,” he said. At the beginning of any year, professional forecasters lay out their...
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02/14/2017 - 15:20
The stock market should see positive gains this year followed by a lackluster second half, technical market analyst Clif Droke says in the latest episode of Financial Sense. The editor of Momentum Strategies Report, Droke is bullish on the first...
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02/14/2017 - 10:01
We’re going to get reflation, Bianco said, but he has a nuanced view of the form it will take. Are we going to get real growth returning or just an increase in inflation? In his mind, we’ll see more inflation than real growth (and)..."that...
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02/13/2017 - 17:19
While major market indices have made a relentless push to new all-time highs, numerous headlines are now reporting concern over weakening breadth, i.e. less and less individual stocks participating in the advance. Given his remarks last month, we...
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Patrick O'Hare
02/13/2017 - 09:18
The fourth quarter earnings reporting period isn't over yet, but it is moving into the late innings with 71% of the S&P 500 having already reported their results. The returns thus far have been pretty much as expected. What that means is that...
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02/09/2017 - 16:17
“The crosscurrents that we were seeing in leading indicators — some going up, some going down — have resolved to (indicate) a growth cycle upturn,” Achuthan said. This is seen most clearly in their weekly leading index, noted Achuthan, which has...
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02/07/2017 - 16:46
"I've jokingly said that when it comes to the story with the Fed this year, it's that the Fed will raise rates in June and then Janet Yellen will be fired by Trump right after that. Her term is up in January 2018. What we've learned about Trump is...
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02/03/2017 - 16:58
Given the surge in leading economic data, those awaiting an imminent recession or economic downturn in the U.S. may have a while longer to wait, said Kurt Kallus, author of Exec Spec and a frequent guest on our FS Insider podcast. Kallaus has made...

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