Financial Sense

Dr. Keith Barron on Helicopter Drops, Gold, and Brexit
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Markets have been heavily roiled since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and many investors are turning their attention to gold. This time on Financial Sense, Keith Barron, president and chairman of Aurania Resources discusses...

Union Jacked
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That thing that wasn't supposed to happen has happened. A majority of voters in the UK voted in favor of leaving the European Union. It was an historic decision, the full implications of which are unknown and won't be known for years.

Shilling: World Facing High Probability of Panic Deflation
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Gary Shilling, author of The Age of Deleveraging and editor of the investment newsletter Insight, thinks the world is facing another 6 to 8 years of deleveraging with a "high probability of panic deflation" that will push 10-year Treasuries to 1% and oil eventually back to down to $10...

Why America Is Likely to Remain a Global Superpower
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The idea of American exceptionalism traditionally focuses on the assumed industriousness and intelligence of the American people. However, this time on FS Insider, Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, argues that America's economic prowess is strongly...

Waiting for Humpty Dumpty
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Brexit is a Bear Stearns moment, not a Lehman moment. That's not to diminish what's happening (markets felt like a death in March 2008), but this isn't the event to make you run for the hills. Why not? Because it doesn't directly crater...

China: Has Policy Reflation Lost Momentum?
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After exhibiting improvement since late last year, the most recent Chinese economic data have deteriorated on the margin. This is largely due to changes in policy stance. Policies implemented late last year induced a quick growth...

Brexit Leaves Markets in Upheaval
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World financial markets are reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order. “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on the independent United Kingdom!” said UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage upon the momentous...

Biometric Technology, "Brainprints", and the Death of the Password
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Rawlson King, lead researcher for Biometrics Research Group, says the biometric industry is experiencing exponential growth, expected to go from $15 billion in 2015 to $35.5 billion in 2020, as the global banking and financial services industry continues to make...

US Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case in Years
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Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the US this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won...

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Decrease in May
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The Latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for May decreased 0.2 percent to 123.7 from April's unrevised 123.9 and small upward revisions were made to January (123.0 to 123.1) and March (123.1 to 123.2). The latest indicator value came in below the 0.1 percent forecast by