Gross Domestic Product

Often referred to as simply “GDP,” Gross Domestic Product is the market value of all the goods and services produced by a country in a given year. It includes all the expenditures of citizens, investors and government, and the value of all exports less imports, in a year.

Depression: What I Saw in Paris Blew My Mind

By Wednesday, September 30, 2015
DepressionIt started with the taxi driver. On the way to our hotel in Paris from Charles de Gaulle airport, he said, “Tourism never recovered after America blew up in 2008.” He was talking about the credit crisis and housing bust we went through in 2008 and 2009 in America, along with the ripple effects that made their way to Europe. The taxi driver.

The “Grexit” Explained: What’s Behind Greece’s Possible Eurozone Exit

By Friday, May 1, 2015
Greece Stock MarketWhat to Know About Greece’s Potential Eurozone Exit (or “Grexit”) Is anything more gripping right now than wondering how close Germany will let Greece get to the precipice before a crisis is averted at the last second? Greece’s six-year recession came to a quiet end at the start of 2014. Since then, its recovery has been anemic..

U.S. Economy: Why We’re Headed for a Bumpy Ride in 2015

By Monday, April 6, 2015
US economyDon’t be fooled by what you hear from the mainstream media and the politicians. The U.S. economy continues to struggle. In fact, looking at the economic data closely, it suggests we are headed for an outright slowdown. U.S. Economy to Be Fine Without Consumer Spending? Consumer spending makes up two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product.

High Debt, Dollar Strength: Capital Controls on U.S. Dollar Likely

By Monday, March 23, 2015
Capital Controls in USThe possibility of capital controls coming to the U.S. is not as much of a stretch as you may think. Consider the precedents and don’t be caught off guard. Capital controls are any measure taken by a government authority that limits the flow of foreign capital into and out of the domestic economy. In its ugliest forms, capital controls.

U.S. Economy to Enter Recession by 2016?

By Friday, March 13, 2015
US Economy recession 2016Don’t buy into the false optimism. While the mainstream media and economists are convinced there’s prosperity, I am concerned the U.S. economy will enter a recession in late 2015 or early 2016. The simple fact is that consumer spending is the biggest factor driving the U.S. economy, and it is presently experiencing its own recession..

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