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 “2014: America’s Date With Destiny.” You can view all of Clif's books here. For more information visit www.clifdroke.com.

Cliff Droke Articles

On Wednesday the Fed released the minutes from its July 30-31 policy meeting.  Minutes from the meeting showed that most members of the FOMC agreed that a reduction of the stimulus was not yet appropriate.  Only a few thought it was time...
Aside from the fact that the 10-Year Treasury Yield Index (TNX) is rising, one reason for the recent equity market sell-off is the uncertainty generated by the Fed’s latest announcement concerning the future of QE3. 
After the Fed’s latest 2-day policy meeting it announced on Wednesday that it would continue its $85 billion per month asset purchase program.  The major indices fluctuated from positive to negative throughout the day, as is typical of a...
Frequently I receive emails from clients who ask variations on the theme of the QE-driven stock market in light of the long-term Kress cycles.  For instance, one client recently wrote: “I really like your work but lately am struggling to...
On the global market scene, Russia has been one of the major laggards this year.  The Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), a reflection of the country’s stock market, fell 22% from its high earlier this year.  RSX was testing a three-year low...
Many analysts predict that banks will be hurt by higher interest rates.  Yet the best leading indicator of banks’ future profits – financial sector stocks – aren’t showing the slightest concern by this prospect.
On May 3, the bond market fired the proverbial “shot heard ‘round the world.”  Treasury yields began a two-month climb to levels not seen in almost two years.  Many analysts proclaimed the end of the 30+ year interest rate decline.   The...
Was former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker correct when he said concerning quantitative easing that its “beneficial effects…appear limited and diminishing over time”?  That’s the $85 billion question that Wall Street is asking right now.  An...
To many observers, deflation was a thing of the past in the wake of the QE3.  The Fed’s asset purchases, which drove down bond yields to record lows, were thought to have tamed the global deflationary problem once and for all.  What they...
Sometimes words speak louder than actions.  That has certainly been the case lately with the Fed hinting that it may taper off asset purchases by the end of this year.    On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Bernanke said the Federal Reserve would...

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