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10 Year Patterns in Stocks, Gold and Crude

The MONTHLY S&P 500 Index The dashed green arrows are 10 years long.  Peaks indicated are in 1987, 2007, and potentially 2017. The pause in 1997 was not a top because the market rally extended into early 2000. The current peak in 2017 could also extend, but...

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Stumbling Into the Bubble Zone

Bubbles are a fact of financial life! We know about the Dutch Tulip Bubble and the English South Sea bubble.  Silly – right?  They couldn’t happen in this modern age! Think again! Consider the following examples, a few of many that could be shown. Amazon, Apple and...

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Year end tax season and precious metals

We are now close to the end of the year where people adjust portfolios with taxes in mind. For securities there is a "wash rule" provision not allowing the repurchase of the same security for 30 days. Otherwise in the case of a loss, the loss will be disallowed and...

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Shelter From The Storm

What storm?  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high.  Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield...

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10 Year Patterns in Stocks, Gold and Crude

The MONTHLY S&P 500 Index The dashed green arrows are 10 years long.  Peaks indicated are in 1987, 2007, and potentially 2017. The pause in 1997 was not a top because the market rally extended into early 2000. The current peak in 2017 could also extend, but...

read more

Stumbling Into the Bubble Zone

Bubbles are a fact of financial life! We know about the Dutch Tulip Bubble and the English South Sea bubble.  Silly – right?  They couldn’t happen in this modern age! Think again! Consider the following examples, a few of many that could be shown. Amazon, Apple and...

read more

Year end tax season and precious metals

We are now close to the end of the year where people adjust portfolios with taxes in mind. For securities there is a "wash rule" provision not allowing the repurchase of the same security for 30 days. Otherwise in the case of a loss, the loss will be disallowed and...

read more

Shelter From The Storm

What storm?  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high.  Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield...

read more

The plan comes together?

My original thought was to write further about the left turning on and eating each other. The volume of news, "who" and the timing seemed to indicate something very big coming down. However, another story broke out of the blue this morning from Saudi Arabia that...

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Asking the Wrong Questions

This article is NOT relevant to High Frequency Traders, Hedge Fund Managers, the political and financial elite, or central bankers. It is relevant if: You sense or know much is wrong in our financial world… You worry that the furious rally in the stock market since...

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We’re transitioning now (how about you?)

It finally happened, we have a new Federal Reserve Chairman who will take the place of the academician. Jerome Hayden "Jay" Powell will replace Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairman at the end of Yellens term and hopefully we will no longer see financial...

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