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The 7 Deadly Sins of Finance

Peter Grandich and Michael Oliver return as guests for the radio program. With early success as a stock broker, Peter was known as "The Wall St. Whiz Kid." But despite money and fame, Peter was very unhappy. Not only was he unhappy, he was clinically depressed and thought of taking his life. Thankfully, through his Christian faith, Peter found a ... [Read More]

The Big Question for 2016: Commodity Inflation or Credit Market Deflation?

As you can see from my IDW on the left, this measure of credit expansion and credit contraction is for the moment at least in the expansion or inflation mode. After moving over the three-year moving average it fell back to test it. It passed the test ... [Read More]

Too Many Alligators to Drain the Swamp?

On this week's radio program David Stockman, Chen Lin and Quinton Hennigh return. The stock market makes new highs as investors buy the notion that fiscal stimulus and tax cuts under Trump can return America to prosperity and rejuvenate the ... [Read More]

The Gold Rush Of 2017 Has Begun

From Chris Vermeulen: One question that gold investors are asking now is, will 2017 be as spectacular for the yellow metal as it was in 2016? The short and sweet answer is yes. The dollar, gold and the major U.S. stock exchanges will all see new ... [Read More]

Bond Guru Says Now Is The Time To Buy Long-Term Bonds

From Tyler Durden: 74-year-old bond guru Lacy Hunt is among a rare breed in finance today: people who actually traded during a period when bonds continuously lost value. As a young bond manager coming of age during the Great Inflation and Richard ... [Read More]

Oil Was Flat Again This Week, With Catalysts For Growth Slim

From Evan Kelly: Oil was flat this week as rising U.S. shale production and a bearish inventory report continued to put pressure on WTI and Brent. Crude oil inventories rose by another 2.4 million barrels, gasoline stocks jumped by nearly 6 million ... [Read More]

It’s Time To Buy The Dip In Financial ETFs

From Zacks: The financial sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the S&P 500 index, is now into the Q4 earnings reporting cycle. The trend has been favorable so far with three major banks crushing estimates on both lines while three ... [Read More]

Here’s Why Alphabet Inc Is Still The Real Driverless Car Leader

From Tony Daltorio: One of the big draws at the recent annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was the automakers showing off their latest driverless car technologies. Behind all the hoopla, however, was one inescapable fact . . . Carlos Ghosn, ... [Read More]

Spanish Courts Don’t Have Any Respect for Freedom of Contract

Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssLegal SystemSpanish Courts Don’t Have Any Respect for Freedom of Contract 0 Views The Spanish banking sector is getting used to judicial setbacks. Unfortunately, they’re not the sorts of setbacks ... [Read More]

Week in Review: January 21, 2017

Tags A A Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyHome | Feed | Blog.rssWeek in Review: January 21, 2017Political Theory 0 Views 22 min agoAmerica has a new president, but will the new boss be the same as the old boss? Already we’ve seen the ... [Read More]

IHE Posted The Biggest Loss Of All ETFs Today, Down 1%

The iShares Dow Jones US Pharmaceuticals Index Fund (IHE) underperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a -0.98% one-day return and trailing the wider markets by a ... [Read More]

This Tiny European ETF, Up 2.92%, Is Today’s Biggest ETF Gainer

The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (HEUS) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +2.92% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by ... [Read More]

A Davos Parable

A fanciful parable, so it may not be your cup of tea, but I’ll let you decide: Cirrus clouds wavered overhead like a circus big top billowing in a summer breeze. Sunlight filtered through, making it a warm, hazy afternoon for the kaleidoscopic ... [Read More]

Inauguration Day!

* Currencies & metals are drifting . * Draghi attempts to diss euros . * Poloz succeeds in dissing loonie! * Accumulating debt by President. ******************************************** And now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good ... [Read More]

Money Keeps Pouring Into The Largest, Top-Heavy Energy ETF

We have seen some nibbling this week in Energy Equities via XLE (SPDR Energy Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%), as the fund has found some support above its 50 day MA but it is still well off of its mid-December intraday high of $78.04 (more than ... [Read More]

Keep An Eye On These ETFs On This Options Expiration Day

Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial in his daily fund flows update focuses on some big options action on Inauguration Day, which also happens to be options expiration day. SPY Bets Rolling In It’s all about options expiration today, and we ... [Read More]

The XLK Just Broke Through To New 16-Year Highs

Investors looking for ETFs with rising momentum should begin to consider the SPDR Technology Select Sector Fund (XLK). This product just hit a new 52-week high of $49.93 today, and is now up 30.54% from its 52-week low price of $38.25 per share. Will ... [Read More]

Agriculture ETFs Look Poised For A Big 2017

From Taki Tsaklanos: What is the last time you read an article about the agricultural market? For most investors it will probably be a very long time ago. Is it any wonder that agriculture could be starting a new bull market at this point? It is a ... [Read More]

The Junior Gold Miners ETF Is Starting To Look Juicy

From The Gold Report: Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses the effects of Donald Trump’s comments on the U.S. dollar and trade with Canada on precious metal prices. As I muse delightfully this afternoon over my quote terminal, I ... [Read More]

What Trump Could Do

  Today Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. American voters rejected the devil they know so well — Hillary Clinton — for the devil they don’t. Why they did so, and how Trump prevailed, is the biggest political ... [Read More]

Europe’s Stock Rally Has Officially Stalled

From Taki Tsaklanos: European stock market investors had great returns in December of last year. We wrote that the European stock market was ready for a 15% rally, on the short to medium term timeframe. Nothing goes up in a straight line, however, so ... [Read More]

QQQ Continues To Be The Market Leader Among Major Index ETFs

Technical analyst Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial recaps yesterday’s weak market action, which came despite new all-time highs for the Nasdaq 100, and updates his key technical levels that investors and trades should pay close attention ... [Read More]

The Uranium ETF Has Survived Its First Major Technical Test

From Taki Tsaklanos: The uranium market is quite exciting for investors at this point in time. We covered this market extensively in recent weeks. InvestingHaven’s research team was among the first to signal a very bullish sign in uranium ... [Read More]