Financial Sense

The Wealth Machine That Rising Interest Rates Create and the Conflict with the National Debt (Part 2)
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By Dan Amerman – Compound interest is an extraordinarily powerful financial tool, and reinvesting the cash flows received from investments has historically been the single most reliable way of building wealth over the long term.

US Job Openings, Consumer Sentiment Surge Higher
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By Peter Boockvar – Consumer confidence is very good and expectations for rising incomes and employment is the main reason. This though comes with higher inflation expectations and we know the upside risk to this is in turn rising incomes if companies can’t offset...

Danielle DiMartino Booth: It Won't Take Much More for the Fed to Break the Markets
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By FS Staff – Danielle DiMartino Booth, founder of Money Strong and author of Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America, warns that the US is more highly levered today than it was in 2008 and it won't be long before rate hikes start...

Building Boom Before Infrastructure Bill
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By Kurt Kallaus – The rebuilding of America is underway. Both political parties want an infrastructure spending bill, yet gridlock is likely to prevent the desired $1.5 Trillion Bill ($150 Billion/year) as it requires...

2018 Second-Quarter Forecast
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By Stratfor – The White House Takes on the World: The White House will bump up against the laws of the United States and the central tenets of the World Trade Organization as it launches a global trade offensive in the name...

Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Continued Expansion in March
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By Jill Mislinski – The Philly Fed's Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey is a monthly report for the Third Federal Reserve District, covers eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. While it focuses exclusively...

Projections for Peak Oil Demand Are Overblown, Says Dan Steffens
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By FS Staff – While oil prices trade above $60 a barrel, up over 40% from their June 2017 lows, energy stocks have languished. Why the disconnect and will this persist? This time on Financial Sense Newshour, we spoke with Dan Steffens from Energy Prospectus...

Quantum Computers Will Make Even "Strong" Passwords Worthless
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By Michael Shedlock – The race is on to perfect quantum computing. It will make your bank passwords and all existing security methods useless. The Hutch Report has a fascinating 44-page PDF on Quantum Computing.

Canada, China, Hong Kong Top BIS Worry List on Banking Crisis Risk
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By Danielle Park – The Bank for International Settlements is a board comprised of 60 central bank heads around the world. As explained on their website here: at bimonthly meetings, normally held in Basel, Governors and other...

Nicoski on Market Breadth, Foreign Investors Fleeing US Bond Market
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By FS Staff – It’s possible that foreign investors divesting themselves of T-notes may hit long-term rates, and Nicoski’s work over the last several months indicates that if we broke above 2.62 percent on the 10-year, we would more than likely see some type of corrective...