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Why the Fed Will Continue to Print Money in 2015

by James Rickards - Posted Oct 20, 2014 Editor’s. Note: On Oct. 6, 2014, Jim Rickards was interviewed by Bloomberg TV for his thoughts on gold, currency manipulation and the overall strength of the global economy. You can read the transcript below…   Bloomberg TV: I wonder, Jim, how you… First your reaction to that statement that the economy is stable… at least relatively. Are [...]

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, on October 20th, 2014 Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has[...]

World Economy So Damaged it May Need Permanent QE

Markets are realising that the five-and-a-half year recovery since the financial crisis may already be over, says Ambrose Evans-Pritchard by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Telegraph.co.uk Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating. What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile[...]

9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

By Michael Snyder, on October 14th, 2014 Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few "false alarms" over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash. That doesn't mean that one will happen now, but we are[...]

Is This The Start of The Long-Awaited Correction or Something Even Worse?

U.S. stocks sold off sharply last week, continuing the rout that began in late-September. Since the market’s peak, the SP500 fell 5.6 percent, the Dow lost 4.7 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.3 percent. A panoply of concerning factors combined to send jitters through the global financial markets over the past month: Tightening U.S. monetary policy (the end of QE3 and upcoming Fed[...]

Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan – Stage Being Set for Next Global Crisis

By Michael Snyder There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States. Instead, they are convinced that a financial crisis that begins in Europe or in Japan (or both) will end up spreading across the globe and take down the U.S. too. Time will tell if they are ultimately correct, but even now there are signs that financial trouble is already[...]

RISING Rates Are a Screaming “BUY” for Gold…Don’t Let the MSM Talking Heads Mislead You

By Dr. Steve Sjuggerud - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Simple logic would tell you to sell gold when the Federal Reserve raises rates... not to buy it. But the truth is, based on history, the price of gold actually soars in the 12 months before the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Chances are the Fed will raise interest rates in 2015... so we are in that 12-month period right now. I know[...]

This Rolling Crisis Is About To Get Very Ugly – Richard Russell

From King World News: At nearly 90 years old, the Godfather of newsletter writers, Richard Russell, warned that he expects this ongoing crisis to get very ugly. He also believes that we are seeing the end of a historic event. The 60-year market veteran described the feeling as the same thing he felt as World War II was coming to a close. Russell: “In the 56 years I've been writing Dow Theory[...]

Why You Feel Poorer

Source: Zero Hedge You feel poorer because you are poorer. In the last fourteen years, has your income increased over 50%? If you think it has, has it done so after taxes? Even if it has, you likely have not kept up in terms of inflation. If you are a retiree, living on fixed income, a pension or bonds, you certainly have become poorer. If you had bought the Dow-Jones on 12/31/1999 you would[...]

Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer – LA Times

By Tom Petruno July 6, 2014 Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year, analysts who predicted a sustained rebound in rates have been foiled. The long stretch of rock-bottom rates has been[...]

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