When Money Dies: The Economics of Inflation

May 17 – The U.S. national debt is over $22 trillion and the deficit will hit $973 billion this year. We are now in an era of trillion, if not multi-trillion, dollar deficits. According to the CBO, entitlements and interest on the debt will consume 100 percent of all government...

Consumer Confidence Jumps to the Highest in 15 Years

May 17 – The UoM May consumer confidence index jumped to 102.4 from 97.2 in April and that was well better than the expected print of no change. This is the highest since January 2004. All of the confidence gain was in the Expectations component which jumped 8.6 pts...

The U.S. and Israel Are Itching for a Fight, Says Kurt Kallaus

May 16 – Earlier this year, Kurt Kallaus at ExecSpec.net told FS Insider listeners that stocks were likely to head higher and eventually take out their 2018 highs. That’s exactly what happened a few weeks back...

How Africa Is Becoming China's China

May 16 – Many African nations used to align with the U.S. on geopolitical matters. Now, an increasingly larger share of them align with China. This video discusses a brief history of geopolitical relations and alliance, China's multi-pronged effort to win over Africa...

Trump Moves Closer to Defanging Iran

May 16 – Over 2,000 years ago Iran, known then as Persia, was the world’s first super power. Since becoming an anti-western theocratic Islamic Republic in 1979, Iran has been in the crosshairs of conservative...

Most Accurate Forecaster Sees 'Fairly Strong Evidence of Slowing'

May 15 – MarketWatch named him the most accurate forecaster in America over the past 10 years. Today, High Frequency Economics' Jim O'Sullivan tells FS Insider where he’s seeing ‘fairly strong evidence of slowing’ and gives listeners an update on his outlook

Examining the Impact of Tariffs

May 14 – Markets are rebounding today after yesterday’s precipitous fall, in which the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials both experienced their worst day in four months. But make no mistake – the short-term trend remains down...

Rob Arnott: U.S. Stocks Still Very Expensive

May 14 –FS Insider interviews Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, to share the key insights of his recent presentation at the 2019 Advisor Symposium in Newport Beach, CA “Are Valuations Relevant?”...

Martin Armstrong Says Government Creating 'Giant Money-Laundering Machine'

May 14 – Europe is in the midst of a political nightmare and may be facing a hard landing, according to forecaster Martin Armstrong of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Martin just held a widely attended World Economic Conference in Rome with Brexit Party's Nigel...

Staying Active as You Age Could Be the Key to Longevity

May 14 – Many people believe planning for retirement means focusing solely on the numbers. Just as important though, is ensuring you’re healthy enough to enjoy those years...

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