Chris Ecclestone: News From The Mining Sector And Possible M&A Targets

March 19th, 2015

Gold MiningBrian Sylvester:  Chris Ecclestone, principal and mining strategist at London-based Hallgarten & Co., finds optimism in the most unlikely places. He says that the key reason to be cheerful in 2015 is that the mining sector remains largely ignored. Ecclestone posits that the eventual rotation of broad market money into the sector will float many boats and lead to further M&A Read more…

ETF, Gold, Investing, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Precious Metals, Stocks

100,000 Layoffs And Counting: Is This The New Normal?

March 19th, 2015

Oil WorkerAndrew Topf:  This time a year ago, the oil industry’s biggest problem was finding a way to deal with the “retirement tsunami” about to crash down on it as older oilfield workers hung up their cork boots to enjoy freedom-55. Now, with oil prices still in the doldrums, many of those same workers are lucky to be hanging onto their jobs, while others have been booted from the payroll as an ugly wave of layoffs takes hold. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars, Today's Top News

The 5 Most Crowded Trades on Wall Street: Part 2 – Bonds

March 18th, 2015

Bond_BubbleDian L. Chu:  The most crowded trade on Wall Street, the globe, or a beach in Brazil is the Bond Yield Chasing/Price Appreciation trade. This sector or asset class is an absolute bubble, the magnitude of which has never been seen in a mainstream asset class, and one that is deemed conservative and safe by investors which makes the tail risk for these assets off the charts. We literally are looking at an 8 sigma event down the road in this asset class. Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Federal Reserve, Investing, Markets, Today's Top News

It’s Official: “Americans R Stupid”

March 18th, 2015

Brain in a lightbulbMichael Snyder:  As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people.  But do we really have reason for such pride?  According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized nations when it comes to literacy, mathematics and technological proficiency. Read more…

Economy, Education, Government, News Of The Weird

Texas: From Shale Boom To Water Revolution

March 18th, 2015

Texas FlagJames Stafford:  Texas is famous the world over for two things on a massive scale: oil and droughts. Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground. Read more…

Agriculture, Crude Oil, Mining / Drilling, Technology

The 5 Most Crowded Trades on Wall Street: Part 1 – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

March 18th, 2015

appleDian L. Chu:  Herd Mentality - Here are 5 of the most crowded trades in financial markets, where a lot of group think has led to large fund flows on one side of the trade. This has been a very common phenomenon the last couple of years in financial markets, partly due to participating in the same Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Chinese Development Bank Gains Key Western Allies As China Pushes On The IMF To Include The Yuan

March 18th, 2015

YuanMac Slavo:  Recently, SHTF has pointed out the rise of China and their aim to become a major part of the new global reserve currency, and hence a major weight in the new global order.

China’s renminbi is positioning for major global exchange; the BRICS development bank is taking off Read more…

Banking, China, Currency, Currency Wars, Federal Reserve, Government, Today's Top News, World News

Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Commodity Prices

March 18th, 2015

goldman sachsJT Long:  Goldman Sachs delivered a dire commodities outlook earlier this year, but RAB Capital Founder Philip Richards still sees compelling buying opportunities. Read more…

Commodities, Crude Oil, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Stocks

Rate Dialogue Is About Bubbles, Not Inflation

March 18th, 2015

BubbleChris Ciovacco:  Is Inflation A Threat?  While the Federal Reserve likes to talk about the rising threat of inflation, global central bankers are more concerned about low inflation or deflation. Read more…

Banking, Federal Reserve, Inflation/Deflation, Stocks, Today's Top News

We’re Very Disappointed In You!

March 18th, 2015

economyJohn Rubino:  Another day, another “unexpectedly” bad economic report. Lately it seems like a lot of what US government statisticians say comes as an unpleasant surprise for economists. The latter think a recovery is building momentum, while the former are painting a picture of incipient recession. Read more…

Economy, Inflation/Deflation, Markets

Today’s Market Commentary with Deron Wagner

March 18th, 2015

Stock MarketsDeron Wagner:  Stocks closed mixed on the day, with small and mid-cap stocks positing slight gains along with the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones lagged, falling -0.3% and -0.7% respectively. Total volume was lighter on the NYSE, preventing the S&P 500 from printing a distribution day. Read more…

China, ETF, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Technical Trading

Trading the Parabolic Dollar

March 17th, 2015

dollar1Adam Hamilton:  The mighty US dollar has been red-hot in March, rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies.  While the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hike cycle in 9 years looms, the European Central Bank has started aggressively monetizing sovereign debt for the first time ever. Read more…

Banking, Currency, ETF, Federal Reserve, Gold, Investing, Stocks, Technical Trading

Market Watch: Stocks Rallied Across The Board Monday

March 17th, 2015

Stock MarketsDeron Wagner:  With 6 out of 7 major averages we follow posting gains of 1% or more. The rally was not confirmed by volume, as NYSE and Nasdaq volume fell by 5% and 7% respectively. Read more…

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

Preparing For The Next Bear

March 16th, 2015

bearishGary Savage​:  So with the advent of global QE, and zero interest rates, have central banks unlocked the key to perpetual bull markets? Let’s just say, I doubt it. Read more…

Banking, Federal Reserve, Investing, Markets, Stocks

White House At War With Clintons: “Obama Does Not Want To See Hillary Become President Of The United States”

March 16th, 2015

Obama and JerrettMac Slavo:  According to a new report from The Daily Mail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest email scandal was leaked by none other than top White House operative and Obama confidant Valeria Jarrett in an effort to derail Clinton’s 2016 Presidential bid. Read more…

Government, News Of The Weird, Politics, Today's Top News

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