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U.S. Debt Soars By $100 Billion On Last Day Of 2014, Hits Record $18.14 Trillion

debtTyler Durden: It seems like it was only yesterday when we reported that, in yet another sleight of hand for the US Treasury and Social Security Administration, US debt rose by $32 billion on the last day of November sending total US debt above $18 trillion for the first time ever. 
NYSE:DIA January 5, 2015 12:12pm

Fed’s Quantitative Easing Program Could Finally End In 2014 [Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI)]

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. 
NYSE:DIA March 20, 2014 12:00am

Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar [PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish, PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish]

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
NYSE:UDN March 5, 2014 11:11am

The U.S. Has No Good Options In Ukraine

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. 
ETF BASIC NEWS March 3, 2014 9:21pm

China Starts To Make A Power Move Against The U.S. Dollar [SPDR Gold Trust (ETF), iShares Silver Trust (ETF)]

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
NYSE:GLD February 20, 2014 11:23pm

Overall U.S. Debt Growing Again

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
NYSE:DIA December 18, 2013 5:17pm

China To Stop Stockpiling U.S. Dollars?

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". 
NYSE:GLD November 21, 2013 7:19pm

Will U.S. Debt Holders Bail On Treasuries?

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
NYSE:HYG November 3, 2013 9:21pm

What The Debt Ceiling Deal Failed To Fix

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.
NYSE:DIA October 21, 2013 2:14pm

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

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.
NYSE:GLD October 17, 2013 10:22pm

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

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
NYSE:FAS October 7, 2013 9:21pm

The Consequences Of QE For The Long-Term

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
NYSE:FAS September 23, 2013 12:12pm

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

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.
ETF BASIC NEWS August 14, 2013 2:14pm

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

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.
NYSE:XHB April 16, 2013 12:12pm

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