Tag Archive: equity collapse

How About 55% Declines for Stocks?

Love him or hate him, President Trump has accomplished a great deal in his first two years in office. Stocks are near record highs, unemployment is near a 50-year low and the economy is seeing real growth. Trump, who has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinions, and he recently tweeted: ‘Had the opposition party (no, not the Media) won the election, the Stock Market would be down at least 10,000 points by now. We are heading up, up, up!’ – President... Continue Reading

Gold Showing Underlying Strength

Although the gold market has thus far been unable to stage a convincing upside breakout from its recent trading range, the metal’s performance despite numerous potentially bearish factors could be viewed as a major sign of strength. Gold has not faltered despite higher equities, slumping crude oil and a more hawkish Fed. In fact, the risk-on mentality along with the notion of additional rate increases has not put much of a dent-if any-into the yellow metal. This would seemingly indicate that buyers are happy to... Continue Reading

Buckle Your Seatbelts

Equity markets remain not far from recent all-time highs, and there seems to be an eerie sense of calm in the marketplace. The CBOE’s VIX index, commonly referred to as the “fear gauge,” is showing a reading of less than 15 currently in another sign that perhaps investors have become overly complacent. With a Presidential election looming and a whole host of other key economic issues facing the global economy, the current era of complacency could be about to change-and rapidly. Regardless of who wins... Continue Reading