The Divergence Of Volatility – 02-23-18

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The Divergence Of Volatility Bonds Setting Up For A Short-Squeeze The Retirement Apocolypse Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha The Divergence Of Volatility by Lance Roberts This week has been extremely interesting. On one hand, price volatility surged while measures of market volatility actually declined.  […]

3 Things To Look For In Financial Calculators

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In the old days, if you wanted to figure out how you were doing financially, you had to sit down with a pen, paper, and a calculator and do some math but, as technology has advanced and more people took an interest in their finances, more and more financial calculators began to pop up. Today, […]

35 Minerals Absolutely Critical to U.S. Economic & National Security

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What do cobalt, uranium, helium, titanium, and fluorspar have in common? According to the U.S. government, these are all minerals that are deemed critical to both the economic and national security of the country. The list of 35 minerals (listed below) includes those that are important for defense, economic, and industrial purposes – and it keys […]

What Is the Likelihood Of High Inflation?

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Recent economic data has bond yields jumping a little bit on the worry of higher future inflation. According to many this is the main concern behind the recent volatility in stock and bond markets so let’s see if we can’t put some of this data in perspective so we can better understand the risks to […]

Averaging Down: Bad Strategy?

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Whenever some financial “pundit” says that the best way to get into a stock is by averaging down, we sometimes cringe. Why? Because, at best, you’ll be getting into a stock at a lower average price…but more importantly, you can be getting into a stock that’s poised to sink much, much lower and that’s a […]

The End of (Artificial) Stability

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This post The End of (Artificial) Stability appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The central banks’/states’ power to maintain a permanent bull market in stocks and bonds is eroding. There is nothing natural about the stability of the past 9 years. The bullish trends in risk assets are artificial constructs of central bank/state policies. As these […]

Chart of the Week (CINO)

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If I had to pick a chart of the week, it has to be the one below even though it only applies because I created this week. It’s not really something that happened over the last five days, but it does tell us a lot about everything else in the background. Inflation being a money […]

Volatility and the Secret of “Hot Money”

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This post Volatility and the Secret of “Hot Money” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Volatility was down yesterday. So were yields on the 10-year Treasury. The result? A winning day on Wall Street. The Dow closed the day 165 points higher. The S&P scratched out a gain of its own. Only the Nasdaq finished the […]

John McAfee: “Bitcoin Will Reach $1 Million by 2020”

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This post John McAfee: “Bitcoin Will Reach $1 Million by 2020” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. According to my colleague Ray Blanco,“the biggest blockchain stock explosion of 2018 is set to erupt, unleashing a tsunami of wealth for investors.” After what I experienced last weekend at the Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Blockchain SuperConference, I couldn’t agree […]

Central In Name Only (CINO?)

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There is far too much shorthand in the study of the economy and markets. We take so many things for granted, we never really stop to ask if its appropriate that we should. The desire for quick rules of thumb is understandable enough given a complex world. There is probably nothing more in it than […]

Is It Ever Different This Time?

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As my colleague Joe Calhoun likes to point out, nothing is new, everything has happened before. We like to think that’s not the case, as the saying goes every generation thinks it has invented sex. What changes is the form, the format largely remains the same. Human beings in 2018 are the same as they […]

These 8 Strategies Will Enable You To Avoid Debt

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If you want to experience financial independence or live the life of your dreams, you are going to have to avoid going into debt. Put simply, when you are in debt, you are working for someone else… and, as a result, you can never reach your goal of financial independence… The key, then, is to […]

These 5 Drivers Of Higher Inflation Are Starting To Kick In – Got Gold?

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Investors got lulled into a state of inflation complacency [with] persistently low official inflation rates in recent years that depressed bond yields along with risk premiums on all financial assets – but that’s changing in 2018. Five drivers of higher inflation rates are now starting to kick in. The original article has been edited here […]

“GDP Growth Driving Rates Higher!” – Is That True?

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“Peter Cook is the author of the‘Is That True?’ series of articles, which help explain the many statements and theories circulating in the mainstream financial media often presented as “truths.” The motives and psychology of market participants, which drives the difference between truth and partial-truth, are explored.” Summing up the current conventional wisdom: Global GDP […]

This Critical Metal Has Been Overlooked by Investors… Until Now

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The price of cobalt is on fire… It is a popular metal used in items like magnets, steel, and super-alloys. And it is normally produced as a by-product of copper and nickel mines. Until very recently, calling the cobalt market a niche market would be a severe understatement. In 2016, global cobalt production was 116,000 […]

[3 Must-See Charts] Fast Food, Faster Gains

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This post [3 Must-See Charts] Fast Food, Faster Gains appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The stock market frustrated both the bulls and bears this week. For the second day in a row, a morning rally fizzled and stocks stumbled into the close. The Nasdaq Composite was the only one of the averages that managed to […]