Stock Market Crash in 2015 is Coming, Despite Widespread Bullishness

By Monday, August 24, 2015
U.S. Stock Market Crash in 2015Will the U.S. Stock Market Crash in 2015? With the broader U.S. stock markets trading near record highs, it’s not a big surprise to hear that most analysts, economists, and investors are increasingly bullish about the stock market. The last thing you’d expect to hear is someone talking about a stock market crash in 2015. And why would they? After all, the stock market has been moving steadily higher since .

U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015: Economy Strong but Markets Unstable

By Monday, August 10, 2015
Economic Picture for 2015 Not RosyStrong Economic Data Points to Growth in 2015? As 2014 winds down, many investors are wondering what the economic outlook for 2015 will be. If you look at the U.S. economic data that’s been trickling in, 2015 looks like it could be a very strong year. The U.S. announced strong third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.9%. This extends the recent trend of strong quarter-over-quarter GDP growth; in the .

Economic Collapse: EUR/USD Exchange Rate Could Crash 20%

By Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Economic CollapseIf you think Greece is holding back the eurozone from an economic collapse, you may be mistaken. At least, that’s according to former hedge fund manager and Goldman Sachs alumnus Raoul Pal. In an interview with CNBC’s Fast Money on July 31st, the publisher of the Global Macro Investor newsletter and the founder of Real Vision TV, said “Germany is the big exporting nation of Europe, and I see .

Yanis Varoufakis: Could Spain Be on the Verge of Economic Collapse

By Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Spain could be on verge economic collapseImage by er Guiri
Spain may be next in the line after Greece to face an economic collapse, according to the former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. In an interview published on Sunday, August 2nd, Varoufakis warned that “Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country.” (Source: AFP, August 03, 2015.) “Spaniards need to look at their own economic and social situation and

Economic Collapse: Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44.2%

By Saturday, August 1, 2015
Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44 PercentImage by Tax Credits
Youth unemployment hit a 33-year high in June, according to the latest data from the Italian national statistics office, signaling the troubled country and the wider eurozone area could be on the verge of economic collapse. It’s the disappointing unemployment rate that indicates the economic collapse would be imminent. Many economists had expected that the unemployment rate would fall to 12.3%. But it turns out that

Next Stock Crash: Is Dr. Doom Right This Time?

By Friday, July 24, 2015
Stock CrashMany of us are wondering: when will the next stock crash be? Are we on the brink now? And how bad will it be? Well, Marc Faber (aka Dr. Doom) suggests the next stock crash could range from 20% to as high as 40%. If you have followed the contrarian investor, you would realize that he has long been a bear, even during the amazing bull market that started in .

Stock Market Investing: Watch the False Confidence

By Friday, July 17, 2015
Stock Market Investing False ConfidenceWatching the stock market rise for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, I’m left wondering about the false confidence that appears to be on the surface. My view is that the current state of stock market investing should continue to be guarded with caution and selling into strength. Greece and its lenders appear to have a deal in place; it’s true. But the Greek parliament still needs to approve it. .

Stock Market Right Now: 3 Variables That Could Drive It Lower

By Monday, July 13, 2015
Stock Market DownInvestors were jumping into stock buying on Thursday morning. But while it may be an encouraging sign for the stock market, my advice is not to be fooled by this dead cat bounce. We will likely see oversold buying after bouts of deep selling (as we have been witnessing). I doubt there are sustainable market gains around the corner; unless the global situation changes and corporate America begins to finally .

Economic Collapse: Greeks Hoarding Hard Assets to Preserve Savings

By Friday, July 10, 2015
Economic CollapseGreeks are rushing to buy hard assets—from ovens, to refrigerators, and dishwashers—any hard assets that can hold their value to protect their savings, according to a recent report in The New York Times. (Source: Greeks Spend in Droves, Afraid of Losing Savings to a Bailout, July 9, 2015.) Greek banks have been shut down since June 29th, and are expected to remain closed until Friday. The government-imposed capital control of .

Gold Price Manipulation: More Evident Now Than Ever Before?

By Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gold Price ManipulationThere’s increasing noise that questions whether gold prices are being manipulated. Given the current events in the eurozone especially, along with what’s happening elsewhere in the global economy, gold prices aren’t moving higher. In fact, they are going down. The complete opposite of what conventional wisdom says; the precious metal rises when uncertainty increases. For instance, the future of the eurozone is doubtful, to say the least. Will the common .
Sep. 2, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)


Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.


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