Financial Sense

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...

Trump Loves Gold, and Gold Bugs Are Loving Trump
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By FS Staff – Historically, the cost of a trade war is inflation, which coupled with the risk of a global slowdown this year, boosts the attractiveness of gold as a hedge, Ing stated. “The president is not just saber rattling anymore,” Ing said. “It's tit-for-tat...

What Happens When the Fed Closes the Term Spread?
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By Matthew Kerkhoff – If you were to compile a list of the most effective recession predictors, the term spread, or difference between short and long-term interest rates, would likely be at the top of that list. This is because the term...

Late-Cycle Commodity Surge Under Way, Says Frank Barbera
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By FS Staff – According to the Game Plan for Late-Cycle Investing, as the economy moves towards its latter stages, commodities tend to outperform equities and other asset classes. Frank Barbera—market technician, portfolio manager, and editor of the Gold Stock...