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By Andrew Zatlin – The impact on the bond and equity markets is both immediate and direct. Increased demand for consumer discretionary goods and services is inflationary and boosts the likelihood of interest rate hikes. It also leads to higher corporate...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold price gains continued for Dollar investors on Thursday but held flat for other traders as the US currency touched its lowest Euro value since January 2015 following yesterday's "no change" decision from the Federal Reserve.

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By Marc Chandler – Thursday, July 27 is the 64th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the overt hostilities in the civil war. In the past, North Korea has used the occasion to display its military might, including a missile launch.

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By Charles Hugh Smith – Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, a balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – John Maynard Keynes once wrote what may be one of the most insightful observations on financial markets ever conceived: We have reached the third degree where we devote our intelligence to anticipating...

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By Robert Rapier – The first half of 2017 marked the worst first-half performance for crude oil since 1998. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude both fell 14% in the first half of the year. Coal and natural gas also declined...

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By Chris Puplava – History books refer to the last economic slowdown we experienced, triggered by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Great Recession. Its impacts were so severe—the worst global recession since the Great Depression...

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By Adrian Ash – Gold prices rose sharply for the third session running in London on Tuesday, gaining as world stock markets fell, commodities rose, and interest rates on major government bonds retreated to new lows for July.

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global growth in 2016 was the lowest since 2009. The good news? It’s on the rebound, with growth this year expected to reach 3.5%.

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By Adrian Ash – Spot gold prices jumped near 2-week highs at $1232 per ounce Friday lunchtime in London as weak US retail sales and inflation data saw the Dollar drop hard on the forex market. Consumer prices rose 1.6% in July from...