Financial Sense Blog

Stocks Sell Off As Fed Cites 'Mid-Cycle Adjustment'

Jul 31 – The market let off a little steam today as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell made it clear this will not be a deep and long interest rate cutting cycle. This is the first cut since 2008 and he’s looking at this as a mid-cycle adjustment.

Happy Consumers vs. Worried Producers

Jul 31– It’s great news that the U.S. economy (GDP) grew a better than expected 2.1% in the second quarter. It’s a far cry from the three to five percent Trump expects and the fluke 3.1% in the first quarter, but it’s also a long way from the recession expectations...

History Suggests 'Insurance Cut' Good for the Stock Market, Says Ari Wald

Jul 30 – As the financial world waits to see what the Fed has planned for interest rate cuts—the first since 2008—debate grows over odds for a recession or if an "insurance cut" will prevent a further slowdown in economic activity. According to Ari Wald at Oppenheimer...

Fed Rate Cuts and a Teetering Global Economy

Jul 26 – With a Fed rate cut extremely likely this month, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss on Financial Sense Newshour the economic impacts and what to expect as the global economy continues to cool...

Jim Rickards on U.S. National Debt and Limits of MMT

Jul 25 – Both political parties and most economists have seemingly abandoned conservative principles of managing national debt. This situation is setting the U.S. up for serious consequences, Jim Rickards told Financial Sense Insider on a recent podcast. Rickards...

Is a Bad Moon Rising for the Stock Market?

Jul 24 – Further warning signs are continuing to build that give us caution on the outlook for equities. High yield option-adjusted spreads (OAS) are not confirming the new high in the S&P 500 and have worsened over the last three weeks. Same for...

Nick Reece on Leading Economic Indicators and Signs of Recession

Jul 24 – With the current U.S. economic expansion hitting record-setting territory, economic anxiety is setting in for some as the Fed eyes a rate cut. Financial Sense Insider spoke with Nick Reece, senior financial analyst at Merck Investments, to discuss his...

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...

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