Category Archives: Economics

Weekend Reading: Hurricane Boost Dissipates

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 16, 2018

The Trump Administration has taken a LOT of credit for the recent bumps in economic growth. We have warned this was not only dangerous, credibility-wise, but also an anomaly due…

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There Will Be No Economic Boom

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 15, 2018

Last week, Congress passed a 2-year “continuing resolution, or C.R.,”  to keep the Government funded through the 2018 elections. While “fiscal conservatism” was just placed on the sacrificial alter to satisfy the “Re-election” Gods,” the…

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The Fed’s Dependence On Stability

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 5, 2018

Last week, I discussed how the Federal Reserve will likely be the culprits of whatever sparks the next major financial crisis. To wit: “In the U.S., the Federal Reserve has…

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You Should Never Time The Market?

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 1, 2018

Just recently, a report was released discussing why you should NOT try and time the market, but rather “just stay invested for the long-haul.”  To wit: “Periods of high volatility and…

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The “Honey Badger” Market

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 25, 2018

There is a LOT of optimism in the markets currently. But why shouldn’t there be? Speaking at Davos, the head of world’s largest hedge fund says “If You’re Holding Cash,…

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COTD – The Pin That Pricks The Bubble

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 22, 2018

Over the past 18-months or so, I have written several articles on the potential for a “market melt-up,” which I updated in last week’s post “Market Bulls Target S&P 3000.” …

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Market Bulls Target S&P 3000

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 18, 2018

It’s a record. As of yesterday’s market close, the Dow crushed its previous record milestone time frame by adding 1000 points to the index in just 8-trading days. The S&P also…

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Weekend Reading: What You Do Matters Most

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 12, 2018

Confidence is soaring…everywhere. In last weekend’s newsletter, we showed multiple charts of surging investor confidence all at, or near, record levels. But while investors are indeed confident about the markets…

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RIA Chart Book: Q4-2017 Most Important Charts

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 8, 2018

In Q3 of last year, Michael Lebowitz and I decided that each quarter we would produce a “chartbook” of the “most important charts” from the last quarter for you to review. In addition to…

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Weekend Reading: The “Brawny” Market

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 5, 2018

Yesterday, as I was researching the data on the Fed’s balance sheet as it relates to the future direction of interest rates, I stumbled across an interesting piece of analysis….

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Can The Fed Really Boost Bond Yields?

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 4, 2018

One of the biggest issues with predictions of rising 10-year bond yields since “bond bears” came out in earnest in 2013, is they have been consistently wrong. For a bit…

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A World Without Risk? Not Really!

Written by Doug Kass | Jan, 2, 2018

Markets tend to make opinions. There is a strong inclination and nature to extrapolate as “group stink“ is the favorite market odor. So, it can be expected that most investors enter…

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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Written by Daniel Nevins | Jan, 1, 2018

If 2018 rings in a bear market, it could look something like the Kennedy Slide of 1962. That was my conclusion in “Riding the Slide,” published in early September, where I showed…

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