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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 Peter Boockvar – It wasn't just the BLS inflation report that came out yesterday. The NY Fed's Underlying Inflation Gauge for March in its "full data set" increased to 3.14% from 3.07% in February. It's the 10th straight month of an increase in the y/o/y gains...

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By FS Staff – The tax laws of 2018 have changed, and we’ve seen many of the itemized deductions removed along with personal exemptions. But just because the system is changing doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find tax advantages. “If you're in the Middle Class...

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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 Richard Mills – What the heck is going on with gold? The past few weeks have seen global equities falling amid a broad selloff in tech stocks, but the traditional safe-haven metal has barely budged, floating along in...

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By Kurt Kallaus – Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had their best start ever in 2018, totaling $1.2 trillion as the value of M&A deals increased 67% year over year. M&A volumes doubled in Europe in the first quarter, while the United States was up 67%...

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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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