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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 FINRA Series 4, Series 7, Series 53, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He earned the Chartered Market Technician's designation in 2007. Mr. Puplava is the Chief Executive Officer 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 report.

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...

Let Me Take You on an Inversion Excursion

Dec 4 – The yield curve—specifically, the spread between 3- and 5-year Treasury yields—has inverted. This has bearish implications since it shows that large investors are now shifting their demand from short-term debt to long-term debt in...

Did Today Tell a Retail Story?

Nov 20 – Christmas didn’t come early this year for retailers. On November 20, many retail firms announced their earnings ahead of the holiday season. Overall the results were good, though they did add to the already growing concerns...

On and Below the Surface

Nov 1 - The global market in securities has shown us over the past month just how volatile and risky investing can be. The catalysts and drivers behind the selling pressure are hard to pick out because it’s been fluid these past few weeks...

Yields Spike on Higher Inflation Concerns

By Ryan Puplava CMT – The trend towards higher inflation continues to strengthen. Today’s release of the Empire Manufacturing Survey for May showed a pickup in the prices paid index to a seven-year high, matching levels not seen since...

Proper Focus Ahead

By Ryan Puplava – We begin next week with the first quarter earnings season that really kicks off Friday with several banks reporting. Companies are likely on blackout periods from purchasing stock so there is a lull in corporate buy-backs currently...

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

By Ryan Puplava CMT – The big question on my mind, is whether this correction will be like the many we have faced or whether this correction is not like the others. The issue is that many of the fear indicators we’ve used in the past to pinpoint capitulation...

A Random Reversion on Wall Street

By Ryan Puplava – What goes up, must come down. And it was finally the stock market’s turn to take some profits aside. Friday’s 2.13% decline in the S&P 500 was the bookend to a week’s drop of 3.86% - all while the majority of companies this week produced...

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