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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Spock, Debt and the Kingdom of Denmark / Economics / Global Debt Crisis 2015

By: John_Mauldin

In Thoughts from the Frontline, I am in the middle of writing a series on debt. I realized on Sunday that the second installment wasn’t ready for prime time, so I will work on it some more and send it out (hopefully) this coming weekend. In the meantime, in keeping with the theme of debt, for today’s Outside the Box we have the following issue of The Credit Strategist from the ever-insightful Michael Lewitt. Michael starts out musing on debt and then shares a number of useful thoughts on a variety of market topics, with his usual panache.

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InvestorEducation

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Psychology of a Sideways Stock Market Trend / InvestorEducation / Trader Psychology

By: Clif_Droke

A fascinating study is the psychology that accompanies a prolonged sideways market trend.  It also holds insights into what the future likely holds for stock prices.

When equities get stuck in a sideways trend for several months, investor psychology goes through four basic stages of change: 1.) initially they feel expectant that stock prices will quickly breakout of the newly formed range; 2.) when this fails to materialize sentiment turns sour as stocks drop to the lower boundary of the range; 3.) as stocks continue bouncing from the top to the bottom of the range investors begin to lose interest and eventually quit participating altogether with many selling their stock holdings.  This is what forms the basis of a bullish accumulation pattern since “smart money” professional investors eagerly snap up the disgorged supply from disgruntled retail investors.  4.) Finally, as the range is nearing its final resolution, small investors who may, or may not, be invested are thoroughly frustrated at the lack of directional movement. 

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Politics

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Freedom from America - Getting Out Of Dodge / Politics / Social Issues

By: James_Quinn

LLPOH Writes: About 30 years ago, I took a series of jobs in Australia, turning around failing manufacturing businesses. We were there for a very few years, and during this time became eligible for Australian citizenship, which we took up. In return for saving one such failing business, I received shares in it, which I still hold today. Over the years I have remained an employee of that small private company, as has my wife, and visit regularly to see that it survives and thrives.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

What Top Hedge Fund Managers Really Think About Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: Jeff_Clark

In BIG GOLD, I interviewed a plethora of experts on their views about gold for this year. The issue was so popular that we decided to republish a portion of the edition here.

Given their level of success, these fund managers are worth listening to: James Rickards, Chris Martenson, Steve Henningsen, Grant Williams, and Brent Johnson. Some questions are the same, while others were tailored to their particular expertise.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The LBMA Gold Price will replace the Gold Fixing Price / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

While we are waiting for the details on the ECB's QE (will be published on Thursday) and the U.S. non-farm payroll report (will be revealed on Friday), it is worth analyzing a piece of news which passed almost unnoticed. The long established London Gold Fix is going to be replaced by the new electronic LBMA price-discovery process on March 20th this year. Why do we believe that all gold investors should be aware of that fact?

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Stock Market Sell Signals! / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

This is a good sell signal. The cross beneath the lower trendline of the Broadening Wedge has a 94% probability of success. Further confirmation of that signal would be a decline beneath the 50-day Moving Average at 2059.94. However, those who “loaded up” yesterday are being rewarded.

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Currencies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

U.S. Dollar Strategic Backfire On U.S. Government Policy / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Jim_Willie_CB

It is very difficult to find a foreign policy deployed by the United States Govt that has been successful in recent years. In fact, almost all aggressive foreign policy initiatives have resulted in profound losses either in financial strategic position or in alliances with previous staid allied nations. They have almost uniformly backfired, while bravado has mixed with stupidity, while arrogance has blended with futility. The USGovt without given it thought, appears to be acting in reckless manner toward losing its entire set of advantages from a century. The nation has become hollowed out industrially by outsourcing, defrauded in housing mortgages, undermined in banks by derivatives, contaminated in USTreasury Bonds by the wildly applauded QE bond purchase wreckage, tarnished by exported terrorism, tainted by prevalent espionage, and shamed by reliance upon war to defend the USDollar. The US is fast becoming recognized as a rogue nations, but worse, as a nation with stupid leadership. The more aggressive the leadership led by the Manchurian sock puppet plus stage entourage and legion of legislators bound by bank donations, the more rapid the failures, the more rapid the development of USD workarounds, the more rapid the frayed lines to allies, the more rapid the isolation of a once great nation, the more rapid the systemic failure. Witness the climax of the Fascist Business Model, which almost no other analyst seems to emphasize or notice. The effect of fascism upon the financial platforms and economic structure has been profoundly negative. Like all fascist regimes, the attacks are directed to enemies first in direct thefts, then to allies in frauds recognized later, finally to the citizens in hidden pilferage and lost rights. The result is always the same, except for the rhyme of its ruin. The implosion is as loud as the escape flights for leaders, along with their protected off-shore accounts.

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Currencies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Canada’s Central Banks Orders End to ‘Spocking’ Of Canadian Dollar - Defacing Debasing Currencies / Currencies / Canadian $

By: GoldCore

- From “Spocking” in Canada to overtly political imagery in Greece, paper currency is growing in popularity
- Outpouring of affection for Leonard Nimoy has inspired the phenomenon of “Spocking” in Canada
- Greek artist Stefanos alters euro notes to deliver a political message
- Defacing notes is illegal and a criminal offence in the EU, U.S. and most countries
- Disgruntled citizens defaming already debasing currencies … this may catch on …

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

How to Exploit Crude Oil's Current Low Price / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Money_Morning

Peter Krauth writes: If you've been eyeing a new gas-guzzling SUV as your next vehicle, you may want to reconsider that Prius once more. That's because today's low gas prices won't be around forever and oil prices aren't about to "tank" any time soon.

In fact, the oil price crash has created a state of "contango," a market anomaly that savvy investors can exploit. It's presenting a rare market opportunity to profit that only comes around once every few years.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Here's What Will Send Crude Oil Prices Back Up Again / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

Oil's rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. The question we should be asking ourselves is not if oil prices will recover, but when they will.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Stock Market Investor Psychology Crazy Ratio Record Crash? / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2015

By: EWI

Editor's note: This article is excerpted from "The State of the Global Markets 2015 Edition," a comprehensive report by Elliott Wave International, the world's largest independent market-forecasting firm (data through December 2014). You can download the full, 53-page report here -- 100% free.

With so many once-bright investment ideas flaming out— houses, condos, commodities, gold & silver, oil, junk bonds and hedge funds, to name a few—one would think that the buy-and-hold ethos of the Mania Era would at least be under review. But it isn’t. All it has done is become more focused while remaining as cherished as ever.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Five Steps to Fixing Greece’s Debt Problem / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

The ECB decision to limit liquidity to Greek banks was another nail in the euro-coffin, and rumors of a “Grexit” caused bank withdrawals to accelerate. Over 25 billion euros have been withdrawn from Greek banks since the end of November 2014. But there’s a problem. Fractional-reserve Greek banks do not have the funds to cover all the withdrawals if trends continue. Current non-performing bank loans in Greece are close to 40 percent and banks hold large amounts of high risk Greek government debt.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Gold Price to be Driven by Non-Farm Payroll Data / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2015

By: Submissions

Harley Salt writes: Friday will see the release of the much anticipated monthly US Non-Farm Payrolls figures. Even more so than in previous months this data will be influential in setting the direction of the gold market between its release on Friday and the next Federal Reserve policy meeting on set for 17th and 18th March. It is the only major market moving data due out before the Fed meets so it will be the focus of not just traders but also the Fed itself.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

FTSE100 Stocks Index Breaks Key Support / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Austin_Galt

The Footsie has just broken some key support I have been monitoring. We already know from previous analysis of the longer term charts that this bull market is on its knees. So let's look in close at the daily chart to see what this potential kill shot looks like.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Chicago's Only Possible Salvation: A Detroit-Like Bankruptcy / Politics / US Debt

By: Mike_Shedlock

Is the Chicago pension system so messed up and union work rules so entrenched the only way to change either of them is bankruptcy? I think so.

So does Dennis Byrne who wrote on his blog today Chicago's Only Salvation: A Detroit-Like Bankruptcy.

This is a guest post from Byrne.

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