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Record-Smashing 2017 Ends With Stock Slamfest - Bitcoin, Bonds, Bullion Best

December 30, 2017 - 8:04am
Record-Smashing 2017 Ends With Stock Slamfest - Bitcoin, Bonds, Bullion Best

Ugly end...

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But on the year, the dollar tanked (worst since 2003), stocks and bonds (the long-end) soared higher, commodities rebounded dramatically, cryptocurrencies exploded, and gold had its best year since 2010 as VIX saw its lowest average in history...

Hussman On The Three Big Delusions: Paper Wealth, A Booming Economy, And Bitcoin

December 28, 2017 - 12:19am
Hussman On The Three Big Delusions: Paper Wealth, A Booming Economy, And Bitcoin

Authored by John Hussman via HussmanFunds.com,

Let us not, in the pride of our superior knowledge, turn with contempt from the follies of our predecessors. The study of the errors into which great minds have fallen in the pursuit of truth can never be uninstructive.”
– Charles MackayExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Yes, Virginia, There Is A "Santa Rally"

December 25, 2017 - 9:20am
Yes, Virginia, There Is A "Santa Rally"

Authord by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,
Yes, Virgina, There Is A Santa Claus

Every year, at this time, I republish the story of 8-year Virginia O’Hanlon who asked the most important of questions. I encourage you to read it as it reminds us of the importance, meaning and the “Spirit” of the Christmas season. 

"This is Groundhog Day": Spanish Stocks Battered By Catalan Vote, Bitcoin Crashes

December 22, 2017 - 11:07pm
"This is Groundhog Day": Spanish Stocks Battered By Catalan Vote, Bitcoin Crashes

Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan secessionists delivered an unexpected blow to the government of Spanish PM Rajoy by winning the Catalan regional election. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, U.S. equity futures and the dollar rose on the last trading session before the Christmas holiday. The MSCI index of world stocks was flat.

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