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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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By Jill Mislinski – This week, the S&P 500 continued to decline with 3 days of losses. The index closed Thursday at its lowest yet of the week and fell 3.77% from this time last week. It is down 1.93% YTD and is 8.0% below its record close.

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – We’re going to look at a bunch of economic data today, but before we do, there’s something we need to clear up. Most economic data is released in a monthly cadence, but if you focus on monthly figures...

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By FS Staff – If we are facing another crisis, and we’re truly at an inflection point in bond markets, investors need to protect themselves from capital losses. Fortunately, bond investors have several options to help protect themselves. One is to move into...

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By FS Staff – “Some of our momentum indicators peaked on that February pullback,” said Wald. “Historically, momentum peaks up to a year ahead of final price action. So, yes, we are entering that final phase of the bull market. We think it's going to make...

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By FS Staff – Danielle DiMartino Booth, founder of Money Strong and author of Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America, warns that the US is more highly levered today than it was in 2008 and it won't be long before rate hikes start...

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By FS Staff – While oil prices trade above $60 a barrel, up over 40% from their June 2017 lows, energy stocks have languished. Why the disconnect and will this persist? This time on Financial Sense Newshour, we spoke with Dan Steffens from Energy Prospectus...

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