Tag Archive: stock market crash

Time to Take What You Can and Run?

Stocks are sharply lower in early trade on Wednesday, as concerns over Turkey and possible contagion risks continue to fuel risk aversion. Investors also remain concerned about the ongoing war over trade and the potential for further escalation. Recent stock market volatility and selling could very well be just the beginning-there could be significant more downside to come. Numerous warning signs are being seen, from current action in emerging markets to the copper market. Copper is often considered a barometer of overall economic activity, and... Continue Reading

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Put That Old 401k to Use

The amount of people that leave an employer and simply let their employer sponsored 401k plan sit and rot is truly astounding. Once an old 401k plans begins to sit, it becomes susceptible to erosion from annual fees and a lack of diversification. Not to mention the fact that there is no longer funds flowing into the account on a regular basis. Leaving an old 401k to simply sit is a colossal waste of time, capital and resources. Not only may the account bleed money... Continue Reading

How Large Could the Next Stock Decline Be?

The aging bull market in equities is nearly a decade old, and some analysts have begun to question whether or not stocks have anything more left in the tank. Stocks have shown some signs of weakness in recent trade, and the notion of a long-term top being formed right now is far from a stretch. Equities have gone a long time without even a 5% drop, and the move higher has been relentless. Needless to say, the current run higher is not likely to go... Continue Reading

Tick Tock Tick Tock

The bull market in equities is approaching the ten year old mark. This is significant because no stock market rally has ever reached the ten year mark without seeing at least a 20 percent downturn at some point. The Dow is up a phenomenal 200+ percent since the 2009 lows, and has yet to look back. We believe that the next major crash is coming, and likely coming sooner than many would care to believe. Although the next major catastrophe is likely to be blamed... Continue Reading

Is The Trump Rally Finally Fizzling Out?

The stock market has made significant gains since the Donald Trump Presidential election victory in November. Stocks have moved higher on the notion of significant tax reforms and a large fiscal spending plan. Interest rates moved higher while the dollar index also saw a major boost. The gold market sold off on the Trump win. Investors appeared content buying stock and appetite for investment risk was robust. Things could be turning, however. Yesterday, the stock market saw its largest one day drop since October. Since... Continue Reading

Buy the Dips

The gold market has posted solid gains since the beginning of the year, and thus far is not showing any significant signs of slowing down. From a technical standpoint, the yellow metal looks poised to make another run to the upside. What makes all of this especially interesting is the fact that gold is rising along with stocks. Even bonds have been moving back up as rates have been declining. So what gives? It would seem to be very clear that despite new all-time highs... Continue Reading

Is Gold Undervalued?

The gold market is currently sitting at multi-month highs, and the yellow metal could potentially have more gains in store. According to a recent article from Kitco.com, the latest Bank of America fund manager survey showed one third of respondents saying that gold was the best hedge against protectionism. The article went on to state that with a net margin of 15%, the respondents said that gold was undervalued. The article then added that this was the second time investor sentiment has reached this level,... Continue Reading

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Don’t Focus on the Short-Term

Right now may be a great time to buy gold or add to existing holdings. After trading at two-month highs recently, gold has backed off slightly as some profit taking is likely seen and as global stock markets continue their ascent. The recent sideways trade in the dollar has also likely given gold a boost, and it remains unclear if the yellow metal will attempt to challenge the highs seen following the Trump election victory. When it comes to investing, we are of the opinion... Continue Reading

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

Stocks remain not far from recent all-time highs, and you have to wonder if equity investors will keep pushing stock prices further into bubble (we mean new all-time highs) territory. The desire for yield can be a powerful thing, and that thirst for returns has driven equities higher for several years now. In reality, however, it is zero or negative interest rates and a lot of quantitative easing that has driven equity markets to current levels. Investors have essentially been forced to go out and... 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