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Martin Armstrong: We are Witnessing the Global Collapse of Socialism

By FS Staff – Contrary to those continually predicting a stock market bubble and crash over the past 8-9 years, well-known market forecaster Martin Armstrong has been telling listeners that systemic problems overseas would continue to drive capital...

Beijing’s Three Options: Unemployment, Debt, or Wealth Transfers

By Michael Pettis – China’s debt problems have emerged so much more rapidly and severely this year than in the past that a growing number of analysts believe that this may be the year that China’s economy breaks...

An Impending Shift in a Recession Marker?

By Patrick J. O'Hare – Second quarter real GDP growth was 4.2% on an annualized basis and the Atlanta Fed's GDPNow Model is estimating 4.1% real GDP growth for the third quarter. That is strong growth. Why, then, is...

The EV War Is About To Heat Up

By Jon LeSage – While it’s taken them two years to join the race, German automakers are poised and ready to take on Tesla during a particularly vulnerable time for the electric carmaker. Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric...

Global PMIs Show Synchronized Slowdown Underway

By Callum Thomas – Something has been happening in the global economy this year - and I say *this year* for good reason. Both the developed and emerging market composite manufacturing PMIs peaked in December last year, and have both seen an almost consistent...

Gold Looking Like "Dead Money," Says Louise Yamada

By FS Staff – Global slowdown concerns are picking up, says Yamada, and the nearly four decade downtrend in falling interest rates is at an end. The implications for investors are important and Yamada recently shared her insights on Financial...

The Flattening Yield Curve – Is It Different This Time?

By Paul Kasriel – Back in mid-December 2016, the Fed started raising the federal funds rate by 0.25 of a percentage point per quarter. So, the federal funds rate has risen a cumulative 1.50 percentage points since then.

The Geopolitics of Natural Gas

By Global Risk Insights – As US exports of liquefied natural gas have increased, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic have viewed them as a way to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas. However, while US exporters have some...

Kathy Fettke: Home Prices Are Softening But New Tax Laws Very Advantageous for Rental Properties

By FS Staff – Hotter areas of the US real estate market, particularly on the high end, are experiencing a slowdown. With the Fed raising interest rates, affordability becoming an increasing problem, and recent tax changes, the big question is whether...

Crypto and Blockchain Going Mainstream

By Guild & Danaher – Mumbai-based blockchain firm Regko provides blockchain-based digital asset registry and is implementing a blockchain solution to create a tamper-proof and reliable land registry for Telangana. Several other Indian...

The Most Hated Economic Recovery Ever!

By Jeff Saut – So a concerned Raymond James financial advisor (FA) emailed us yesterday with the question: "Jeff, I know you have connections in Washington and wanted your take on how the mid-term elections are shaping up...

Economic Optimism Peaks Long Before Equities & GDP

By Kurt Kallaus – Recently concern has risen over a pending low in unemployment data among other signs of a major stock market and economic top. While a bit presumptuous to assume unemployment can’t go much lower...

Felix Zulauf: Continued Rally in the Dollar Will Be Bearish Nearly All Asset Classes

By FS Staff – After a pretty strong rally this year, the US dollar has pulled back slightly from its mid-August highs, helping to release some of the pressure on gold, commodities, and emerging markets. Back in June, Felix Zulauf warned on our show that if the dollar...

Gold Prices Rally vs Falling Dollar as Debt and Migration Dominate EU Politics

By Adrian Ash – Gold prices hit 2-week highs against a falling US Dollar on Tuesday as world stock markets extended their rally towards or above January's all-time record highs. Political tensions worsened in Europe over both government...

Which Yield Curve Spread Is the Most Accurate?

By Matthew Kerkhoff – What’s the best thing to talk about when the market is firing on all cylinders? Recessions, of course. Rather than getting caught up in the excitement of Nasdaq 8,000, which we reached today, or the fact...

The Rate Hikes Keep Coming

Jackson Hole came and went with little reason to believe the Federal Reserve will do anything other than raise interest rates in September and again in December of this year. Bloomberg has a quick rundown of the action...

All-Time High

By Jeff Saut – So, we are finally back after a week in Boston, a week in New York, and a week in San Francisco. Our missions were to see portfolio managers and do some gigs for our financial advisors (FAs) and their clients...

Death by Higher Rates? Not so Fast, Says Ralph Acampora

By FS Staff – Though many express concern over rising interest rates and their potential impact on the market, Ralph Acampora told Financial Sense Newshour that there have been many periods in the past where the two have risen at the same time...

US Trade Talks With China Collapse: No Further Talks Scheduled

By Michael Shedlock – Either Trump backs down from repeated threats or more tariffs are coming as talks with China collapse. Be prepared for an escalating trade war as U.S.-China Trade Talks End With No Sign of Progress.

Fully Automated Oil Fields Are Almost Here

By Oil Price – A couple of days ago Halliburton showcased what it called “a first-of-its-kind” offering dubbed Prodigi—a system automating parts of the hydraulic fracturing process. More specifically, Prodigi uses...

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