Marc Faber: The Stock Market Bubble Is Out of Control

By Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Stock_Market_BubbleInflation is Rampant, Says Marc Faber Not only did inflation create a massive stock market bubble, but the coming hyperinflation will decimate the purchasing power of ordinary Americans. Paper money is bleeding value and investors will soon be clamouring for the safety of gold and silver. At least, that’s according to well-known financial commentator Marc Faber. During his latest performance, Faber expanded on his theory of asset inflation. Much of .

U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015: Economy Strong but Markets Unstable

By Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Economic Picture for 2015 Not RosyStrong Economic Data Points to Growth in 2015? As 2014 winds down, many investors are wondering what the economic outlook for 2015 will be. If you look at the U.S. economic data that’s been trickling in, 2015 looks like it could be a very strong year. The U.S. announced strong third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.9%. This extends the recent trend of strong quarter-over-quarter GDP growth; in the .

Official Inflation Figures Are Misleading; Prices up 10% This Year

By Wednesday, September 16, 2015
inflationLet’s face it: the government’s skewed data about consumer prices doesn’t tell the real story when it comes to inflation. In fact, according to government statistics, prices in the U.S. economy increased by only 0.6% in the first seven months of 2015. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, last accessed September 11, 2015.) But we need to remember that the government measure (the consumer price index) disregards the most basic items .

Economic Collapse: Venezuela’s Currency is So Worthless, People Are Using Money as Napkins

By Friday, August 21, 2015
Economic-CollapseSoaring inflation in Venezuela has left the country’s currency virtually worthless, leaving the troubled nation on the verge of economic collapse. But while economists try to describe the nation’s turmoil with facts and statistics, the story of Venezuela’s struggles was perhaps summed up best in a Reddit forum. On Monday, user “Victorinox126” posted a photo of a man holding his empanada with a Venezuelan two-bolivar bill as a napkin. The .

Jim Rickards: We Are in a Global Depression

By Saturday, August 15, 2015
China Stock Market CrashChina’s currency devaluation is a confirmation that the world’s second-largest economy could be on the verge of an economic collapse. At least, that’s the opinion of renowned analyst Jim Rickards. “There’s no such thing as a one-time thing in currency wars,” he told Amanda Lang on CBC. “It won’t be their last move.” (Source: CBC News, August 14, 2015.) The Chinese economy is slowing down faster than many economists .

Ron Paul: Real Inflation Rate is Over 6%

By Saturday, July 18, 2015
Ron Paul on Interest RateGage Skidmore / Flickr
Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul discusses the latest inflation numbers in June, as well as the likelihood of a rate hike. (Source: Inflation On The Rise, last accessed July 16, 2015.) In June, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a leading indicator of inflation, increased by 0.4% month-over-month. The reading represents a six percent inflation rate, far higher than most economists

Inflation: Consumer Price Index Climbs 0.3% in June

By Friday, July 17, 2015
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says inflation went up by 0.3% in June, solidifying market expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The BLS released its monthly Consumer Price Index report on Friday July 17th. The CPI is calculated by tracking the prices of “basket” goods and comparing it to their prices in a base year. The BLS currently uses 1982-1984 as the base year, .

Gold Price Forecast: Here’s Why Gold Prices Could Be Going a Lot Higher

By Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Gold Prices Could Be Going a Lot HigherSome people are saying that the yellow metal is losing its shine. They have a point, as gold prices have plunged quite dramatically during the past few years. However, we shouldn’t be too fixated on the current gold prices. They are a result of emotional trading, extreme speculation, and possible manipulation. Looking ahead, the fundamentals of gold will eventually be priced in. Let’s look at inflation first. The money printing .

Gold Investing: The Case for Higher Gold Prices in 3 Charts

By Monday, July 13, 2015
Gold InvestingDespite weak gold prices, excess money printed by the world’s central banks could ignite inflation, driving investors to safe haven assets. Policymakers have been using monetary policy as a form of stimulus in recent years, building a house of cards with nothing but paper money. If that paper house collapses, disaster would inevitably follow. After 2008, the Federal Reserve undertook a massive operation to buy low-quality assets off the balance .

Peter Schiff: Here’s Why Gold Prices Could Hit $13,000

By Monday, July 13, 2015
Gold PricesPeter Schiff believes a hyperinflationary environment caused by the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies will lead to gold prices going astronomically higher. (Source: Is Gold Heading to $13,000?, last accessed July 13, 2015.) After the financial crisis in 2008, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to near zero in a desperate bid to save the banking system. However, according to renowned investor Peter Schiff, flooding the world with such quantities .

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