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T.R.E.N.D. - "D" stands for the DEBT central banks have burdened us all with

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2016 2:33:33 PM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Negative Interest Rates, Non-traditional investing, Market Trends, Stock Market Volatility, debt, central bank debt

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Micro issues can drive markets in the short term, but longer, more established trends are affected by macro issues.  And there is no macro issue more significant in our worldwide economic system than the amount of debt being carried by countries, banks, corporations and individuals.  The numbers are so large that it's difficult to wrap our brain around them.  It will have to be addressed and the central banks will do so either by reacting to the next crisis like a Shearson bankruptcy, or they will create a flash point to usher in a what they believe will be a solution.

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T.R.E.N.D. - N is for Negative Interest Rates as dictated by Central Banks

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Negative Interest Rates, Non-traditional investing, Market Trends, Stock Market Volatility

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In my blog from July 12th, we revisited the Wall of Doom, where I originally forecast in November 2015 that though incredibly volatile, the market would move higher.  That’s been the case and we’ve set new records in every index.  I know records are fun, but let’s not get carried away with the notion that investors are making a killing just because we’ve posted a new peak.

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