Every Bubble Is In Search Of A Pin

Now that the world’s central banking cartel is taking a long-overdue pause from printing money and handing it to the wealthy elite, the collection of asset price bubbles nested within the Everything Bubble are starting to burst. The cartel (especially the ECB and the Fed) is hoping it can gently deflate these bubbles it created,…

Will Santa Leave A Lump Of Coal?

As we enter the last month of the year, the holiday season is kicking into full gear, decorations are popping up everywhere, and the burning question arises, “Will Santa Claus bring gifts for stock market investors, or will he leave a lump of coal in their stockings?” It was a bumpy sleigh ride last month,…

This Week In Money – December 1, 2018

Ross Clark – Crude oil’s decline, interest rates, gold. Rick Ackerman – China/US Trade, G20, interest rates and the car business. James Corbett – Japan, China, steel quality. Larry Reaugh President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Jared Lazerson President & CEO of MGX Minerals Produced by HoweStreet.com

Income And Spending Gains Suggest Fourth-Quarter Growth Off To A Strong Start

By Robert Hughes Personal income rose 0.5 percent in October, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The gain in personal income was supported by a 0.3 percent increase in wages and salaries. Wages and salaries account for about half of personal income. Supplements to wages and salaries (primarily employer contributions to pension…

Countdown To The 34th S&P 500 Death Cross; Update 11/28/2018

In our article The S&P 500 Death Cross – Time To Panic?, we analyzed the markets after a Death Cross, that is when the 50-day moving average of the S&P 500 crosses its 200-day moving average. We now face the 34th Death Cross in the first or second week of December. The Death Cross is…

E-Mini S&P: Bear Trap?

In this report for November 25, 2018, I am going to look at the trends that we use when we publish the artificial intelligence (AI) automated Variable Changing Price Momentum Indicator (VC PMI) reports for our subscribers. I’ll look with more detail into the relationship between the daily and weekly trends. One thing I want…

Dollar: Range-Bound Or Trending?

The US dollar had a good week, appreciating against all the major currencies but the Swiss franc, and most emerging market currencies, with a couple of notable exceptions, including the Turkish lira and the South African rand. However, the dollar’s gains seemed to be more a function of negative developments abroad rather than positive developments…

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Overall Net Outflows Are Driven By Investors Fleeing Fixed Income Funds

By Patrick Keon Lipper’s fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) saw $6.2 billion net leave their coffers for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, October 31. The net outflows were attributable to taxable fixed income funds (-$7.5 billion) and municipal bond funds (-$1.3 billion). The equity funds (+$2.4 billion) and money market funds…

Turning Points For The Week Of October 22-26

The purpose of the Turning Points Newsletter is to look at the long-leading, leading, and coincidental indicators to determine if the economy has shifted from expansion to contraction – if the economy has reached a “turning point.” This week, the BEA released another solid GDP report. As this is the most comprehensive coincidental data of…

Is The October Selloff Really ‘The Big One’?

Back on October 11, when U.S. stocks were careening lower for a second consecutive day in a dubious encore to the previous session’s systematic rout, BofAML’s Michael Hartnett noted that the bank’s Global Breadth Rule had triggered a buy signal. “89% of MSCI country equity indices are below their 50 and 200-day averages”, Hartnett said,…