Cliff Droke

Clif Droke is the editor of the three times weekly Momentum Strategies Report newsletter, published since 1997, which covers U.S. equity markets and various stock sectors, natural resources, money supply and bank credit trends, the dollar and the U.S. economy.  The forecasts are made using a unique proprietary blend of analytical methods involving cycles, internal momentum and moving average systems, as well as investor sentiment.  He is also the author of numerous books, including most recently “2014: America’s Date With Destiny.” For more information visit www.clifdroke.com.

Articles by Cliff Droke

A prominent feature of the stock market recovery since 2009 has been the declining trading volume trend.  NYSE trading volume has visibly diminished over the last four years after reaching a climax in March 2009 (see below chart).
Many investors are wondering what has been behind the relentless rally in stock prices.  Look no further than corporate profits. Consider that in the third quarter of 2013, corporate earnings were $1.75 trillion, up 18.6% from a year ago....
Recently I asked a question that I suspect many followers of the Kress cycles have asked at some point.  Here it is:
The fiscal cliff, tax increases, the debt ceiling, missed earnings – investors certainly have had much to worry about lately.  So why in spite of these fears has the market continued to rally?  There's a Wall Street bromide that...
Dow Theory is one of the oldest forms of Technical Market Analysis.  The theory was originally devised by Charles Dow, founder of the Wall Street Journal, over 100 years ago.  While there are six major tenets of the Dow Theory, the most...
Some have called it the Age of the Central Bank.  Record monetary stimulus interventions in recent years have propelled the stock market to levels not seen since the 2008 credit crash.  By whatever name you call it, central bank...
Recently I was asked a question that I suspect has been on many investors' minds. Here's the question: "Is it possible that the bond market will be the market to tumble into 2014, and as it does, the general market decline is mitigated by...
Call it the "shot heard round the world." Its aim was ostensibly to reduce the U.S. budget deficit, its effect was tantamount to a bullet in the chest of the consumer recovery.
In the course of history, some of the great crises of the past were beyond the pale of human control. Other crises, however, were created by the very people who suffered the effects of them. The coming year could well afford a testament in...
The price of gold has been hit by selling under concerns over the upcoming U.S. "fiscal cliff." At least that's what the news media's explanation for gold's decline has been. Here's what Reuters had to say in a recent news article: "U.S....

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