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Clif Droke

Clif Droke

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Clif Droke is the editor of the two times weekly Momentum Strategies Report newsletter, published since 1997, which covers U.S. equity markets and various stock sectors, natural resources, money supply and bank credit trends, the dollar and the U.S. economy. The forecasts are made using a unique proprietary blend of analytical methods involving cycles, internal momentum and moving average systems, as well as investor sentiment. He is also the author of numerous books, including most recently "The Stock Market Cycles."

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    To many investors cycles are the holy grail of the financial market. Many investors have devoted years to the study of them. Some have even…

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    Published 19 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 05 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 29 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Falling stock and commodity prices around the world are underscoring a change of fortunes for the global economy. As the shockwaves from Europe, China and…

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    Published 18 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve guessing game ended Thursday after the FOMC made its decision on interest rate policy. The Fed left rates unchanged in a tip…

  • The Bear Makes a Welcome Return

    Published 11 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The S&P 500 Index had its worst August since 2001, while the Dow's 6.6 percent drop was its biggest since declining 15 percent in August…

  • Will The Stock Market Return to Earth This Summer?

    Published 13 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    What accounts for the equity bull market's stubborn refusal to bend to the bears' will despite a clear lack of internal strength? That's the question…

  • The Myth of Gold Price Manipulation

    Published 07 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    How eager are gold bugs to believe their ill fortune over the last four years is the result of sinister forces rather than a lack…

  • Is the Gold Price Manipulated?

    Published 28 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    One of the most commonly held beliefs among gold investors is that the market for gold is heavily manipulated. It has become an article of…

  • Greece and China: Heralding a New Bear Market?

    Published 11 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Sell in May and Go Away?

    Published 19 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Is the Death of the U.S. Bull Market Imminent?

    Published 21 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Double-Edged Sword of a Strong Dollar

    Published 19 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Until the latest pullback on Wednesday, the U.S. dollar index had been on a rip-and-tear for most of this year. Earlier this week the dollar…

  • The Psychology of a Sideways Trend

    Published 04 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    A fascinating study is the psychology that accompanies a prolonged sideways market trend. It also holds insights into what the future likely holds for stock…

  • The Fear Factor Meets The Year Five Phenomenon

    Published 19 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Despite continued front-page fears over Greece's threatened exit from the euro and the military encroachments of the terrorist group known as ISIS, investors apparently aren't…

  • The End of the 1-Year Sideways Trend

    Published 10 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Investors are starting to feel numb by the lack of action in the broad market. Since December, the Dow and SPX have settled into sideways…

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    Published 05 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief this week after a case of the jitters the last couple of weeks. Fears over a deflationary plunge…

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    Published 23 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 15 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Deflation and the Year Ahead

    Published 06 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

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