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Skip The Roller Coaster And Buy A Gold ETF

February 14th, 2015

Roller Coaster:  I grew up in York, Pennsylvania, which is only about a thirty minute drive to Hershey, home of America’s favorite chocolates.

As a teenager, I used to love visiting Hersheypark, a pretty cool amusement park on the Hershey grounds, specifically to ride the roller coasters.

As a middle-aged adult with responsibilities, I rarely get the pleasure to visit Hersheypark these days, but lately I’ve been getting plenty of thrills and chills from the stock market alone. Read more…

ETF, Gold, Investing, Stocks

Hulbert On The Fed, Rate Hikes & Stock Market; A Response

January 30th, 2015

Interest Rate HikeGary Tanashian:  Mark Hulbert has a piece this morning at MarketWatch in which he de-correlates the first Fed interest rate hike from any supposedly corresponding stock market movements.  I agree with some but not all of what he writes.  Let’s take it a chunk at a time. Read more…

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

Market Scenarios: Winners And Losers

January 30th, 2015

Stock MarketsChris Ciovacco:  The slow growth/low inflation story gained additional traction Tuesday when durable goods orders came in well below expectations. From The Wall Street Journal:

U.S. businesses broadly cut capital spending in the final months of 2014, raising red flags about the economy’s ability to sustain momentum amid troubles around the globe. Read more…

Bonds, Currency, Economy, Investing, Stocks

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

Gold Breaks Above Key 200 Day Moving Average; Things to come

January 15th, 2015

goldJeb Handwerger:  For weeks I have been predicting that precious metals and the junior gold miners would bottom and outperform in January.  Now gold is breathtakingly breaking above the key 200 day moving average and breaking four month highs as the World looks to gold as a safe haven. Read more…

Gold, Investing, Mining, Precious Metals

Big Picture Views

January 14th, 2015

Stock Market WatchGary Tanashian:  With all the hype and noise built in to daily and weekly market management, sometimes it is worthwhile to dial out, calm things down and touch base with markets on the big picture.  Here are views on various markets (with limited commentary) Read more…

Banking, Currency, Emerging Markets, Gold, Investing, Precious Metals

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

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

Can You Really Call This Bearish?

November 30th, 2014

Price Increase soar upChris Ciovacco:  Strongest Six Months In A Decade.  It is difficult to imagine a new bear market starting when the economy is growing and the technicals are favorable. Tuesday’s GDP report showed the U.S. economy is coming off the strongest six months of growth in a decade. Read more…

Bonds, Investing Guide, Markets, Today's Top News

Breadth Divergence: Are The Bulls Missing This?

November 21st, 2014

Bull and BearChris Ciovacco:  Yesterday, we covered an analysis about a potentially bullish signal in market breadth. A common form of feedback was: Read more…

Bonds, Markets, Technical Trading

Hidden Government Program: “Office Of Population Affairs”

August 6th, 2014

Population-Control-Public-Domain-300x300Michael Snyder: Did you know that the federal government has an “Office of Population Affairs”?  I didn’t realize this either until someone sent me a link to their website.  The Office of Population Affairs operates under the umbrella of the Department of Health & Human Services, Read more…

Defense, Government, Healthcare, Politics, World News

The Government Trolls The Internet?

July 17th, 2014

Troll-Warning-Photo-by-Gil-300x300Michael Snyder: We have all run into them.  All over the Internet, there are horrible trolls that seem to delight in making life miserable for other people.  But the worst trolls of all are the government trolls. Read more…

Defense, Europe, Government, Technology

4 Financial Resolutions for 2013

January 2nd, 2013

This is the time of year for making New Year’s resolutions. And I have four that are guaranteed to make your portfolio bigger, fatter and wider a year from Read more…

Uncategorized

Why This Earnings Season Could Be A Game Changer (C, KO, IBM, INDEXSP:.INX, SPY)

October 18th, 2012

Mike Burnick: Earnings season always adds an extra dose of volatility to the markets. But as third-quarter profit reports begin coming in fast and furious this week there is a lot more riding on results than usual. Read more…

Earnings, ETF, Markets

European Default Inevitable — Sell Your Gold?

October 7th, 2011

In the prequel to this article (European Default Inevitable — Sell Your Gold?), I discussed the fact that safe-haven-seeking investors could be in for a surprise when they run to buy gold after a Greek default and find huge sellers in Read more…

ETF, Mutual Fund, Uncategorized

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