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By FS Staff – If we examine the forces at play in the last crisis, many of the same issues at work back then are still present with us today. First, we see ample capital flows across borders. Second, we see record amounts of debt at the corporate, consumer, and government...

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By Stratfor – The race has well and truly begun. China, the United States, South Korea and a handful of telecommunications companies are rolling up their sleeves to develop, test and deploy the technology that will drive the world’s economy in the decade...

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By Gary Shilling – Leveraged loans, low-quality vehicles used to finance corporate takeovers, hit a new high of $1.6 trillion last year and investors are increasingly willing to buy “covenant-lite” loans with few caveats to prevent egregious behavior by borrowers...

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By Mises Institute – It is hardly a secret that Pope Francis opposes the free market. On what grounds does he do so? Do any of these grounds have merit? What are the sources of his ideas? How similar are his views to those of previous Popes?

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By FS Staff – Last year, the Chinese government also formulated a national development plan to surpass Western nations and gain economic superiority by pushing heavily into AI and other next-generation technologies. “The race is on,” Studebaker said...

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By FS Staff – With President Trump’s announcement of trade tariffs, market fears of a trade war developing have overtaken the news cycle. But is this fear really well founded? This time on the Financial Sense Big Picture, Jim Puplava explains that...

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By Peter Boockvar – Both headline and core inflation as measured by PCE rose .2% m/o/m. The headline gain is 1.8% y/o/y, the highest since last March while the core rate was up by 1.6% y/o/y, also the most since then. Again, sticky services inflation...

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By FS Staff – “The growth rates of our long leading indicators have turned down,” Achuthan said. “That tells us that the synchronized global growth upturn that we've all been enjoying last year is drawing to a close and in fact may already be over.”

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By Dan Amerman – Movies can have quite predictable plot lines that we know in advance - but we love them anyway. It could be a romance, where the girl is going to end up with the right guy through a series of improbable events...

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By Chris Puplava – The markets rallied strongly over the last year on President Trump’s tax reform and now the markets have, more recently, been selling off due to tariffs. As investors are coming to learn, when it comes to the stock market, Trump giveth and...

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