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Just months after China’s stock market crash, financial regulators are warning that the situation is worse than we imagined. Of course, we sensed an economic collapse on the horizon when the People’s Bank of China, or PBOC, devalued the yuan. The depreciation renewed concerns that a slowdown would…

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says he’s worried about a possible economic collapse, with monetary policy issues and the ever-present threat of a Chinese stock market crash being his main concerns. It really doesn’t matter if they do or do not raise the interest rate by 25 basis points,…

The gold price forecast is looking more optimistic, according to Jim Rickards. The author of Death of Money was on Fox Business last week, advising investors to put approximately 10% of their investment portfolio into physical gold. (Source: Fox, last accessed September 8, 2015.) The renowned gold investment…

Over the next couple of months, China’s stock market could crash another 50%. It won’t happen overnight. But as I’m about to show you, the bull market in Chinese equities is over. And before the crash is over, investors could lose 20%, 35%, 50%, or even more. Let…

For months, I have written in these pages about how the slowing global economy would wash ashore to America and infect our own companies. I posted repeated charts in Profit Confidential that showed leading indicators like the Baltic Dry Index and copper prices were collapsing, foretelling of poor…

While most people are obsessing over China’s stock market crash, a more pressing concern is the decline of global trade. There are two major exporters, both of them in East Asia, whose exports have fallen dramatically from month to month. It is a devastating blow to the world…

The impact of China’s stock market crash is sending shockwaves around the world, leaving the global economy on the verge of economic collapse in 2016. On Tuesday, StatsCanada revealed the Canadian economy officially entered a recession. The country’s economy contracted by 0.5% during the previous three months, marking…

I have written over and over again on how distorted the U.S. business sales and inventory figures are. Manufacturers are stockpiling products. Retailers are experiencing a decline in sales. Consumer spending is getting softer. But it’s more than just retail that is becoming a drag on the U.S.…

There’s a lot of bombast in the midst of China’s stock market crash, but a nugget of truth has emerged from an unlikely source: Donald Trump. Currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, Trump’s political motivations can be questioned, but his message holds water even under…

China is in deep trouble. Economic activity in the second-biggest economy is plunging and it looks like the situation is only going to get worse. The Caixin Flash China General Manufacturing Purchasing Mangers’ Index (PMI), an indicator of manufacturing activity, now stands at 47.8—the lowest level in more…

In a country where the annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate could be eight percent, its stock market should be a good place to invest, right? Well, according to the portfolio strategy research team at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), China’s economic growth will come back…

Shortly after Monday’s stock market crash in China, Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (NYSE:BABA) stock price plunged. At one point it dropped to as low as $58.00, falling below its initial public offering (IPO) price of $68.00 for the first time since it went public. Investors, however, should not…

Despite being abandoned by the mainstream financial world, one country has been quietly stockpiling massive quantities of gold—China. In June, Chinese gold imports from Hong Kong rose 58%, indicating strong demand in the world’s top bullion consumer. Net gold imports from Hong Kong to the mainland rose to…

When there’s too much uncertainty about an asset class, like there is today with gold bullion prices, I go back to the basic economics of supply and demand. For prices to rise for any asset, you want to see demand increasing and supply remaining the same or even…

In June 2015, Chinese stockholders thought the world was falling apart. More than half the companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange halted trading as the market crashed by nearly 30%. With the sell-off deepening every day, Chinese officials were forced to intervene in the market using a…

Concerns over the Chinese stock market have accelerated a massive sell-off in the global equity markets. Despite the growing fear, short seller Jim Chanos thinks that investors may still underestimate the stock market collapse in the world’s second-largest economy. During an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money: Halftime Report, Chanos…

It’s officially a bear market for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On Thursday August 20th, the Hang Seng Index closed down 1.7% to 22,757. This meant that the index was down more than 20% from its April 27th high of 28,588—officially entering a bear market. Despite the recent…

After a colossal stock market crash in June, many analysts are worrying that China is on the brink of an economic collapse. Panic is setting in as the country experiences a dramatic slowdown in exports and growth. A recession in China would precipitate crises across the world, drawing…

Oil prices could come under serious pressure towards the end of the year if a recent bounce back in prices holds for the next few months, potentially falling as low as $32.00 per barrel. At least, that’s the opinion of Citigroup energyanalyst Seth Kleinman. On Wednesday, West Texas…