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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."

  • A Look Ahead into 2015

    Published 21 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    With 2014 winding down, now would be a convenient time to discuss the prospects for the financial market and economy in 2015. Year 2014 was…

  • The War Cycle: 2015 and Beyond

    Published 09 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    This year witnessed the bottom of one of several components of the 120-year cycle of inflation and deflation. The cycle to which I'm referring is…

  • A Brand New 120-Year Cycle

    Published 25 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last month kicked off a new long-term Kress cycle. The Kress cycle, which answers to the Kondratief wave of inflation/deflation, is responsible for the overall…

  • Investor Sentiment in The Balance

    Published 21 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As several market technicians have pointed out recently, price oscillators and sentiment indicators for the U.S. stock market point to an excessively "overbought" condition, both…

  • Why the Congressional Elections Won't Change Anything

    Published 11 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The recent mid-term elections gave Republicans control of both the House and the Senate. Many economists and investment strategists are cheering the Republican takeover since…

  • Why a Strong Dollar is The Ultimate Stimulus

    Published 09 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Earlier this year commodities prices were fairly buoyant thanks in part to strong demand in Asia. The strength didn't last long, however, and by summer…

  • Gold Prices in The Post-QE World

    Published 31 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Lacking a distinctive catalyst, gold prices have languished in recent weeks after a failed turnaround attempt earlier this month. Gold's primary form of price propulsion…

  • The Inevitability of QE

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    A swan dive in commodity prices followed by the latest stock market correction has investors talking about the "D word" once again. References to deflation…

  • Revenge of the Kress Cycle

    Published 10 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Throughout most of 2014, economists were convinced that the threat of deflation had been successfully bypassed thanks to Fed intervention. Indeed, many celebrated economic forecasters…

  • Can Gold Finally Recover?

    Published 16 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold recently fell to its lowest level in seven-and-a-half months as the dollar rose to a 14-month high. Easing tensions in Ukraine and the Middle…

  • Will Europe's Woes Hurt the U.S. Economy?

    Published 10 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The U.S. economy has so far shown remarkable resilience in the face of several roadblocks year. It has shrugged off the threat of wars in…

  • The Coming Trading Range Breakout

    Published 05 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Although you wouldn't know it by looking at the NASDAQ, this year has been a tough one for many investors. The relative lack of volatility,…

  • A New 10-year Cycle Begins Soon

    Published 03 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Among the components of the 60-year economic super cycle due to bottom this fall is the 10-year cycle. It is this cycle which is the…

  • A Look at the Coming 30-year Inflation Cycle

    Published 26 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The upcoming bottom of the 60-year cycle will drastically alter the U.S. economic landscape. The ending of the long-term disinflationary/deflationary undercurrent will soon give way…

  • Deflation's Final Curtain Call - Part II

    Published 21 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As the 60-year cycle enters its final few weeks of descent, a few conclusions can be made. We can also make some projections as to…

  • Deflation's Final Curtain Call

    Published 08 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold has once again begun to assert its safe haven value after the recent drop in equity prices. Last week's Argentina bond default scare coupled…

  • Will Crashing Commodities Crash the Stock Market?

    Published 28 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Witness for example the dramatic drop in the price of corn. Below is a chart of the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN), a proxy for corn…

  • Will Argentina's Debt Crisis Rock the Global Markets?

    Published 22 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One of the recurring headlines adding to the "wall of worry" is the battle between U.S. hedge funds and the Argentina government over payment of…

  • Is It 1999 All Over Again?

    Published 17 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The ebullient mood on Wall Street today was stimulated by a rash of merger and acquisition announcements. Consider the following: In the energy sector, Kodiak…

  • Three Cheers for The Fear Trade!

    Published 10 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The long-anticipated summer rally for the precious metals (PM) sector gained strength this week even as the U.S. broad market stumbled. The recent plunge in…