Opinion

August 24, 2015
Good Morning America, the talk show that covers cute kitten stories and The Bachelorette, oddly had a Special Report this morning in the middle of the stock market crash... The...
August 16, 2011
A "death cross" is when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average. One just occurred on the S&P 500 Index. The slang term tells you it is not...
August 16, 2011
If you listen to the financial noise in the main stream media you have heard and read lots of opinions about the state of the US, EU, and Global economy.The evidence suggests GDP...
August 16, 2011
 Paul Krugman sounded the war cry this Sunday on Fareed Zakaria's program Global Public Square. After all, he asserted, only spending equivalent to another World War could...
August 16, 2011
Inflationary expectations and a global economic slowdown haven’t been able to extinguish consumption of goods in China. The retail sector is expected to grow up to 35 percent in...
August 15, 2011
Precision timing for all time frames through a 3-dimensional approach to technical analysis: Cycles - Breadth - P&F and Fibonacci price projections "By the Law of...
August 15, 2011
We are participating in a PIMCO conference call this morning with Mohamed A. El-Erian and Bill Gross. PIMCO is very well connected and knowledgeable regarding the bond markets...
August 11, 2011
Overview In response to the deficit limit circus and the credit downgrade of the US government, the Federal Reserve pledged to repress investment and savings yields across the...
August 11, 2011
l wish l had never bought gold coins.  What the hell do you do with them.  They are not legal tender, the bank won't even let you use them for collateral, and you have...
August 9, 2011
Axel Merk93,724
William Poole, Senior Economic Adviser, Merk Investments   My most recent Merk commentary, published July 25, was motivated by the possibility of an impasse on the federal...
August 9, 2011
Only two days ago, I wrote that there is a "potential for a bear market" . Potential? Forgetaboutit. This is a bear market. My analysis really has little to do with Monday...
August 8, 2011
Axel Merk93,724
Don't shoot the messenger. The downgrade of U.S. government debt by S&P is the result of policies pursued over many years that rely on the U.S. being the world's reserve...
August 8, 2011
Our July 27 article, How Will A Downgrade of U.S. Debt Impact Stock and Bond Prices?, is obviously more relevant now. Since the news of Standard and Poor's (S&P)...
August 8, 2011
  The market has taken a nasty hit this past week, and as expected, investors have turned bearish. Lower prices tend to do that. Unfortunately, investors are not...
August 8, 2011
Late Friday evening, Standard and Poor's was the first US credit ratings agency to actually whisper that, possibly, the emperor has no clothes.The emperor, in fact, has been...
August 7, 2011
Does anyone realize that if you have an investment account with an on-line provider of such services, say a big bank like the BMO, that they have all sorts of tricks to prevent...
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