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  • Big Borrowers… Big Budgets… Big Problems

    Before we get started, a word of thanks. Gosh - so many of you have come over to Signals Matter already; what a wonderful testimonial to our service. Thank-you, so many of you, who have already joined us at SignalsMatter.com these last few days.

    As we like to say, it's not actually what we say that matters: What matters is whether what we say matters to others.You have been loud and clear.

    For those of you who may have missed the Monday CSR, we're moving our reports (and our promised, greatly expanded new portfolio service) into an whole new phase at www.SignalsMatter.com.


    Starting now, at www.SignalsMatter.com, you'll receive the same unparalleled U.S. and global market intelligence that you've enjoyed at the Critical Signals Report...but much, much more...

    Like Weekly Action Items, Global Heat Maps, Market Watch, Timely Charts, Sector Watch, Storm Tracker, and, of course, Your Portfolio - a service that provides specific trade recommendations for the times at hand, not to mention your very own Market School.

    We'll be here at CSR until month's end, although we do have to advise that henceforth, adjustments to Storm Tracker and specific Sector and Portfolio recommendations will only be accessed at SignalsMatter.com, to protect our paid Signals Matter subscribers.

    Makes sense and we hope you understand.

    Our mission is straightforward, and always will be: Simple signals miles ahead of Wall Street and the Financial "media" at a price that makes our service available to all-from Main Street to the penthouse suite, because all investors, of all ages, experience and income levels, deserve straight talk and blunt market signals.

    We'll keep you in the know and not skip a beat.

    Toward that end, and as inverting yield curves become a concerning issue all over again, what we're seeing today is a market and economy marching steadfastly towards even higher levels of debt.

    Let's discuss...

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  • The Tesla Melt-Up: Sublime or Ridiculous?

    There's just no way to conclude this week without a discussion of Tesla.

    Who knows where the price of Tesla will be between the time I write this and you read it, but suffice it to say, Tesla's 120% rise in a matter of weeks...

    followed by a 20% dip in matter of hours...

    ... reminds me a helluva lot of the dot.com growth stock volatility I witnessed just before the NASDAQ's big "uh-oh" moment in 2000...

    In short, the price moves seen this singular week in Tesla are just plain ridiculous no matter how you look at it, be you a Tesla bull or Tesla bear. Read more »
  • Risk Ticks Up: “Carefully Bullish” to Bearish for Now

    What a difference a few days makes...

    In our last report, we described ourselves as "carefully" bullish, mostly due to the remaining tailwinds of Fed support spilling over from Q4 2019.

    We said there would be dips and dip-buying to come as well, and by the week's close, those dips had shown up...

    But, again, we caveated such bullishness as being "carefully" so, and in this Monday report, we go into much deeper detail as to why.

    In short, as markets change, the signals change. It's now time to be careful and wait for the signal to buy the dips still to come.

    Simply put, there's now a lot happening out there in the world as we turn the page to February, including the now- global coronavirus threat, Brittan's exit from Europe, slowing consumer spending, negative real yields playing to an increasingly inverted U.S. yield curve, plunging oil prices and well... to much more than these pages can cover this Monday.

    We'll hit the highlights for you, though, in this What's Happening Now, namely addressing the rising risks, how we monitor them, and what we're doing about it (i.e. recommending) for YOU.

    Let's discuss. Read more »
  • Carefully Bullish For Now: Here’s Why & What We Recommend

    As January comes to a close amidst a seesaw of bullish macro and monetary tailwinds against bearish manufacturing headwinds, our outlook for the near term remains carefully bullish, with certain key recommendations set forth below.

    Of course, as authors of reports entitled "Rigged to Fail," we are long-term cynics as to the over-all destiny of these Fed-corrupted markets, but this has never stopped us from being openly bullish whenever the Fed sends us a fat pitch.

    The unusual optimism we showed for Q4 2019, for example, was by no means subtle, as I essentially shouted from a river bank in October that it was time to party. Read more »
  • Crazy Markets: Here’s Why

    The starting gun has fired. It's 2020 now and January is about to join 2019 in the rearview mirror. While past market performance is never a reliable indicator of future results, peaks like this can be informative. What we're seeing now are crazy markets, and below we back this with facts and advice, not just bewildered eyes.

    So, we'll start this Monday's Critical Signals Report by looking back...so we can spring forward/think ahead.

    To take you behind our tent, we've prepared a simple chart that shares, dissects and broadly informs on What's Happening Now.

    Buckle up: This Critical Signals Report is going to be chart-heavy but easy to follow. After all, a picture is often worth a thousand words. Read more »

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