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What do escorts and McDonald’s have in common? Both are responding to the end of economic growth, says Andrew Zatlin of Moneyball Economics. When times get tough and people are less willing to part with their money, businesses get creative. Zatlin tracks...

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New data on delinquency rates for commercial and industrial loans for the first quarter of 2016 has just been released and shows a surge heading into this year, after steadily rising throughout 2015. Based on forward-looking data, delinquencies may continue to increase well into...

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One of the most important macroeconomic issues facing the world today is the looming June 23 vote in Britain regarding whether the UK should remain in the European Union. Today, we debate the pros and cons of a Brexit including the potential impact this may have...

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In a recent interview with Financial Sense, retail expert Howard Davidowitz called the widely-read report "absolutely crazy, because there’s no way those chains can return to their former numbers.” The massive store closings underway right now and the hundreds more to come...

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After an almost sixty-year long debt binge, expectations for above average economic growth or double-digit investment returns in the stock market aren’t realistic. Jim Puplava, Chief Investment Strategist at PFS Group and founder of Financial Sense, predicts at least six to eight more years...

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Real Time Macroeconomics aggregates "economically intuitive online data using computer code to create indicators that are helpful to economists, policymakers, and financial market participants." One such indicator they provide is New US Monthly Job Listings, which shows...

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"We're starting to see some heaviness and breaking down in some of the more aggressive names and I don't think that bodes well," Ralph Acampora told Financial Sense Newshour this Saturday. A strong and defensive rotation into the utility sector, a continued breakdown...

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Global liquidity conditions, as measured by BofA Merrill Lynch's Global Liquidity Tracker (GLT), continue to rest in negative territory and currently appear to be heading lower. The overall message coming from this data is that global liquidity conditions are providing an unfavorable...

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The largest economic boom in the history of the world is now hitting a brick wall, says Richard Duncan, well-known author, market strategist, and publisher of the widely-watched video newsletter Macro Watch. “Non-performing loans are skyrocketing...and China has hit the point...”

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There are four key issues that are having an impact on baby boomer retirement in ways that are catching many retirees off guard. They are are longer lifespans, growing medical expenses, financial repression or low/negative interest rates, and stagnant economic conditions...

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