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By Paul Kasriel – The current level of the federal funds rate is 1.92%. As of June 13, 2018, the median estimate of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members of the appropriate federal funds rate by the end of 2081 was 2.40%.

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By FS Staff – FS Insider recently interviewed Russell Napier, well-known financial historian and co-founder of the Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC), to discuss a breakdown in the global monetary system, primarily with emerging markets linked to the US dollar...

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By Oil Price – Saudi Arabia is offering extra oil on top of its contractual volumes to some buyers in its key market Asia, as OPEC’s largest producer boosts oil production to keep markets well-supplied amid disruptions from Venezuela...

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By Jeff Saut – On CNBC last Friday, we stated that we have been in a stealth bull market. Indeed, after anticipating the stock market’s bottom in early February, the stealth bull market emerged. So what’s a stealth bull market?

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By Rick Mills – In 2016 Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, declared that there was no doubt, in his mind, that the US would go to war with China in the South China Sea in the next five to 10 years.

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By The Conversation – The U.S. is in multiple international trade wars. After President Trump ordered higher taxes on some Chinese imports, the Chinese retaliated. The trade dispute now involves as much as US$200 billion worth...

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By Marc Chandler – The US economy is among the strongest among the large economies. Goosed by the never-fail elixir of tax cuts and spending increases, the US economy is accelerating. Nevertheless, we continue to see the fiscal...

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By FS Staff – The US economy continues to chug along, but what might bring this bull down? Chris Puplava, Chief Investment Officer for Financial Sense Wealth Management, says to watch foreign markets, inflation, and the Fed...

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By Michael Shedlock – Turkey isn't close to hyperinflation yet. But the path it's on is a guaranteed way to get there. As Erdogan tightens his grip on finance and the central bank, Investors Fear Turkish Currency Crisis.

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By Michael Pettis – Given all the discussions about the beginning of a tariff war between the United States and China, I thought it might be helpful to wade through some of the relevant issues. To summarize, I want to...