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By Tim Duy – The July employment report provides additional evidence to support the Fed’s campaign to tighten policy rates. At the same time, subdued wage growth indicates that despite anecdotal evidence of rising...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

By Jeff Saut – We don’t know how long ago we met Frederick “Shad” Rowe, but we are glad we did because our conversations with him have been net worth changing. Recall that Shad is the founder and portfolio manager...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

By Kurt Kallaus – The 300,000 manufacturing jobs already created under Trump plus the 900,000 since 2010 is a nice rebound for the factory sector. It’s the longest and strongest job growth period since the 1960s. However, the big picture is that a return...

FS Staff's picture

By FS Staff – We heard predictions earlier this year that China’s leading economic indicators were beginning to turn down. Now, we’re seeing a bear market form in the Chinese stock market, which has seen a fairly steep selloff...

Chris Puplava's picture

By Chris Puplava – It seems as though every year we have a scare in Europe and, if it’s not Greece, then it’s another member of the infamous “PIGS” countries (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain). This year, Italy is in the spotlight...

FS Staff's picture

By FS Staff – Did you know that if you live in a high tax state, it may be nearly impossible to leave? In our recent Lifetime Income podcast, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discussed the impact of the new tax bill, the new tax brackets, and elimination of itemized...

Mises Institute's picture

By Mises Institute – The US manufacturing sector has had a rich history, one that has lifted millions of Americans into the middle-class, making the Land of the Free the most envied nation in the world. You clock in your eight to 10 hours a day...

Tim Duy PhD's picture

By Tim Duy – The U.S. economy performed about as well as might be expected in the first half of 2018, growing at an average pace of 3.15% in a “new normal” world where the longer-term speed limit might be just 1.8%.

Marc Chandler's picture

By Marc Chandler – Oil prices are weaker for the third straight day and are off in four of the past five sessions, the poorest run in two months. Supply considerations may threaten a year-old trend line.

Cris Sheridan's picture

By Cris Sheridan – Though US GDP jumped to 4.1% for the second quarter of 2018, our Financial Sense Leading Economic Index suggests slightly lower growth in the second half. Furthermore, inflationary pressures are likely to continue building...

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