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Copper Prices Are On The Move – Fred Dunsel (02/14/12)

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Last Wednesday, copper prices reached a five-month high at $8,765 a ton, before falling back to $8,485 by the end of the week, over concerns about the Greek debt issue. (In recent months, copper prices have tracked investor sentiments toward the euro zone’s debt crisis.) The price spike on Wednesday was primarily due to expectations of higher demand after the Chinese government announced its economic plan to boost private sector growth. read more



What Does the Bank of England Think It’s Doing?

Feb 14th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

BullionVault   Quantitative easing has not worked as advertised so far. Why push ahead with more...?   "YOU'VE lost control – Bank of England takes over," says the Bank of England's cute little game for school-kids if you let the hot-air balloon you control crash into the ground, rather than happily floating it around the 2.0% annual ... [more]



Money Is Starting to Flow Into Junior Mining Stocks – Mike Swanson (02/13/12)

Feb 13th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

I just did this video with Dave Skarica of AddictedtoProfits.net at his place in Eleuthera, Bahamas. I just spent the past few days there visiting with him, having a good time, and of course talking about the financial markets and what is going on. I see him once or twice a year and every time I do we can't help but talk about the markets. read more



Spot Gold Prices on the Move – Fred Dunsel (02/13/12)

Feb 13th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Gold continued its downward trend last week. Uncertainty over the outcome of Greek negotiations for a bailout package prompted investors to sell off gold and hoard cash instead, following losses in the euro and US equities. Last Friday, gold prices ended at $1722.10 an ounce, marking the second straight weekly loss. Investors also believe that gold is likely to experience a correction after rising about 11% so far this year, particularly on possible negative headlines related to the euro zone ... [more]



George Orwell’s Doublespeak Dominates Every Corner of Economic Policy

Feb 13th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

 While taking in my morning helping of news and commentary, I was struck by a certain similarity in every article touching on economic policy. It wasn’t just the trampling of the Constitution, the abandonment of rational accounting principles, or the futility of the search for logic behind the proposals coming out of Washington that was so disturbing. There is ... [more]



Trade Data: Is China Losing Its Steam?

Feb 12th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

The latest January trade data of China showed the broadest measure of China's global trade surplus fell to a several-year low to around 2.7% of GDP.  Export also collapsed to a negative 0.5% year-over-year in January, down from +13.4% in December.  Imports looked even more dire with a 15.3% year-over-year decline.Earlier this month, ... [more]



Should Investors Worry About February’s Reputation?

Feb 12th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Most investors are aware of the market’s various seasonal patterns.In the Four-Year Presidential Cycle the market has a strong tendency to be positive in the last two years of each Presidential term. Within each year it tends to make most of its gains in its annual favorable season between October and May. Shorter term, it tends to ... [more]



Stock Market Preview for the Coming Week: Markets Slip from Highs as Greece Debt Crisis Returns – Tim Bellamy (02/12/12)

Feb 12th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Markets have been swung by a number of factors this week, and a firmer tone set by optimism over a Greek austerity and debt package settlement earlier in the week evaporated with general strikes and parliamentary resignations in Athens on Friday. Economic news in the United States was generally more positive, with the four week average jobless claims number falling to a near three month low (366,000), and wholesale inventories rising by 1%, the strongest for three months. read more



This Is Zero Hour For Greece – Mike Swanson (02/12/12)

Feb 12th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

I just did this video with Dave Skarica of AddictedtoProfits.net at his place in the Bahamas. I just spent the past few days there visiting with him, having a good time, and of course talking about the financial markets and what is going on. I see him once or twice a year and every time I do we can't help but talk about the markets. So I thought I'd let you in on what we are thinking now ... [more]



SPX Upleg Room to Run

Feb 11th, 2012 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

The US stock markets have been on fire lately, still marching higher even after the S&P 500 powered to its best January in 15 years.  Doubted from its very birth, this latest stock-market upleg continues to inexorably climb the proverbial Wall of Worry.  But while bears keep on arguing for its imminent demise, today’s upleg actually still ... [more]