Here’s your “lost decade” update: The S&P 500 (ChicagoOptions:^GSPC) has risen nine out of the past 10 years and in 2013 just posted its best yearly performance in a decade. Have stock market investors become spoiled and overconfident?
Measuring the stock market’s mood or... Read More
If you drop a penny from your pocket, it will be a very small bounce. But if you drop the penny from atop the Empire State Building, the magnitude of the bounce will be great.
In the case of mining stocks, that bounce from a very long and painful fall has been so great – they’re now... Read More
In the winter it snows and in the spring flowers bloom. It's one of those things you can always count on. And like nature, the stock market, has its own set of yearly trends.
One of the market's strongest seasonal forces that has been a slam dunk this year is something called the "January... Read More
Sentiment extremes should be on the radar screen of all investors. That's because they can point to buying opportunities and sharp reversals ahead. The latest action in the gold market is a perfect example of this.
Just a few short weeks ago, year-end tax loss selling was in full force and... Read More
To China, shadow banking has been both a blessing and a curse.
It's been a blessing, because it's created an immediate steroids like impact on China's economy of falsified strength and growth.
It's been a curse, because the art of gaming economic growth through credit expansion never has a... Read More