Financial Sense Blog

US Stock Market Showing Tech-Bubble Divergence

Jul 18 – The technical picture of the US stock market isn't all that healthy right now. In fact, the only other time we have seen divergences in breadth this large was during the blow-off years of the tech bubble. Bottom line: Breadth levels are warning of a possible market top...

The Empire Falls: Economy Stumbles

Jul 16 – Since 2001 the New York Federal Reserve has compiled a manufacturing survey of the NY Empire State. It moves in step with most other Fed district surveys and provides a good measure of the industrial sector. After rising from a near recessionary collapse...

How to Live Better, Not Just Longer

Jul 16– Few topics are as important to those near or in retirement as their health. What many don’t realize is many of the top killers in the U.S. such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, can be effectively reversed or prevented with proper diet...

Louis Gave: New Cold War Brewing Across the Pacific

Jul 15 – It seems the news has been consistently inundated with details and predictions regarding the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. While tensions seem to have faded in the near-term, something more ominous is playing out beneath the surface...

Macro-Nutrients: Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind

Jul 10 – The market seems to think there are more reasons to be optimistic for the remainder of 2019 – we would be cautious to feel the same. To paint this picture, here are a few key observations we think are significant…

Understanding the Millennial Mindset

Jul 9 – Millennials seem to be perennial targets, criticized for various perceived faults including poor saving habits. However, this caricature in addition to other tropes often associated with the generation are inaccurate. Josh Nunn, a millennial and associate financial advisor...

Craig Johnson: Trouble Is Brewing

Jul 5 –Markets have been stuck in a narrow trading range for the last 18 months, reaching new highs only to retrench amid setbacks. Craig Johnson of Piper Jaffray spoke with Financial Sense to give his take on where markets are headed and why there is reason...

New Retirement Bill in Congress Looks to Shake Things Up

Jun 27–A new bill before Congress—named the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement and Enhancement or SECURE Act—is likely to change options for investors as they prepare for retirement. In a recent Lifetime Income podcast Jim Puplava explained how...

Bullard Wants a Rate Cut Now

Jun 26 – Prominent St. Louis Fed Chair James Bullard doesn’t like gaming investor expectations. The Federal Reserve has conveyed to the markets that they will not cut rates in June but hinted the Fed will oblige in late July. Bullard feels that if you see weakness...

Demelza Hays on Facebook's New Cryptocurrency

Jun 25 – Facebook announced its plans to develop a new cryptocurrency, called Libra. It won’t go live until 2020, but the announcement alone has created substantial impact around the world. Demelza Hays, a cryptocurrency researcher, professor and author...

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