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Housing-Market

Friday, September 29, 2017

How to Spot Global Real Estate Bubbles / Housing-Market / Global Housing Markets

By: Rodney_Johnson

There’s an easy way to identify the cities with the big real estate bubbles. Just find out where the richest citizens live!

Back in late 2016, writer Peter Reegh put together a list of the 15 cities based on population of the wealthiest citizens, which was published on therichest.com. These same 15 cities remain at the top of this list today (only now more inflated than a year ago), allowing us to immediately know what areas to avoid.

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Politics

Friday, September 29, 2017

What Does a War With North Korea Mean? / Politics / North Korea

By: Rodney_Johnson

Kim Jong-Un, or “Rocket Man,” as our president prefers, always looks like he just ate a sour pickle – unless he’s inspecting a missile factory. Then he looks like an evil character in a B movie, gloating over his plot to rule the world.

I wish he’d move on to the monologue phase, where he talks so long that the hero of the film has time to slip out of his restraints, rescue the girl, defuse the bomb, and put the crazy little man on ice before the authorities arrive.
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Currencies

Friday, September 29, 2017

Is Bitcoin For Real or Fool’s Gold? / Currencies / Bitcoin

By: Rodney_Johnson

How many currencies do you carry in your wallet?

OK, I’m showing my age. I actually have a wallet. And I carry it. Mostly.

Inside, you’ll find a couple of credit cards, an odd receipt or two, and greenbacks. I live in the U.S., so I use dollars.

But I also carry my smartphone, and I use Apple Pay wherever possible. I’m not geeking out, I just try to rack up points on my cashback credit card, and tapping my smartphone is a lot easier than dragging out my credit card and dealing with finicky swipe readers.
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Commodities

Friday, September 29, 2017

Gold Matches S&P 500 Performance In First 3 Quarters; Up 12% 2017 YTD / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2017

By: GoldCore

Editor Mark O’Byrne

– Gold climbs over 12% in YTD, matching S&P500 performance
– Palladium best performing market, surges 36% 2017 YTD
– Gold outperforms Nikkei 225, Euro Stoxx 50, FTSE and ISEQ
– Geo-political concerns including Trump and North Korea supporting gold
– Safe haven demand should push gold higher in Q4
– Owning physical gold not dependent on third party websites and technology remains essential

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Stock-Markets

Friday, September 29, 2017

Stock Investors Should Brace for the Fed’s October Tightening Gambit / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: MoneyMetals

September’s Federal Reserve meeting left interest rates unchanged but sounded a hawkish tone. The Fed seems intent on hiking interest rates again come December.

Following Fed chair Janet Yellen’s remarks this Tuesday, interest rate futures markets bumped up the odds of a year-end rate hike to 81%.

The more immediate – and perhaps more important – policy move pending from the central bank is its plan to gradually reverse its Quantitative Easing bond buying program starting in October.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, September 29, 2017

USD Weakening. So are Stocks / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

The USD futures are in the headlines this morning. It has broken above its 50-day Moving Average at 92.81 and the analysts are calling for a stronger USD. But it may beat a hasty retreat, since the top aof Wave E suggests completion and reversal.

ZeroHedge writes, “The dollar rally paused on Friday and looked poised to finish its best weekly gain of the year with a whimper, when in a repeat of the Thursday session the, Bloomberg dollar index first rose more than 0.1% during Asia hours before slumping around the European open as month and quarter-end flows came into play again.”

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Currencies

Friday, September 29, 2017

EURGBP Broke Out Of Price Channel And Formed Sideways Movement / Currencies / Euro

By: Franco_Shao

EURGBP recently broke out of a price channel on its 4-hour chart and moved sideways in a trading range between 0.8746 and 0.8899, suggesting that consolidation for the bearish movement from 0.9306 is underway.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, September 29, 2017

U.S. Stocks: A 'Big' Move Ahead? (Video) / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: EWI

Dear Investor,

Aside from a brief dip a few weeks ago, U.S. stocks have been the embodiment of stability. And many in the mainstream are talking about this continuing for the foreseeable future.

If there's one thing we know, it's that this won't continue forever. Periods of high volatility ALWAYS follow periods of low volatility. Are you ready for some "fireworks" in the stock market?

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Stock-Markets

Friday, September 29, 2017

Gold, Stock Market and Newton's Third Law / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: The_Gold_Report

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses the effects of "Quantitative Tightening" on precious metals markets. In late August, we decided to anchor our boat out in a place called Indian Harbour, a wonderful "safe haven" for boaters that love northern Georgian Bay, in an effort to make the most of what has been an absolutely dreadful summer for most people in the east-central part of Canada and the U.S. This little harbour is protected by a small sliver of rock and trees that separates it from the ravages of the prevailing westerlies which whip across the prairies gathering momentum until they descent upon the largest contiguous consortment of freshwater lakes in the world (The Great Lakes) and gather moisture and volatility until they ultimately unload their liquid bounty into the most fertile farmland in North America which stretches from Detroit and Soo, Michigan, easterly to Kingston, Ontario.

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InvestorEducation

Friday, September 29, 2017

First of all, what is MetaTrader 4? / InvestorEducation / Trading Systems

By: Kavinesh_A

MetaTrader 4 may appear to be a system activity, but it has become recognized as one of the most commonly used separate dealing systems kind of investors and foreign exchange agents around the world. While some foreign exchange agents can provide their own exclusive dealing systems, MetaTrader 4, or MT4, has become recognized as the marketplace innovator for dealing FX. MT4 was created by application company MetaQuotes, and first released in 2005. MetaTrader 4 is a dealing system developed by MetaQuotes Software for dealing on the internet in the currency trading, agreement for variations (CFDs) and futures trading marketplaces. MT4 Hrvatska as it is commonly known, obtainable at no charge straight from the MetaQuotes web site (metaquotes.net) or through a multitude of on the internet foreign exchange agents. MT4 provides sources and sources that allow investors to evaluate price, place and handle deals, and employ computerized dealing techniques. This guide will provide an release to many of MetaTrader 4's features, such as graph configurations, technological research sources and trade placement.
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Currencies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A New Challenge to the US Dollar / Currencies / US Dollar

By: John_Browne

In a move that was little noticed outside of the financial world, China announced the creation of an oil futures contract (open to international traders) that will be denominated in Yuan and convertible into gold. This move provides the first official linkage of oil to gold, and more importantly a linkage between the Chinese currency and gold. While the contract volumes that will be traded on this new platform will certainly be minuscule in comparison to those in the dominant markets of New York and London (at least initially), I believe the move is the latest, and perhaps most significant, step that China has taken down the path that could lead to a global economic system that is not fully dependent on the U.S. dollar. The move amounts to a direct challenge to the dollar's privileged reserve status and could threaten U.S. dollar price erosion.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 28, 2017

SPX Needs Another Probe Higher. NDX Does Not / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

SPX appears to have one further probe higher to complete Wave (v). It appears to be an Ending Diagonal, which means that Wave (v) should be an a-b-c form. Five waves already appear, but the middle wave cannot be a Wave iii because it is the shortest in the series. Wave v may reach equality with Wave i at 2515.00, so that is my target. The Cycle Top is at 2524.55, so we may consider that as a possible limit to an extension.

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Companies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Trump’s Solar Tariff Confusion Creates An Investing Opportunity / Companies / Solar Energy

By: OilPrice_Com

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it. The time it has taken investors and traders to wrap their heads around Trump’s industry tariffs and the pyrrhic victory of two solar companies in a case against cheap Chinese imports has seen stocks rally in a big way, and then fall just as hard.

When the International Trade Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs Suniva and SolarWorld in their case against cheap Chinese solar module and cell imports, reactions were polarized: the U.S. solar industry was outraged—as it had been for most of the duration of the court investigation—and investors, apparently, were extremely upbeat for the future of this same outraged industry, sending solar stocks sky-high.

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Companies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Former ETF Head At Lehman Brothers: Here’s How To Choose The Best ETF For You / Companies / Exchange Traded Funds

By: John_Mauldin

BY JARED DILLIAN : There is a massive price war going on in ETF-land. Issuers are falling over themselves in the race to the bottom in fees.

Clearly, they’re doing it because it works. For many investors, low fees were the main reason you are invested in ETFs.

I saw some funds the other day that had a .04% expense ratio. That’s four basis points, meaning that if you invest $10,000, you pay $4 in fees.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 28, 2017

History Illustrates Stock Market Crashes Should be Embraced & Not Feared / Stock-Markets / Stock Market Crash

By: Sol_Palha

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have. Hale Irwin
This is a topic that financial writers should cover in more depth, but it also needs to be covered accurately.  From the very beginning individuals have been trained to view crashes as disasters, and in doing so, they miss an opportunity of a lifetime. One has to wonder why so many experts almost purposely go out of their way to proclaim the next crash will mark the end of everything. 

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Economics

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Koyaanisqatsi Economy / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Raul_I_Meijer

The film Koyaanisqatsi was released in 1982. The title means ‘life out of balance’ in the language of the Hopi, a Native American tribe who live(d) mainly in what is now north-east Arizona. It is directed by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. There are no actors, and no dialogue. Philip Glass’s music underlies a series of film fragments that contrast the beauty of American nature with the noise and pollution mankind has added to it. Wikipedia:

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. Reggio explained the lack of dialogue by stating “it’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live.”

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Currencies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Is This the Top for the Cryptocurrency Craze? Introducing Jesus Coin / Currencies / BlockChain

By: HAA

Shannara Johnson : Question: How do you recognize a bubble that’s ready to burst?

The answer is twofold:

  1. When people start going crazy over a certain asset—even the ones who couldn’t have cared less a year earlier.
  1. When people start doing insane things with that particular asset.
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Currencies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

As Sanctions on North Korea Ramp Up, War on Crypto-Currencies Heats Up / Currencies / BlockChain

By: MoneyMetals

By Stefan Gleason, : The dangerous provocations between North Korea and the United States haven’t yet escalated enough to rattle financial markets. The U.S. stock market notched another new record high last week, helping to blunt safe-haven demand for gold and silver.

The North Korea situation is, however, causing political reverberations in the crytpo-currency markets. Following China’s recent crackdown on crytpo-currency exchanges, U.S. officials may be gearing up for a regulatory attack on Bitcoin as part of an economic sanctions package.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 28, 2017

S&P 500 At New Record High, Will It Continue Higher? Apple Stock Analysis / Stock-Markets / Stock Market 2017

By: Paul_Rejczak

Briefly:
Intraday trade: Our Wednesday's intraday intraday outlook has proved partly accurate. The S&P 500 index closed 0.4% higher, but it gained less than 4 points from its opening price. The index may continue to fluctuate along the level of 2,500 today. It remains above support level of the September 12 daily gap up of 2,488.95-2,490.37. Therefore, we prefer to be out of the market, avoiding low risk/reward ratio trades.

Our intraday outlook is neutral today, and our short-term outlook is bearish, as we expect downward correction. Our medium-term outlook remains bearish:

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Commodities

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Copper, Oil, Commodities Bottom as Emerging Markets Breakout / Commodities / Commodities Trading

By: Rambus_Chartology

Tonight I would like to update some of the different commodities and emerging markets we took some positions in back in late July of this year. First, let me say that as investors we like everything to line up in perfect harmony so we can make some sense out of what is actually happening in the markets. It’s just human nature. For example, if the US dollar is doing this then the PM complex or the commodities should be doing that. There is a general rule that there is an inverse correlation between the US dollar and the PM complex or commodities, but it’s not always accurate.

Many times we can get bogged down trying to make everything fit perfectly before we make a trade. This can sometimes lead to missed opportunities as what we were expecting didn’t take place. For the most part this is one of the reasons why I prefer Chartology. When a pattern is building out the bears and bulls are making their side known by the battle they’re having with each other, which eventually creates a consolidation or reversal pattern. All the fundamentals that a stock has is also priced into the chart pattern.

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