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By Patrick O'Hare – The bull market for stocks is more than eight years old now, which makes it the second-longest bull market since the end of World War II. There has been a lot of change in the last 8+ years, yet the one constant throughout...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

By Charles Hugh Smith – Solutions abound, but they aren't one size fits all ideologies. It isn't just coincidental that ideology shares so many dynamics with addiction. Though ideology is a faith-belief dynamic rather than a chemical process, both require...

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By Michael Shedlock – Ben Bernanke will join Sir Tim Berners-Lee as keynote speakers at the “Swell” cryptocurrency conference October 16-18 in Toronto. I don’t have an opinion on where Bitcoin is headed in any particular timeframe.

FF Wiley's picture

By FF Wiley – It seems every bank, including central banks, publishes a financial conditions index these days. And because financial conditions typically lead the economy, it makes sense to track them. In fact, they might contain even more...

Robert Bernard's picture

Rob Bernard – Given the events of the last few weeks (North Korea, Charlottesville, etc.) as well as seasonality, the U.S. equity markets have moved into a correction phase. Over the last few months, the market has experienced several shallow 2%+ corrections...

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Stratfor – The road to resolution on the India-China border just got longer. As the standoff near Doklam enters its third month, the two countries are opening another front on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), their de facto border. On Aug. 24

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FS Staff – Technology is having a massive disinflationary impact on the global economy and, when it comes to interest rates and monetary policy, we need to rewrite the playbook to a certain degree, noted a strategist from BlackRock in a recent interview...

Chris Puplava's picture

Chris Puplava - Based on VIX options term structure, the current market correction is matching the fear readings seen at the November 2016 and June 2016 lows. Looking at the Russell 3000, we are oversold from a technical and breadth standpoint but have yet...

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FS Staff – "We're seeing more signs that we are closer to the end than the beginning. Two early-cycle indicators to look at for predicting economic turns are housing and autos. If you look at auto production, it has clearly peaked for this cycle and we are seeing...

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FS Staff – Long a member of the bullish camp, PIMCO’s outlook recently shifted and they are now warning of stretched valuations and downside risks. As they write in Preparing for Pivot Points, "Investors have enjoyed economic stability and positive...

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