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Gaurav Iyer: Wall Street’s Stock Market Bubble Example of Mass Delusion

By Wednesday, August 26, 2015
stock market crashAfter several years of historically low interest rates, the Federal Reserve declared intentions for a rate hike this year, barring an economic slowdown. That’s why you can bet Janet Yellen and her fellow policymakers are closely monitoring China’s stock market crash and its impact on U.S. stocks. Recent data points show conflicting outlooks for economic growth, leaving markets divided on whether or not the Fed will continue as planned. To .

Peter Schiff: Interest Rate Hike Could Spark Economic Collapse

By Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Forget about higher interest rates. To starve off an economic collapse, the Federal Reserve may have to resort to another round of quantitative easing. At least, that’s according to famed investor Peter Schiff. “It’s not just a 580 points we drop today or the 530 on Friday or the 350 on Thursday,” he explained in an interview with Newsmax earlier this week. “We have thousands

Stanley Druckenmiller Buys $300 Million in Gold; Should You Buy, Too?

By Friday, August 21, 2015
Gold-PriceThe tumbling gold prices in recent years have made the shiny metal look down and out. However, not everyone shares the bearish view. In fact, billionaire investor Stan Druckenmiller just bought millions of shares of a gold exchange traded fund (ETF). If you are not familiar with Stan Druckenmiller, know this: he used to be the chief strategist for George Soros and it was his idea to short the British .

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller Buys 2.9 Million Shares of SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca:GLD)

By Monday, August 17, 2015
Gold InvestingThe downfall of gold prices has sent gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) falling in recent years. However, billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller just bought millions of shares of SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD). The gold ETF is now the largest holding of Stanley Druckenmiller’s family office. (Source: The Securities and Exchange Commission, last accessed August 17, 2015.) Stanley Druckenmiller started hedge fund Duquesne Capital Management in 1986. The fund had an impressive average .

Gold Prices to Soar as Bonds Market Heads for Trouble?

By Thursday, August 13, 2015
Gold InvestingThanks to irrationality; gold prices have fallen to the levels not seen since 2010. As I see it, at the current price, the precious metal is presenting a great long-term opportunity. One of the biggest reasons investors should be paying attention to the yellow metal is the turbulence expected in the bonds market. It has the ability to send gold prices soaring very quickly. Gold Prices to Surge When Bonds .

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, .

Housing Market: Affordability and Interest Rates Working Against Higher Prices

By Monday, July 20, 2015
Housing MarketThe National Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index has dropped 12% in the first five months of 2015. (Source: National Association of Realtors, last accessed July 16, 2015.) In January, the qualifying income to get a mortgage for an existing median-priced home in the U.S. was $36,576. In May, buying a median-priced home would require $41,712 in income. Let’s be honest; incomes in the U.S. economy haven’t increased by much .

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 .

Gold Price Forecast: Is Gold About to Hit $2,500?

By Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gold Price ForecastGold prices have plunged. But those that are holding the yellow metal needn’t worry. Soon, you might be able to buy gold for double, even triple today’s price. Let me explain. Monetary Crisis Central banks around the world have one thing in common: they like to print money. Since 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has increased money supply by 67%, or more than $5.0 trillion. The European Central Bank (ECB) .

Interest Rates: Six Reasons They Are Going to Go Up

By Monday, June 22, 2015
Interest RatesThe Federal Reserve provides projections on U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) four times each year; in March, June, September, and December. Just a few days ago, the Fed released its June projections. The Fed expects the U.S. economy to grow between 1.8% and two percent this year. (Source: Federal Reserve, last accessed June 17, 2015.) The mainstream will take this number and run with it. But what you won’t hear .


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