U.S. economy

Recession: These Three Indicators Say It’s Already Here

By Tuesday, October 13, 2015
RecessionU.S. economic data is very clear: we’re headed towards a recession, if we’re not already in one. There are three key indicators I closely follow that presently paint a gruesome picture of the U.S. economy: consumer confidence, manufacturing statistics, and business conditions as tracked by regional Federal Reserve banks. All three point to an economic slowdown. Recession Indicator # 1: Consumer Confidence Crashing As I have often written in these .

Can Anything Prevent a U.S. Stock Market Crash in 2016?

By Wednesday, October 7, 2015
U.S. Stock Market CrashIs the U.S. stock market poised to crash in 2016? Absolutely. The writing has been on the wall for ages. It’s not as if anything has happened of late to point to a stock market crash, it’s just that the rest of the investing community is waking up to what we have been pointing out for years. Stock Market Crash Getting Warmed Up The stock market is supposed to be .

Disturbing Trend Found in Friday’s Employment Numbers

By Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday’s Employment NumbersThis past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported only 142,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in September. And August’s figure was revised lower from 173,000 previously reported jobs created to an actual number of only 136,000 jobs. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2, 2015.) Overall, September’s jobs market report was terrible. I see a disturbing trend developing when it comes to the number of jobs added .

Ron Paul Delivers Blunt Reality Check to Washington Establishment

By Sunday, October 4, 2015
Ron Paul Says Little Will Change in Washington After Boehner’s Resignation Is the U.S. economy on the verge of recession? Will Volkswagen AG survive “Dieselgate?” How did Ron Paul react to John Boehner’s resignation? Every week, the team here at Profit Confidential sifts through thousands of articles, research reports, and corporate filings to bring the best insights to our readers. Brew yourself a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy this .

Global Recession: These Two Leading Indicators Confirm It’s Almost Here

By Friday, October 2, 2015
Global_RecessionThe economic-related statistics being released on an almost daily basis are gruesome…and the chances of a global recession are becoming imminent. How bad is global trade? Talking numbers, between 1983 and 2008, on average, global trade grew at about six percent per year. Now this rate is down to just three percent. Here’s something else worth mentioning: this year the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to reduce its forecast .

Carl Icahn Explains Why Donald Trump is Right for America in 60 Seconds

By Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Donald TrumpU.S. Elections 2016: Donald Trump is Right for America, Says Carl Icahn Donald Trump should be President of the United States and is the only candidate who can save America. At least, that’s the opinion of billionaire investor Carl Icahn. In a much-anticipated video titled, “Danger Ahead: A Message From Carl Icahn,” the renowned financier and shareholder activist weighed in on the U.S. elections and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. .

Federal Reserve: Why It Slashed Its 2015 Economic Growth Forecast

By Monday, September 28, 2015
US-EconomyIt wasn’t too long ago that the Federal Reserve told us it expected the U.S. economy to grow by three percent on average, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). After all, with years of historically low interest rates and trillions of new dollars printed, that’s the least we could expect. But the sad reality is that now, even the Fed itself doesn’t see that kind of growth for years .

Economic Growth Can’t Happen When This Is Now the Fastest ­Growing Segment of the Poor

By Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Economic GrowthDespite what the politicians tell us about economic growth in the U.S economy, Americans are earning significantly less today than they did before the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S. Census Bureau just reported that in 2014, real median household income in the U.S. economy was 6.5% lower than in 2007. This is the income adjusted for inflation. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, last accessed September 17, 2015.) And poverty remains a .

Ron Paul Has Incredible Reaction to Fed Rate Decision

By Monday, September 21, 2015
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In the post-meltdown world, the Federal Reserve is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless. At least, that’s the opinion of former congressman Ron Paul. Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to hold interest rates steady. Since then, analysts have been pouring over the details. What does this mean for the economy? What will be the impact on the stock market? What does this

Interest Rates: Why the Fed Made the Wrong Move

By Friday, September 18, 2015
Interest-ratesBy 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 of thin air, the U.S. economy is still so weak, we can’t raise interest rates.” Dear reader, ponder this for a moment: .

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