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Investors Need To Turn the Heat Down Before the Market Boils Over

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By Rick Pendergraft (Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks the League of Power will be running a special and timely series from master trading expert Rick Pendergraft. You may recognize Rick from his numerous appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.  While the markets are soaring Rick’s analysis is showing we may be […]

One Less Evil in the World Today

Fed View One

A few issues back I wrote to you about “chaos-stan”, referring to the area of the world that is in turmoil today, and the area that we should be paying particularly close attention to. My number one concern was Pakistan, a nuclear nation that is not friendly to the US and its interests. It should […]

Overextended – You Bet!

Gold-Money

I was looking through the archives and noted that we’ve been bullish on gold, and silver for many, many months. Our conviction has led you to make enormous profits had you followed through on our advice. Today, however, I must sound a note of caution for the near term. **Sponsor** Have You Received Your Code […]

Behind the Global Curve

Interest rate

Global interest rates are rising in anticipation of inflationary pressures ahead. There are two major non-participants in this story. The first is Japan, which is adding liquidity to counter the economic devastation in the wake of last month’s earthquake/tsunami/nuclear event. Strong aftershocks are still occurring and the nuclear situation is far from being contained. The […]

A Slippery Slope

Rioters

The news has been dominated by events in Egypt where the populous is trying to oust strongman Hosni Mubarak. This follows the ouster of Tunisian strongman Ben Ali. It’s wonderful to see these regimes topple. But, it’s not so good for the US or Europe. While Cairo burns, oil prices move higher, and security fears […]

Running for Cover

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the impending crash in the muni markets. We’ve seen the first leg down already as Muni costs are far above those of Treasuries. But, that second leg down, the one after which it will be time to buy, may occur sooner than later. Many states and municipalities are […]

This Ship Has Sailed

zimbabwe cash

QE II Funny how Wall Street and the media come up with funny acronyms for serious problems. The latest is QE II. Not the cruise ship operated by Cunard, not Queen Elizabeth the second of England, no QE II refers to the second round of dollar debasement. Oh, sorry, did I say that? I meant […]

Turning On A Dime

Dime

As I write this the S&P has rallied by almost 6% in just a few trading days. Get used to it. In an environment of uncertainty rallies and plunges are the norm. Two weeks ago things could not get much worse as far as investor sentiment was concerned. I wrote to you about several of […]

Let’s Hope So…

Slow Growth Ahead…Let’s Hope So! GDP numbers came in last week. Growth was slower than expected at 2.4%. Nothing to write home about but not surprising if you have been reading this column of late. In fact, I don’t even pay attention to the number because it’s just not a true reflection of what is […]

Can You Handle the Truth?

Rumor has it that the economy is slowing down. It must be just a rumor since the market went on a tear the week before last. In these very pages I wrote that a recovery is not possible without two things: a healthy job market and a healthy housing market. There is another leg – […]

A Bullish Respite

The world’s problems disappeared, magically and overnight. Last week we saw three major rallies. The first was in the S&P 500; the second in the Volatility Indicator (VIX), and the third was in the Euro. It was the latter that ignited the former. Right now the Euro is displaying a very strong correlation to the […]

Bear Market Ahead? Not so Fast.

True Religion The markets are about to find religion again. That’s not news to you. I’ve been warning as recently as last week that we are headed lower, maybe much lower. The economic situation in the US is one that promises anemic growth at best. Europe is not much better and Japan, well, Japan really […]

Double-Dip?

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Last week retail bell-weather Best Buy (BBY-NYSE) reported disappointing earnings. As the CEO Brian Dunn put it “store traffic is “choppy,” adding that “consumer spending is episodic … It appears that customers are operating on cues from the broader environment.” Well, if that is the case, then expect even worse numbers ahead. The American consumer […]

 
 
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