Charles Hugh Smith's picture

There are limits on what the Fed can do when this bubble bursts, as it inevitably will, as surely as night follows day. It's no secret that virtually every pension fund is a dead man walking, doomed by central banks' imposition of low yields on...

Robert Rapier's picture

Several years ago, when I was working on my book Power Plays, I spent a lot of time thinking about the future of energy. One thing I concluded was that solar power would become one of the world’s most important sources of energy...

Charles Bolin's picture

This article is a supplement to a podcast for Financial Sense and provides an update to my outlook for the markets based on the Investment Model that I described in Seeking Alpha last month. The model consists of 37 Indicators and about 100 sub-indicators...

Marc Chandler's picture

For investors, the most important thing about the favorable review of Greece's implementation of last year's agreement is that it effectively removes it from the list of potential disruptive factors in the coming quarters.

Kurt Kallaus's picture

With Billionaires George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Paul Singer and what seems like every analyst on the planet talking up Gold, what can go wrong? In fact, it’s impressive that the alleged “Smart Money” has also surged...

Michael Shedlock's picture

New home sales surprised in a massive way this morning, blowing out all estimates to the high side. New home sales came in at 619,000 compared to a Bloomberg Econoday consensus estimate of 523,000 at a seasonally...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Ask ten economists what causes recessions, and you’re likely to get fifteen different answers. Some will point to supply or demand shocks, policy errors, inflation, or sticky prices, while others, such as Hyman Minsky, will point toward fragility caused, oddly enough, by stability.

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

Market bubbles occur when the price of an asset significantly deviates from its intrinsic value. There have been numerous bubbles predicted in my 20 years as a professional investor. Fortunately, only two, from the perspective of US investors...

Michael Shedlock's picture

New accounting rules show Chicago has understated its pension liabilities by $11.5 billion. At the end of 2015, the stated liability was $7.1 billion. Today it’s $18.6 billion. That’s a jump in net liabilities of 168%.

Tom McClellan's picture

There is a major cycle low looming for gold prices. Ideally, it should arrive as a price low in late 2016. But based on history, it could arrive anytime between August 2016 and March 2017, and still fit within the normal tolerance.

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