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By EconMatters
Bonds are not Stocks
On Friday the German 10 Year Bund yield touched the 0.30 mark or 30 basis points, yeah that`s right the same instrument that was yielding 90 basis points in November of last year, a 140 basis points last May 2014, and 195 basis points at the beginning of 2014. It has gotten so ridiculous …

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Turmoil, QE, Deflation and Terror Martin D. Weiss and his team kick off a series of reports to help put together the pieces of the global puzzle for you, giving you a roadmap for your safety, your wealth, and your…

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A few years ago, before leaving Europe for a long mission in Colombia, I remember all the warnings given to me by officials about my stay and how to behave in Bogotà and Medellin. The reality on the ground is far away from all the warnings received a priori my mission. Colombia is not anymore the drug & terror country. …

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -251.90 to 17,164.95
S&P 500 -26.26 to 1,994.99
Nasdaq -48.17 to 4,635.24
10-YR Yield -.076 to 1.675%
Gold +$28.50 to $1,284.40
Crude Oil +$2.95 to $47.48
The Super Bowl. The Big Game. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a glorious American tradition for those of us who are football fanatics. This year is even better because…

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Mike Larson
The alert came over my iPhone when I was leaving the grocery store Tuesday night. From Bloomberg, it said that the Singaporean central bank was going to loosen monetary policy because of low inflation. Unlike many central banks, the Monetary Authority of Singapore uses its currency as a tool to tighten or ease policy. So the impact of the unexpected…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +225.48 to 17,416.85
S&P 500 +19.09 to 2.021.25
Nasdaq +45.42 to 4,683.41
10-YR Yield +.027 to 1.751%
Gold -$28.70 to $1,257.20
Crude Oil +$0.10 to $44.55
There was a brief moment in time recently when corporate earnings actually made a difference for stocks. But not anymore! We’re back in “oil hell” again — with every wiggle in…

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Charles Goyette
Is the consensus foreign policy of the United States, the establishment or default policy of the leadership of both parties, the governing classes at large, and the mainstream media, about to change? There are signs that a shift is beginning to take place. If so, it can’t happen soon enough for an economically weakening world. U.S. foreign interventionism has a…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -195.84 to 17,191.37
S&P 500 -27.39 to 2,002.16
Nasdaq -42.44 to 4,639.06
10-YR Yield -.101 to 1.724%
Gold -$6.40 to $1285.30
Crude Oil -$1.95 to $44.28
Investors Feel it When Fed, Foreign Central Banks Battle The last few days, it’s been all about earnings. And today there was a bit more news on that front (See below).…

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Everyone seems to think gold has bottomed, but the fact of the matter is this: Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, gold has rallied off its lows. Yes, gold could stage one more rally, as high as $1,365 according to my models. And yes, miners could rally a tad more. But the key question remains: Has gold really…

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Larry Edelson
As Martin showed you in his Monday column, the world is a mess, a sorry state of affairs that is getting worse by the day. This was all foretold by the cycles of war that I have been writing about for over two years now … cycles that show the world splintering apart, cycles that will not even come close…

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One graphic I post periodically that never fails to generate a great deal of interest among traders, strategists and other volatility aficionados is my normalized VIX futures term structure graph. From 2008 – 2013, the annual normalized term structure was notable in that almost every year was an outlier in one way or another. For instance, 2012 and 2013 were…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -291.49 to 17,387.21
S&P 500 -27.53 to 2,029.56
Nasdaq -90.26 to 4,681.50
10-YR Yield -.003 to 1.825%
Gold +$15.40 to $1,294.80
Crude Oil +$0.86 to $46.01
Will That Lead to Its Demise? The earnings results from late last week looked fairly solid. But the ones we got today? Not so much … and a key driver of…

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