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Gold rose on Friday as the dollar softened on uncertainty about the progress of what would be the biggest overhaul of U.S. taxes since the 1980s. "They're pricing out Trump's tax reform once again as a result of those two proposals in Congress that are quite far apart from each other," said Jonathan Butler, commodities analyst at Mitsubishi in London. The dollar weakened against a basket of...

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In the year since Donald Trump was elected president, the economy and the stock market have been on a roll. Mr. Trump thinks he knows why. “The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” he declared this week. But… the entire global economy is picking up steam and foreign stocks are outperforming American ones. This suggests the U.S.’s good fortune is due less...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on November 04, 2017 .

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The U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent as labor conditions returned to normal following the storm-weakened September. However, the jobs-creation number was considerably below Wall Street expectations of 310,000. Wage growth again disappointed, with earnings actually off by 1 cent an hour and showing just a 2.4 percent annualized gain....

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The European Central Bank said it would carry on buying government bonds into next year, but in reduced monthly amounts…. The ECB signaled it was moving away from easy money, but the message was laden with caveats, and the bank left open exactly when, and how, its stimulus measures would end… The decision to reduce QE gently comes amid a rare, synchronized recovery across the...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 21, 2017 .

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Note: The purpose of this column is to provide educational insights into the tenets of geocosmic studies as they correspond to economic, political, and socio-psychological matters, as one of several tools that in turn may assist in the practice of financial market timing. This column is not intended, nor should it be used, as an advisory service for trading financial markets, without use of other financial market...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 14, 2017 .

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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on October 07, 2017 .

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma damaged not only Texas and Florida but also the U.S. jobs picture, as payrolls fell by 33,000 in September. The jobs loss was the first monthly decline in seven years, when the economy was still pulling out of the Great Recession. Even with the surprise jobs number, the closely watched hourly wages figure jumped higher, to an annualized rate of 2.9 percent....

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on September 30, 2017 .

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An announcement on who will lead the Federal Reserve in 2018 and beyond could come in the next few weeks, President Donald Trump said Friday. The announcement comes amid reports that the president has interviewed former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh and current Governor Jerome "Jay" Powell in recent days. – Jeff Cox, “Trump Says He Will Make Fed Chair Decision in Next 2 to 3 Weeks,” www.cnbc.com,...