The world has changed. Today, investors everywhere can put their money to work in markets that not long ago didn't even exist. Yet, where does everyone run at the first sign of trouble? The U.S. markets. The dollar, T-bonds and U.S. stocks continue to be the bastion of safety in an unsafe world. We'll help you anticipate new trends in the U.S. stock indexes, bonds, gold, silver, the U.S. dollar and economy.
The housing market is heating up -- again. Signs are appearing that are reminders of the previous housing boom. "Buyers are convinced values will only continue to climb ... ." Is the housing trend near a reversal?
Sir Isaac Newton famously said that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite re-action." But does this "law of motion" apply to finance? Many investors believe so, but the evidence shows that economic news does not affect the stock market.
On June 14, the price of U.S. oil fell below $45 a barrel, and some are blaming the slide on oversupply. But, is that the real reason? See how the Elliott wave model has been highly useful in staying ahead of oil's trend turns.
The head of credit research for a municipal-bond management firm just commented: "We haven't seen this in a modern state before." He was talking about Illinois' deep fiscal trouble. Look at the eye-brow-raising credit spread.
In investing, one rule of thumb tells you that the higher the return, the higher the risk. Today, one high-yield debt instrument that was at the forefront of the 2007-2009 financial crisis has reached a new, dangerous milestone. We're sounding the alarm -- again.
See 3 global market charts that answer the question, Has Investor "Courage" Gone "Crazy"?
A mix of bull and bear market impulses is evident in today's culture. How is that possible with recent all-time highs in stocks? Shouldn't social mood be decidedly bullish? A Boston University econophysicist charts water's freezing process and makes a shocking discovery.
According to our research, investors are hopelessly devoted to the U.S. IPO market, even though the relationship has become dangerously one-sided.