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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…

Are You Prepared for an Economic Collapse? There is a “dark side” of economic collapse that no one ever talks about. In it, the darkness is real and not metaphorical. However, a little bit of advance planning can protect you and your family, but you have to plan…

There’s too much optimism toward the U.S. economy these days. We are told often that there’s economic growth and prosperity ahead, but is this really the case? Not too long ago, I had a very in-depth discussion with Michael Lombardi, founder of investment research firm Lombardi Publishing Corporation…

On a regular basis, we are told the U.S. economy is just fine. There’s economic growth and the standard of living for the average Joe in America is improving. Is this really the case, though? I recently had a chance to chat with Michael Lombardi, founder of investment…

This Will Be the Cause of the Next Economic Collapse We are living in historic times. Never has the gap between the rich and poor, the elites and the common people been so great. Never has the very notion of democracy and self-determination been so fragile. Never have…

Truth be told, there isn’t any economic growth in the U.S. economy and that’s because the average American is struggling to the extreme. In fact, according to a poll done by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs, about 70% of Americans would have trouble coming up with…

Here Is the Craziest Gold Story You’ve Ever Read... Fasten your seatbelts. Because, even if you consider yourself open-minded and well-read on topics the “MSM” (mainstream media) avoid, this is still going to blow your socks off. Recently, none other than Sir Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chair—and…

Three economic indicators I pay close attention to are all suggesting we are headed toward, or are already in, a recession. The first recession indicator is the employment data. For May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy added 38,000 jobs—the least amount of jobs…

Economy in Slow-Motion Financial Crisis Democrats have been taking victory laps the past few weeks, telling everyone how President Barack Obama saved the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans are reeling from the slow-motion financial crisis sparked by the president’s bad economic decisions. That list unfortunately got a bit…

When it comes to retail sales, if you’re betting between bricks and bytes, go with the latter. U.S. e-commerce sales surged in the first quarter as traditional brick-and-mortar retail sales limped along. Despite the weak economic outlook, online sales continue to impress. More than a few stocks will…

A top Federal Reserve official says there are good arguments for raising rates in June. And, the longer the Federal Reserve delays hiking rates, the more the U.S. economy falls behind. While many think the Federal Reserve needs to start making up ground, the fact of the matter…

Has the U.S. Economy Really Recovered? Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced that interest rates would stay put—for now. The reason this time around? The U.S. economy has slowed and consumer spending was muted. This is in addition to the fact that the global economy remains weak and…

Yesterday, we learned the U.S. economy grew at only half a percent in the first quarter of this year—its worst performance in two years. Truth be told, dear reader, the U.S. economy is already in a recession with many economic indicators confirming this. Let’s start with a chart…

Hillary Clinton may become the first female president of the United States, but she’ll never be as powerful as Janet Yellen. The head of the Federal Reserve announced that interest rates would stay put, noting that economic activity has slowed and, as a result, consumer spending has declined.…

First-quarter earnings are beginning to trickle in. And it isn’t pretty. The S&P 500 is in an earnings recession with earnings forecasted to be down for a fourth consecutive month. Revenues are projected to fall for a fifth consecutive month. And the long-suffering bull market that has been…

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump predicted the U.S. economy was on the verge of a very massive recession. Trump cited high unemployment and an overvalued stock market as two main factors that will lead the U.S. into a recession. While his recessionary forecast took mainstream economists off-guard, I doubt…

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has joined the permabear club that forecasts an imminent economic collapse in the U.S. He said in an interview with the Washington Post that U.S. economic conditions are so risky that the world’s largest economy is headed for a “very massive recession” and…

The stock market may have rebounded, but it’s still extremely volatile. That’s because there are growing concerns about the global economy (especially China), a larger number of central banks having adopted negative interest rates, corporate earnings that are way down, and stocks that are overvalued. Thanks to the…

Miami is experiencing its second housing bubble in the past 10 years because condo prices have now become less affordable for foreign home buyers particularly from Brazil and Argentina following the weakness of their currencies against the greenback. That’s the drama of the Miami real estate market and…