With the market hitting all-time highs, many investors are wondering how investor sentiment can be so positive when job creation is still not as strong as it should be. This divergence between the financial markets and the real economy cannot last forever.
What Investment Strategy Works with Weak Economic Growth?
One of the most difficult things to do is to try and determine the future level of economic growth. There are so many variables that go into the level of economic growth that no model can accurately predict the exact level.
Well, I was partially right about last week. The market gave us a three day rally but sold off into the weekend. However, my predictions regarding the Euro and the 126 level were dead wrong. Events in Europe are quickly coming to a head and the efforts of European politicians to "kick the can down the road" are coming to an end.
Most of the major indexes finished the week up marginally from the previous week. The notable exceptions were the Russell 2000 which underperformed it's large cap brothers and the Mid Cap index was also down close to 1/2 percent.
Did a “bearish divergence” yesterday signal a top for the equity markets?
Technical Analysis – December 2, 2011 – Nasdaq 100 and Copper
Reading Material and Commentary, November 15, 2011
Are Silver & Copper Prices Predicting a Global Recession?
Silver and copper have recently been going through their own private bear markets. Since the open on September 1st, silver futures have sold off by more than 25%. During the same time frame, copper futures sold off by around 24%. Both metals are extremely oversold, but lower prices are still possible.
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Shares of Geopulse Exploration Inc. (OTC:GPLS) slid modestly on Wednesday following a heavy gains in the past few trading sessions.
GPLS shares started running higher on last Wednesday, when the stock soared from $0.08 to $0.26 a gain of 225% on low volume, which were about 428K shares.