Why The Q3 GDP Numbers Weren’t All They Were Cracked Up To Be

From Bryce Coward, CFA: Today's preliminary Q3 GDP number of 3% growth at a QoQ annualized rate has been met with a mix of relief and hope.
NYSE:SPY October 29, 2017 6:06am

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: The U.S. Economy Officially Joins The Global Economic Slowdown

economyEven the government is admitting that the U.S. economy is slowing down.  On Thursday, we learned that U.S. GDP grew at just a 0.5 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2016. 
NYSE:DIA May 5, 2016 1:12pm

A Recession Within A Recession [Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares]

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
NYSE:DIA June 1, 2015 4:43pm

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

debtDid you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet? 
NYSE:DIA May 17, 2015 8:51pm

Is The U.S. Economy Headed Into Recession?

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. 
NYSE:DIA May 7, 2015 4:13pm

Q3 GDP at 3.5% Beats Expectations [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

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,
NYSE:DIA October 30, 2014 10:15am

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

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
NYSE:DIA September 20, 2013 11:16am

Two ETFs To Play An Improving Australian Economy

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.
NYSE:AUSE September 10, 2013 5:02pm

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

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. 
NYSE:VGK March 14, 2013 4:00pm

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

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
NYSE:DIA March 1, 2013 1:01pm

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

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
NYSE:ELD November 13, 2012 12:02pm

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

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,
NYSE:FAZ October 22, 2012 8:37pm

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

Michael Snyder: A devastating economic depression is rapidly spreading across the largest economy in the world.  Unemployment is skyrocketing, money is being pulled out
NYSE:EWI October 7, 2012 10:51am

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

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
NYSE:DIA October 4, 2012 3:52pm

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