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Gold Sustainability- What Won’t Go Down Often Goes Up

The gold market has not seen any substantial upside rallies in recent weeks. In fact, after recently coming under pressure, the metal has simply been treading water around its 200-day moving average and the $1280-$1290 region. The longer it sits in this region, however, the better. Although the long-term bullish case for gold sustainability remains intact, There have been no shortage of reasons for the metal to see some selling pressure in recent months. Rising interest rates, a stronger dollar and fresh all-time highs for... Continue Reading

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How About a Quick 18% Drop in Stocks?

Some analysts have been sounding the alarm bells for a drop in stocks for some time now. Although equities have not thus far fallen apart as some had suggested, the situation has become increasingly cautious. Another analyst recently came out with a call for an 18% drop in stocks. This, however, is one analyst you may want to listen to. His name is Gary Shilling, and he has a knack for calling turning points in the economy. Having called major turns in the 60s, then... Continue Reading

2019 to Pick up Where 2018 Left-off

On the first trading day of the New Year, stocks are set to once again tumble at the open. Premarket trading points to around a 400-point decline for the Dow Jones Industrial Average right out of the gate while the tech-heavy Nasdaq is set to drop over 140 points. An ugly start to the new trading year to say the least. The selling is being fueled by many of the same factors that has fueled selling in recent weeks: The potential for a global economic... Continue Reading

Markets Don’t Agree with the Fed

The Fed’s decision to hike rates again on Wednesday was met with displeasure from equity investors. Stocks saw sharp declines even as the Fed lowered its forecast for next year from three rate hikes to two. That displeasure was on full display on Thursday, as stocks once again got absolutely rocked. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was down 3% at the lows, putting it down over 20% from its August peak. Although the index recovered a bit, it still ended the session down just under 20% from... Continue Reading

Things Are About to get More Interesting

As the stock market has continued its seemingly never-ending ascent, something else has been happening in the background, albeit more quietly: Yields have been rising. On Tuesday, famed bond guru Bill Gross of Janus Henderson and formerly of PIMCO suggested that the treasury market has officially entered bear market territory. With a current yield in the neighborhood of 2.55%, the ten year note yield has broken a 25 year trend line. Gross had suggested back in October that a sustained move past 2.40% on the... Continue Reading

Are Gold Investors Watching the Right Market?

The stock market is frequently mentioned when gold is discussed in the financial media. This makes perfect sense, given the fact that gold is often bought during times of market duress and may underperform when equity markets are headed higher. Although stocks remain not far from recent all-time highs, there could be something even more critical to financial markets in the near-term. The yield on the 10 year note is not far from crossing an important line. World renowned money manager Bill Gross believes that... Continue Reading

3 Possible Catalysts for a Significant Rally in Gold This Year

The gold market has gotten 2016 off to a good start. Investors have been buying the yellow metal as uncertainty over global economies and equities intensified. The interest seen in gold at the beginning of the year could potentially be just a glimpse of things to come. Gold appears to have found a meaningful bottom, and the market may be poised to resume its longer-term uptrend. While the possible reasons for a rally in gold are numerous, here are three potential issues that could potentially... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Adding Gold to Your Portfolio Right Now

If you do not already have a significant allocation in physical gold, silver or other precious metals, right now may be the time to seriously consider starting one or adding. Here are three reasons why: Stocks are heading lower: The last several weeks have seen enormous volatility in global financial markets. After seeing a sizable decline in equities in late summer, investors are once again seeing strong selling pressure. These pressures are coming from multiple sources currently that include China, other emerging markets, weak commodity... Continue Reading

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The Coming Bear Market in Stocks

In general, a bear market is a market that has declined twenty percent from its high. This drop becomes especially significant when multiple stock indexes are down twenty percent or more and when these declines have lasted for at least several weeks. Are U.S. stocks currently in a bear market? No. Are global equity markets in bear market statuses? Yes. Could U.S. stocks be headed for a bear market? Absolutely. While no one can see the future, the domestic stock market could potentially be at... Continue Reading