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Investors Have Lost $1.78 Trillion so far this Year

It’s been a rough year for investors, and it’s just getting started.

The S&P 500 Index has plunged 10.5% since the first trading day of 2016, erasing $1.78 trillion in value for investors, says S&P’s Richard Peterson, a senior director of Global Markets Intelligence. 344 more words


Is this gold surge the real deal?

 Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer for US Global Investors gives us three reasons why he thinks the current gold price surge is sustainable, and perhaps the start of something bigger. 815 more words

Independent Analyis

Trades for February 10, 2016

Ended the day short 1 ES, 2 YM and 4 NQ, with the expectation of one more new low, probably tomorrow, before a significant bear market rally. 78 more words


Revisiting the Perfect-Short: Bear Market Rules Apply

What to make of the current decline in stocks?

Since the end of August, U.S. stock markets have been trading in a broad range between the panic lows of 24th of August and all-time highs. 675 more words

Bear Market

Delaying rate rises, but not abandoned ..

The Fed chair said the policy-making Federal Open Market Committee continues to see the next move in interest rates as up, rather than down. “I do not expect the FOMC is going to be soon in a situation where it’s necessary to cut rates,” she said.She reiterated the Fed’s intention to raise rates gradually, allowing the economy to continue to expand at a moderate pace and the labor market to improve further. 179 more words


Valuations Matter

I’ve been writing for a couple years now that much of the appreciation in stock prices over the past six-plus years has been the result of central bank largesse, and that historically high corporate margins are bound to revert back closer to the long-term average. 622 more words

Market Commentary

January Jobs Report Showed Slower Pace of Hiring

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through February 6th

World Stocks sank in the first week of February on weak economic news. Tech stocks were particularly hard hit for the week. 215 more words

Investment Advisory