Global Economy

Taking together all of the countries, one would have a view of the global economy. Understanding the global economy and the shifts among countries, businesses can better allocate capital to the areas of the world that are growing. The U.S. currently is the largest economy in the world, now followed by China. Shifts among countries in their global economic ranking are the result of many criteria, including population growth and fiscal and monetary policies. Knowing which part of the world is growing economically and which part is shrinking is extremely important for businesses.


When it comes to the stock market, 2015 will be remembered as a year of corrections and flash crashes. Yet despite the frenetic year on Wall Street, fears of an interest rate hike in the U.S., and a struggling global…

By looking at what giant heavy equipment–maker Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is saying, we’re already in a global recession. On October 22, Caterpillar reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2015. Its CEO said, “The environment remains extremely challenging…

Silver Remains Bullish Silver is in the midst of a mini-Renaissance. After trending downward since the middle of May, the silver price rebounded in early October, and is up 9.3% since the beginning of the month, near $15.85. Unlike previous…

Global Economy to Collapse in 2016? Are fears of a global economic collapse too gloomy? Not if you’ve been paying attention to all of the economic data that has been coming out over the last number of years. Sure, perma-bulls…

For months, I have written in these pages about how the slowing global economy would wash ashore to America and infect our own companies. I posted repeated charts in Profit Confidential that showed leading indicators like the Baltic Dry Index…

While most people are obsessing over China’s stock market crash, a more pressing concern is the decline of global trade. There are two major exporters, both of them in East Asia, whose exports have fallen dramatically from month to month.…

China is in deep trouble. Economic activity in the second-biggest economy is plunging and it looks like the situation is only going to get worse. The Caixin Flash China General Manufacturing Purchasing Mangers’ Index (PMI), an indicator of manufacturing activity,…

Gold prices go up when uncertainty rises. As it stands, there’s an abundance of it in the global economy. There are at least three major issues that are haunting investors globally; economic slowdown in China, threat or outright currency devaluation…

Early this year, I started writing about how falling copper prices were a leading indicator of trouble in the global economy. Since then, we’ve all come to know about the economic slowdown in China. But the further collapse in copper…

Billionaire hedge fund manager, Bill Gross, says the Federal Reserve needs to raise interest rates to prevent deflation in the global economy. Gross is famous for steering Pacific Investment Management Corp. through the financial crisis, so much so that Wall…

With the recent break of oil back below $50.00 a barrel, the commodity supercycle driven by the superlative rise of the emerging markets looks like it’s dissipated...and we could be facing an economic crisis. The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index fell…

Gold prices could plunge below $1,000 an ounce. At least, that’s the latest gold price forecast from Goldman Sachs commodity research headJeffrey Currie. “The risks are clearly skewed to the downside in this environment,” he told Bloomberg in a telephone…

Gold prices are rigged and the world could be on the verge of an economic collapse. At least, that’s according to trend forecaster Gerald Celente. In an interview with King World News, the global economy is entering into a recession…