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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on December 23, 2017 .

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Bitcoin plunged Friday, taking the digital currency briefly below $11,000 and down 44 percent from a record high hit at the start of the week. Bitcoin had rallied to a record high above $19,800 on Sunday and was trading near $15,500 for much of Thursday New York time, according to Coinbase. But an afternoon selloff accelerated into the night, and bitcoin dropped 30.2 percent Friday morning...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on December 16, 2017 .

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"A cut in the corporate tax rate, effective next year, along with continued deregulation should bolster profits," said Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research. "Industry analysts are projecting earnings gains of 10.9% this year, 11.4% next year, and 10.1% in 2019. Presumably, these numbers don't fully reflect the likely big positive impact of a cut in...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on December 09, 2017 .

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U.S. non-farm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs in November amid broad gains in hiring as distortions from recent hurricanes faded. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls rising by 200,000 jobs last month. But analysts said average hourly earnings were lower than expected. Average hourly earnings rose five cents or 0.2 percent in November, but economists expected a 0.3 percent...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on December 01, 2017 .

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FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 4, 2017 ©

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Due to my youngest daughter’s wedding this week, on a cruise to Mexico, November 30-December 4, I will not be writing our normal free weekly column. Instead, I share with you this chapter from the soon-to-be-released Forecast 2018 Book. Enjoy! And the regular column will return next week.

 

 

URANUS IN TAURUS;
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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 25, 2017 .

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"We believe the air in risk assets is getting thinner and thinner, but the Big Top in price is still ahead of us," Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch, said in a report for clients. Hartnett pointed out that the current bull will be the longest in history if it continues to Aug. 22, 2018, while the outperformance of stocks versus bonds, at seven years running,...

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Gold rose on Friday as the dollar softened on uncertainty about the progress of what would be the biggest overhaul of U.S. taxes since the 1980s. "They're pricing out Trump's tax reform once again as a result of those two proposals in Congress that are quite far apart from each other," said Jonathan Butler, commodities analyst at Mitsubishi in London. The dollar weakened against a basket of...

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In the year since Donald Trump was elected president, the economy and the stock market have been on a roll. Mr. Trump thinks he knows why. “The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” he declared this week. But… the entire global economy is picking up steam and foreign stocks are outperforming American ones. This suggests the U.S.’s good fortune is due less...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 04, 2017 .

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The U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent as labor conditions returned to normal following the storm-weakened September. However, the jobs-creation number was considerably below Wall Street expectations of 310,000. Wage growth again disappointed, with earnings actually off by 1 cent an hour and showing just a 2.4 percent annualized gain....