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Canadian Retail Sales Crater 5.7% in April, the Biggest Drop Since the Start of COVID-19

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Canadian retail sales have been on a roller coaster ride over the last number of months. Most recently, in April, Canadian retail sales plunged 5.7%, the biggest drop since the start of the pandemic. The big decline follows months of ups and down in retail spending, and shows that economic recovery, which many analysts believe […]

60% Stock Market Crash Would Erase Eight Years of Gains

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Stocks are trading at all-time highs, thanks in large part to the low interest rate environment, overly generous monetary stimulus, and investor euphoria about expected strong post-pandemic economic growth. But a large number of economic indicators show that stocks are seriously over-valued, and, according to some on Wall Street, stocks could crash as much as […]

Gold Hits Biggest Monthly Gain Since July, But Strong U.S. Economic Data Could Reverse That Trend

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Because of COVID-19, the state of the global economy, and ongoing uncertainty about just how long the pandemic could last, gold prices experienced significant growth in 2020. From January to early July 2020, gold prices soared 37.5% and were trading at their highest levels ever. Gold rallied again this past May; while strong U.S. economic […]

Biggest Catalysts for a Bursting Stock Market Bubble Are Rising Inflation and Interest Rates

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According to every major indicator, the stock market is seriously overvalued. And the stock market bubble is getting bigger. Unfortunately, it never ends well. Over the last 120 years, we’ve never seen a stock market bubble deflate slowly or get resolved because the stock market has moved sideways. Stock market bubbles pop. What makes a […]

Is It “Highly Probable” That the S&P 500 Will Tumble at Least 30%?

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Stock market valuations have been a big concern to investors. And for good reason. Well regarded stock market valuation indicators like the total market capitalization-to-GDP (also known as the Warren Buffett indicator), the Case Shiller P/E, and price-to-sales ratios are all at historically astronomical heights. This has led a number of analysts to predict the […]

Is It a Bad Sign That Company Insiders Are Dumping Their Stocks at Record Levels?

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Company insiders on Wall Street are selling their stocks. While it’s certainly not uncommon for executives to sell their stocks, the timing should make retail investors sit up and take notice. With the major indices at record levels, the S&P 500 already up more than 11% in 2021, and valuations in nose-bleed territory, it makes […]