Sunday , 3 December 2023


What Affect, If Any, Will Rising Interest Rates Have On the Stock Market (+2K Views)

The belief is that rising interest rates (as is currently occurring) are a sign that the economy is improving as activity is pushing borrowing rates higher. In turn, as investors, this bodes well for corporate profitability which supports the current valuations of stocks in the market. While this seems completely logical the question is whether, or not, this is really the case?

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U.S. Energy Independence Is A Pipe Dream!

I don't want to kill the dream of U.S. energy independence but the fact is it won't become a reality overnight. It's entirely possible, however, that the North American continent [Canada, the U.S. and Mexico] can achieve energy independence within the next decade. [Let me explain.]

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Collapse of Risk Ratio Is Worrisome – Here’s What It Means & What Action You Should Take

The collapse in the STA Risk Ratio, which tracks the most common measures of market sentiment, is a clear signal that something has changed in the market and that risk of a broader correction has risen sharply. While this is only one measure of "risk" it does suggest that investors should pay closer attention to their portfolios than normal and implement some risk management practices.

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Stock Market to Continue Onwards & UPwards – Here’s Why (+2K Views)

Too often investors focus on the negative, lose confidence in stocks and, as a result, they can miss great bull markets. I believe when it comes to finding investment opportunities it’s all about both monetary and fiscal policy. As such, I encouraged investors to follow the money. With that in mind, here are two of my favorite charts that I believe demonstrate how investors can do exactly that.

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Stock Market (Dow) Should Reach 20,000 By 2018 – Here’s Why (+3K Views)

With the stock market up over 20% since we forecast in July, 2012 that we would see the Dow at 20,000...[by the end of the] decade, our forecast seems less ambitious than back then. US stocks are not overpriced or overleveraged, and remain more attractive than at prior peaks. As such, based on current conditions, we now project that...the Dow will reach 20,000 by late 2018.

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