Paul Horn CFP's picture

With the lowering of income taxes, there are many strategies to employ to bring income forward to now instead of waiting. This is important because the only constant in DC is change. Take advantage of the lower tax rates while they are in place because it is not yet determined...

Clif Droke's picture

If you thought the pace of the head-spinning political events of the last two months couldn’t get any faster, think again. One of the most critical decisions of President-Elect Trump’s reign will soon be decided. The final verdict will have...

Michael Shedlock's picture

A pair of articles by the Financial Times offers quite the take on disinformation hypocrisy. I suggest the Financial Times look into the mirror if it wants to understand where the problem is. Worse yet, to stop the spread of fake news...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices dipped back below $1200 per ounce as London trading ended on Thursday, easing $7 per ounce from the new 7-week high hit overnight in Asian trade as commodities rose again but New York stock markets followed...

Marc Chandler's picture

Oil prices rallied yesterday following the EIA weekly data and are up further today. Despite the rise in US inventories (4.1 mln barrels) more than four times greater than expected, participants focused on other details.

Clif Droke's picture

Now that another New Year is upon us, it’s time to reflect on what the coming months might unfold. Normally when market analysts try their hand at predicting the year ahead it involves either wild guessing or linear extrapolation...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

So let's imagine a scenario in which tens of trillions of at-risk wealth suddenly seek an alternative--any alternative to staying in an asset class that's circling the drain. As my colleague Davefairtex observed recently, the paint isn't...

James J Puplava CFP's picture

The word oracle stems from the Latin verb orare, meaning “to speak,” and typically referred to a priest or priestess making a prediction. In ancient times, oracles were thought to be the portals through which the gods spoke directly to the people. They were considered...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

We live in a modern world of acronyms and buzzwords, and the financial industry is certainly no exception. In fact, it may be one of the worst culprits, what with FANG, ZIRP, TINA, BREXIT, QUITALY, BRIC, etc. all entering....

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Spend enough time listening to the financial news or reading economic reports, and you’re bound to come across the topic of productivity growth. This concept, which can be easy to gloss over, plays a critical role in each one of...

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