US Dollar Turning Up…While Everything Else Turns Down

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Repeat after me: “They are still all the same markets!” There’s the US Dollar – and then there’s everything else.  And the dollar, just days after QE2 was announced, turned up in sharp fashion.  Some final nail in the coffin that was! It appears this is STILL the only chart we need to watch. (Source: […]

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Robert Prechter Explains The Fed, Part I The world’s foremost Elliott wave expert goes “behind the scenes” on the Federal Reserve By Elliott Wave International The ongoing financial crisis has made the central bank’s decisions — interest rates, quantitative easing (QE2), monetary stimulus, etc. — a permanent fixture on six-o’clock news. Yet many of us […]

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I gotta admit – the markets almost had me! It looked like the Dollar was never going to turn around.  And then QE2 was announced, which obviously could ONLY be bearish for the dollar, and ONLY bullish for stock prices.  Not to mention the metals, which were sure to do moonshots in short order. A […]

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By Sy Harding Editor, Street Smart Report November 12, 2010 Most of the bricks in the previous wall of worry have been removed. Economic reports have continued to improve over recent weeks; in manufacturing, the service sector, retail sales, durable goods orders, and even in the employment picture, where 151,000 new jobs were created in October, […]

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Robert Prechter likes to make his media appearances when he senses a potential market turn is at hand.  Recently, he joined the hosts at Yahoo Tech Ticker to talk about indicators that may be flashing some big warning signs for the stock market. Of course since this interview, the market has gone only up – […]

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Exciting news for fellow deflation and demographic aficionados – tomorrow I’ll be speaking with Harry Dent, author most recently of the book The Great Depression Ahead. Let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to ask Harry – just leave a comment below, or you’re also always welcome to email me directly! I plan […]

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Like Robert Prechter, Richard Russell is also very bearish on stocks in the near term.  But unlike Prechter, who thinks you should be in 100% cash and short term cash equivalents, Russell thinks this will get you in trouble. (For a recap of Prechter’s latest predictions, click here). Richard Russell’s latest outlook, Courtesy of KingWorldNews.com: The […]

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You can run, you can rally on low volume, but ultimately you can’t hide from deflation! Today the Deflation Bird digested and ultimately pooped on the lame FOMC statement issued yesterday.  It will take more than that, says our feathered friend, to stave off the ravages of deflation. It was one of those now “all […]

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Until today, bonds had been rallying in tandem with stocks for the last 3 months.  That’s a bit of a rarity – one that has historically preceded a stock market collapse or two. A couple of observations here – the first from David Rosenberg, courtesy of Pragmatic Capitalism: “The yield on the 10-year note hit […]

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Has any trade over the last few years frustrated more sophisticated investors than the “one-way” bet on rising long-term government interest rates? For the last 2 or 3 years, many (including myself) have been piling into ETFs (like TBT) that act as short proxies for rising long term interest rates.  And the logic has been so sound, […]

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