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By Chris Puplava – Silver peaked April 25, 2011 and then placed a major bottom on December 29th of that same year—178 days later. The Shanghai Index peaked on June 12, 2015 and bottomed on January 27th of 2016—162 days later. Overlapping the two...

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By FS Staff – Any job that can be done routinely or something that is repetitive is going to be automated, if not digitized. And all of these trends are accelerating due to what is referred to as DANCE: Data, Algorithms, Networks, the Cloud, and Exponential...

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By The Conversation – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase’s announcement that they will create an independent company to offer health care to their employees “free from profit-making incentives and constraints” sent a shock...

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By Chris Puplava – Given the current trajectory and strength of leading economic indicators it appears that the U.S. economy may survive 2018 without the risk of slipping into a recession, raising the possibility of this cycle becoming the longest on record...

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By FS Staff – Holmes thinks gold can go to $1,500, and that it’s a non-event for gold to run another 12 percent this year, he stated. Inflation could be the sleeper factor, Holmes said. We’ll have interest rates rise to 4 percent, and unless the federal government...

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By FS Staff – We’re living in unusual times, and trying to predict market movements is extremely difficult, which is why this time on the Big Picture, Jim Puplava discussed what’s concerning him and where we might expect to see market challenges develop...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – During an extended period of low volatility and high returns, such as we’ve had recently, the notion of risk tends to fade away. This draws more investors into the market and before you know it, everybody who was sitting on the sidelines...

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By FS Staff – With WTI crude oil now trading above $60 a barrel, some are predicting we’ll hit as high as $80 in 2018. Financial Sense Newshour recently spoke with Robert Rapier at R-Squared Energy to discuss his outlook for oil this year, why he thinks the current rally...

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By Paul Horn – With the recent tax bill changes, the old adage “location, location, location” has never been more true. Starting in 2018, the mortgage interest deduction will now be capped at $750,000 with interest paid on home equity or loans for vacation...

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By Independent Institute – For most Americans outside of the nonessential civilian federal government workforce, it will be difficult to tell the difference between a shut down federal government and a fully working federal government, which will make 2018’s episode...

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