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Everything is in interpretation. One great example of this is when Kentucky Fried Chicken started expanding to China in the 1980s. They tried in earnest for a literal translation to Mandarin of their famous slogan: “It’s Finger Lickin’ Good!”, but instead it came out more like “Eat Your Fingers Off!” That doesn’t exactly scream ‘delicious’…unless you’re a cannibal, writes Jason Bodner, editor at Navellier & Associates.
Do not pay attention to the man behind the curtain, asks Phil Flynn of PRICE Futures Group.
Stocks didn’t like the Federal Reserve news late yesterday, and they don’t like it again this morning. More on that in a minute. Gold and silver are also down notably, while crude oil has slipped back below $90 a barrel. Treasuries are lower, while the dollar is higher.
While all other metals slog along, uranium is stepping forward. After a few quiet months, the spot price started picking up recently, besting US$60 per pound for the first time since 2011 other than that spike last spring. I am happy with my uranium exposure, including NexGen Energy (NXE), writes Gwen Preston, editor of Resource Maven.
The early action on “Fed Days” like this one doesn’t matter much, since it’s likely to change once we get the news later. But for now, stocks and Treasuries are modestly higher while crude oil is giving back a bit of its recent gains. The dollar, gold, and silver are flattish.
Investors had a lot of headwinds to contend with in the week just passed, from hotter-than-expected readings from two of the three closely followed monthly inflation reports, to a United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at key plants for each of the three US automakers, and the growing likelihood of a US government shutdown by month end, notes Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Research.
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Is this the world’s most important trend that no one is talking about, asks JC Parets of
Stocks finished flat yesterday...and they’re starting off flat today. Gold and silver are up just a tad, while the dollar and Treasuries are lower. Crude oil is the real show-stealer, however, rising in the early going (again).
Equities are suffering. Most stocks are breaking lower daily. In fact, our data signals the weakest breadth reading in months, states Lucas Downey of

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