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A Secret “Buy” Signal in US Housing

Greg Guenthner

According to the Commerce Department, US home sales just dipped to their lowest level since March. Naturally, that has many investors thinking homebuilder stocks are done for. Not so fast, says Greg Guenthner... Today, he details one sector that usually trades in tandem with homebuilder stocks that may be poised for a breakout...


Maestro“S&P 2000″ Is a Fed Manufactured Mirage

David Stockman

Why should stocks - which should reflect the nation's future business prospects - be reaching all-time highs when the U.S. is in a depression? One explanation is that something's helping the market along. Say, the Federal Reserve. Today, David Stockman explains why the whole stock market is a Fed-created mirage. Read on...


VideoJames Grant on Bubbles, Bargains and Everything in Between

Steve Forbes

In order to invest wisely, it pays to follow the advice and insights of the world's best investment gurus. Today, legendary investor James Grant sits down with Steve Forbes for a frank discussion on a variety of topics including financial bubbles, where to find bargains in the stock market and something called The Untitled Burrito...


The Only Thing that Matters as the S&P Nears All-Time Highs

Greg Guenthner

After spending just 12 days below its 50-day moving average, the S&P 500 is making a mad dash toward all-time highs. The "V-bottom" that has characterized every move off the lows this year has returned to bust up the bears' party. Now, the S&P is staring at a milestone move above 2,000 for the first time ever. Greg Guenthner explains...


MaestroWith Disaster Imminent, Fed Unwilling to Stop Printing Money

David Stockman

With Janet Yellen more or less committed to keeping the money spigot open, you'd think Wall Street would be rejoicing. Yet, stocks are mostly a mixed bag right now. Oh well... No matter what stocks do, it appears the Fed and other central banks' folly will keep the Wall Street casino awash in free money for the foreseeable future. Read on...


Bill BonnerFatten Up Your Pets: A Survival Guide to Digital Apocalypse

Bill Bonner

When the government pumps trillions of dollars into the economy, it's not actually printing the money. It enters as digital entries in banks across the country. It's made the system fast, responsive, and unfortunately, vulnerable. And ff this network goes down, the entire world could fall apart. Bill Bonner explains...


Extra!Beware the Return of Debtor’s Prison

Alexander Tabarrok

Debtor's prison is supposed to be illegal in the U.S., but these days it's making a comeback. Today, Alexander Tabarrok explains how a simple failure to pay court fees can start to snowball, eventually ending in jail time. And he begins by focusing a keen eye on the problems going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Read on...


Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Long-Term Market Trends

Chris Mayer

People assume that markets and financial instruments have some kind of long-term average they tend to flock toward. But in reality, a handful of wild swings in various directions often skew these averages to a point where the "long-term" is not at all reliable, let along predictable. Chris Mayer has more...


5 Min. ForecastThe “Snowflakes” that Will Cause the Next Financial Crisis

Dave Gonigam

The debt and leverage that Washington and Wall Street have built up over the years will eventually blow up. And when it does, it could be "worse than 2008." But there is at least one way to protect yourself. And today Dave Gonigam explains how you can get started before any of this occurs. Read on...