Is Obama’s Black Swan Coming Soon?

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What is a "Black Swan"? According to Wikipedia... The phrase "black swan" was a common expression in 16th century London as a statement of impossibility. The London expression derives from the Old World presumption that all swans must be white … [Read more...]

Signs of the Top

Gold

It  may seem like we are constantly beating the drum of a top in the market with recent articles like  the NASDAQ ROC stock commentary , Obama’s Comments Worry Stock Bulls and today's Signs of the Top, but each of these articles was developed … [Read more...]

Obama’s Comments Worry Stock Bulls

ObamaBoomandBust

In my recent NASDAQ ROC stock commentary I said, Caution: Watch for the next sell signal. From the sell signal in July of 1996 to the final Sell signal in April of 2000 was roughly 3 ½ years. The time from the sell signal in April 2004 until the … [Read more...]

Tapering vs. Economy And Trends

Coy? I'm not being coy.

Everyone is aware that the "recovery" is lame and is primarily an illusion due to the printing of funny money by the FED. What effect will it have if the FED shut off the spigot over night? Well just the thought of that idea recently sent shivers … [Read more...]

Retirement Investing

Investing when you think we're in a bubble

As retirees (or future retirees) we need to take responsibility for our financial future. And that includes choosing investments and planning income strategies. In the good old high income days, it was easier to invest in income producing assets and … [Read more...]

Economic & Fed Confusion Reign In Markets

Market Comparison

In today's article Chris Ciovacco looks at the current battle between Bulls and Bears in the market and what we should watch closely and what we should do about it. Is this just a correction or has the market made a new high?  ~Tim McMahon, … [Read more...]

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: What On Htrae Is Going On?

Square Earth

In today's article Grant Williams takes a look at mythical Bizarro world (Htrae) where everything is backwards and compares it to the supposedly logical and normal functioning earth. Unfortunately, some things that belong in Bizarro  world have … [Read more...]

Is This the Time to Buy Real Estate in Portugal?

Real Estate Portugal

The time to buy is when everyone else is selling. That holds true not only for stocks but also for commodities like Gold and Real Estate. Another truism is to buy when you least feel like buying. Right now an extremely out of favor asset is real … [Read more...]

Will Wednesday’s Fed Minutes Spark Sell-Off?

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Since the S&P 500 made an intraday low of 1,536 on April 18, the widely-followed stock index has tacked on 130 points and the markets have migrated back to full-bore risk-on mode. Wednesday Winddown? Two key events this Wednesday could give … [Read more...]

Stock Market: When Do I Buy a “Buy”?

Apple Stock

As an individual investor I read quite a few investment newsletters and investing websites in addition to what I publish here on Financial Trend Forecaster and so I am usually inundated with multitudes of recommendations on various investment ideas. … [Read more...]