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The usually-zen Sy Harding is all fired up today – please read on for a “too big to fail” undressing! Too Big To Fail Banks Certainly Have Not By Sy Harding Fair warning – the following may make you sick. This week the Federal Reserve of St. Louis released a report estimating that Americans on […]

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Regular contrarian correspondent Sy Harding digs into recent economic data, including last week’s jobs report, to see if we’re potentially heading for another summer slowdown in 2013.  Of particular concern to Sy is the decline in average hours worked – which may signal there’s less work that needs to get done.  (Everbank’s Chuck Butler cited this […]

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The latest jobs report for March 2013 sparked some mixture of relief, optimism, and skepticism, depending on your perspective. Technician Sy Harding doesn’t think it matters as a leading indicator – watch the tape to see what’s ahead, he says. Sy is currently keeping a cautious “buy” call on stocks – but he is prepared […]

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This week Contrary Investing is coming to you LIVE from Vancouver, Canada, with coverage from the 13th annual Agora Financial Investment Symposium! Stay tuned this week for write ups on the presentations from Niall Ferguson, Rick Rule, Marc Faber, Michael Covel, Doug Casey, Barry Ritholtz, and more.

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I was thrilled to be able to crash a presentation on Thursday from Martin Barnes, Chief Economist at BCA, who swung into town to present his outlook on the global economy and financial markets to the CFA Society of Sacramento. BCA produces highly regarded research that is priced at a premium, so this was a […]

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Acclaimed hedge fund Bridgewater Associates is a little down on the Western world these days, describing the US and Europe as “zombies” that will remain as such until they work through their current massive pile of debt: “What you have is a picture of broken economic systems that are operating on life support,” Mr. Prince […]

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If you haven’t yet listened to Bill King, I’d highly recommend his recent interview with David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick on their McAlvany Weekly Commentary.  King shares his take on the global economic mess, and what he think it will take for the world to hit the coveted Reset button. The Tea Party keeps saying, […]

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Our friend Glenn Cohen of Cohen Investment Strategies hosted a private webinar this week for accredited investors, where he and special guest Rick Campagna of 300 North Capital each shared their 2012 economic and financial market outlooks.  Glenn was very kind to extend an invite my way, and especially kind to allow me to take […]

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Great job by our pal Jonathan Lederer, who hit the nail on the head in his most recent market commentary.  He actually published this piece Friday morning, as the markets were going ballistic – too bad I didn’t get the piece published until this morning!  Oh well, as long as you’re not short-term trading (and […]

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By Sy Harding, Editor, Street Smart Report In my last column I made the statement that if only we could ignore Europe, global economic fears would not be so ominous since there were indications the U.S. economic slowdown had bottomed and a nascent recovery might be underway. We’ve now received more evidence of the latter. […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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