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By FS Staff – The Financial Crisis Observatory (FCO) at ETH Zurich released its latest Global Bubble Status Report on July 1st. As we discussed with FCO’s director, Didier Sornette, on our podcast in May, they use one of the world’s leading supercomputers to monitor...

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By FS Staff – Many analysts are fearful of an impending downturn as early as next year. In an exclusive interview with FS Insider, legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong explained his outlook on the global economy and markets, including a bold call...

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By Frank Barbera – The composite price action of both markets seems to be pointing to an over-arching conclusion that, at this juncture, we could be seeing a broad distribution pattern tracing out, and that often happens at major tops...

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By Jill Mislinski – The New York Stock Exchange publishes end-of-month data for margin debt on the NYX data website, where we can also find historical data back to 1959. Let's examine the numbers and study the relationship between margin...

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By Gary Dorsch – On June 27th, the Euro leaped above $1.13 and above ¥127 after ECB chief Draghi signaled growing confidence in the Euro-zone's economic recovery and rising inflation. “The threat of deflation is gone and inflationary forces are at play,” Draghi said...

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By FS Staff – Public pension funds are operating on the assumption that they’re going to generate returns 25 percent higher than Warren Buffet every single year into perpetuity. That’s insanely optimistic and has allowed politicians to use the pension system as a piggy bank...

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By Urban Carmel – Take the US tech bubble of the 1990s, add the subsequent real estate bubble of the 2000s, multiply by two, and you have a good approximation of the events leading to Japan's stock market crash in 1990.

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By FS Staff – News headlines are reporting daily on a pension crisis unfolding in the US. To understand how we got here, there are really five major factors that led us to this point: 1. Generous payouts, 2. Inadequate contributions, 3. Low interest rates, 4. Longer life spans...

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By Frank Barbera – Over the last few years, Gold Mining stocks have carried investors on quite a ride. This observer first started watching the Gold Stock Index back in 1978, when mining stocks were the only game in town. Back then...

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FS Staff – Louis-Vincent Gave, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Gavekal Research, says there are a number of tailwinds continuing to pushing stock markets higher, though, that story may be about to change, especially as we get closer to 2018...

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