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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 10 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Inflation's Shot Across the Bow

    Published 02 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Kress Cycle Deflation Pressure Increases

    Published 25 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Will Rising Rates Ruin the Recovery?

    Published 20 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • A Summer 'Crash' Scenario

    Published 05 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Despite the recent weakness, the broad market has displayed a fair amount of resilience in the face of rising interest rates and falling commodity prices.…

  • The Silent Killer of Every Bull and Bear Market

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • When Central Banks Buy Stocks

    Published 16 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Margin Debt and the Next Stock Market Crash

    Published 10 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • How to Spot (and Avoid) Market Manipulation

    Published 08 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    We often hear investors complain of financial markets (and the gold market in particular) being "rigged" or manipulated. The sad yet somewhat humorous tale of…

  • How the Fed Creates Bull and Bear Markets

    Published 01 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Helping Hand of Deflation

    Published 24 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Danger of Ignoring Technical Analysis

    Published 21 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Next Great War and the 24-Year Cycle

    Published 17 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Why Bernanke Can't Stop Deflation

    Published 10 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While there are many risks to the current ultra loose money policy, consumer price inflation isn't one of them. Inflation remains persistently low despite the…

  • Fed Can't Completely Stop the Kress Cycle

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Will Europe Eventually Sink Stocks and Boost Gold?

    Published 28 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 22 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

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  • Have Cycles Been Killed by Bernanke?

    Published 14 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Have cycles have been overpowered by central bank intervention? This is a question that many investors have been asking in view of the stock market's…