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With the nation in deep crisis, stocks continued on their heedless path higher. The seemingly demented rally is demonstrating yet again that bull markets at some point decouple so completely from reality as to mock those who thrive by...
I appeared to occupy a unique place on the lunatic fringe when, many years ago, I started writing about the prospect of a short squeeze on the dollar. When I bounced this idea off a half-dozen finance professors, each had the same response...
Gold has shrugged off the latest blather from the Fed and looks bound for at least 1536. Some Rick's Picks subscriber caught the move, and I'll show you how. T-Bonds have also caught fire and deserve a look.
To repeat: AAPL is the only stock we need follow closely to know whether a major top looms for the bull market. The logic is simple: Because Apple is the most valuable company in the world, its shares top institutional investors’ must-own...
Add to stock market bulls’ wall of worry a drop in West Coast home prices for the first time in seven years. This is part of a larger trend that saw U.S. home sales down 2.2% compared to a year ago. That’s the 16th straight month of annual...
For years, gold’s corrections have been brutal, and that is why many erstwhile bulls have not rushed to buy this rally. They have instead been waiting for a nasty pullback in order to load up at bargain prices. But Mr. Market has not...
Fed Chief Powell supposedly has strong support inside Congress to fend off Trump’s calls for lower interest rates. How do we know this? Well, there was this headline atop the lead story in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal: ‘Powell’s Support...
August Gold pulled a Pearl Harbor on bears and skeptics Tuesday, reversing early morning weakness with a surprisingly sharp rally. I’d expected another two weeks of corrective action myself after bullion’s impressive run-up in June.
Bullion’s powerful rally this week has kicked this popular mining-stock vehicle into high gear. I haven’t tracked it in quite a while but aim to do so now, provided it remains feisty and interesting. In that regard, GDX looks like it’s...
Gold’s $30 run-up over the last two sessions is the sharpest we’ve seen in a while. Was it just a knee-jerk reaction to continuing weakness in U.S. stocks? Probably. But we’ll keep a close eye on it nevertheless, since gold sentiment is so...
Pure gold is so soft that a strong man can squeeze it and shape it.

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