Cristofer Sheridan's Blog

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Cris joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 2002. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from California State University-San Marcos. Mr. Sheridan manages FinancialSense.com in addition to content curation, editing, and hosting of our weekday FS Insider podcast. Outside of the office, Cris's favorite activities include surfing or stand-up paddle boarding various San Diego breaks, reading science fiction novels, and exploring the outdoors on family vacations.

BOJ: Quantitative Easing Has Been a Failure

"[D]espite the adoption of a 2% inflation target in January 2013 and the introduction of an unconventional monetary policy," the report states, "long-term forecasts fail to converge to the target level." The word "fail" shows up quite often in the document for obvious...

Global Liquidity Continues to Contract

Given fears expressed by a number of major strategists on our show that the Fed made a policy mistake by waiting too long to hike rates, BofA Merrill Lynch's Global Liquidity Tracker is going to be a very interesting chart to keep an eye on. In the past two economic cycles...

Three Charts that Predicted the Current Downturn...and Have Yet to Recover

Starting last year, many technicians on our show turned bearish and believed we had likely seen a major peak in the stock market. Why? What were they looking at that told them the trend for stocks had changed? Here are three charts or indicators that many...

The Singularity and the Selfie

Some think that the selfie actually guarantees our intelligence will be surpassed by machines as future generations become mindless zombies staring into their phone or taking endless pictures of themselves at work, home, school, or various sporting events. But that misses...

Bull vs. Bear Case for Stocks; Credit Conditions

With the impressive rally off the lows the S&P 500 has now managed to make an important break back above its long-term (12-month) moving average. If you’ve been reading my ongoing updates for the better part of this year, you’ll know that this was the third warning...

Signs to Watch for a Major Peak in Stocks and Impending Bear Market (Update)

So far, two of the three technical warning signs for a possible peak in the market have been raised. The most recent came in June as the market’s internal momentum failed to confirm the S&P 500’s new record highs. If past is prologue, the market will likely attempt...

Zero Hedge's 'Most Critical' Indicator Fails to Collapse, Shows Surprise Turnaround in the US

If you were following financial headlines earlier this year, you may have seen reports about a major crash in one of the “most critical and completely underreported indicators for the US economy” (Zerohedge). The Credit Managers Index (CMI), as it is known, measures...

Complexity Economics

I recently stumbled across a series of educational videos that provide probably the best and easiest to understand explanation of complexity theory I have ever seen. Since Didier Sornette and I just touched upon this subject and how it is part of a major shift...

Signs to Watch for a Major Peak in Stocks and Impending Bear Market (Update)

Given the market's slight breakdown this month, two of the three technical red flags for a possible top in the market have been raised. The third red flag will occur if the S&P's 12-month moving average becomes resistance, as we saw with the prior two major market peaks...

US Economy About to Get Hit by Largest Generation in History

As we all know, the baby boomer generation is heading into retirement and expected to add further strain to a costly healthcare industry and underfunded public pension system. But, just as the sun sets on one generation, it rises on another. This time it rises on...

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