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Gold Prices Likely to Heat Up in 2019, Christian Says
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By FS Staff – Tariffs, geopolitical troubles, and concerns over US-China trade wars have provided a short-term tailwind to gold as a risk hedge. Though it has yet to break out into a new bull market, CPM Group's Jeff Christian explained what they see taking place...

Excess Corporate Leverage Meets Higher Rates
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By Peter Boockvar – At 72% we are basically at the level we were at during the depths of the Great Recession in Q1 2009 while the US economy today is in the 9th year of an expansion. Corporate debt is where the leverage excess is and why this rise in rates...

Canada's Emerging Trade War
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By Stratfor – Canada has a trade war on its hands — and it is one entirely of its own making. For the past four months, two of its western provinces, Alberta and British Columbia, have been exchanging blows over an expansion to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain...

What If the World Stopped Growing?
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to predict the future. As always, should you or any member of your team be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

Kathy Fettke Sees Long-Term Boom in American Farmland
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By FS Staff – “I think we're going to see a massive transition into the Midwest,” Kathy Fettke recently told Financial Sense Newshour. “We have three really serious issues coming up that this world is going to have to deal with. We're running out of water, we're running...

Oil May See a Huge Spike This Summer, Says John Kosar
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By FS Staff – Right now, commercial traders have effectively doubled their short position on oil, John Kosar at Asbury Research told Financial Sense Newshour. They're heavily betting on a major top that has failed to materialize, he said, and as they lose money...

You Can Say the "R" Word, But the Recession Can Wait
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By Patrick O'Hare – The spread between the 10-yr Treasury note and the 2-yr Treasury note dropped below 50 basis points on April 9 and it has remained below 50 basis points since then. It is currently at 49 basis points, up from...

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Slight Increase in March
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By Jill Mislinski – The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for March increased to 109.0 from 108.7 in February. The Coincident Economic Index (CEI) came in at 103.4, up from the previous month.

Will Your Top Marginal Tax Rate Change in 2018-2019? Most Definitely
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By Josh Nunn – Marginal tax rates are a large part of an individual’s tax situation because, by definition, they determine the percentage an individual pays for every additional dollar of taxable income. We recently put together two charts showing the amount...

Finding the Cracks in China’s Economic Model
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FS Staff – FS Insider recently interviewed Dinny McMahon to discuss his must-read book, China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans, and the End of the Chinese Miracle. Dinny provides a rich and in-depth account of the problems facing China...