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  • Lower oil prices won't help consumers if Obama passes proposed new tax on oil
    Lower oil prices won't help consumers if Obama passes proposed new tax on oil
    Economists like to spend times analyzing hypothetical scenarios for when a market or industry moves into a new or unexpected environment. One such analysis that has been theorized is what would the government do if oil and gasoline prices fell to...
  • Mid-week market recap: Markets fluctuate as decline continues
    Mid-week market recap: Markets fluctuate as decline continues
    For the mid-week ending February 3, 2016, the Dow and S&P 500 are down as crude oil prices continue to fluctuate. Wednesday's roller coaster ride saw ahuge move down in the stock indexes before recovering. In other news: poor corporate...
  • Germany proposes new cash ban and capital controls as Europe rushes towards NIRP
    Germany proposes new cash ban and capital controls as Europe rushes towards NIRP
    Last Friday, Japan was the first major economy to cross the 'Rubicon' by implementing negative interest rates (NIRP) in an attempt to force their people to spend, and slow deflation as the 3rd largest economy moves into recession. However,...
  • S&P 500 lower trend line chart
    Stock market preview for the week of Feb 1, 2016
    For the second consecutive week a volatile rebound on Friday saved the S&P 500 from a weekly loss. Although there were other session gains, Friday’s gain of 2.48% was the only session to finish with a weekly gain. With the rebound the...
  • New fears that Japanese NIRP policy will lead to bank runs and capital flight
    New fears that Japanese NIRP policy will lead to bank runs and capital flight
    Last week Italy began to experience runs on their banks as fear over solvency in some of their financial institutions are leading many to believe the next round of bail-ins on the European continent are now beginning. And with the Bank of Japan...
  • Weekly market recap: Markets post impressive gains
    Weekly market recap: Markets post impressive gains
    For the week ending January 29, 2016, the stock market posted solid gains. On Friday, both the Dow and the S&P 500 had a massive rally with the Dow up 2.30 percent for the week and the S&P 500 up 1.70 percent; the Nasdaq was up only 0.30...
  • Investor paper claims on physical gold in Comex now a whopping 542 to 1
    Investor paper claims on physical gold in Comex now a whopping 542 to 1
    If the U.S. Commodities Exchange (Comex) wanted to destroy the futures market in precious metals, their current allowance of too many open interest contacts could very well be the catalyst. On Jan. 25, a new update from the Comex vaults shows a...
  • Don't Believe the Hype - Apple is Still an Investor's Dream Come True
    Apple a 'strong buy' before earnings
    There's no time to waste if you want to get in on this potential triple-bagger investment; so let's cut through the fat and get right to the meat of the matter.Earnings season is in full swing on Wall Street and this week will be one of...
  • Weekly market recap: First weekly gain this year for stocks
    Weekly market recap: First weekly gain this year for stocks
    For the week ending January 22, 2016, the stock market finally reversed and posted strong gains. For this past week, both the Dow and the S&P 500 were down around -3.5 percent on Wednesday before reversing and ending the week in the black for...
  • S&P 500 continues towards lower support line.
    Stock market preview for the week of Jan 25, 2016
    The S&P 500 finished higher in three sessions during the holiday shortened week. The week’s only loss on Wednesday had fallen to an intraday low 3.67 percent below the previous close before rebounding to finish above volatile levels with...
  • Italy bank runs could be the 'Northern Rock' signal of global financial meltdown
    Italy bank runs could be the 'Northern Rock' signal of global financial meltdown
    On Jan. 21, the oldest surviving bank in the world, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, reported that depositors have been initiating a series of bank runs which have put the financial institution on the precipice of collapse, with all attempts...
  • how Canadians increase wealth
    How Canadian Day Traders (or anyone) Can Increase Wealth
    You don't need a big income to start building wealth. Someone with a large income could still end up spending more than they make, never really "getting ahead." Whether you have a big income or a small one, start building wealth by...
  • Mid-week market recap: Markets on roller coaster ride down
    Mid-week market recap: Markets on roller coaster ride down
    For the mid-week ending January 20, 2016, the Dow and S&P 500 are down sharply as crude oil prices continue to drop. Wednesday's roller coaster ride saw ahuge move down in the stock indexes before recovering. In other news: inflation falls...
  • Immigration reform and the Supreme Court
    Immigration reform and the Supreme Court
    The House Republican leaders by refusing to vote on a senate immigration overhaul law in 2013 has given the high court opportunity to write the law on immigration. They agreed to hear the case of whether millions of immigrants in the country...
  • S&P 500 breaks lower below lower trend line.
    Stock market preview for the week of Jan 18, 2016
    The S&P 500 saw only two retreats in the past week, but both fell to finishes below the two percent threshold research considers volatile. The first volatile retreat was seen on Wednesday as the index shed 2.50%. That pullback was followed by...
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