How Can the Stock Market Rally When Equity Funds See Outflows?

By David Lebovitz via Iris.xyz The close of second quarter 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the end of the Great Recession. This officially makes this economic cycle the longest continuous expansion in U.S. history, surpassing the previous economic upswing that lasted from March 1991 to March 2001. This reality leads many prognosticators to worry that the aged economic cycle is nearing its expiration date. But as we have been saying for some time, we don’t believe the mere passage of time is a useful indicator of a looming recession.…

Are the U.S. and China Capable of Saying Sorry?

By Brent Schutte via Iris.xyz. The close of second quarter 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the end of the Great Recession. This officially makes this economic cycle the longest continuous expansion in U.S. history, surpassing the previous economic upswing that lasted from March 1991 to March 2001. This reality leads many prognosticators to worry that the aged economic cycle is nearing its expiration date. But as we have been saying for some time, we don’t believe the mere passage of time is a useful indicator of a looming recession.…

This Technology Everyone Laughed Off Is Quietly Changing the World

By Stephen McBride via Iris.xyz. One of my most painful memories as a kid was having my braces tightened. The orthodontist would grip his pliers, clamp down on the metal wire cemented to my teeth, and crank. I’m happy to have straight teeth today… but man did those things hurt. And they were embarrassing too. Especially during those young teen years when self-confidence is fragile. There was just no good way to hide a mouthful of metal… So Long, Metal Braces Ever notice you don’t see metal braces all that much…

Nasdaq Should Reach 8031 Before Topping

By Chris Vermeulen via Iris.xyz. With earnings data starting to hit the markets and recent news that China’s economic activity levels shrank to levels not seen in nearly 30 years, we believe our proprietary Fibonacci price modeling system is showing us a target level in the NASDAQ (NQ) that will likely be reached within the next 7 to 10 days. We believe once this target level is reached, the US stock market will immediately begin an extended topping formation with sideways price action and increased volatility) which will culminate in our August…

The Only Safe Way to Profit from Bitcoin: Even if It Goes Down to Zero

By Robert Ross via Iris.xyz. I’m a safe income guy always on the hunt for the safest and most stable dividend-paying stocks. And I can tell you one thing. There’s always a way to “play it safe,” even with something as volatile as Bitcoin. Here I’ll share the best way to ride Bitcoin’s current bull market without taking on a lot of risk. Bitcoin Is Far Too Risky for Most Investors Bitcoin is a polarizing topic. Some economists think Bitcoin’s value should be $0. Others think it’s as revolutionary as the internet. But…