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Analyst: Stock Market Crash Coming A U.S. stock market crash may be coming this year, as a rapid decline in China’s foreign reserves will cause the Chinese yuan to collapse. At least that’s the word from noted perma-bear, Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe General. “A renminbi devaluation…

Yuan Devaluation Sparks Stock Market Crash The Chinese authorities have cut the value of the offshore yuan to its lowest level since 2011. The gap in the U.S. dollar yuan exchange rate is likely to extend much further. Their efforts have sparked a stock market crash in equities…

Is China on the Verge of Economic Collapse? Some fear that the suspension of currency trading rights for some international banks represent a major effort to stop the current wave of capital outflows, heralding a potential Chinese economic collapse in 2016. China’s central bank (the People’s Bank of…

Chinese Pollution Bullish for Rare Earth Metals China’s pollution is becoming a political liability and rare earth metals are both one of its causes and its solution. China has long outgrown its “emerging market” designation. By all respects, it’s now a world power, challenging the supremacy of the…

Is It Time to Dump the Australian Dollar? In December, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates unchanged at a record minimum of two percent, sending an optimistic message to the markets. It was good news for equity investors, but bad news for those with…

Will This Threaten a U.S. Dollar Collapse in 2016? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the inclusion of the yuan (or renminbi), the Chinese currency, in its basket of reserve currencies, threatening a U.S. dollar collapse. The IMF’s Executive Council, which brings together representatives of the Washington-based…

This Could Send Silver Prices Skyrocketing Silver prices are getting hammered, down for the last 13 sessions, which is the precious metal’s longest losing streak since 1950. Currently trading near $14.15 an ounce, silver prices are down 10% year-to-date and 72% off their high near $50.00, which was…

A New CEO Could Be a Catalyst for Ralph Lauren Stock Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) has not had a good year. Ralph Lauren stock is trading at $113.00, one of the lowest points since a high of $189.00 last December. As the company prepares to announce its second-quarter…

China is Building its Own Airliner; Is it a Challenge to Boeing Stock? A Chinese company, run from Beijing, has unveiled the C919 airplane, its first commercial airliner. This is no small achievement considering the technical and safety hurdles such a project entails. It shows that Chinese technology…

U.S.-China Tensions Could Put Bid Under Rare Earth Metals In a world where tensions between Russia and the U.S. are even more intense than they were during the Cold War (with the exception of the Cuban Missile Crisis), the U.S. defense sector is justifiably worried about its military…

China Dethrones U.S. as World's Billionaire Capital China, which continues to call itself a communist country, boasts more billionaires than the United States, the country where one of its presidential candidates (Bernie Sanders, for the record) is attacked for not being capitalist enough. A ranking of China’s wealthiest…

Yum Stock Is Closing In On an Important Buy Signal Deep-fried chicken, tacos, and pizza, along with the global obsession for junk food, have propelled Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to one of the top fast food companies in the world, but there was nothing yummy about what happened…

London Becomes China’s Yuan Currency Trading Hub A week ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to London, the city will become a major trading hub for Chinese currency. China’s Ministry of Finance is holding its first offshore debt sale, denominated in yuan. It’s just another sign of China’s…

Copper Prices May Stay Low Following China’s Economic Slowdown Copper prices were expected to experience a rebound as a result of announced cuts from Glencore plc (LON:GLEN), the world’s largest producer. However, like so many other commodities, copper prices are stagnating, even if this is not well reflected…

Short-Sellers Betting Against Boeing Stock Now Will Kick Themselves Later A new lightweight material invented by The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) could dramatically alter the aerospace industry and it has the potential to send Boeing stock soaring. Researchers at Boeing have developed what they claim to be the world’s…

Chinese Investors Are Doing Some Strange Things in the U.S. Housing Market Just months after China’s stock market crash, data on the U.S. housing market shows that tons of Chinese investors are pouring cash into U.S. real estate. The rapid influx of capital into U.S. housing comes at…

IMF Lowers Economic Outlook for 2015 In what appears to be standard routine these days, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its economic outlook for 2015. This would mark the fourth consecutive downward revision from the IMF, suggesting that China’s stock market crash has left a deep impact…

Gary Shilling Delivers Dire Warning to Resource Investors Despite a weak year for commodities, famous economists like Gary Shilling think resource prices will continue to drop. Raw materials are traditionally sensitive to demand in developed countries and Shilling warns that North America is still in a period of…

India’s Economy Expected to Slow in 2016 In the midst of a weak global economy and a China stock market crash, India’s economic growth rate has eclipsed all others. The Indian economic outlook for 2016 is bright relative to the global economy, with businesses expressing enormous faith in…

Jim Rogers is Bullish About China Even After its Stock Market Crash Can you be bullish on a country whose stock market crashed more than 40% in less than three months? The answer is a resounding “yes,” at least according to renowned investor Jim Rogers. The billionaire investor…