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April 26, 2018 | The Great Divide – Left v Right

COMMENT: You are wrong. Trump is the entire reason the country is divided. HR REPLY: I have stated numerous times that this is a global trend. Now the BBC has taken a world survey on this very question. This is the Ipsos MORI study, which was carried out in 27 countries for the BBC. You […]

April 26, 2018 | The Real Reason the U.S. Goes to War

BARCELONA – We left off yesterday trying to connect the dots. Abandon traditional forms, rules, and customs, we noticed… and you are most likely on your way to disaster. Most “innovative” architecture, for example, is usually ugly and often dysfunctional. There are hidden lessons embedded in tradition. We don’t really know why chimney tops have […]

April 26, 2018 | America’s Dumbest Companies Repeat Their Biggest Mistakes

Back in 2005 a reporter took a tour of General Motors’ headquarters, and in the resulting article one thing stood out: The executives and engineers the reporter interviewed were only modestly enthused about their sedans and sub-compacts. But they really liked talking about their expanded line of Hummers. Then oil spiked and gas prices hit […]

April 26, 2018 | Resource Denial: Watching the BC Greens Denigrate Resource People with Worrisome Implications

The BC Greens, who hold the balance of power in the province’s Legislature, have revealed just how contemptuously they view resource people, and how little they understand the basis of Canadian prosperity. Canada and British Columbia are “resource colonies” according to BC Greens deputy Adam Olsen, supplying the world with raw resources. Speaking in the […]

April 26, 2018 | How to Trade Indexes with Fibonacci

One very important component of the continued research we, www.TheTechnicalTraders.com, conduct into price, price patterns and price rotation is the study and application of Fibonacci price modeling.  As you have seen with some of our other charting and modeling tools, we have invested a great deal of time and energy to create useful price modeling […]

April 26, 2018 | Record Price to Sales for Developed World Stocks

It’s hard to be hyperbolic about the present level of equity valuations. Suffice to acknowledge:  the overpricing today is more extreme and pervasive than at the tech fueled market top in 2000.  This suggests the correction phase coming should also be wider and deeper, just as many holders are 18 years older, and savings and […]

April 26, 2018 | Going Alt

The numbers are foggy, but it seems alt lenders are raking it in. Outfits like Toronto’s Firm Capital give out mortgages to anxious people at an average of about 8.5% – close to three times the cost of a home loan from one of the big banks. Of course, you have to be desperate to […]

April 26, 2018 | Attitude, Not Earnings, Are Driving the Madness in AMZN

Several days ago, I wrote here that AMZN’s reaction to earnings released after Thursday’s close would determine whether the bull market, now in its 111th month, would live or die. The key test was whether the stock could get past two important peaks on the daily chart. It did so with ease when the news […]

April 26, 2018 | CentralBankism replaces Capitalism!

The New York Fed is one of the key Central Banks which trade our electronic markets!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_System Listen to this lady to get a feel for what the New York Fed does to influence our electronic trading markets. I am sure that this is just a sample of what goes on. Does this sound like […]

April 26, 2018 | Global Pension Gap Expected to Hit $400 Trillion: US Leads the Way

The global pension gap of 8 nations is $70 trillion. The US alone is $38 trillion. By 2050 the total gap will hit $400T. The Visual Capitalist reports The Pension Time Bomb: $400 Trillion by 2050. The above image is a small section of a huge pension infographic. According to an analysis by the World […]

April 26, 2018 | Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”? On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in 3 years and […]

April 25, 2018 | Where The Future Looks Bright

QUESTION: Do you think stem cell research will be the next advance in medicine? KW ANSWER: It is a shame that much is misunderstood and has been driven offshore.  So many people think Stem Cells are taken from dead babies. They are gathered from the umbilical cord but can be extracted from your teeth or even […]

April 25, 2018 | Rejecting Tradition Created a Monster

BARCELONA – The Dow stumbled yesterday, ending down some 425 points. Nothing serious. More importantly, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has crept up towards 3% this week, briefly hitting the milestone on Tuesday [more details in today’s Market Insight below]. Our research department is sticking with its “Extreme Warning” Doom Index position, pending more data. […]

April 25, 2018 | There’s More Than Silver, People!

Silver, silver, and silver – that’s all there seems to matter to the more short-term oriented investors. But, there’s so much more that’s going on than just the rally in the white metal that just got invalidated! The dynamics in the precious metals market extend well beyond the above and the signal that’s coming from […]

April 25, 2018 | Crash Coming? Is the End Near? Here’s the Trend!

KINGSTON, NY 25 APRIL 2018—In this, the season of equity market volatility that began in early February, a key trigger sending stocks reeling is the prospect of interest rates rising faster than anticipated. This week’s trading started off on a down trend in the U.S. with growing fears that interest rates would rise four times […]

April 25, 2018 | Counting the Risks of Canada of Losing Yet Another Pipeline Project

Environmental, social and economic questions abound when considering major energy infrastructure investments that have aided humanity’s recent gains. We should take care not to thwart the innovation that can be the defining thread of humanity’s progress over the next century. From no vaccinations at all for tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough, today 86 per cent […]

April 25, 2018 | Enjoy AMZN Short Squeeze While It Lasts

A slew of economic reports are due out on Thursday — a string of small firecrackers that is unlikely to have much effect on the markets.  First up will be durable goods orders, followed by jobless claims, retail inventories and money supply. At one time or another, Wall Street has obsessed over each; these days, […]

April 25, 2018 | Our Late ‘Great’ Credit Cycle

Over the past decade, record low interest rates and central bank-driven-speculation drove unprecedented global appetite for junky investment assets.  As investment-grade yields fell from 5 and 6% to 1 and 2%, most individuals and pensions did not, or could not, increase their saving/contribution rates sufficiently to offset the loss of investment income.  Even those who […]

April 25, 2018 | The Man

  Fifty years ago free-lovin’, bell-bottomed, stop-da-war Boomer-hippies railed at The Man. Authority was suspect. The Establishment was probably corrupt. Government was not the answer. These days, big change. A recent survey among US Millennials found a shocking number think democratic capitalism has failed and are willing to experiment with other structures, including totalitarianism or […]

April 25, 2018 | Ethereum: Stick a Fork in It

Squabbling and infighting rage in the crypto world. Ethereum is at the heart if it today. Coindesk reports Ethereum Infighting Spurs Blockchain Split Concerns. Ethereum appears to be at a notable crossroads on technical direction. At least, that was the mood at a meeting of top ethereum developers late last week where a discussion on a […]

April 25, 2018 | Economics – Mostly A Study Within Metaphysics!

Science deals with that which is material. The core concept in science is called ‘matter’. Economics, however, deals mostly with social relationships, exchange, and select metaphysical ideas. The concept of ‘value’ is the core metaphysical concept within economics. Then the concept of ‘money’ develops to serve as a proxy for ‘value’. Then trade and exchange […]

April 25, 2018 | When Investor Psychology Turns Dark, All News Is Bad New

Big companies report blow-out earnings. Home prices soar. North Korea promises to end its nuke program, possibly averting another Asian war. And stocks fall. Does this mean the news no longer matters? That’s exactly what it means. But it never did matter. In a world this complex, big things both good and bad are always […]

April 24, 2018 | It’s the Bus You Don’t See That Turns You into Road Pizza

When it comes to one investment, most investors are like an oblivious pedestrian walking across a busy highway. Cars go honk-HONK! The pedestrian finally starts to notice where he is. Then, WHAM! A bus comes along and turns that pedestrian into road pizza. Friends, I don’t want you to be road pizza. Please, please, look […]

April 24, 2018 | Silver Gives us Another Chance to Accumulate and Buy

Our recent silver analysis could not have been more accurate.  Please take a minute to read it before you continue reading the rest of this post if you have not already done so. The Silver price breakout, to near $17.20, last week was incredible.  It established a new Fibonacci price trend, established a downward channel […]

April 24, 2018 | As ‘VALUE’ declines Money Disappears!

The above philosophers and teachers assumed that money was a ‘thing’ and that ‘value’ was a ‘thing’. Were they deceived? Or do we now need a new philosophy of ‘value’? Just what is ‘value’ in today’s market? Is it real or imaginary? The key concept in finance and economics is this concept called ‘value’. Are […]

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