Frank Barbera, CMT's Contributions

Weekly Update: Why the Treasury Market Is Key to What Happens Next

Apr 19 – Senior Portfolio Manager Frank Barbera explains why he's watching what's happening in the Treasury market as a key signal for the market. Interest rates are currently at a critical and important inflection point...

Time to Get Bullish on Gold? Plus, This Week's Market Wrap-Up

Apr 16 – On today's Financial Sense Newshour podcast, Ryan Puplava discusses the major events that moved stocks to new records this week, including stellar economic data and bank earnings. Frank Barbera looks at the technical...

S&P 500 Crosses 4000 on Recovery Boom, Infrastructure Plan

Apr 2 – Ryan Puplava gives this week's market wrap-up looking at the details of Biden's infrastructure plan. Frank Barbera, Senior Portfolio Manager at Financial Sense Wealth Management, discusses his outlook...

Weekly Update: How Long Will the Current Dollar Rally Last?

Mar 29 – Dollar strength is reflecting a stronger-than-expected recovery in the US. Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava shows how much higher the rally may continue and what this means for...

Meet the New High-Tech Dow Index: The Creatures of Confidence

Mar 25 – Taking a look at this very volatile index, we note that it recently made a peak in February and then fell 22% over 14 days into March. If the Creatures of Confidence and the other indices break below...

Weekly Update: Get Ready for Market and Economic Surprises

Mar 22 – Financial Sense Wealth Management CIO Chris Puplava and Senior Portfolio Manager Frank Barbera look at a whole host of economic and technical data pointing towards a number of surprises for investors in the weeks ahead...

US Market Breadth at Highest Levels in Decades - Are You Ready for What Happens Next?

Mar 19 – Today, on Financial Sense Newshour, Frank Barbera explains what moved the markets this week. Erin Swenlin at Decision Point gives her technical outlook on stocks, bonds, and various asset classes, including the one area...

Weekly Update: Frank Barbera on Inflation and the Invisible Market Crash

Mar 15 – Frank Barbera, Senior Portfolio Manager at Financial Sense® Wealth Management, shows how rising inflationary pressures brought about an invisible market crash during a period of time that is very similar to today...

Markets Spooked by Rising Rates and Inflation - Here's What We're Telling Investors

Mar 5 – In this week's edition of Financial Sense Newshour, Ryan Puplava explains the big move in rates and what happened in the market this week. Then, Frank Barbera joins us to give listeners an update on his outlook for the stock market...

Could Gold Be Getting Ready For A Run To New Highs?

Feb 9 – For gold there is a lot of resistance in the low $1900 area, between $1900 and $1920, but we believe there is a good chance this resistance will soon be tested and that in the weeks and months ahead, Gold will once again break out to...

Financial Sense Welcomes Frank Barbera; Investing in a New Commodity Supercycle

Feb 5 – After this week's wrap-up, Frank Barbera joins Financial Sense Newshour to discuss his outlook on the broad market, gold, bonds, and individual sectors he favors. Next, Jim Puplava and Dan Steffens explain how the rush to green energy...

Copper Setup to Explode, Says Keith Barron

Apr 19 – Frank Barbera joins the program and says markets are heading higher, but he explains why he believes it's time to take some chips off the table. Then mining geologist Keith Barron discusses...

The Impact of the Government Shutdown on Small Business

Jan 18 – Frank Barbera joins the show and says and says he’s looking at a potentially explosive breakout in gold. Ryan Sweet discusses how the government shutdown is starting to impact the economy. Then Ryan Puplava tells us...

Equities Topping – Breakdown Ahead?

By Frank Barbera – With the S&P 500 at 2464, it continues to hover within 1% of a new all-time high. Yet, internally, the market is deteriorating with more and more stocks moving below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages...

2017 Bull Market:Testing the Boundaries of History, Has TIME Run Out?

By Frank Barbera – It has now been 438 weeks since the March 6, 2009 lows where the NASDAQ has not seen a bear market. That would rank this stretch as the 2nd longest bull run ever. What is most interesting for investors right now is to overlay the current historically...

Get Ready for Risk Off

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...

Gold Mining Stocks – Back up the Truck?

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...

Could Recent FANG Weakness Be Signaling the End of the Bull Run?

By Frank Barbera – Other warning flags can be found in the realm of technical analysis where sentiment readings are among the most bullish values seen in a number of years. These suggest that there is room now for a contrary stance where excess positive sentiment...

Lowering Beta

With the S&P closing lower on Tuesday, "the market" is now down five of the last six days, and has struggled to form a sustainable short term low. This is the kind of tape action I feared several weeks ago when I wrote the column, "Rolling Defensive" and expressed the idea of bringing down beta (i.e. volatility levels) in the portfolio.

Seventh Inning Stretch

With the major league baseball series now in the championship playoffs, and the World Series dead ahead, this week seemed like a good time for a stock market article with a baseball theme. Of course, baseball games can often last close to three hours, so fans of the sport have to be relatively patient in watching a game, as there is a reasonable investment in time. Just the other day, the Yankee/Angel game went into extra innings extending to 13 innings. What a marathon that was!

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