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The negative side effects of easy money are starting to grow and, at this point, central banks are doing more harm than good, said the former Chief Economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). In a recent phone interview with Financial Sense, William White...

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Uncertainty is growing, with divergences between the Fed’s stated intentions and their actions leaving markets unsure of direction. Additionally, interest rate policy worldwide may be creating the very conditions for the next dislocation that...

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Over the Summer, retail sales data strongly diverged from Moneyball’s Vice data: The official data pointed to a sharp burst of spending. The Vice data showed no acceleration. Recent revisions to the official data removed the surge and...

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Sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joshua Lederberg shocked the world with the first serious scientific paper detailing the feasibility of human cloning. Four decades later, a sheep named Dolly — the first large mammal ever cloned — brought his prediction a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Groupthink can be a dangerous phenomenon in the financial markets, but it can also provide an advantage in some circumstances. If we know what key price levels other traders are watching, and how they’re likely to react if and when those levels are reached, then we can plan accordingly.

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Since May 2007 Deutsche Bank shares have dropped from 150 US Dollars to around 12 US Dollars as we speak. Suddenly “the wires” are going viral with updates on the catastrophic state of the bank’s balance sheet. Here is what Kenny...

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The California Public Employees Retirement System is the largest public pension in the United States. It is considered to be the bellwether for pensions nationwide, and among the most sophisticated of long-term investors.

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We have an unblemished 21-year track record of predicting what the Fed should do, with 100% accuracy. What the FOMC actually does is often different from what it should do. As of the Sep. 21 FOMC meeting announcement...

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Those of us with a deep interest in economics and financial issues often try to peer into the future and speculate about what’s to come. Sometimes, this exercise is meant to produce tangible investment advice, but other times, we’re...

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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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