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Economic Collapse: U.S. Wage Growth Slowest in 33 Years

By Sunday, August 2, 2015

Although the U.S. labor market has seen steady declines in unemployment, wage growth has ground to a near standstill, suggesting the U.S. economy is far less stable than commonly believed. The Employment Cost Index edged only 0.2% in the second quarter; the smallest gain since the index was created in 1982. The new data has stoked fears that an economic collapse is around the corner. (Source: Bloomberg, July 31,. Read More

Economic Collapse: Bill Gross Says Low Interest Rates Have Created “Zombie” Corporations

By Friday, July 31, 2015

Historically low interest rates over the last several years did more than dramatically increase the money supply; they set the stage for a monumental economic collapse that could send bond yields sky high. Or at least that’s the opinion of billionaire investor Bill Gross, also known as the “The Bond King.”Gross earned a stellar reputation while running Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the Newport-based firm focused on investing bonds.. Read More

Economic Collapse: Alan Greenspan Says Soaring Government Spending “Extremely Dangerous” to U.S. Economy

By Thursday, July 30, 2015

Economic-CollapseReckless government spending is hurting the U.S. economy and sending the nation towards an economic collapse. At least, that’s the warning from former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan.In an interview in a CNBC “Closing Bell” on Wednesday July 29th, Greenspan warned that rising entitlement costs and government expenditures have pressured the world’s largest economy. (Source: CNBC, July 29, 2015.)Over the past decade, as part of government spending, social expenditures. Read More

Gold Price Forecast: Gold and Silver are the Only Safe Havens from a Stock Market Crash

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gold Price ForecastBy raising interest rates later this year, the Federal Reserve may accidently incite a stock market crash, driving investors to safe haven assets like gold. Janet Yellen has repeatedly suggested improving economic conditions would justify a long overdue rate hike, but the Fed may be underestimating the market’s addiction to cheap money.Historically, low interest rates have effectively reduced the cost of borrowing to zero, a move designed to spur. Read More

What Economic Growth? One-Third of Americans Say They Are Now Poorer

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Economic growthAccording to a Gallup survey, 51% of Americans say that they are in the middle or upper-middle class. Between 2000 and 2008, an average of 61% of Americans identified themselves to be in middle and upper-middle class. (Source: Gallup, April 28, 2015.)In the survey, the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as working or lower class increased to 48% in 2015, compared to just 36% in mid-2008! On a relative. Read More

Gold Price Forecast: Are Gold Prices About to Hit $800?

By Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gold Prices About to Hit $800The worst may not yet be over for gold investors. According to a new gold price forecast by Morgan Stanley, spot rates have a lot more room to fall.This week has been a tough week for the yellow metal. Gold dropped 6.3% over 10 days of losses. On Monday, July 20th, gold prices reached a five-year low of $1,080.According to the investment bank, “The metal is more. Read More

Here’s Why Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE/NEM) Plunged 11.7% Today

By Monday, July 20, 2015

Shares of Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE/NEM) plunged following a steep sell-off in gold prices.This morning, gold prices dove below the $1,100 mark for the first time since March 2010 after sellers in China ditched more than $2.7 billion of the yellow metal. The plunging gold price dragged down Newmont’s shares about 11.45% at $18.72.The plunging gold price poses more challenges for gold mining companies. One of the most important. Read More

NASDAQ: Stock Market Rallies on Strong Earnings

By Monday, July 20, 2015

The NASDAQ opened slightly higher on Monday July 20th, as Greece reopened its banks and started the process of paying off billions of euros owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).European equities soared to six-week highs on Monday as Greece began to return to normality after a deal to agree on a new bailout package. Volatility has been decreased in the eurozone with Monday marking the first step in. Read More

Stock Market: Watch Earnings, the Only Metric That Matters to the Bull Market

By Monday, July 20, 2015

Watch EarningsStock market advice for a market already at or near its all-time high is just guesswork. This market could crash on some material event, it could stay in consolidation for several quarters, or it could tick higher in anticipation of a better 2016.What has happened is that expectations for corporate earnings have come down tremendously. So it doesn’t take much for the Street to be fairly pleased with mediocre. Read More

U.S. Economy: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Issues Warning to Investors

By Thursday, July 16, 2015

U.S. EconomyIn the wake of Greece’s debt crisis and China’s stock market crash, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reiterated the likelihood of an interest rate hike this year. The central banker’s comments came during her semi-annual testimony before Congress.Dr. Yellen read from a prepared statement, saying, “If the economy evolves as we expect, economic conditions would likely make it appropriate at some point this year to raise the federal funds. Read More

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