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Greece Debt Crisis: “No” Vote Could End in Economic Collapse

By Friday, July 3, 2015

Greece Debt CrisisOn Sunday July 5th, Greece citizens will vote on a referendum that may be remembered as the start of a global economic collapse. The referendum comes just days after Greece defaulted on its debt payments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Source: Business Insider, July 3, 2015.)The small Mediterranean nation ran short of money on June 30th, despite running a primary budget surplus last year. Although the country. Read More

S&P 500 Up on Strong Job Numbers in June

By Thursday, July 2, 2015

S&P 500 Up on Strong Job NumbersWall Street opened slightly higher on Thursday, July 2nd, as job growth slowed down in June, lowering the probability that the Federal Reserve will raise the interest rate this year. European stock markets traded lower and the mood was one of caution with Greece set to vote on a referendum on Sunday.Job growth slows down in the summer and labor participation shrinks an indication that the Federal Reserve may. Read More

Stock Market Crash Feared Ahead of Greek Debt Talks

By Tuesday, June 30, 2015

stock market crashWall Street opened higher after suffering from the worst day of the year on Monday, June 29th. Eurozone stocks recovered after a devastating day on Tuesday but remained cautious as Greece moves towards default on a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The Greece government and its creditors failed to reach a deal over the weekend which forced the country to close all banks until Thursday and impose. Read More

Stock Market Crash: Eurozone Economic Collapse Feared After Greece Bank Runs

By Monday, June 29, 2015

stock market crashInternational stock markets crashed on Monday, June 29, as fears of a eurozone economic collapse soured investor sentiment.A frustrating Greek crisis continues to hit the global markets, as the country closed all banks and imposed capital controls. Uncertainty surrounding the fate of Greece is dragging the equity market lower; the Greek stock exchange remained close and European stocks turned significantly lower.China’s stock market tumbled again on Monday. Plunging. Read More

Why the U.S. National Debt May be Headed Towards Bankruptcy

By Monday, May 18, 2015

US National DebtOver the past few years, the U.S. national debt has increased drastically since the financial crisis. To give some perspective, since President Obama has taken office, U.S. public debt has jumped by $7.0 trillion. (Source: Committee Responsible Federal Budget, May 11.2015.)With stocks at an all-time high, people aren’t paying much attention to the U.S. debt level. But know this: rising national debt is a problem, and the U.S. debt. Read More

National Debt Balloon Bearish for U.S. Dollar, Positive for Metals

By Friday, March 27, 2015

National Debt  turning into Debt crisisWith the U.S. government forecast to incur budget deficits year-over-year through to 2025, our rising national debt is turning into a debt crisis that will have long-term negative effects on our economy and currency valuation. In particular, two ticking debt time bombs are lurking nearby.Official National Debt Figures to 2025According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government is expected to incur budget deficits each year until at. Read More

The Greece Debt Crisis: Back in Four Short Months

By Monday, February 23, 2015

Greek Debt CrisisThis past Friday, we got news of Greece’s debt extension. The headline at the Financial Post said it all: “Greece and its EU paymasters reach accord to keep bailout funds flowing for four months.” (Source: Financial Post, February 20, 2014.)With the news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which spent most of the day flat, jumped 157 points to a new record closing of 18,140. Yes, the Dow Jones. Read More

How Troubles in the Eurozone Will Eventually Affect Your Investments

By Friday, July 5, 2013

I can’t say this often enough: the eurozone debt crisis is here to stay for a long time. The key stock indices might have given investors false hope, but we are still standing at square one of any economic recovery.Greece, which was at the epicenter of the eurozone debt crisis, may be required to issue Treasury bills to stay solvent. The country has to convince the International Monetary Fund. Read More

What the Worst Jobs Report of the Year Means to You

By Friday, July 5, 2013

jobs marketOn the surface, today’s jobs market report looks good…195,000 jobs were created in the U.S. economy during the month of June, with the “official” unemployment rate for the month sitting at 7.6%, unchanged from May. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 5, 2013.)But look a little closer and this jobs market report is a catastrophe…Look at the underemployment rate, which includes people who have given up looking. Read More

Germany to Pull Back on ECB’s “Whatever It Takes” Position?

By Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I can’t stress this enough: troubles in the eurozone are far from over.First and most important, the strongest nations in the eurozone are experiencing an economic slowdown now too. As I have written before, France and Germany are seeing diminishing demand.Finland, one of the financially strongest nations in the eurozone, fell into a recession in the first quarter of this year. Why? Exports from Finland are declining due. Read More

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