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GDX Gold Miners’ Strong Q3 Results

By Adam Hamilton, Market Oracle, The beleaguered gold-mining sector continues to be plagued by monumental universal bearishness.  Nearly everyone assumes [...]

The Big Four Economic Indicators: October Real Retail Sales

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is [...]

Gundlach – The Scariest Indicator in the World

by Robert Huebscher, Advisor Perspectives, Those Federal Reserve governors who intend to vote for an increase in rates at their [...]

Hong Kong and London Lead List of World’s Biggest Housing Bubbles

By Michael Cole, Mingtiandi, UBS’ index picks out London and Hong Kong as the markets most at risk Surfing twin [...]

Are Emerging-Markets Stocks Too Cheap to Ignore?

By Ben Johnson, Morningstar, Emerging-markets stocks have gone from the penthouse to the outhouse. Over the 10-year period ended Oct. [...]

Market history is calling, and it’s saying stock performance will be crappy for another ~10 year

Stock performance has been weak for the past 15 years. If history is a guide, it’s likely to stay weak for [...]

World Markets Weekend Update: Three Up, Five Down

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Three of eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains over the past week, [...]

Every country’s debt, mapped

By Matthew Yglesias, Vox Unless you are dead inside, you love government debt data visualizations and this one from is [...]

A Look at Secular Bull and Bear Markets

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Was the March 2009 low the end of a secular bear market and the beginning [...]

Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, Our monthly market valuation updates have long had the same conclusion: US stock indexes are [...]

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