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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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    Published 02 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    While the U.S. indices have been mostly upbeat, most of the action has been in Europe. Stocks across several European exchanges were hard hit last…

  • Is VIX Beckoning The Bear?

    Published 19 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The FOMC issued guidance at its Wednesday policy meeting to the effect that interest rates would remain low into the foreseeable future. It further lowered…

  • The Summer Sell-Off Scenario

    Published 10 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One of the most salient features of the market environment of recent months is the evolution of investor psychology. From March through May, stocks experienced…

  • When Money Printing Runs Wild

    Published 03 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Since the advent of the quantitative easing (QE), the Fed's unprecedented attempt at reversing the impact of the credit crisis, many long-held beliefs and assumptions…

  • How Bad Will The 60-Year Cycle Bottom Be?

    Published 22 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One of the questions most commonly asked by investors is why the economy has been so sluggish in recent years despite the Fed's efforts at…

  • No War in Year Four (So What's Next For Gold)

    Published 15 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold investors are wondering how much longer the metal will remain stuck in the mud as they await the next major "fear catalyst" that will…

  • The Upcoming Dawn of the 60-Year Cycle

    Published 02 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The latest action by the Federal Reserve is part of a policy shift, the most important one in fact of the last five years. The…

  • The Death of Deflation

    Published 29 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    If investors have learned nothing else from the events of the last five years, they've at least learned that fighting the Fed doesn't pay. Indeed,…

  • Beware Another Recession is Lurking

    Published 11 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The New Economy Index (NEI) is on the brink of sending its first confirmed "sell" signal in four years. The index is a blend of…

  • How Will Gold Respond to Global Deflation?

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    With economies slowing down in China, Japan, Eastern Europe and other regions of the globe, many investors wonder if 2014 will deliver another global deflationary…

  • A Look at the 4-Year Presidential Cycle

    Published 02 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    For all the bullish 2014 expectations among Wall Street analysts, few if any consider the impact of the long-term cycles. After all, it's in late…

  • A Preview of the Next Global Crisis

    Published 27 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Investors dodged another bullet recently as geopolitical instability temporarily subsided after Russia's annexation of Crimea. Although U.S. equities have experienced an internal correction since then,…

  • Bearish Banks Help Fuel Gold’s Meteoric Run

    Published 13 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Just when you thought the last of the big institutional banks were ready to throw in the towel on their bearish metal forecasts, yet another…

  • The Deflationary Effects of the Crashing Kress Cycle

    Published 06 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stocks came under selling pressure on Monday in the wake of renewed concerns over geopolitical instability in Eastern Europe. An escalation of tension between Russia…

  • The Deadly Undercurrent of Deflation

    Published 28 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Despite the overall positive state of U.S. equities and the improvements in the retail economy, the stealth enemy known as deflation is still lurking in…

  • The Counter-Intuitive Gold Play

    Published 21 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold has so far enjoyed a terrific start to the New Year, most recently closing at its highest level late October 2013. It has even…

  • Gold's Comeback and Bitcoin's Silent Crash

    Published 18 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It's the tale of two assets: gold, which was largely shunned by investors for most of last year, has made an impressive comeback in recent…

  • Will 2014 Be Another 2008?

    Published 07 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One of the biggest problems for the stock market entering 2014 was the near unanimous belief on Wall Street that stock prices would only go…

  • Why The 40-Year Cycle is Bad news for Stocks

    Published 31 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Lost among all the bullish predictions for the 2014 market outlook is a salient fact that few Wall Street analysts are aware of. What they…

  • What Could Go Wrong For Stocks - and Right For Gold

    Published 23 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Are investors too bullish on the stock market's prospects for 2014 and too bearish for gold's? It would certainly seem that way based on the…