Kurt Kallaus's picture

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.

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

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?

Tom McClellan's picture

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...

Jill Mislinski's picture

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.

FS Staff's picture

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...

Ryan Puplava CMT's picture

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...

FS Staff's picture

By FS Staff – The recent spike in volatility and market losses is likely just a passing squall, but there is something more lurking behind it, says Financial Sense's Jim Puplava. The nature of this shift lies in the beginning phase of a new bear market in bonds...

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By FS Staff – “We’ve been in a declining rate environment for 36 years,” Johnson said. “Well, now that we’ve gone through 2.60 to 2.70 on the 10-year, we’ve reversed a 36-year — again, I repeat — a 36-year downtrend in rates. That is meaningful and cannot be ignored...

Urban Carmel's picture

By Urban Carmel – After gaining more than 7% by late January, US stocks have fallen into a 10% correction. It's the quickest decline of that magnitude from an all-time high in 90 years. While a fall in stocks was not a surprise, the speed and severity certainly were.

Christopher Quigley's picture

By Christopher Quigley – This week’s “flash crash” has inflicted some technical damage on the market but nothing too serious, for the moment. However, some caution is warranted. To gauge where the markets go from here I believe it important to focus on how...