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By Frank Barbera – It has now been 438 weeks since the March 6, 2009 lows where the NASDAQ has not seen a bear market. That would rank this stretch as the 2nd longest bull run ever. What is most interesting for investors right now is to overlay the current historically...

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By Reva Goujon – The White House's pledge to put "America First" in its policymaking implies that the president has a responsibility to prioritize his country's problems over the rest of the world's. But making good on that promise isn't...

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FS Staff – An indicator that has been very useful for identifying major trend changes in the S&P 500 since the 90s is a trend-following momentum indicator called the MACD. If you followed its advice, you would've sold at the 2000 tech bubble top and also very close to the 2007...

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FS Staff – “We don't see major imbalances in the real economy in terms of cyclical spending but we are starting to see froth, for example, in the commercial real estate space where the vacancy rate has certainly bottomed and where underwriting standards...”

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By FS Staff – Several skeptics responded to our piece last week looking at the yield curve as a leading indicator saying that the yield curve is no longer reliable because of the Fed’s distortions on the market. Assuming this to be true, what are other leading indicators...

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By Chris Puplava – History books refer to the last economic slowdown we experienced, triggered by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Great Recession. Its impacts were so severe—the worst global recession since the Great Depression...

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By FS Staff – “Overall, they’ve got about $14 invested in bullish index funds for every $1 they’ve got in inverse funds that would profit on a market decline. Just in the past few days, that moved to an all-time record.” We would have to go back to March 2000 to...

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By Jill Mislinski – To put today's report into the larger historical context since its beginning in 1978, consumer sentiment is 8.7 percent above the average reading (arithmetic mean) and 10.0 percent above the geometric mean. The current...

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By Mises Institute – On Wednesday, Janet Yellen testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Though the hearings lost much of their appeal when Dr. Ron Paul retired from Congress, the House Republicans have...

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By The Conversation – President Donald Trump on July 10 nominated Randal Quarles to be one of the seven governors of the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States. Before I get to Quarles and his qualifications, it’s important to...

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