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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...

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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...

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I'm standing in line waiting to place a coffee order. A group of young customers are ahead of me, necks crooked 45 degrees, eyes glued to their phones, index fingers flying through Twitter feeds filled with post-inauguration memes.

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This time on FS Insider, we spoke with Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics, a widely-followed market strategist, forecaster, historian, and creator of the popular Economic Confidence Model, which is also sometimes referred to as the Pi Cycle. Armstrong is noted for...

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On January 20th Donald J. Trump will assume the office of the presidency to become the 45th president of the United States. Unlike his predecessors, his presidency will begin under circumstances far different than those before him. He will inherit an aging business cycle...

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As a result of some Fed actions taken in 1936 and 1937, the US economy, after experiencing a robust economic recovery starting in early 1934, slipped back into a recession midyear 1937, which lasted through midyear 1938.

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As we prepare to close the book on another $100+ billion holiday shopping season and our seventh consecutive year of economic growth, it’s worth taking stock of where the U.S. consumer currently stands as well as what 2017 likely...

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The US dollar is broadly lower against major and emerging market currencies. It has given up yesterday's gains and more. The proximate cause appears to be comments by President-elect Trump in a Wall Street Journal interview. There are two parts of Trump's comments...

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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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