Clif Droke's Blog

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clif [at] clifdroke [dot] com ()

Clif Droke is the editor of the 3-times weekly Momentum Strategies Report which covers U.S. equities and forecasts individual stocks, short- and intermediate-term, using unique proprietary analytical methods and securities lending analysis.He is also the author of numerous books, including most recently "Turnaround Trading & Investing."

Home of the infamous Durban Roodepoort Deep (DROOY/RGLD/MDG/XAU/HUI) report. Published online every trading day. Aimed at serious day & short-term traders of Durban Deep & followers of the XAU & HUI index. Posted online each evening by 9pm EST. www.clifdroke.com

What Will End the Bull Market?

By Clif Droke – The stock market’s relentless low-volatility rise with scarcely a dip along the way since August has left many observers scratching their heads. The market’s admittedly abnormal behavior in refusing to decline in the face of what is a technically “overbought”...

What Will Finally Break the Market's Lethargy?

To most individual traders, there is no bigger buzz kill than a narrow trading range. It takes the wind out of the sails of breakout and momentum traders, and even expert stock pickers have a tough time finding the stocks which are bucking the sideways trend.

What Obamacare’s Failure Means for America

The first legislative setback of the Trump Administration is being celebrated by many, but not by middle-class taxpayers and business owners. A Republican-led Congress last week failed to generate the consensus required to overturn...

What’s Preventing the Dow From Exploding?

The stock market has once again entered a period of consolidation as investors wait for the results of the most important legislative decision of the year. The fight to repeal and replace Obamacare has taken the spotlight as Congress debates...

The Danger of Being Bearish in a Bull Market

One of the biggest contributors to losses for traders in the financial market is the temptation to sell short. Borrowing shares of a company that is not owned by the seller in the hopes of making a massive profit have shipwrecked...

Why Stock Market Analysts Will Be Wrong About 2017

The evidence strongly suggests that the past two years served the purpose of clearing out the excesses generated by the long-term bull market which began in 2009. In other words, the market is rested and ready to resume its potential as we head further into 2017...

Dow 20,000: A New Beginning…or the Beginning of the End?

After touching the benchmark 20,000 level last month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has spent the last five weeks in a tight, narrow trading range just under this level. Famed trader Jesse Livermore theorized in his...

Biggest Challenge of 2017 Directly Ahead for Gold, Stocks

If you thought the pace of the head-spinning political events of the last two months couldn’t get any faster, think again. One of the most critical decisions of President-Elect Trump’s reign will soon be decided. The final verdict will have...

2017: Year of Extremes

Now that another New Year is upon us, it’s time to reflect on what the coming months might unfold. Normally when market analysts try their hand at predicting the year ahead it involves either wild guessing or linear extrapolation...

Why Collapse Isn’t on the Menu

The word “collapse” instantly conjures primal feelings of both fear and excitement whenever we hear it. We fear it because it evokes our collective belief that collapse is fatal and final, yet it excites our imagination to the possibility...

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