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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

U.S. Economy: Why We’re Headed for a Bumpy Ride in 2015

By Monday, April 6, 2015

US economyDon’t be fooled by what you hear from the mainstream media and the politicians. The U.S. economy continues to struggle. In fact, looking at the economic data closely, it suggests we are headed for an outright slowdown.U.S. Economy to Be Fine Without Consumer Spending?Consumer spending makes up two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and right now, Americans are refusing to spend, as evidenced by meager consumption figures.. Read More

High Debt, Dollar Strength: Capital Controls on U.S. Dollar Likely

By Monday, March 23, 2015

Capital Controls in USThe possibility of capital controls coming to the U.S. is not as much of a stretch as you may think. Consider the precedents and don’t be caught off guard.Capital controls are any measure taken by a government authority that limits the flow of foreign capital into and out of the domestic economy. In its ugliest forms, capital controls in the U.S. would restrict bank withdrawals and limit foreign currency. Read More

U.S. Economy to Enter Recession by 2016?

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Economy recession 2016Don’t buy into the false optimism. While the mainstream media and economists are convinced there’s prosperity, I am concerned the U.S. economy will enter a recession in late 2015 or early 2016.The simple fact is that consumer spending is the biggest factor driving the U.S. economy, and it is presently experiencing its own recession.Retail Sales Declining, Store Inventory IncreasingWholesale sales in the U.S. economy are plummeting, while. Read More

U.S. Dollar Strength the Real Threat to Investors, Not Higher Interest Rates

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Dollar strengthThere are issues brewing in the stock market with interest rates fears and the strengthening greenback that could drive the S&P 500 lower by five percent or more.When Will the Fed Increase Interest Rates?First, we have the fears surrounding rising interest rates after the strong improvement in the unemployment rate to a pre-recession low of 5.5%. This is well below the target, previously set by former Federal Reserve. Read More

Why the Housing Market Points to Very Weak 2015 Economy

By Monday, November 3, 2014

Housing Market Points to Very Weak 2015 EconomyThe chart below shows us that between April and August of this year, home prices in the U.S. declined. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index is only released 60 days after each month’s end, so while data for September and October are not yet available, based on what I’m about to tell you, five years after the Great Recession, the U.S. housing market is on shaky ground again.According to. Read More

Why Wal-Mart’s Sales Downgrade Should Worry Investors

By Friday, October 24, 2014

Why Wal-Mart's Sales DowngradeOn November 30, Switzerland’s citizens will cast a very critical vote.Through a referendum, they will vote for or against the Swiss National Bank increasing its gold bullion reserves to 20%, the central bank halting the selling of gold, and the storing of gold bullion in the country. (Source: Kitco News, September 30, 2014.)If the results are in favor of the referendum, it will mean Switzerland’s central bank will. Read More

Two-thirds of Americans Sit with Less Than $25K in Savings, Investments

By Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two-thirds of Americans Sit with LesConsumer spending, which is so desperately needed, only increases when consumers are happy—when they are confident about their jobs, savings, investments, and overall wealth.Right now in the U.S. economy, none of that is present. For consumer spending to increase, you need consumer confidence in the U.S. economy to increase. I don’t see it, even after multiple rounds of quantitative easing and the government adding a significant amount of debt.. Read More

Why a Severe Stock Market Correction’s Imminent

By Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Severe Stock Market Correction’s ImminentIn a sense, the stock market continues to be held hostage by the continuing sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone and the “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. But investor sentiment changed before recent worries regarding these two issues, and corporate earnings growth is slowing. I think we’ll be very lucky to see any gross domestic product (GDP) growth next year from Western economies.Wall Street still expects broad-based earnings growth. Read More

More Signs That China’s on a Global Hunt for Resources

By Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Global Hunt for ResourcesChina may be slowing, but the resource-hungry country is always on the hunt for resources to help fuel its industrial growth in the decades ahead. And if you believe the country and its objective to double its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020 (read “China’s Golden Years Still to Come”), then you have to believe that reliable resources will be needed. This means internal exploration and the buying of foreign. Read More

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