Jim Bianco warns that China may be in a hard-landing phase right now as economic data continues to deteriorate and more funds flee the country. When asked what the implications are for other markets, he said that it will certainly cause a problem, but he’s not expecting an ’08 crash.
John Butler made an interesting comment in his recent interview. He said, when you look at the Fed’s balance sheet, one can argue that the Fed really isn’t pulling back on its stimulus to the markets at all. In fact, Butler explained, it may actually be loosening instead.
On Monday, the January release of the Philadelphia Fed’s State Leading Economic Index came out for all 50 states of the nation. The leading index is a six-month forecast for the state coincident indexes and the January data showed that all 50 states are expected to see their coincident indexes rise over the next six months.
While spending 16 years as the Chief National Security Analyst on the House and then Senate Budget Committees, Mike Lofgren, furnished with top security clearance, began to visualize an invisible power structure running the U.S. government.
Gold prices fell back to yesterday's 5-week low at $1308 per ounce lunchtime Wednesday in London, dropping hard from a tight overnight range as Western stock markets rose.
Well-known Hong Kong investor and money manager Puru Saxena joins the Financial Sense Newshour and explains how one of history’s largest bubbles is at the mercy of the Fed.
China’s Real Estate Bubble Is 10 Times Worse Than the US Real Estate Bubble
Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist for Raymond James, explains how those citing Fed liquidity as the only driver of U.S. stocks are failing to recognize a much larger and unstoppable trend: an “American industrial renaissance.”