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By FS Staff – Since the release of Prosperity in an Age of Decline in 2014, Dr. Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, has said on our podcast many times that a US recession was unlikely until around the 2019 timeframe and that economic growth, including inflation...

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By Chris Puplava – There are several strategies to help one navigate increasing market risk in the latter phase of the business cycle and we will touch on two of them, with risk management being the most important. As stock valuations become elevated and...

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By Gary Shilling – Trump understands that, in a world of surpluses, the buyer, not the seller, has the upper hand. And the U.S. is the absorber of the world’s excess goods and services for which there are no other major markets. Add in Trump’s zeal for deals and...

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By FS Staff – “These kinds of things are all coming into play at the same time,” said Financial Sense's Jim Puplava. “The end result is all of this argues well for further economic expansion. However, here’s what you have to keep in mind. This is a late-cycle economic expansion...

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By Kurt Kallaus – After almost 2 years of poor earnings performance going into the 2016 elections, the S&P 500 Index earnings per share (EPS) has grown strongly in each of the last 5 reporting periods ending March 1st 2018.

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By Jeff Saut – What a great question! I recently reread the above quote from Bob Prechter. It’s an excellent quip and virtually everybody can identify with it. On the surface the question seems laughable; who can’t accept huge gains?

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By Tom McClellan – Why is the VIX spiking now? Because now is when it is supposed to do that. Volatility and interest rates have an interesting relationship, going back many years. Higher interest rates pull money away...

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By Jill Mislinski – The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for January increased to 108.1 from 107.0 in December. The Coincident Economic Index (CEI) came in at 103.0, up from the previous month.

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By FS Staff – The United States is facing a retirement crisis, as many of today’s workers will lack the resources necessary to retire at a traditional age and maintain their standard of living. We’ve also seen risk shift from government...

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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...

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