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Economic Collapse Headed for U.S. in 2015

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

U.S. Economic Collapse 2015The last thing Wall Street is thinking about is an economic collapse in 2015. After all, the stock markets are at record highs, unemployment is down, and inflation is in check. But the fact of the matter is that these same indicators were also in check before the markets crashed in 1987, 2000, and 2008/09.Back in 2008/09, everyone on Wall Street, save for Michael Lombardi and Peter Schiff,. Read More

European Economy 2015: Economic Forecasts and U.S. Profits

By Sunday, May 17, 2015

European EconomyMay 13, 2015 was a busy day for the release of European economic results. How did the European economy fare and how do these numbers affect U.S. companies?Forecasts, for the European economy as a whole, call for the region to muddle through a “mild cyclical upswing” driven by cheaper oil, a lower euro, and government spending. (Source: European Commission, May 5, 2015.)The same forecasts expect gross domestic product. Read More

European Economic Forecast 2015: A Story of Inflation

By Saturday, May 9, 2015

European economic outlookOn May 5, 2015, the European Commission released its spring 2015 European Economic Forecast. According to the forecasts, growth prospects haven’t been better in years. Will cheap oil and a devalued Euro help Europe overcome its biggest obstacle?Economic Outlook in EuropeThe latest economic forecast for Europe states that the region is going through a “mild cyclical upswing” due to lower oil prices, a cheaper euro, “steady” global growth,. Read More

First-Quarter GDP Proves U.S. Economy Fragile

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

US Economy fragileFor most of 2015, I have been writing about how the U.S. economy is growing at a very slow pace, if it’s growing at all. The just-released U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the first quarter of 2015 confirm this; the economy grew at an annual pace of just 0.2% in the first quarter of this year. But a closer look at the GDP numbers reveals something worse than. Read More

Oil Price Forecast for May 2015: the U.S. vs. OPEC

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Oil Price ForecastThe oil price forecast for 2015 continues to be dominated by the actions of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). And its fierce rival, the U.S. Supply, continues to outweigh demand. But oil drifts higher. Where will prices go from here?Oil Price Forecast 2015: Supply vs. DemandThe oil market is dominated by the fundamental principle of supply and demand. The oil price forecast for May 2015 and. Read More

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. In 2014, the country’s economy expanded by 0.7%. It might gain traction this. Read More

Economic Growth? Not According to These Statistics…

By Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Economic growthSince the credit crisis of 2008, the policies of the Federal Reserve have spurred immense financial inequality in the U.S. Those individuals (a very small minority) who were able to take advantage of the monetary policies of the Fed have done extremely well in expanding their wealth. But for the rest of America, there has been no economic growth. In fact, economic conditions are getting worse for the average American.. Read More

When Will Yellen Launch Higher U.S. Interest Rates?

By Tuesday, April 21, 2015

interest ratesAt the height of the Cold War, the biggest concern was the global destruction associated with launching nuclear weapons. Fast-forward 50 years and not much has changed. At the height of the money-printing war, the biggest concern is the global destruction associated with launching higher U.S. interest rates.Time Is Ticking on Low Interest RatesUnder the helm of Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve initiated its first round of quantitative. Read More

Central Banks Creating Global Stock Market Bubbles

By Friday, April 17, 2015

Central banksIrrationality prevails in global stock markets and I believe it’s because of the actions of central banks. What’s happening with central banks and their involvement with equity markets not only is unprecedented, but it also will not end well.Japanese Stock Market Topping 20,000Just look at the chart below of the Tokyo Nikkei Average—a key measure of Japanese stocks.Tokyo Nikkei Average Index‘Tokyo Nikkei Average Index, 1996-2015,’ Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comThe. Read More

U.S. Economy: These Three Data Points Show Growth Has Stopped

By Monday, April 13, 2015

Economic growth stoppedIf you think the U.S. economy is improving, this story says that, truth be told, it’s the complete opposite for the economy, as recent data suggest there is no growth.U.S. Economy’s Jobs Market TormentedIn March of this year, only 126,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy. That’s well below the increase of 264,000 jobs in the previous month, less than half the average of 260,000 a month. Read More

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