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By Matthew Kerkhoff – We’re going to look at a bunch of economic data today, but before we do, there’s something we need to clear up. Most economic data is released in a monthly cadence, but if you focus on monthly figures...

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By Stratfor – In December 2017, US President Donald Trump signed into law his country's first major tax reform since the Reagan era. Sometimes new legislation is seismic in its effects, directly altering the playing field...

Richard Mills's picture

By Richard Mills – On March 1 Donald Trump announced that his Administration would implement a 25% tariff on all steel imports and a 10% duty on aluminum. President Trump initially said the tariffs would apply to all steel...

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By FS Staff – If we are facing another crisis, and we’re truly at an inflection point in bond markets, investors need to protect themselves from capital losses. Fortunately, bond investors have several options to help protect themselves. One is to move into...

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By Dan Amerman – Compound interest is an extraordinarily powerful financial tool, and reinvesting the cash flows received from investments has historically been the single most reliable way of building wealth over the long term.

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By FS Staff – “Some of our momentum indicators peaked on that February pullback,” said Wald. “Historically, momentum peaks up to a year ahead of final price action. So, yes, we are entering that final phase of the bull market. We think it's going to make...

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By Peter Boockvar – Consumer confidence is very good and expectations for rising incomes and employment is the main reason. This though comes with higher inflation expectations and we know the upside risk to this is in turn rising incomes if companies can’t offset...

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By FS Staff – Danielle DiMartino Booth, founder of Money Strong and author of Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America, warns that the US is more highly levered today than it was in 2008 and it won't be long before rate hikes start...

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By Kurt Kallaus – The rebuilding of America is underway. Both political parties want an infrastructure spending bill, yet gridlock is likely to prevent the desired $1.5 Trillion Bill ($150 Billion/year) as it requires...

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By Stratfor – The White House Takes on the World: The White House will bump up against the laws of the United States and the central tenets of the World Trade Organization as it launches a global trade offensive in the name...

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