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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…

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Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar

March 5th, 2014

dollar etfThe Obama administration and the hotheads in Congress are threatening to hit Russia with “economic sanctions” for moving troops into Crimea.  Yes, those sanctions would sting a little bit, but what our politicians should be made aware Read more…

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The U.S. Has No Good Options In Ukraine

March 3rd, 2014

russiaSo much for “isolating” Russia.  The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States.  Read more…

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China Starts To Make A Power Move Against The U.S. Dollar

February 20th, 2014

dollar etfIn order for our current level of debt-fueled prosperity to continue, the rest of the world must continue to use our dollars to trade with one another and must continue to buy our debt at ridiculously Read more…

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Overall U.S. Debt Growing Again

December 18th, 2013

debtJohn Rubino: Since at least the 1980s, US policy has been to convince us to borrow as much as possible on pretty much anything we could think of. This worked brilliantly until 2008, when homeowners, consumers and businesses hit a wall Read more…

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China To Stop Stockpiling U.S. Dollars?

November 21st, 2013

dollar etfChina just dropped an absolute bombshell, but it was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States.  The central bank of China has decided that it is “no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves”.  Read more…

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Will U.S. Debt Holders Bail On Treasuries?

November 3rd, 2013

governmentSherrie Negrea: Since the mid-1990s, China and a host of other foreign governments have quietly acquired one-third of all United States public debt. Foreign holders of United States Read more…

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What The Debt Ceiling Deal Failed To Fix

October 21st, 2013

debt ceilingGarrett Baldwin: While everyone in Washington right now is patting themselves on the back in the wake of Wednesday’s debt ceiling deal, the reality is that it does little to address the nation’s deepest budget issues. Read more…

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Is China Making A Move Against The U.S. Dollar?

October 17th, 2013

dollar etfOn the global financial stage, China is playing chess while the U.S. is playing checkers, and the Chinese are now accelerating their long-term plan to dethrone the U.S. dollar. Read more…

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What A U.S. Debt Default Would Mean For The Global Economy

October 7th, 2013

debt ceilingA U.S. debt default that lasts for more than a couple of days could potentially cause a financial crash unlike anything that the world has ever seen before.  If the U.S. government purposely Read more…

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The Consequences Of QE For The Long-Term

September 23rd, 2013

dollar etfThere is a reason why every fiat currency in the history of the world has eventually failed.  At some point, those issuing fiat currencies always find themselves giving in to the temptation to wildly print more money.  Sometimes, the motivation Read more…

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Dire Consequences Await As U.S. Debt Nears A Tipping Point

August 14th, 2013

debt ceilingGarrett Baldwin: As U.S. debt as a percentage of GDP hovers at levels not seen since World War II, concerns are growing that the American economy is susceptible to a debt crisis in the near future. Read more…

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U.S. Economy Will Get A Boost From Home Construction

April 16th, 2013

homebuildersDavid Zeiler: An accelerating rebound in new home construction over the next two years should finally give the U.S. economy the jump-start it needs to progress toward a truly robust recovery. Read more…

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Why Are Russia And China Hoarding So Much Gold?

February 12th, 2013

india-gold-etfWill oil soon be traded in a currency that is thousands of years old?  What would a “gold for oil” system mean for the petrodollar and the U.S. economy?  Are Russia and China hoarding massive amounts of Read more…

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The Government Debt Bubble Will Eventually Burst

January 20th, 2013

debtMichael Snyder: Why are so many politicians around the world declaring that the debt crisis is “over” when debt to GDP ratios all over the planet continue to skyrocket?  The global economy has Read more…

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