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By FS Staff – Our modern, globalized economy is increasingly dominated by automation and mass production. While this is pressuring many workers, Richard Ocejo's new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, documents the large-scale...

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FS Staff – The yield curve has predicted essentially every U.S. recession since 1950 with only one "false" signal, which preceded the credit crunch and slowdown in production in 1967. There is also evidence that the predictive relationships exist in other countries...

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By Chris Puplava – History books refer to the last economic slowdown we experienced, triggered by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Great Recession. Its impacts were so severe—the worst global recession since the Great Depression...

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By FS Staff – “Overall, they’ve got about $14 invested in bullish index funds for every $1 they’ve got in inverse funds that would profit on a market decline. Just in the past few days, that moved to an all-time record.” We would have to go back to March 2000 to...

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By FS Staff – The adaptive market hypothesis (AMH) looks at the market less as a high-performance supercomputer and more as a biological organism or ecosystem—an ecosystem that, unfortunately, has become less diverse and more fragile in recent years...

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By FS Staff – Many public pension plans are dragging down their respective state and local governments, and the root of the problem is legislative inflexibility and demographic shifts, stated Jim Bianco, head of Bianco Research. This time on FS Insider...

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By FS Staff – The Financial Crisis Observatory (FCO) at ETH Zurich released its latest Global Bubble Status Report on July 1st. As we discussed with FCO’s director, Didier Sornette, on our podcast in May, they use one of the world’s leading supercomputers to monitor...

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By FS Staff – Many analysts are fearful of an impending downturn as early as next year. In an exclusive interview with FS Insider, legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong explained his outlook on the global economy and markets, including a bold call...

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By FS Staff – Confused about annuities? Don't be! Here's what you need to know about them, including how they work, when they might be a bad fit, and, especially, why they sometimes get a bad rap if those selling them don't explain...

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By FS Staff – Public pension funds are operating on the assumption that they’re going to generate returns 25 percent higher than Warren Buffet every single year into perpetuity. That’s insanely optimistic and has allowed politicians to use the pension system as a piggy bank...

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