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Dr. Gary Small on "The Alzheimer's Prevention Program"
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Financial Sense Newshour recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist and expert on brain aging and health. Small says that although neurodegenerative diseases are becoming a growing problem for older Americans...

Global Economies Will Dictate Rate Hike Timing
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The Federal Reserve spent this year winding down its $85 billion a month QE stimulus program. With that task completed, the hot topic of analysts, and concern of markets, is how soon the Fed will take the next step in moving back toward normal monetary policies.

Investor Sentiment in the Balance
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As several market technicians have pointed out recently, price oscillators and sentiment indicators for the U.S. stock market point to an excessively “overbought” condition, both technically and psychologically.

Gold Jumps Above $1200 on China Rate Cut; Draghi Vows “More Inflation”
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Gold prices popped to the highest level this month Friday lunchtime in London, trading back above the $1200 level after the People's Bank of China cut its key interest rate for the first time in two years.

The U.S. Shale Breakeven Price Debate
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Despite wide-ranging estimates, consensus indicates that some degree of U.S. shale oil production would be impacted at around current levels. Whether this translates to a mere slowing in the rate of oil production growth due to lower future investments...

Markets Rally on Surprise Easing by China
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Today’s market promises to be one of those nice global central bank-driven rallies that we have become accustomed to seeing in recent years. The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi is also adding to bullish sentiment.

Swiss Gold Initiative: Good Idea With Unintended Consequences
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There is now a very interesting initiative on the Swiss ballot, which will require the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to hold 20 percent of its reserves in gold. The voters will decide on November 30. I won’t predict the vote, but I want to discuss the likely impact of a yes vote.

Conference Board Leading Economic Index Increased Again in October
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The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for October is now available. The index rose 0.9 percent to 105.5. September was revised downward to 104.3 percent (2004 = 100). The latest number came in above the 0.6 percent forecast by

China Manufacturing PMI and Output Back in Contraction
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Following a 5-month stint in positive territory, the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI shows Output contracts for the first time in six months.

Eurozone Moves in Wrong Direction, While the British Go Shopping and Japanese Exports Jump
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There is plenty of data out today and it is generally reinforcing our three many thematic points: divergence, weak commodities, especially energy, and the slowing of the Chinese economy. This is helping the U.S. dollar and global bonds, but weighing on equities.