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By Ryan Puplava – We begin next week with the first quarter earnings season that really kicks off Friday with several banks reporting. Companies are likely on blackout periods from purchasing stock so there is a lull in corporate buy-backs currently...

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By FS Staff – "Both retirees and pre-retirees say they worry that a major downturn in the stock market and poor investment decisions could derail their retirement. Yet many are focused on aggressive investment strategies," MassMutual's Tina Wilson stated...

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By FS Staff – If we examine the forces at play in the last crisis, many of the same issues at work back then are still present with us today. First, we see ample capital flows across borders. Second, we see record amounts of debt at the corporate, consumer, and government...

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By FS Staff – Last year, the Chinese government also formulated a national development plan to surpass Western nations and gain economic superiority by pushing heavily into AI and other next-generation technologies. “The race is on,” Studebaker said...

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By FS Staff – With President Trump’s announcement of trade tariffs, market fears of a trade war developing have overtaken the news cycle. But is this fear really well founded? This time on the Financial Sense Big Picture, Jim Puplava explains that...

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By FS Staff – “The growth rates of our long leading indicators have turned down,” Achuthan said. “That tells us that the synchronized global growth upturn that we've all been enjoying last year is drawing to a close and in fact may already be over.”

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By Chris Puplava – The markets rallied strongly over the last year on President Trump’s tax reform and now the markets have, more recently, been selling off due to tariffs. As investors are coming to learn, when it comes to the stock market, Trump giveth and...

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By FS Staff – “Generally, in midterm years, there’s that weak spot in Q2 and Q3, what we call the bottom pickers paradise,” Hirsch said. “I had an average of a 50 percent move on the midterm low to the pre-election-year high.” From a big picture standpoint...

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By Kurt Kallaus – Much like mortgage debt is to home prices, margin debt is to stock prices. With the Dow rising 25% and hitting new record highs every fourth day on average during 2017, borrowings for stock purchases have been hitting new records in tandem...

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By FS Staff – Investors who depend on any or all of these resources in retirement may need to plan ahead, though, as the landscape is changing rapidly, and what worked in the past may not work for much longer. In addition to private pensions vanishing...

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