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Market crashes cause fear in many, but others see opportunity. Conditions can quickly change, and that’s why it’s so important to garner as much knowledge as possible from experts who have proven themselves over numerous market cycles. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of market forces, insights into the risks and opportunities most investors miss, and learn how to position your portfolio accordingly.

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Temporary bullish bounces abound for indices, euro, gold, reports Trevor Smith of Trevor's Trading.
The Federal Reserve is clenched in a cage match with the bond market from which there is no escape for them or for the markets, states Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
This is a fluid situation. Last week we talked about the latest upcoming cycle points for this time of year. It could be the most important time of the year, explains Jeff Greenblatt of Lucas Wave International.
There’s nothing investors like more than a security that grows steadily in value over time while increasing its payments every year, observes Gordon Pape, dividend and growth expert and editor of The Income Investor.
Was yesterday’s washout and price reversal a buying opportunity or the beginning of a pullback in US equities, asks Ian Murphy of
Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) is a master limited partnership that engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of refined petroleum products in the United States, notes income expert Ben Reynolds, editor of Sure Retirement.
The battle between bond traders and the Federal Reserve is starting to heat up as bond yields wrestle with crucial overhead resistance and the broad market continues in lockstep with bond yields, states Joe Duarte of In the Money Options.
Last week the market started out strong, and to sum it up, finished mixed if not a bit weaker in the NASDAQ 100 (NDX), states John Person of 
Sponsored Content - Interest rates have fallen to levels never seen before in America in recorded financial history. We’ve seen short-term rate on Treasury bills get to similar levels, but the 10-year rate has hit levels never seen before, suggests Rida Morwa, editor of High Dividend Opportunities.
Bull markets climb a wall of worry, but traders in US stocks appear to be too distracted for concern, states Ian Murphy of

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There have been thousands of record highs for the S&P 500 since its inception. Only four possessed the recently discovered DNA of a Perilous Peak: 1881, 1929, 2000, and 2021. The stars of this presentation are Michael Markowski's patentable algorithms which have a track record for identifying extreme highs and bottoms for stocks and the market. One was utilized to predict the collapses of Lehman, Bear Stearns, and Merrill Lynch in his September 2007, Equities Magazine article. What will also be covered is the Greed Accelerator, an element of the DNA which has preceded the four Perilous Peaks and must occur before a record high can become a Perilous Peak. Due to secular bull market highs and secular bear births coinciding with all prior Perilous Peaks, part two of the presentation will be devoted to AlphaTack's strategies which can be effectuated to enable a portfolio to grow throughout a secular bear market.
With US debt levels set to rocket into the stratosphere, many investors have failed to understand how the new reality will impact their portfolios. Whether the red ink flows from the latest Covid relief packages, or the bevy of economically moronic ideas coming from the new Democrat administration in Washington, annual Federal deficits will remain in the multi-trillion range for the foreseeable future. Almost all of the shortfall will likely be monetized the printing presses of the Federal Reserve. Unlike the past, no one now expects the Fed will ever turn the spigots off. After a decade of dollar strength powering US stocks, the momentum may soon reverse. Investments denominated in foreign currencies are poised to dominate. Peter Schiff explains where the opportunities can be found.
Elliott Wave International's Chief Equity Analyst for Asia and Emerging Markets, Mark Galasiewski (gala-SHEV-skee), shows you how he has used the timing of headline news events such as terrorist attacks, political scandals, and even epidemic disease outbreaks to support his bullish forecasts for Asian and emerging market stocks. Using real-time examples published in EWI's monthly Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast, he will reveal how Asia and emerging markets offer an extraordinary laboratory for observing social events through the lens of Socionomics, Robert Precthter's theory of financial and social causality. You will learn principles that you can apply to any major stock market index in the world, and you will come away better equipped to capitalize on the counterintuitive relationship between social mood, markets, and news.
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Why do traders place so much emphasis on forecasts and why does the market react when these estimations miss the mark?

For example, for crude oil to have value it must be refined into individual petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and liquified petroleum gas. Therefore, crude oil's worth is correlative to the economics of each of its underlying derivatives, approximately sixteen in all. Speculative estimates of weekly inflows and outflows of crude oil and its numerous byproducts is specious, i.e., seemingly plausible, but actually deficient.

The reason for this is that there are numerous factors that affect price volatility. For example, crude oil derivatives are spread across five distinct regional markets, each of which has discrete dynamics. Further muddling any forecasts, seasonal volatility and many other supply and demand fluctuations need to be taken into account.

This session will show the savvy trader how to cut through the noise of readily available market data, extract what is instrumental, and leverage this output to develop robust trading strategies.


Cruises’s renowned market experts help you go beyond the latest market news to unravel the effects of geopolitical events on the global economy, analyze the current market environment to identify hot spots for potential investments, and discern the long-term market and economic trends and opportunities around the world.

There are no sure-shot techniques for market forecasting and analysis. If one were developed, it wouldn’t work for long, since as everyone applied it, its foundation would change significantly. There’s an excess of data in the world today, so the trick is to spot the one or two key variables in a specific time. They could be Fed policy, consumer behavior, foreign trade wars, etc. Any these factors could change, sometimes several times, throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to keep up with market news and the ever-changing conditions. For a framework to add value, it must entail market-moving events that have a good chance of occurring, but are not yet within the consensus.

Research has consistently shown that Investors are more surprised by bear than bull markets, and economic and financial market downturns unfold faster than upswings. Successful investing entails studying varying perspectives, then folding in history, experiences, hunches—and great timing. The goal is to identify the significant but undiscounted aspects of the outlook. This is where the true opportunities for investors lie and where our experts excel.

We feature more than just stock market news. Our expert contributors are renowned investing and trading veterans who have survived—and thrived—in all kinds of market conditions and they share in-depth intelligence about the markets and the catalysts driving them to help you chart your path to growth and prosperity in any market environment.

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