Financial Sense Blog

Fast and Furious: Time to Buckle Up (2019 Outlook)

Jan 25 – We expect volatility to be greater than last year and to be fast and furious when it happens. Think of February last year when record gains in January were given back in just six days. A different example is the price of oil which went from a bull market to a 40 percent...

Gary Shilling on What Could Cause the Next Recession

Jan 24 –Jim Puplava recently spoke with financial analyst and commentator A. Gary Shilling on FS Insider. Shilling has a long history with Wall Street—he was fired from Merrill-Lynch for accurately calling the 1969-1970 recession...

The Cost of the Government Shutdown

Jan 22 – Ryan Sweet spoke with Financial Sense’s Jim Puplava on the impact of the government shutdown on U.S. GDP and how it’s not only affecting thousands of American families but is beginning to trickle into areas of the economy like housing and small business...

Market-Based Stabilizers Kicking In

Jan 16 – Anyone who has taken a cruise knows that the seas, though often calm, can quickly turn treacherous. Those, like myself, who are prone to bouts of seasickness appreciate the inclusion of stabilizers on each side of a ship’s hull...

Trade Deal Sentiment Helps Dollar Fall

Jan 14 – President Trump campaigned in 2016 on making the US dollar weak again to reduce the endless wave of record trade deficits with China. Clearly, he delivered on that pledge throughout 2017 as the dollar Index fell 12 percent and devalued almost 11 percent against the Chinese...

Stocks May Be Stuck in Volatile Trading Range for 2019

Jan 10 – Craig “Bullseye” Johnson of Piper Jaffray (who earned such a moniker for his spot-on calls) recently spoke on Financial Sense Newshour to give an update on his outlook. When we last talked with him in October he predicted that...

Is China Winning the 5G Race?

Jan 9 – You may have heard the term loosely tossed into conversation or floating around the internet, but what exactly is 5G and how is it different from say 4G or 3G? Woody Preucil explained that 5G is a key technology because it has the power to harness...

Macro-Nutrients: China’s Slowdown Deepens and The Road to Neutral – Are We There?

Jan 8 – China’s economic downturn continued last month adding to growing concerns over President Xi Jinping’s current plans to stabilize the economy and the implications of a trade agreement between China and the U.S. amid an on-going trade war...

Buckle Up for Earnings Season

Jan 8 – The December NFIB small business optimism index did slip by .4 points to 104.4. That is the fourth straight month of declines that took the index down by a total of 4.4 points and it now sits at the lowest level since October 2017...

A Trio of Uncertainties for 2019

Jan 7 – The markets took a wild ride in 2018 and uncertainty is one of the biggest drivers for volatility. We have another unpredictable year ahead with economic, national and geopolitical uncertainty. As far as U.S. political uncertainties...

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