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As the world's political and business leaders network at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the crisp Alpine air is not the only thing giving them the shivers. Since the new year, pre-eminent economists have...

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The blue ribbon award for ridiculous comment of the day goes to Ben Bernanke who dismissed China's $28 trillion debt pile as an "internal problem" only. This revelation came from the Asian Financial Forum held in Hong Kong where Bernanke...

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It seems like every day we are inundated with news out of China. Investors are already concerned. The offshore renminbi (CNH) is more international than the onshore one (CNY), which is tightly managed by the government. As such...

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Stocks are seeing another big sell-off with the immediate catalyst being nothing more than fresh weakness in oil prices that is pushing the commodity to multi-year lows. Stocks have been moving in-sync with oil prices lately, with market...

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“I believe the conditions for a near panic, or what they used to call a flash crash...are really very high now, rather like 1987,” Robin Griffiths told listeners this Saturday. Griffiths sees the next level of support for oil around the $20 mark, and falling prices are likely...

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In "Beat the Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently," Ken Fisher explained the key of true contrarian thinking—which is different than simply doing the opposite of everyone else—and also addressed the damage done to portfolios by too much focus...

Urban Carmel's picture

US equities have dropped some 10% in the past two weeks, returning to their August/September lows. This has triggered a bearish technical pattern. Is the stock market signaling a recession and the start of a bear market? Risk has clearly increased...

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To many economists, the biggest mistake the Fed has made has been a lack of aggression in raising interest rates. After all, they reason, the US job market is as strong as it has been since 2007 and the economy, even if sluggish, is at least back...

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Martin Armstrong, well-known economist and forecaster, recently shared his views on a number of alarming trends taking place in China and around the world. Here are some key excerpts from his recent podcast interview with Financial Sense...

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A year ago, Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] CEO Elon Musk and Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking created a stir as prominent signatories of an open letter warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) and the need for concerted efforts in the research community...

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