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Charles Payne's Market Commentary
Consumers to the Rescue?
1/28/2015 - Let's discuss the following three charts that matter for investors, near-term and long- term. Yesterday, the Conference Board posted consumer confidence numbers, the highest level since August 2007. The headline number was impressive, and the selloff even paused for a couple of minutes, but the Expectations Component, up for the first time in four months was the bright spot.
However, with industrial companies in a prevent-defense mode looking to protect share prices rather than invest...
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Money Printing Around the WorldI mentioned at the start of 2015 that I was looking for a bounce in gold this year, perhaps to $1,400 or higher. With the European Central Bank (ECB) moments away from triggering more money printing, gold may finally be ready to shine (no pun intended). Now gold is breaking a key resistance number Read more.
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