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By FS Staff – Markets are currently assuming that oil prices are capped right now and that with increased shale production in the US, we’re unlikely to see higher prices anytime soon. This time on the Financial Sense Big Picture, Jim Puplava...

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By FS Staff – Global markets rallied strongly after Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to have taken the first step in backing away from a trade war with the U.S., promising to cut tariffs on auto imports and other products. In a widely anticipated speech...

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By FS Staff – Since the January high, we see equities repeatedly approaching their 200-day moving average, and each subsequent rally appears to be weaker and reach lower highs. “The indication is that … people are selling into that strength,” Yamada said...

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By FS Staff – We've been living in a disinflationary environment for last 30 years and, overall, this has been good for companies and the stock market, says Charles Gave at Gavekal Research. This may be about to change, however, and the implications for investors...

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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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