Sy Harding

Sy is president of StreetSmartReport.com and editor of the free market blog Street Smart Post. Follow him on twitter @streetsmartpost. He was the Timer Digest #1 Gold Timer for 2012 (Gold Timer of the Year), as well as the #2 Long-Term Stock Market Timer. 

Articles by Sy Harding

With so many long-time successful members of the ‘smart money’ contingent calling for a significant market correction this year, investors would be wise to at least prepare for the possibility. It seldom works to wait until a full-fledged...
Investors are going crazy for stocks, piling into individual stocks and equity mutual funds at a near record pace. Investor sentiment polls confirm the high level of bullishness. Margin debt is at record highs. Brokerage firms and polls of...
There was no doubt about it in 2013. If the Fed were ever to cut back on its five years of massive QE bond-buying, bond prices would collapse.
The Fed surprised markets with its December decision that the economy is strong enough to stand on its own with less stimulus. The majority of economists and analysts expected it to wait until March for more evidence to accumulate.
The long-term investor pattern is one of not buying into bull markets until very late in their uptrend, after they have already made great gains, and then buying enthusiastically. The similar shorter-term pattern is at the end of each year...
Emerging markets were under pressure all summer from fears that the U.S. Fed would begin to taper back its QE stimulus. More recently, it was widely expected the battle in Washington over raising the debt-ceiling would add to the selling...
Has there ever been an asset class bombarded by such intense negativity in such a short period of time? Fed Chairman Bernanke’s warning in May that the Fed would soon begin to ‘taper’ its QE bond-buying stimulus program brought ‘The End of...
Gold has been in a significant bear market since reaching a record high at $1,910 an ounce in 2011. In its collapse gold bullion lost $705 an ounce or 37% of its value to the recent low at $1,195. The gold mining stocks, as measured by the...
What do tulips, Pet Rocks, Beanie Babies, Barbie Dolls, real estate, stock markets, and gold, have in common? They’ve all seen speculative bubbles in their prices that burst with devastating results for investors who believed there would...
It’s not a surprise, or even unusual, to see public investors with a quite different take on the market than so-called ‘smart money’. That divide has been quite obvious again in the current bull/bear market cycle. The bull market got...

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In the Aztec language the name for gold is teocuitlatl which means "excrement of the gods."