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The improbable success of The Big Short, a scathing and hilarious tutorial on making money during a financial crisis, probably has a lot of people thinking that now might be a good time to start betting against the current bubble(s).
On days when lots of financial numbers are released, the normal pattern is for some to point one way and some another, giving everyone a little of what they want and overall presenting a reassuringly muddled picture of the economy.
That didn't take long. A month after the Fed's dreaded quarter-point interest rate hike, the markets tank and then come the talking heads to promise that whatever is bothering traders, Daddy will make it right.
The commodities bust may be about to claim some brand-name victims:
One of the (many) fascinating things about this latest global financial crisis is that there's no single catalyst. Unlike 2008 when the carnage could be traced back to US subprime housing, or 2000 when Tech stocks crashed and pulled down...
Once every decade or so investor credulity reaches a point where even seasoned money managers buy into the notion of "one decision" stocks -- that is, shares of companies so insanely great that they're virtually guaranteed to keep going up...
Good friend Michael Pollaro just sent a couple of charts that show the US economy heading for a brick wall. The first illustrates what happens when business sales (the green line) turn negative. In the previous two boom/bust cycles, when...
(CNBC) - Corporate insiders have been selling their shares at near-record levels, and according to some, this could be a sign for outside investors to start selling as well.
Oil is plunging again, this time in the wake of OPEC's inability to limit its members' production. The US dollar, meanwhile, is up on the divergence between Fed tightening and ECB/BoJ/BoC easing.
Everybody who's owned gold and silver mining shares through a couple of cycles has their favorite story of the stock that took off and ran away. There was Glamis Gold, which rose from $1 to $40 in the space of a few years before selling...

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Gold's special properties mean that it has a greater variety of uses than almost any metal.