Ryan Puplava's Blog

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Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
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Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
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Ryan joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 1995. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from San Diego State University. His professional designations include Certified Estate and Trust Specialist, Certified Tax Specialist, Chartered Market Technician, FINRA Series 4, Series 7, Series 53, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. Mr. Puplava is a Wealth Advisor and works closely with James Puplava and the management team; he also contributes to Financial Sense and is a weekly guest on Financial Sense Newshour with the market wrap-up report.

Polarization or Harmony

July 1, 2024 – In the ever-evolving landscape of the stock market, one startling trend has emerged: an extraordinary concentration of investor wealth in just a handful of stocks. Astonishingly, the top five giants of the S&P 500 now account for...

Mission Accomplished?

Jun 6, 2024 – The two primary drivers of the market these days are news related to inflation and developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Inflation is particularly significant because it influences the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decisions...

Dip or Correction?

May 1, 2024 – Many investors are left wondering if the stock correction in April will be a short-term dip or correction. To understand if this is just a short-term dip or something more meaningful, we must look at the technical and fundamental backdrop...

Stocks Likely to "Take Five"

Mar 4, 2024 – In this article I look at the conditions that often lead me to begin rebalancing portfolios such as overbought and diverging momentum, heavy call investing by small investors, defensive sectors on the rise, and waning breadth...

A Hard Look at a Soft Landing

Feb 5, 2024 – In this article, I’ll cover some of the key stories of 2023 and then focus on the likelihood of a soft landing for the economy with a look at monetary policy, economic growth, the earnings outlook, and geopolitical risks...

Is Your Financial House in Order?

Nov 1, 2023 – The truth is that as we get older, health challenges and unexpected events are more likely to occur. Therefore, I have provided below 15 important asset & debt, tax planning, insurance planning, and estate planning items...

Soft-Landing – For Now

Feb 8, 2023 – The economic environment remains uncertain. ISM surveys show a consistent deceleration for manufacturing while the latest services data points to a very brief one-month contraction. Housing prices continue to fall month over month and...

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.

Market in Wait and See Mode After Fed Put

Jan 29 – The Fed Put was in full effect on Jan. 4 when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said they could be patient at the American Economic Associations Annual Meeting. Investors were treated to yet another dovish catalyst last week. An article in the ...

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: An Intermarket Analysis

Dec 18 – There is no question a dark cloud is looming over U.S. financial markets. That cloud just got a little darker over the past two days as key support levels in all of the crucial equity indices were violated. This sends a loud and clear signal to pay attention...

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