Financial Sense Blog

'Thin-Air Credit' Spikes in the Fourth Quarter

Dec 6 – The Fed is now injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into the financial system and expanding their balance sheet at the fastest monthly pace since the 2008 financial crisis, which some—like Duncan—are calling a resumption of quantitative easing...

Globalization in a Sudden and Sharp Decline

Dec 5 – Is the end of globalization near? On a recent edition of FS Insider Ben Breitholtz of Arbor Research and Trading discussed the trend toward deglobalization and the implications this may have on inflation, interest rates and stock prices...

Why Are Stocks Rallying? Compare This Year to Last!

Nov 27 – In September 2018, the Fed signaled a hawkish turn towards more tightening, stating they were nowhere close to neutral, followed by other statements indicating quantitative tightening (QT) was basically on automatic pilot. The Fed...

Thanksgiving and the Family Glue

Nov 26 – It’s no secret that the greatest source of wealth in the U.S. is contained in privately held businesses. But here's a sad fact: Many of the great fortunes never make it down to the third generation, and that’s what we’re talking about with author Mitzi Perdue...

Consider These Year End Tax Moves

Nov 25 – As the end of 2019 approaches and the holiday season commences, tax planning is often not at the top of everyone’s to-do list. But, with U.S. presidential elections and changing tax environments on the horizon, you might want to spend some time getting your tax...

Elevated Sentiment Readings Provide Short-term Caution, Though Building Signs of Global Recovery

Nov 20 – As we discussed in last Friday’s Financial Sense Newshour podcast, there are emerging signs of a global recovery based on leading economic indicators for China and 34 OECD countries. However, as stated in last week’s update...

FOMO in Full Force

Nov 19 – The Dow topped 28,000 for the first time in history. Retail sales rebounded in October and the Fed added $68 billion to financial markets. These factors are all helping to fuel market expansion and on a recent edition of the Financial Sense Newshour...

Margaret O’Mara on the Transformation of Silicon Valley

Nov 13 – Silicon Valley has taken on its own mythos, but its origins can be found in the roots of government research and innovation that took place following World War II. FS Insider spoke to Margaret O’Mara about her newly released book...

Gray Clouds Clearing for US Markets

Nov 12 – On a recent edition of the Financial Sense Newshour Jim Puplava discussed market conditions with Richard Dickson of Lowry Research. Dickson explained what his technical indicators show about current market conditions. Then Robert Rapier...

China Says Deal, Tariff Man Says No Deal

Nov 11 – Has there ever been a bull market in stocks more connected to the words of one person? Presidential palaver and Trumpian tweets frequently rule day-to-day market action. In recent months the words coming from the Oval Office have repeatedly pushed...

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