Josh Nunn's picture

If Trump is going to follow through on his commitment to build a wall with Mexico, yet Mexico is unwilling to pay for it directly, this may be the first country where trade tariffs become the new normal of political weaponry. Today, the White House issued a statement...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Professor Ted Malloch, Trump’s expected ambassador to the EU says “The one thing I would so in 2017 is short the euro.” I am not certain there will be a European Union in which to have negotiations… The one thing I would...

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 20,000 for the first time. Traders and investors cheered this historic high of the world’s most famous stock market index, which is composed of 30 of the biggest and best-performing...

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Retirement planners often assume rates of return on clients’ portfolios between 6 and 7 percent right now. This time on Financial Sense’ Lifetime Income Series, we look at why this isn’t likely in our present situation, and what...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

It's your choice, America—you can keep your cartels and the captured government that enables and protects them, or you can fix what's broken and unaffordable. If there is any goal that might attract support from across the political...

Danielle Park's picture

Remember how subprime mortgages packaged and sold as safe investments began to implode in 2007 and set off a domino cascade of financial loss around the world? The same actors and actions that were allowed to reload after the...

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There was much vitriol surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. One thing that struck me was the frequency with which commentators threw around the words fascism and fascist

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Jeffrey Christian, managing partner of commodities market firm CPM group, predicts gold prices will remain mostly flat for the first half of 2017 but rise sharply in the second half based on increasing global uncertainties and other...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

While timing is never precise, the extreme 7-year net short positions by Large Spec Funds (inverse of Commercials) investing for lower bond prices indicate an oversold condition supporting prices (lower yields) over the next couple of months...

Jill Mislinski's picture

This morning's release of the December Existing-Home Sales decreased from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million units from an upwardly revised 5.65 million in November. The Investing.com...

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