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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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  • The Dollar's Demise And The Rise Of Bitcoin

    Published 18 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Has the Long-term Cycle Bottomed Early?

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  • The Kress Cycle and the Fate of the Middle Class

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    Published 04 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 22 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 18 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Bull Market No One Believes In

    Published 16 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Despite a string of new all-time highs, many investors are sitting out what has been one of the most impressive stock market rallies in years.…

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    Published 14 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 13 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

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