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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."

  • Gold vs. Wall Street's Program Traders

    Published 04 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold ran into trouble last week after an encounter with its important 150-day (30-week) moving average. The 150-day MA, which is an important psychological resistance…

  • Why You Don't Feel Richer After Four Years of Recovery

    Published 28 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Statistics can sometimes, as we all know, be very misleading. Take the unemployment report for example. If you examine the numbers out of context, you'd…

  • Economic Sabotage In Vital Year 2014

    Published 25 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How expensive was the 16-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government? According to ratings agency Standard & Poor's, it may have cost the economy a…

  • Oversold Gold Does The Trick, Bulls Get The Treat

    Published 23 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In what started as a depressing month for gold investors has turned positive with metals and mining stocks posting their best performances since August. Investors…

  • Why The Fed Will Fail and The Cycles Prevail

    Published 19 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Despite its intent to boost asset prices and restore the economy, the Federal Reserve has run into a major obstacle in achieving that goal. This…

  • The Jim Rogers View On Gold

    Published 17 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If October has held any surprises for anyone so far, it has to be the bears. While volatility has been in evidence, the crash that…

  • Goldman Sachs Strikes Again

    Published 13 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Call it the revenge of the gold bears. Jeffrey Currie, the Goldman Sachs chief commodity analyst whose name inspires dread on all gold bugs who…

  • Bad News And The October Outlook

    Published 03 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In recent commentaries we've discussed the likelihood of a broad market correction due to a series of divergences among the major averages. The divergence between…

  • The Secret Ruler of The Federal Reserve

    Published 29 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In recent commentaries we've looked at the possible scenario for an October stock market correction. This scenario is based on Kress cycle "echo" considerations as…

  • A Shake-Up For The Dow

    Published 22 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is getting another makeover this week. On Sept. 20, the Dow 30 stock industrial index will replace three of its…

  • Magazine Cover Indicator Rears Its Head

    Published 19 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Contrarians take note: The latest issue of Time magazine featured another one of those infamous bull market covers. The bull was displayed rather prominently on…

  • The Silent Assassin Of The U.S. Economy

    Published 13 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    When most people think about the biggest threats to the U.S. economy they usually mention things like the budget deficit, the national debt or the…

  • Gold: An Attitude Adjustment For Institutional Banks

    Published 06 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The last couple of weeks have witnessed changing attitudes of large institutions concerning the gold price. A growing number of institutional analysts are become bullish…

  • Gold and the Return of Global Turmoil

    Published 30 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The last several weeks have seen a return of all the ingredients for a gold rally, from an "oversold" technical condition which sparked a short-covering…

  • War On the Horizon

    Published 26 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After two years of winding down the U.S. military's presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rumblings of war are being felt in Syria. Calls for…

  • Fed Hits the Kill Switch

    Published 22 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    On Wednesday the Fed released the minutes from its July 30-31 policy meeting. Minutes from the meeting showed that most members of the FOMC agreed…

  • Tight Money Has Already Started

    Published 20 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Aside from the fact that the 10-Year Treasury Yield Index (TNX) is rising, one reason for the recent equity market sell-off is the uncertainty generated…

  • The Great Non-Rotation

    Published 12 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Investment Company Institute (ICI) estimated weekly net cash outflow from bond mutual funds of $13.5 billion during the week of June 12. This followed…

  • Why QE Hasn't Stimulated the Economy

    Published 01 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After the Fed's latest 2-day policy meeting it announced on Wednesday that it would continue its $85 billion per month asset purchase program. The major…

  • Will Stocks Ignore the Long-Term Kress Cycle?

    Published 25 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Frequently I receive emails from clients who ask variations on the theme of the QE-driven stock market in light of the long-term Kress cycles. For…