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When we at Financial Sense started our FS Insider podcast a few years back, many listeners wrote in saying, "Hey, we want to hear more shows on technology." We took that feedback to heart and, in addition to our usual coverage of the financial markets and the economy...

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Mr. X, BCA’ loyal client paid us his annual visit to discuss the economic and market outlook. He is suspicious of the optimism in the macro and market air, and grilled us on the disconnect between the post-US election euphoria...

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Because economic growth comes from productivity growth, Levinson stated, politicians are stuck making promises they can’t keep. “There’s no button on the desk you can push to give you faster productivity growth,” he said. “Most of the factors behind productivity...

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Now that another New Year is upon us, it’s time to reflect on what the coming months might unfold. Normally when market analysts try their hand at predicting the year ahead it involves either wild guessing or linear extrapolation...

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The word oracle stems from the Latin verb orare, meaning “to speak,” and typically referred to a priest or priestess making a prediction. In ancient times, oracles were thought to be the portals through which the gods spoke directly to the people. They were considered...

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This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Dr. Woody Brock, a renowned economist, president of the economic research and consulting firm Strategic Economic Decisions, and author of American Gridlock: Why the American Right and Left are Both Wrong...

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For eight years now global central banks have been working to create inflation via quantitative easing – with little success in the US and outright deflation in Europe and Japan. Trump’s election has rekindled “animal spirits” amongst market participants due to multiple...

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The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlikely. That said, there are some signs of weakness creeping into the data.

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On December 30, the Washington Post published a story claiming that Russian hackers had “penetrated the US electric grid” through an “attack” on Burlington Electric, a Vermont utility. In a statement that night Vermont Gov...

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When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President on January 20th, 2017, he faces a myriad of problems. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt. The nation’s debt has grown at a pace that economists...

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