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Jim Rogers: Everyone Will Suffer Jim Rogers, the legendary billionaire investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings, says the global economy is about to get pounded into a recession and, as usual, the average person will be the one who suffers. “We’re all going to suffer,” Rogers said in…

When it comes to the stock market, 2015 will be remembered as a year of corrections and flash crashes. Yet despite the frenetic year on Wall Street, fears of an interest rate hike in the U.S., and a struggling global economy, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial…

By looking at what giant heavy equipment–maker Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is saying, we’re already in a global recession. On October 22, Caterpillar reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2015. Its CEO said, “The environment remains extremely challenging for most of the key industries we serve,…

Silver Remains Bullish Silver is in the midst of a mini-Renaissance. After trending downward since the middle of May, the silver price rebounded in early October, and is up 9.3% since the beginning of the month, near $15.85. Unlike previous increases which were very short lived (January, March,…

Global Economy to Collapse in 2016? Are fears of a global economic collapse too gloomy? Not if you’ve been paying attention to all of the economic data that has been coming out over the last number of years. Sure, perma-bulls have been finding misguided solace in rising stock…

The economic-related statistics being released on an almost daily basis are gruesome...and the chances of a global recession are becoming imminent. How bad is global trade? Talking numbers, between 1983 and 2008, on average, global trade grew at about six percent per year. Now this rate is down…

The Federal Reserve’s reckless monetary policies have created a colossal asset bubble, which could trigger a stock market crash and global economic collapse in 2016. At least, that’s the opinion of famed market commentator Marc Faber. In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, the editor and publisher at…

Late last year I wrote an article suggesting the U.S. could enter a depression in 2015. To some it sounded farfetched at the time. After all, the stock market was at record highs and investors remained bullish. But it seemed to me that all the economic evidence pointed…

For months, I have written in these pages about how the slowing global economy would wash ashore to America and infect our own companies. I posted repeated charts in Profit Confidential that showed leading indicators like the Baltic Dry Index and copper prices were collapsing, foretelling of poor…

While most people are obsessing over China’s stock market crash, a more pressing concern is the decline of global trade. There are two major exporters, both of them in East Asia, whose exports have fallen dramatically from month to month. It is a devastating blow to the world…

China is in deep trouble. Economic activity in the second-biggest economy is plunging and it looks like the situation is only going to get worse. The Caixin Flash China General Manufacturing Purchasing Mangers’ Index (PMI), an indicator of manufacturing activity, now stands at 47.8—the lowest level in more…

Gold prices go up when uncertainty rises. As it stands, there’s an abundance of it in the global economy. There are at least three major issues that are haunting investors globally; economic slowdown in China, threat or outright currency devaluation in the emerging markets, and the U.S. dollar…

Executives are spending billions buying back their own stock, but their efforts are slowing, destroying the American economy. A new report from Aranca Investment Research concludes that almost $2.3 trillion has been spent on buybacks since 2009, as corporate cash reserves have grown and borrowing costs have declined.…

After a colossal stock market crash in June, many analysts are worrying that China is on the brink of an economic collapse. Panic is setting in as the country experiences a dramatic slowdown in exports and growth. A recession in China would precipitate crises across the world, drawing…

Early this year, I started writing about how falling copper prices were a leading indicator of trouble in the global economy. Since then, we’ve all come to know about the economic slowdown in China. But the further collapse in copper prices over the past three months could be…

Billionaire hedge fund manager, Bill Gross, says the Federal Reserve needs to raise interest rates to prevent deflation in the global economy. Gross is famous for steering Pacific Investment Management Corp. through the financial crisis, so much so that Wall Street calls him as the “Bond King.” He…

With 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…

Gold 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…

Gold 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:…