Richard Russell

Articles by Richard Russell

Does anyone know what China really wants and in which direction China is going? The Russell answer: China wants to be the most powerful financial power on the planet. Note that I said China wants to be a "financial power," not a military...
November 25, 2009 --From yesterday's Associated Press: "Demand for gold held up as investors looked for safe places to park their cash. Gold is seen as both an alternative to a weak dollar and a safe-haven investment because of its stable...
March 20, 2009 -- I've written in the past that if you want to make 'BIG' money in the market, you have to take an over-sized position and be dead right on the trend. The last time I did that was in late-1958. I was very bullish on the...
Early in the year 2001 twenty-two "expert" Wall Street analysts from Louis Ruykeyser's "Wall Street Week" gave their estimates as to where the Dow would be at the close the year. The estimates ranged from 11,400 to 12,300. But the actual...
THE 50% PRINCIPLE - Let's take a look at the very big picture as seen via the 50% Principle. For the benefit of new subscribers, I want to review the 50% Principle. I gleaned the 50% Principle from the great Dow Theorist, George Schaefer...
Can you trust the markets just before "Turkey Time"? Listen, they're the only markets we have, so we better trust them. The Dow opened with an impressive pop today -- the Dow was up 71 points but my eyes were fixed more on the...
The frantic Fed has taken the threat of deflation very seriously. The are seriously afraid that the US might be following the deflationary path of Japan, and they have decided to do what I predicted they would do all along. The Fed's...
First, be sure to read Doug Noland's great and scary piece on the current absolutely astounding state of credit in the US, better known as the Greatest Credit Bubble in recorded history. He's at www.prudentbear.com site, which is a fine...
Question -- What's behind this market advance, Russell? I thought this was a bear market. Answer -- The bear market, according to Dow Theory, started on September 23, 1999. That would make it three years old. In the course of those three...
Most investors, and this includes most analysts, just don't know how bear markets work. Either that or they don't want to know. After all, when your assets are on the line, and probably more frightening, when your job is on the line --...

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