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Slowing US and Global Growth; Credit Risks in Focus

Nov 16 – US and global growth is slowing after a strong initial recovery. We have the fiscal cliff ahead of us as well as the Fed's planned tapering of its QE purchases. Growth will likely slow well into the first half of 2022 and with it some moderation...

The End of Money

Oct 29 – In the not too distant future, an American president will have no other choice but to devalue the currency as a means of debt forbearance. He or she will have no choice. Interest payments will be too large, and taxes will not be sufficient to pay interest...

Clash of the Tech Titans and Revenge of the ‘Old Economy’

Oct 1 – The dramatic shift away from “dirty energy” to “green energy” has seen large investor capital shift away from resource companies that dominated in the early 2000s towards the FAANG stocks over the last decade. This shift in capital coupled with falling commodity prices

Jim Paulsen on Inflation Threat, US Macro Outlook

Sep 27 – Recent economic data releases continue to fuel fears of a slowdown in economic growth heading into 2022, but don't get too pessimistic on the outlook for the United States, says Leuthhold's Chief Investment Strategist Jim Paulsen...

Don’t Call It a Stock Market Because It Ain’t—It’s an “MA Market”

Sep 22 – Over the last three months, Microsoft drove a whopping 16.8% of the S&P 500’s return and Apple 14.6%. Literally, just two of the 500 stocks in the S&P 500 drove nearly one third of the entire index’s return! Throw in the next top two...

Trading Stocks on the Blockchain — It's Coming, Industry Experts Argue

Sep 1 – Stock market trading is moving to the blockchain and this trend is going to ultimately extend to a large range of assets, argues a new 94-page report by industry experts across the globe. We recently spoke with one of the report's lead authors...

Martin Armstrong Discusses 2022 'Panic Cycle', Inflation Outlook, and More

Aug 23 – The main driver of markets today is the continual loss of confidence in government debt, argues Martin Armstrong. If we understand the big picture and how this is driving global capital, everything else follows and makes sense...

The Most Important Emerging Economy Is a Powerhouse of Critical Metals and Renewable Energy

Aug 11 – Indonesia is a country of 275 million people — the fourth largest by population in the world, after China, India and the United States — and its land mass extends across 14,000 islands, stretching the distance from New York to Los Angeles. It also...

The World Is About to Fall Off a Demographic Cliff, Warns Peter Zeihan, and the Implications Will Be Enormous

Jul 21 – The foundation of economic growth is the idea that consumption is continually stable or rising on a long-term basis, and that finance will rise right along with it. We have no experience of anything else in the modern era, Zeihan said. But now...

The Reflation Trade Under Fire

Jul 16 – While off to a fast start in the first quarter, the reflation trade has taken a blow that puts its longevity into question. In simplistic terms, reflation characterizes an upswing in economic growth which sees both growth and inflation accelerate...