Financial Sense

Gold Price Jumps in Dollars as 'Low-Rate Yellen' Gets Trump's Backing
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By Adrian Ash – Gold price gains continued for Dollar investors on Thursday but held flat for other traders as the US currency touched its lowest Euro value since January 2015 following yesterday's "no change" decision from the Federal Reserve.

How the 'Wild West' of the Internet Will Be Won
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By Stratfor – National defense is one of a government's core responsibilities. The pursuit traditionally has played out on land, over water and, since the 20th century, in air and space. But today, cyberspace is emerging as the latest...

Strong Draw in Crude Inventories Boosts Oil Prices
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By Oil Price – The Energy Information Administration once again helped to lift oil market spirits this week by reporting another hefty decline in US commercial crude oil inventories for the week ending July 21. A day after the American Petroleum Institute...

Opioid Epidemic Costing US More Than Medicare and Medicaid Together
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By ValueWalk – Against the backdrop of domestic political infighting and geopolitical concerns, the drug epidemic unfolding in the United States is getting nowhere near enough attention as it deserves. As covered a few weeks ago, according to the...

Heightened Risk on the Korean Peninsula
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By Marc Chandler – Thursday, July 27 is the 64th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the overt hostilities in the civil war. In the past, North Korea has used the occasion to display its military might, including a missile launch.

There Is Only One Empire: Finance
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By Charles Hugh Smith – Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, a balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea...

College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape From Reality?
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By Independent Institute – These days it seems college is about everything but higher learning. Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, for example, were allowed...

Inside the Mind of a Crowd
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – John Maynard Keynes once wrote what may be one of the most insightful observations on financial markets ever conceived: We have reached the third degree where we devote our intelligence to anticipating...

Leading Indicators Not Suggesting Imminent Market Peak, Recession
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By FS Staff – Several skeptics responded to our piece last week looking at the yield curve as a leading indicator saying that the yield curve is no longer reliable because of the Fed’s distortions on the market. Assuming this to be true, what are other leading indicators...

A Pro-Growth Move
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By Patrick O'Hare – When President Trump was elected last November, the stock market threw a pro-growth party that resulted in a robust year-end rally for the major indices. Stock market participants were enthused by the prospect of reduced...