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Two weeks after Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino visited Moscow and Riyadh hoping to persuade their governments to coordinate a cut in oil production, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Oman conditionally agreed Feb. 16...

James J Puplava CFP's picture

In this timeless and re-released article Jim outlines three major power shifts of the 21st century stemming from the ongoing struggle of resource scarcity. Both historical and forward-looking, "Oil, Money, and War" analyzes the dynamic...

Cris Sheridan's picture

A new research study out of MIT and a look at exchange volume data reveal interesting insights into the rigged-market hypothesis.

Chris Puplava's picture

The markets were able to eke out a further week of gains with small cap stocks leading the charge as the Russell 2000 rallied 1.47% for the week while mega cap stocks like the S&P 100 lagged, falling 0.13%. Energy was the top performing sector (+1.78%) while the telecommunications (-0.89%) and financial sector (-0.53%) were the worst performing sectors.

Ryan Puplava CMT's picture

Rotations come and they go, typically lasting between six and nine months. Rotation is to stocks what location is to real estate. You have to be aware that diversified investment managers are always looking at their portfolio weightings to increase their position in sectors and industry groups that are outperforming the market and decreasing their weightings in positions that are underperforming.

Brian Pretti CFA's picture

Everyone is fully aware that the current equity market cycle has been characterized by lack of expanding volume. Is this why the current environment has been described as the rally no one believes? Or the most hated rally in recent memory?

Chris Puplava's picture

Throughout the decline I maintained we were merely dealing with a cooling off period in a strong bull market, and the data highlighted below continues to support the notion as the market’s long-term trend and momentum remain in bullish territory.

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Lowry Research’s Senior Market Strategist, Richard Dickson, joins Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour to help answer the question of whether the bull market is over. Richard cites two key metrics, buying power and selling pressure, and says the current stock market is acting opposite of what one would expect if this was a major peak.

Ryan Puplava CMT's picture

Last August, I wrote an article about an intermediate bottom in gold, but that a more meaningful long-term bottom would still take time and price. I explained how important it was to allow long-term moving averages to stop falling, which would take...

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Legendary Swiss investor and hedge fund manager Felix Zulauf joins the Financial Sense Newshour for a special in-depth interview on what he expects for the markets in 2014.