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...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Trump tweets of taxes at the southern border and the Peso plunges. Mexico has abundant petroleum, cheap labor and a preeminent location for global companies to reach the largest consumption market in the world.

Michael Shedlock's picture

It’s been such a hoot reading comments from people telling me that self-driving vehicles are decades away if ever. The nay-sayers have been proven laughably wrong given Google’s New Self-Driving Minivans Will Hit the Road...

Michael Pettis's picture

In an article in Wednesday’s Financial Times, Gabriel Wildau, Yuan Yang, and Tom Mitchell set out a range of economic outcomes for China. They propose three scenarios that they think—and I agree—are the most plausible ones.

Robert Rapier's picture

When I hear a claim that doesn’t sound quite right to me, I usually check in at Snopes to get the facts. They usually do a good job of debunking fake news, and they provide lots of references to back them up.

Michael Shedlock's picture

Gallup has an interesting poll out today concerning top fears of US citizens. Despite the election of Donald Trump, Americans Still See Big Government as Top Threat.

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