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Gold prices rose sharply against all major currencies except the Yen on Wednesday, touching 1-week Dollar highs ahead of the US Fed's long-awaited September decision on interest rates as world stock markets rose after the Bank of Japan...

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Much of what the Bank of Japan announced today had been largely leaked. While there was a sizable response in the asset markets, the dollar's knee-jerk gains against the yen were quickly unwound. The BOJ lifted its self-imposed...

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New data from China's National Bureau of Statistics suggest that sweeping changes may be taking place in the country's financial system, though largely away from the public eye. On Sept. 14, the bureau reported that Chinese...

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We try our best to stay away from sensationalism here at Financial Sense but this chart speaks for itself. Medical care costs have skyrocketed this year and are now at the highest annual growth rates since 2007, just prior to the last recession...

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The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the ‘boom’ out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive: US shale has proven amazingly resilient.

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When Jim Chanos called China Dubai times 1000 in 2010, many chuckled – now that opinion has slowly become the consensus or at least a matter of serious debate. What is perhaps most interesting about Nomura’s September...

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Wantrobski: "If you take that view as we do and agree with us and our thesis, then any seasonal weakness we get over the next several weeks should be looked at as a gift to overweight equities vs., in my opinion, the Treasury markets, which we believe are at a generational top...

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When the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets this week, there will be pressure from various quarters to raise the federal funds rate. Jamie Dimon, chairman of JP Morgan, has stated blankly “Let’s just raise rates."

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After mounting evidence that Russia has been behind various cyber attacks against the United States aimed at influencing the US political system, it appears that Russia is now testing the limits of the current norm-based international regime...

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As the Japanese economy struggles to grow, the country's leaders are starting to question their numbers. In August, the Bank of Japan released a study revealing a discrepancy between its gross domestic product estimate in 2014...

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