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  • Credit Downgrades May Prompt Market Capital Shift

    Recent news regarding Moody’s credit downgrades in China will likely continue to roil the global markets and present multiple unique opportunities for strategic investors. As debt concerns grow throughout some areas of Asia and new US policy efforts...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 05-25-2017
  • Stock Market Forecast and Fear Trading

    The broad US stock market last week took a tumble sending a massive wave of fear through investors’ minds. On Wednesday May 17 th the S&P 500 index plummeted 1.7% causing the fear index to jump a whopping 48% in a single session. What does this...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 05-21-2017
  • Shifting World Economies Present Massive Opportunities for Investors

    Recent news from the World Economic Forum (weforum.org) has outlined recent core global economic functions and relationships (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/worlds-biggest-economies-in-2017). We found this interesting in both factual data and...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 05-05-2017
  • Exchange-Traded Funds Make Decisions Easy

    Stock Market Forecast Big Picture : The broad stock market is working through a more complex corrective price pattern. My recent forecast, as displayed in the chart below, indicates that the next leg up is toward 2500. The market may be about to start...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-25-2017
  • Mortgage Delinquency Rates Increase & 3X ETFs

    Delinquency rates in Single Family Residential Mortgages and other Consumer Loans began to climb through the later half of 2016 and early 2017. The timing of this delinquency rate increase coincided almost identically with the Fed increases in their Funds...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-17-2017
  • Economy Contracting but Expect Higher Stock Prices

    The United States is the world’s largest and most diversified economy! It is currently suffering through a protracted period of slow growth which has held down job creation and labor market participation. The Pew Research Center reported, in late...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-12-2017
  • The Fake Recovery May Be Ending

    The “real” Atlanta Fed’s reading of Q1 GDP went off a cliff to less than 1%: No one has the slightest idea of what is happening as insane levels of debt distort the model’s which economists use to forecast the future economic trends...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-03-2017
  • Oil Prices Volatility May Drive Expanded Equities Volatility

    Last weeks move in Crude Oil, down over 8.8% was triggered by new “Record High” US inventory data and news that OPEC production cuts are near 85% compliance have prompted a breakdown. We have been expecting a breakout move for a few weeks...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 03-13-2017
  • Real Estate & Rate Change – You’ve Been warned!

    Is this the moment which could spark a stock market sell-off? Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in a speech given in Chicago, last Friday, March 3 rd , 2017, suggested that the FED will likely resume raising interest rates later this month. Yellen...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 03-07-2017
  • US Drives Global Growth

    The US is back in the driver seat again as a sustained and growing economic powerhouse – the Trump Economy. Since the November 2016 elections, the US economic data and outlook have been driving investment in US equities as well as select foreign...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 03-01-2017
  • Correction Coming?

    The correction in the markets is coming. The markets will correct in the short term, which will allow them to move much higher in 2017. The short-term indicators of market momentum are overbought . The trend indicators are clearly still BULLISH! President...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 02-27-2017
  • What Investors Need To Know About U.S. Money Market Funds?

    Why Low Risk Does Not Equate To Risk Free! Charles Schwab has informed its’ clients that “at least 80% of the fund’s net assets will be invested solely in U.S. government securities…”. Schwab automatically assumes that all...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 02-23-2017
  • Gold, Silver, Dollar Cycles – Part III

    Gold is setting up for a historic rally based on my analysis. Recent news provides further evidence that the Precious Metals and Currencies are in for a wild ride. Just this week, news that China’s reserves fell below $3 Trillion as well as the...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 02-17-2017
  • The Trump Rally Is Just Getting Started!

    Have you ever been presented with an opportunity and missed out on it? Well, here is an opportunity you Do NOT want to miss out on. Based upon my unique “Cycle Analytical” work combined with my “ Proprietary Predictive Analytics Model...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 02-15-2017
  • Yes, Republican Leaders Are Pushing For New Tax Increases

    Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, conservative or liberal, you will want to be aware of what I write about below. The “Establishment” Republican leaders are quietly pushing for a huge tax increase that has yet to get much attention in the mainstream media.

    This new tax increase is called the “Border Adjustment Tax” (BAT). In essence, the BAT would impose a 20% tariff on all imports to the US.  If enacted, it will mean significantly higher prices for imports and anything made in America that includes imported goods.

    You probably haven’t heard about this trade-killing tax since its main proponents, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (both Republicans), have done their best to keep this effort quiet.

    The good news is that if enough Republicans oppose Ryan, Brady and their backers, this anti-trade tax will not see the light of day. Like I said, whether you are a liberal or conservative, you need to know about this since it could mean a big cost-of-living price increase for all of us.

    Sadly, the BAT is not the only bad tax being promoted by Republicans. Another group of Republicans is lobbying President Trump for a new “carbon tax” in exchange for a “significant” rollback in EPA regulations. The GOP promoters of this new tax claim it will help the economy and benefit working-class Americans. A closer look finds it will do neither and is another very bad idea. I’ll fill you in below.

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    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 02-14-2017
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