The Big Short

Perhaps you've seen the 2015 movie or read the book The Big Short by  Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the build-up of the housing market and the economic bubble. If you missed it, here's what … [Read more...]

Why Investors Cling to Hope Amid Stock Market Turmoil

History shows that many investors will hold stocks all the way down By Elliott Wave International I was watching financial television as the Dow Industrials fell 400-plus points on Sept. 1. Two market professionals were interviewed: Both said … [Read more...]

Improving Your Investments with Decision Theory

By Jared Dillian If you’ve ever taken a decision theory class (I have, and it was awesome), this is the first thing you learn. Decision Theory You have a 50/50 chance of winning $10,000. You have P = 0.5 of getting $10,000 and P = 0.5 of … [Read more...]

Bear Markets And Economic Contractions: 2001/2008 vs. 2015

Economic Basis For Large Bear Market Declines By Chris Ciovacco As we noted in a recent “recession odds” article, bear markets typically are caused by one of two things: a recession or tight monetary conditions. For example, the 2000-2002 bear … [Read more...]

Reasons To Remain Open To Bullish Outcomes For Stocks

When investor sentiment reaches extreme levels, it can be a contrary indicator for the stock market. For example, the highest bullish reading in the history of the American Association Of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey was 75% bulls … [Read more...]

Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

Most economists and stock market participants believe that FED policy can exhibit a tremendous amount of power over the movement of the markets and market participants perception of the future of that policy can affect the market in the short run. … [Read more...]

The Asian Age of Transformation

On September 19-21, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, top experts from Casey Research—as well as many well-regarded guest speakers—gathered to discuss the most important issues facing our economy today and presented on how to position yourself to thrive … [Read more...]

QE Ending Or Just Getting Started?

ECB To Step Up As Fed Steps Back? While the Federal Reserve has laid out specific plans to end their quantitative easing (QE) program, a new season of QE may be getting ready to kick-off across the pond. From Reuters: The euro fell broadly on … [Read more...]

Investors: Do You Know How We Got Here…

And Where We are Going? Policy Makers- Blowing Bubbles Again Many hard-working Americans are scratching their collective heads about the following questions: Why have stocks performed in a manner that seems to be out of step with the relatively … [Read more...]

Choosing a Brokerage Firm

If you're ready to do some investing, you need a broker to be able to buy stocks, options, and pretty much anything else. Deciding on the right broker for you can be difficult. If you've made the rounds of the local brokerage firms you'll notice a … [Read more...]