The US is back in the driver seat again as a sustained and growing economic powerhouse – the Trump Economy. Since the November 2016 elections, the US economic data and outlook have been driving investment in US equities as well as select foreign investment opportunities. The reduction in regulations and business friendly Trump administration seems to have unleashed the hoard of cash and opportunity of the past 7+ years. US and foreign business are, again, “wheeling and dealing” with the intent of generating greater profits and more opportunities.
Gold has a strong negative correlation to other assets. That means that when other markets fall gold can hold steady or even rise. This makes it the ultimate portfolio insurance.
Everything moves in cycles whether it is the price of a barrel of oil, the overall stock market, real estate or technology. So where is it heading from here? Are we in for a boom or a bust? That is always the key question. Is it time to be skeptical of the markets, bullish on gold, or does the stock market hold the key? In today’s article Jared Dillan editor of Bull’s Eye Investor, takes a look at where we’ve been and where we are going.
As volatility decreases people get complacent and get in a rut things become “normal” and so they are less alert to the bear around the next corner waiting to maul them. In today’s article Jared Dillian, editor of Bull’s Eye Investor, looks at the effects this complacency can have on your investments.
Since July of 2014 the big cap stocks have continued to make new highs as investors dump more and more money into the stock market. Overall bullishness on the stock market is now at extremely high levels which typically happen before a major stock market correction and sometimes start a full blown bear market.
Typically, as I’m sure you are aware interest rates and bond prices have an inverse relationship. That means when interest rates rise bond prices fall. But in today’s article we will look at a different type of bond fund that avoids that type of risk.
The energy sector has surged during the last two months which can be seen by looking at the XLE Energy Select Sector Fund. If crude oil continues to climb to the $112 level, XLE will likely continue to rally for another few days or possibly week as energy stocks are considered a leveraged way to […]
By David A Banister We have been writing about the bottoming process of the Gold Bear Cycle (Elliott Wave Theory) since December 4th 2013, and our most recent article on December 26th reiterated that the best time to accumulate the Gold/Silver stocks was in the December and January window. Specifically this is what we wrote: […]
Wall Street and its resident big banks are always looking for new ways to make big money. The latest such attempt comes in the form of “Litigation Finance.” At its most basic, litigation finance involves third party funding, i.e. investing money in high profile lawsuits between corporations, effectively betting on winners and losers. Money can […]