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Why the Next Crash Could be Worse than 1987

Stocks have been climbing for a solid decade now, and more and more investors appear ready to jump on the bandwagon for fear of missing additional gains. As has been discussed at length in previous posts, however, the market has the potential to take a swift and severe turn lower, catching many investors off-guard in the process. In fact, the next major stock market crash could potentially be greater than what was seen in 1987, when the Dow lost almost a full quarter of its... Continue Reading

Do They Have It All Wrong?

There seems to be a large consensus that the potential for further rate hikes from the Fed in the second quarter and beyond could derail the rally seen in gold in recent months. A more aggressive central bank, a stronger dollar index and robust appetite for risk are all reasons given for what could be the yellow metal’s “demise.” Thus far, however, none of these issues or potential issues has been able to put a halt to the buying in gold. In fact, the gold... Continue Reading