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Japan on the Verge of Economic Collapse? On Friday morning, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) cut interest rates below zero. If you needed a clearer sign the world is on the verge of an economic collapse, this is it. The surprise move was likely dictated by Shinzo Abe.…

Stock Market Crash 2016 Spells Opportunity This is one of the craziest starts to the year and my stock market advice for 2016 is to focus on your risk exposure, but also to consider ways to profit from a stock market crash. It is the case that the…

The eurozone will see greater challenges in 2016, forcing the euro to dollar outlook lower, especially if the European Central Bank (ECB) remains satisfied with its current monetary policy. However, it will need to extend its expansion plan to purchase bonds again in September 2016. This is because…

Janet Yellen Signaling Confidence in U.S. Economy After seven years of near-zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise the cost of borrowing from 0.25% to 0.50% and the discount rate from 0.75% to 1.0%. The Fed had kept the benchmark rates set by the U.S.…

With the S&P 500 returning back to its all-time highs, the bulls are starting to break open the champagne. But for anyone willing to look past the rosy headlines, the chance of a stock market crash in 2016 is growing. October produced the best gains since 2011 as…

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,…

It’s Impossible for the Fed to Shrink Its Balance Sheet, Says Peter Schiff As anticipated from their meeting yesterday, the Federal Reserve has yet again decided to keep rates steady. The speculation has now moved to the end of this year when, many are predicting, that the Fed…

EUR-USD Exchange Rate Could Hit Parity, Says Analyst The euro has lost at least 1.5% to the U.S. dollar, plummeting to 1.1168. The EUR-USD exchange rate dropped in response to news of the decision by the central bank to leave interest rates unchanged. Presumably, the ECB’s continued quantitative…

Trump Warns of Stock Market Bubble and Recession Donald Trump, the rag tag billionaire GOP presidential frontrunner, who takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin’, has warned of a stock market bubble on the verge of popping—and a looming recession. (Source: “Trump: Economic bubble about to burst,” The…

Wall Street is Out of Sync with Main Street, Says Sam Zell Billionaire business magnate Sam Zell says Wall Street is out of sync with Main Street. The $4.8 billion dollar man and chairman of Equity Group Investments really isn’t saying anything the average American reading the news…

Gold Prices Could Soar If Fed Doesn’t Raise Rates Both silver and gold prices rose substantially in Friday trading as news of the U.S. unemployment rate spread, prompting analysts to speculate further commodity rallies. Data show that September saw little more than 142,000 jobs created versus the expected…

By deciding on Thursday not to raise interest rates, the Federal Reserve gave the world the wrong message. How I interpreted the Fed’s lack of courage to act yesterday: “After keeping interest rates at zero for seven years, and having printed trillions of dollars in new currency out…

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…

As gold prices continue to decay, many suspect an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve will suppress gold price forecasts. To reach a decision, the Fed will consider a range of economic indicators that, according to Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, suggest a continuance of low interest rates.…

The great thing about my job is that I get to travel different places in the U.S. and around the world to gauge how various economies are faring, my interpretation of which I pass onto my readers. My recent trip to San Francisco last week was a real…

As we approach a rate hike from the Federal Reserve, billionaire investor Bill Gross is arguing the central bank has already missed its opportunity. The “Bond King,” as he’s known on Wall Street, thinks the failure of monetary stimulus will bring about a colossal economic collapse. Gross used…