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A Recession Within A Recession

June 1st, 2015

Economy recessionOn Friday, the federal government announced that the U.S. economy contracted at a 0.7 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2015.  This unexpected shrinking of the economy is being primarily blamed on “harsh” weather during the first three months Read more…

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The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent

May 17th, 2015

debtDid you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet?  Read more…

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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…

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Q3 GDP at 3.5% Beats Expectations

October 30th, 2014

Economy recessionDoug Short: The Advance Estimate for Q3 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 3.5 percent, down from the Q2 Third Estimate of 4.6 percent but better than mainstream economists’ expectations. The Wall Street Journal’s survey of economists had a median, Read more…

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What To Make Of Ben Bernanke’s Monetary Policy Move?

September 20th, 2013

Ben BernankeMike Burnick: Investors have had plenty of market-moving Federal Reserve news to digest this week: Janet Yellen apparently is a shoo-in as the next Fed chief after Larry Summers dropped out of the running, while Ben Bernanke kept Read more…

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Two ETFs To Play An Improving Australian Economy

September 10th, 2013

australian-flagAustralia has enjoyed economic expansion for almost 20 years now. Before the global financial crisis hit the country, Australia was in a decent situation financially, thanks mainly to its extensive reserves of natural resources and effective governance. Read more…

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17 Signs That A Full-Blown Economic Depression Is Raging In Southern Europe

March 14th, 2013

europeWhen you get into too much debt, eventually really bad things start to happen.  This is a very painful lesson that southern Europe is learning right now, and it is a lesson that the United States will soon learn as well.  It simply is not possible to live way beyond your means forever.  Read more…

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Warning: Why Stocks Could Fall 50% From Here

March 1st, 2013

warningChris Martenson: I don’t relish the job of constantly pointing out the risks to the equity markets. But since few on Wall Street seem willing (or able) to do this, I’m “making the call” for a market correction, as enough variables have aligned to indicate a high likelihood of stocks heading Read more…

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Are Emerging-Markets Bonds Overheating? (NYSEARCA:ELD, NYSEARCA:PCY)

November 13th, 2012

Flows have been high into developing-markets debt ETFs as investors seek more yield, but several funds are apt to manage the credit risks. This is not a new story, but the basic premise is the idea that the emerging world has very low debt/GDP ratios, their Read more…

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What If We Adopted A System Where The Banks Did Not Create Our Money?

October 22nd, 2012

Michael Snyder: What if there was a financial system that would eliminate the need for the federal government to go into debt, that would eliminate the need for the Federal Reserve, Read more…

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Global Economic Crisis: The Largest Economy In The World Is Imploding

October 7th, 2012

Michael Snyder: A devastating economic depression is rapidly spreading across the largest economy in the world.  Unemployment is skyrocketing, money is being pulled out Read more…

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How Warren Buffett Could End The Deficit In Five Minutes (GLD, SLV, DIA, SPY)

October 4th, 2012

Jared Cummans: The Oracle of Omaha has always had a bold view on the American economy and is not afraid to stick to his convictions. It is, after all, why he is one of the most successful investors and businessmen of all time. A little over a year ago, Buffett Read more…

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Why The Real Dow Jones Industrial Index Is Worth 8,800 Right Now (INDEXDJX:.DJI, INDEXSP:.INX)

September 28th, 2012

Martin Hutchinson: What I have to say today might shock you. But by all historical valuation metrics, the Dow Jones Industrial Index is worth 8,800.  Read more…

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QE3: Is The Federal Reserve Panicking?

September 14th, 2012

Jeff Harding: Here is the Fed Open Market Committee’s announcement of November 25, 2008 announcing the implementation of QE1, a $600 billion bond purchase program: Read more…

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This Oddball Indicator Has Gold Bugs Salivating (GLD, SLV, IAU, AGQ, PHYS)

July 30th, 2012

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: Gold bugs salivate at the turbo-bullish implications of this recent discovery by two economists of an oddball indicator that investors can compare with the U.S. Commerce Department’s jury-rigged GDP number. Read more…

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