Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

June 30th, 2015

banksKeep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars.  Read more…


Chicago Fed: Economic Growth Slightly Below Average In May

June 22nd, 2015

wall-street-etfDoug Short:  ”Index shows economic growth slightly below average in May”: This is the headline for today’s release of the Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index, and here are the opening paragraphs from the report: Read more…


America Is Addicted To Debt

June 15th, 2015

debtCorporations, individuals and the federal government continue to rack up debt at a rate that is far faster than the overall rate of economic growth.  Read more…


Is The U.S. Economy Headed Into Recession?

May 7th, 2015

economyIf U.S. economic growth falls any lower, we are officially going to be in recession territory.  On Wednesday, we learned that U.S. GDP grew at a 0.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter of 2015.  That was much lower than all of the “experts” were projecting.  Read more…


Fed’s Quantitative Easing Program Could Finally End In 2014

March 20th, 2014

Federal reserveWill this be the year when the Fed’s quantitative easing program finally ends?  For a long time, many analysts were proclaiming that the Fed would never taper.  But then it started happening.  Read more…


Chicago Fed: Slower Economic Growth In October

November 27th, 2013

Federal reserveDoug Short:  ”Index shows slower economic growth in October”: This is the headline for today’s release of the Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index. Read more…


What’s Really Behind China’s Economic Growth and Why It Won’t Last

October 24th, 2013

economySasha Cekerevac: When I read some of the headlines by other news organizations, sometimes I can’t help but chuckle at their oversimplification. Other media outlets take a kernel of truth, and ignore the rest of the picture, only to blow that tiny piece Read more…


Three Investing Implications From The Political Turmoil

October 15th, 2013

recession governmentWhile a potential debt ceiling deal failed to gain much traction over the weekend, I’m still reasonably optimistic that some sort of patchwork and limited deal to, at least temporarily, extend the debt ceiling will be reached around this Thursday’s deadline. Read more…


What The Three-Week 933-Point Drop In The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Telling Us?

October 10th, 2013

dow 13000Michael Lombardi: If you ask me where the U.S. economy is going, I will say “nowhere.” The U.S. economy is stalling. We have no economic growth. Read more…


Don Coxe: Commodities Resuming Long-Term Upward Trend

September 30th, 2013

copperFinancial Sense: With cumulative growth in Asia well above 4% and the Eurozone finally emerging from deep recession, commodities have resumed their long-term upward trend, says commodity strategist Don Coxe of Coxe Advisors. Read more…


Three ETFs To Watch On German Election Results

September 29th, 2013

germanyThe European economy is showing strong improvement lately on upbeat data, lower levels of debt and a firmer currency. Meanwhile, the latest election news from Germany, the biggest Read more…


Gold and Silver ETFs Back In Play On “No Taper”

September 20th, 2013

gold silver metals: At 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would, in the eternal quest for job creation and economic growth, continue to buy $85.0 billion a month in bonds. In other words Read more…


What The Government Debt Ceiling Means To Your Investments

September 18th, 2013

debt ceilingSasha Cekerevac: America’s total government debt is rapidly approaching $17.0 trillion. While the budget deficit has dropped over the past year, it’s still in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Read more…


Expect Housing Market Weakness Ahead

September 17th, 2013

housing-etp: The housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is one of the biggest challenges currently faced by the U.S. economy. When it improves, or when we see an increase in activity, then it can be assumed that there will be some economic growth. Read more…


During The Best Period Of Economic Growth In U.S. History There Was No Income Tax And No Federal Reserve

August 9th, 2013

tax systemHow would America ever survive without the central planners in the Obama administration and at the Federal Reserve?  What in the world would we do if there was no income tax and no IRS?  Could the U.S. economy possibly keep from collapsing Read more…


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