Jack Crooks: Many commentators who follow the global markets were very excited on the recent announcement that China would “widen the trade band” for its currency.
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: After nearly 100 years of manipulating and fixing the cost of money, the Federal Reserve is now threatened with the prospect of a groundswell revolution by the people against its privileged role as the alleged institution of providing the world’s banks stability as well as the
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: Reminiscent of the 1970s and the U.S. fiscal and monetary conditions which soared gold from $35 to $875 per ounce by Jan. 1980, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom Doom Report warned investors of the dire implications of the world’s central banks presently engaged in
J.R. Crooks: I’ve spilled much ink on the subject of why central banks are hazardous to our financial health. And it seems more and more people are arriving at similar conclusions. But that doesn’t seem to thwart the efforts of central banks. Short-term gain is masking long-term pain, insofar as central bank policy
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: Commodities guru Jim Rogers and Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff have recently gone on the record that the next harrowing event in the ongoing global financial crisis will most likely take place after the presidential election, with the crisis in Europe spreading to Japan and
Jeff Harding: Economists cling to statistical data like barnacles in order to have some kind of anchor to explain what is going on in the world. They will try to cram the square data peg into the round holes of economic ”laws” rather than abandon them when they are obviously wrong. Which is not a very
Michael Snyder: The U.S. dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) has probably been the closest thing to a true global currency that the world has ever seen. For decades, the use of the U.S. dollar has been absolutely dominant in international trade. This has had tremendous benefits for the U.S. financial system and for U.S.
Michael Snyder: The largest oil exporter in the Middle East has teamed up with the second largest consumer of oil in the world (China) to build a gigantic new oil refinery and the mainstream media in the United States has barely even noticed it. This mammoth new refinery is scheduled to be fully operational
Keith Weiner: In 1913, the US Congress authorized the creation of the Federal Reserve. Its mandate was limited, but it grew over time to become the central planner of all things monetary. In 1933, President Roosevelt outlawed the ownership of gold. In 1944, the soon-to-be-victorious allied powers