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The Last Time These 3 Ominous Signals Appeared Simultaneously Was Just Before The Last Financial Crisis

We have not seen a “leadership reversal”, a “Hindenburg Omen” and a “Titanic Syndrome signal” all appear simultaneously since just before the last financial crisis.  Does this mean that a stock market crash is imminent?  Not necessarily, but as I have been writing about quite a bit recently, the markets are certainly primed for one.  On Wednesday, the Dow fell another 138 points, and that represented the largest single day decline that we have seen since September.  Much more importantly, the downward trend that has been developing over the past week appears to be accelerating.  Just take a look at […]

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Red Flag Warning: These California Wildfires Are ‘Among The Most Destructive Fire Events In US History’ And They Are About To Get Even Worse

The wildfires that are roaring through northern California are already “among the most destructive fire events in U.S. history”, and by the time it is all said and done this could be the worst wildfire season in the history of the state.  So far, fires have scorched more than 250 square miles, and more than 3,500 homes and businesses have already been destroyed.  The official death toll has risen to 21, but that is expected to rise dramatically because over 600 missing persons reports have been filed with authorities.  The worst damage has been done in Napa and Sonoma counties, […]

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Income Starved Investors are Flocking to These “Private Income Funds”

Among the bleak retirement landscape, investors are finding lucrative opportunities Time after time, I hear stories of people “cutting back” to stretch a meager income or make a small nest egg last. Most retirees (or people planning for retirement) are pinching pennies, fearing their nest eggs will run out soon. Or they’re scratching out “a living” on meager Social Security benefits of $ 1,300 a month. Folks just aren’t making enough off of their investments PRIOR to retirement, to live out their golden years comfortably. I go into further detail in my latest video presentation. While we absolutely have a retirement crisis in […]

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I’m Surprised These Are Still Legal

Most of our readers are regular W-2 employees working for a paycheck, and most of my recommendations in the Dent 401k Advisor, which we released to subscribers last week, are focused toward helping them. But for you self-employed types out there – or if you know one and want to pass along the word – there’s a much bigger world of retirement options at your disposal. We all know that the traditional pension plan is dead. Unless your job is unionized or you work for the government, it’s extremely unlikely that you have a traditional, guaranteed pension to take care […]

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These Days Young Men In America Are Working A Lot Less And Playing Video Games A Lot More

If you could stay home and play video games all day, would you do it?  According to a brand new report that was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday, American men from the ages of 21 to 30 are working a lot less these days.  In fact, on average men in this age group worked 203 fewer hours per year in 2015 than they did in 2000.  So what did they do with all of that extra time?  According to the study, a large portion of the time that young men used to spend working is […]

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With Friends Like These…

Cartels are a tough thing. The goal is for a small group of influential producers to artificially move a market away from its normal equilibrium, and eventually squeeze more money from buyers to boost profits. Members rely on each other to do their part, be it charging higher prices, holding back supply, or flooding the market to drive out marginal players. At their core, cartels require people who want to steal more profit from buyers through false market signals to believe each member will do its part. There’s an inherent fear involved: If you’re willing to steal from clients, why […]

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Are The Polls Rigged Against Trump? All Of These Wildly Divergent Surveys Cannot Possibly Be Correct

Some of these polls are going to turn out to be dead wrong.  With just over two weeks to go until election day, some surveys are showing a very tight race, while others say that Hillary Clinton has a massive lead.  For example, the tracking polls put out by Rasmussen, the L.A. Times and IBD/TIPP have all consistently shown that the race is either tied or Donald Trump is winning by a small margin.  But Fox News has Hillary Clinton ahead by six points, Bloomberg has Clinton ahead by nine points, and the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has Clinton […]

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What Are These Huge Tonnages In “Precious Metals” On Chinese Commercial Bank Balance Sheets?

BullionStar There has been much conjecture since 2014 about the increasing numbers in the “precious metals” category on the balance sheets of listed Chinese commercial banks. By the end of 2015 China’s largest banks were holding RMB 598 billion in precious metals. Some analysts think that the precious metals on Chinese commercial bank balance sheets are gold reserves purchased on behalf of the Chinese central bank, while others surmise that Chinese banks buy gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) and then lend it out so the precious metals on the balance sheets solely represent leased gold. In latter analysis […]

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Bear Market Checklist: Have You Done These 3 Things?

The S&P 500 is only down about 10% from its all-time high. Yet it feels like the market is down a lot more than that. That’s because a handful of expensive, high-flying tech stocks are supporting the index. And even then, we’re still only talking about the heavy hitters. The average stock is already well into bear market territory. Bespoke Investment Group ran the numbers and found that the average large-cap stock is down 22.5%. For small- and mid-cap stocks, it gets a lot worse. Mid-caps are down 26.5% and small-caps are actually down more than 30%. That’s not just […]

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