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Technology Arms Race: Global Finance Is Now An Orchestrated Manipulation Of The Markets

January 26th, 2015

Tech Arms RaceMac Salvo:  As it becomes increasingly clear that fewer and fewer hands control the wealth of the planet, the manipulation of the market seems obvious enough.

No doubt, technology is playing an important role, but few have any real idea about the extent to which the notion of day trading from the floor of some market is completely obsolete, and how completely orchestrated things really are. Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stocks, Technology

12 Signs That The Economy Is Really Starting To Bleed Oil Patch Jobs

January 22nd, 2015

oil energyMichael Snyder:  The gravy train is over for oil workers.  All over North America, people that felt very secure about their jobs just a few weeks ago are now getting pink slips.  There are even some people that I know personally that this has happened to.  The economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs, and as long as the price of oil stays down at this level the job losses are going to continue.  But this is what happens when Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Markets, Today's Top News

Joe Reagor Of ROTH Capital: ‘Best Of Show’ On The Metals Merry-Go-Round

January 21st, 2015

Merry_Go_RoundKevin Michael Grace:  Metals are like horses in a merry-go-round, believes Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital—as some rise, others fall. In this interview with The Mining ReportReagor explains how looming surpluses, shortages and reduced confidence in central banks will be negative for copper but positive for silver, gold, uranium and, especially, zinc. Read more…

Banking, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver

End Of The Gold Bear?

January 16th, 2015

Gold Bear Gold Bull:  Bear markets end with extreme bearish sentiment but positive price action is needed before a trend change can be confirmed. That can include (among other things) breaking downtrends, breaking resistance and breaking the pattern of lower lows and lower highs. There have been positive developments for precious metals beneath the surface but Read more…

Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Today's Top News

Are you Ready For A Bumpy Ride In 2015?

January 13th, 2015

bumpyroadsChris Puplava: While higher stock prices are often cited as the biggest beneficiary of the Fed’s several rounds of quantitative easing (QE), a lesser cited beneficiary has been overall market volatility and the credit markets. With each round of QE and/or “Operation Twist” we’ve seen measures of financial Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Investing, Markets, Stocks

The Stock Market’s Next Big Obsession

January 12th, 2015

Wall StreetChris Ciovacco:  Over the past several months, Europe has been dealing with low inflation and the possible threat of deflation. The market will be paying close attention between now and the next European Central Bank (ECB) statement. Read more…

Europe, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

10 Factors That Preceded The 2008 Financial Crisis That Are Happening Again

January 7th, 2015

10-Key-Events-That-Preceded-The-Last-Financial-Crisis-300x300Michael Snyder:  If you do not believe that we are heading directly toward another major financial crisis, you need to read this article.  So many of the exact same patterns that preceded the great financial collapse of 2008 are happening again right before our very eyes.  History literally appears to be repeating, but most Americans seem absolutely oblivious to what is going on.  The mainstream media and our politicians are Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Investing, Markets, Politics, Silver, Stocks, Today's Top News, World News

New Year Brings Perils and Opportunities in Stocks, Metals, Dollar

January 5th, 2015

Stock Broker 3Mike Gleason:  Happy New Year and welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason.

Well, as markets begin trading in 2015, it’s worth taking account of where we’ve been. And more importantly, where we may be headed in the New Year. Read more…

Currency, ETF, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Stocks, Today's Top News

Are Investors In For A Slow January?

January 5th, 2015

Stock Market WatchGary Savage:  With the S&P losing support so early in a new daily cycle on Friday I’m afraid we’re probably set up for a choppy market in January. Read more…

Crude Oil, Investing, Markets, Today's Top News

Gold And Silver – 2013, 2014, 2015…Expect More Of The Same

January 4th, 2015

2015Edge Trader Plus:  Each week, we prepare a selection of newsworthy events to which the current market can be
explained, somewhat.  This week is no exception, save one difference, that being so many
want to see/hear some kind of look into the prospects for the year ahead.  Our look ahead
starts with a rear view mirror look back at 2014.  Read more…

Banking, Currency, Economy, Gold, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Will The Fed Force Stocks To Drop In 2015?

January 2nd, 2015

Federal Reserve buildingChad Shoop:  2014 looks to be ending on a strong note. The Dow just topped 18,000 for the first time last week. The U.S. economy grew at the fastest pace in more than a decade. And we have the broader markets closing the year with double-digit gains. Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stocks

Resolve to Do Better in 2015: Expert Edition

January 2nd, 2015

road-aheadJT Long:  As natural resource investors take stock of their 2014 portfolio shifts and make adjustments for 2015, The Gold Report quizzed top experts in the sector on what resolutions they are making and—perhaps more important—what steps they are taking to make sure they stick to the hard choices they have made. We want to know if Read more…

ETF, Investing, Markets, Today's Top News

How Will Investors React To This Weeks Economic Data

December 30th, 2014

Stock MarketsChris Ciovacco:  The recent push off the Fed meeting low has brought equities back to a familiar area. The chart of the S&P 500 below shows the upper blue line has acted as resistance three times in the last six months (see orange arrows). Read more…

Economy, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

3 Key Factors When Looking To 2015

December 30th, 2014

Stock Market WatchJeff D. Opdyke:  We’ve reached that point in the year when the prognosticators, pundits, crystal-ball gazers and the doyens of Ouija-board expertise peer into the new year, forecasting their economic predictions for 2015.

Recent weeks have brought an overload of just such exuberance for 2015. I’ve read or heard commentators calling for another great year in stocks, for all sorts of reasons ranging from the blowout (and laughably manipulated) GDP data that Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Investing, Markets, Russia, Stocks, Today's Top News

How Fear Around The World Influences The Stock market

December 26th, 2014

FearChris Ciovacco:  While there are numerous reasons for recent volatility in asset prices, the market has primarily focused on concerns related to economic weakness in Europe, the possibility of a widespread Ebola outbreak, and the Federal Reserve. The chart below shows the performance of stocks relative to the VIX Fear Index Read more…

Economy, Europe, Investing, Markets, Stocks

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