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By Daniel Amerman – In a recent speech, Warren Buffett came down boldly on the side of optimism when it comes to both the economy and financial markets. What he said was "being short America has been a loser's game...

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By Mises Institute – Gross Domestic Product has numerous issues, especially as a measure of national-level standard of living. It is supposed to be a measure of total production and therefore the general health of an economy, but it falls short of this in many ways...

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By FS Staff – While oil markets haven’t been experiencing much love of late, there’s a strong case to be made based on the fundamentals for the energy sector. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Marshall Adkins, Director of Energy Research at...

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By Mises Institute – When Hurricane Maria knocked out power in Puerto Rico, residents there realized they were going to need physical cash — and a lot of it. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the Fed was forced to fly a planeload...

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FS Staff – The soaring use of passive index ETFs has concentrated risks, bidding up valuations among a handful of companies where not a single US stock now shows up in Benjamin Graham's deep value screen. Furthermore, when you look at trading volumes, shares of the...

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By FS Staff – The rapid growth of government debt is a serious problem, especially when an increasing part of that growth is coming from public pensions squeezing funds from essential government services and from fixing America's old and nearly failing...

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By Chris Puplava – Moves in the Japanese yen have been a reliable indicator for gold due to the effects of the yen carry trade. Given ultra-low interest rates in Japan, its currency has been the funding currency for global speculators who borrow in cheap yen...

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By FS Staff – CNN Money's Fear & Greed Index is giving an extreme greed reading on the market, hitting a new multi-year high of 95 out of 100. It tracks seven different indicators: stock price momentum, 52-week highs and lows, breadth, put and call options...

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By FS Staff – Given the apparent acceleration in the US economy, many are wondering, where are bond yields headed, and what will that mean for the economy and markets? This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Caroline...

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By FF Wiley – First, certain other indicators actually have helped foretell major market turning points. Nearly all of the past 13 bear markets, for example, were explained partly by some combination of sharply rising inflation...

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