Financial Sense

Using Gold to See Where the Dollar Will Move Next
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By Alex Barrow – I’ve written a lot about how the US dollar is the fulcrum of the global financial system. Commodities are priced in dollars. Global trade is done in dollars. And the majority of international funding is in USD. The dollar is...

The Global Domination of Big Tech
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By FS Staff – The big four — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — have literally changed the face of the world economy, and are collectively responsible for creating a combined market capitalization equivalent to the GDP of India with a population the size of...

Thankful for Growth
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – This economy may not be perfect, but it’s the only one we’ve got, so let’s be thankful for the many positive developments we’re seeing both here in the States and across the globe. This week, as you sit...

Conference Board Leading Economic Index Rebounds in October
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By Jill Mislinski – The latest Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for October increased to 130.4 from 128.9 in September. The Coincident Economic Index (CEI) came in at 116.2, up from the previous month.

Learning From the 1980s: The Power and Irony of “MDuh”
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By FF Wiley – Forget about big hair, Ray-Bans, and Donkey Kong. Don’t even think about Live-Aid, Thriller, and E.T. Above all else, the 1980s were the gravy days of the money supply aggregates. Beginning in late 1979...

Zimbabwe: Coups and Cryptocurrencies
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By Stratfor – As most of the world focuses on the political impact of Zimbabwe's coup, a select group of analysts and technology watchers is scrutinizing the effects of the government upset on cryptocurrencies in developing...

What Happens When Quantum Computing and AI Merge?
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FS Staff – There's a global arms race among companies and nations to achieve supremacy in both quantum computing and AI, Woody Preucil at 13D Research recently explained to Financial Sense Newshour listeners. Though many are still unaware...

Gold Price Hits 5-Month Aussie High as No.2 Mine Output Forecast to Halve in 40 Years
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By Adrian Ash – Gold price gains of 0.5% from last Friday's finish held firm in London trade today as world stock markets recovered more of this week's drop and commodities also rallied after falling from their recent multi-year highs.

Canadians Paying Dearly for Their Housing
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By Danielle Park – Another housing study has come to familiar conclusions: Canada boasts the least affordable housing in North America. With a median family income of just under $65,000 a year, it would take 7.5 years for a family to pay off the...

Geopolitical Risk, "Fear Cycle" Driving Oil Prices Higher
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By FS Staff – With the oil markets much closer to balance, geopolitical uncertainties are beginning to have a larger influence on the price of oil, something that hasn't been the case for the last 2-3 years, Robert Rapier at R-Squared Energy recently...