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Ed Yardeni
The Next Financial Crisis?
By Ed Yardeni - Dec 17, 2014 1

Of course, debt defaults are likely to occur among oil producers. But I doubt they will trigger a financial crisis comparable to what happened in 2008 and 2009. Most of their junk bonds are in bond ...

Erik McCurdy
S&P 500 Potential Cyclical Top Now Forming
By Erik McCurdy - Dec 18, 2014

Fueled by a historic amount of direct stimulus from the Federal Reserve, the cyclical bull market in the S&P 500 that began in 2009 accelerated into an unsustainable advance, creating a massive ...

Charles Hugh Smith
What's The Gold-Oil Ratio Telling Us?
By Charles Hugh Smith - Dec 18, 2014

Based on historical Gold-Oil ratios, oil appears extraordinarily cheap right now. One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other ...

Mike Paulenoff
What's Next For The S&P 500?
By Mike Paulenoff - Dec 18, 2014 1

My sense is that if Wednesday's upmove was not the start of a vertical upside blow-off that is heading directly for new all-time highs above 2080, then the index has otherwise carved out a whipsaw, ...

Ed Yardeni
Crude Oil: Anatomy Of A Glut
By Ed Yardeni - Dec 18, 2014

We now have November data compiled by Oil Market Intelligence on global oil demand and supply. The data show that world crude oil revenues and outlays, at an annual rate, plunged by $1.1 trillion ...

ICN.com
Oil Jumps After Putin Speech
By ICN.com  - Dec 19, 2014

Oil prices moved higher on Thursday above $57 a barrel, after Russian President Vladimir Putin speech regarding the Russian economy and the collapse of Russian ruble. Putin said that Russia’s...

Gregory W. Harmon
S&P 500: Did Fed Spawn Rally?
By Gregory W. Harmon - Dec 19, 2014

Let’s close out the week with a look at the S&P 500. Following the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee statement Wednesday, the S&P 500 took off. Traders and pundits attributed the ...

Marc Chandler
The Russian Enigma Unravels
By Marc Chandler - Dec 17, 2014

Winston Churchill famously said of Russian foreign policy that it was "...a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." What people leave out is what followed. Churchill offered an answer: "... ...

Tim Knight
Emerging Opportunities
By Tim Knight - Dec 18, 2014 1

If anyone is insane enough (like, say, me) to dare shorting anything in this market, I offer the following: (ARCA:VWO) -- the heavily-traded international equity index fund: And the JP Morgan ...

Karim Rahemtulla
OPEC’s Losing Strategy
By Karim Rahemtulla - Dec 18, 2014 1

Americans better fill up their gas tanks now, because oil prices are going back up soon. Oil broke through $70 per barrel, just as I predicted. Prices may continue to drop to around $50 briefly, but ...

Chris Kimble
Who Would $35 Crude Hurt The Most?
By Chris Kimble - Dec 17, 2014

Crude oil has traded inside of rising-channel (A) for the past couple of decades and not even the financial crisis in 2009 could cause crude to break that rising channel's support. The break below ...

Alan Gula
5 Hot ETF Trends To Avoid In 2015
By Alan Gula - Dec 17, 2014

Though it may be hard to do, we need to shift our attention away from the twisted wreckage within the energy sector for a second. That’s because, as 2014 winds to an end, investors need to make ...

Chris Berry
Signal Vs. Noise: What's The Difference?
By Chris Berry - Dec 18, 2014

In 2012, Nate Silver, a well known statistician and writer, penned the book “The Signal and The Noise”, which discusses using statistics and probabilities to determine real-world outcomes....

Gary Gordon
Is This Bull Market An Exaggeration?
By Gary Gordon - Dec 17, 2014

Notorious bears like Peter Schiff and John Hussman have been warning about the bull market’s inevitable demise for many years. Ignoring their gloom-n-doom predictions has been the better way to ...

Marc Chandler
Dollar Bulls Regain Upper Hand
By Marc Chandler - Dec 19, 2014

The powerful divergence theme re-emerged and effectively ended the dramatic correction throughout the capital markets. The FOMC statement strengthened conviction of a mid-2015 lift off, even if pace ...