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Economic Crisis Killing the Commodity Supercycle?

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Economic CrisisWith the recent break of oil back below $50.00 a barrel, the commodity supercycle driven by the superlative rise of the emerging markets looks like it’s dissipated…and we could be facing an economic crisis.The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index fell to a 52-week and six-year low, adding to the reality that demand for commodities is fading. This index covers 17 commodities, including the highly watched gold, silver, oil, copper, and. Read More

Goldman Sachs: Gold Prices Could Fall Below $1,000

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gold PriceGold prices could plunge below $1,000 an ounce. At least, that’s the latest gold price forecast from Goldman Sachs commodity research headJeffrey Currie.“The risks are clearly skewed to the downside in this environment,” he told Bloomberg in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “There is a probability that the market trades below US$1,000 this year given our broader commodity view.” (Source: Goldman Sachs: This Could Send Gold Prices Below $1,000,. Read More

Gerald Celente: Gold Prices are “Rigged”

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gold PriceGold prices are rigged and the world could be on the verge of an economic collapse. At least, that’s according to trend forecaster Gerald Celente.In an interview with King World News, the global economy is entering into a recession and the global economic collapse is imminent. (Source: The Panic That’s Happening Right Now Is Much Bigger Than Just The Gold Market, July 22, 2015.)In June of 2013,. Read More

Global Economy in Sharp Slowdown; U.S. Companies’ Earnings at Risk

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Global EconomyNo matter where you look, major economic hubs in the global economy are struggling to show growth.According to the German finance ministry, Germany’s economy grew at only 0.3% in the second quarter of this year after growing a similar amount in the first quarter. (Source: Reuters, July 19, 2015.) Germany is the fourth biggest economy in the world.China, the second biggest economy, saw its gross domestic product (GDP). Read More

Global Economic Slowdown to Take Stock Market Down with It

By Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Global EconomyThe global economy is headed towards an economic slowdown and it will take U.S. stock prices down with it.The growth rates of major economies are anemic. China is growing at its slowest pace in two decades, putting pressure on Australia’s economy. Japan has been going in and out of recession for years now. The crisis in Greece has strained the eurozone’s economic growth even further. And the U.S. economy. Read More

Marc Faber: Greece Could Spark an Economic Collapse in 2015

By Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Economic CollapseWhile mainstream analysts dismiss the risks associated with a debt default, Marc Faber is warning that such a catastrophe could spark the next stock market crash and possibly an economic collapse in 2015.During an interview on Monday, July 7th with Bloomberg, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report discussed the Greek crisis and the Chinese economy, as well as the possibility of the delay in interest. Read More

Global Economy Headed for Misery; Be Careful if You Own Stocks

By Wednesday, July 1, 2015

global economyTo gauge activity in the global economy, I follow two indicators very closely: how sales at multinational Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE/CAT) are faring; and trade activity in the global economy.Global Economy Indicator #1The chart below plots the percentage change in three months rolling sales at Caterpillar Inc., a large American company that sells heavy equipment worldwide.As you can see from the chart, since December of 2013, sales at. Read More

Global Economy Remains Weak; Another Recession Coming?

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Global EconomyIt has been six years since the global economy and U.S. entered the worst recession since the Great Depression. While many are championing the economic recovery, on closer inspection, it looks like history might repeat itself sooner rather than later.U.S. Economy Grows at Slowest Pace Since WWIIThe rate of growth in the U.S has been dismal since the 2008 housing bubble and financial crisis topped the country into. Read More

Stock Market Prediction 2015: Strong U.S. Economy, Weak Global Economy

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stock Market Predictions for 2015My Five Stock Market Predictions for 2015Catalysts for Growth in Place for Solid 2015Admittedly, stock market forecasts can mostly be flimsy attempts to predict what irrational investors do in uncertain times. That doesn’t prevent most pundits from being overly optimistic.At the end of 2013, I predicted that the U.S. stock markets would continue their bullish ways in 2014. This wasn’t a huge leap when you consider the. Read More

Global Financial Crisis 2015 Explained: How It’s Affecting the U.S.

By Thursday, March 26, 2015

Global Financial CrisisGlobal financial crisis 2015: is it really possible? Below you’ll find the answer, as I dive into the global financial crisis causes and what today’s economic events have to say.Global Financial Crisis Explained…It’s only been a few years, but there are already reams and reams of articles and books written about the global financial crisis of 2007–2008. The who, what, why, when, where, and how; the devastating effects;. Read More

Investors: This Could Send Gold Prices Soaring in 2015
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