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Did you know that 11 trillion dollars in global stock market wealth was wiped out during the third quarter of 2015?  When I was emailed this figure by a friend, I was stunned for a moment.  I knew that things were bad, but were they really this bad? When I …

This troubling number underscores what is happening in the markets: $63 billion fleeing mutual funds just in the past three months. It represents another sign that zero percent interest has screwed over the real economy. Rather than “growth” in the form of money pouring into investments, we are seeing a …

A lot of people out there expected something to happen in September that did not ultimately happen.  There were all kinds of wild theories floating around, and many of them had no basis in reality whatsoever.  But without a doubt, some very important things did happen in September.  As I …

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th attacks. As was the case after September 11th, Congress rushed to pass hastily written legislation that, instead …

It might be taken as a bad omen for the economy. Perhaps, it was the sign of a sick market. Then again, the Federal Reserve is not too obvious with its hints about future policy and its effects on policy. Nonetheless, during a speech where many were watching for news …

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal. Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed …

Did Janet Yellen make the right decision in delaying a Federal Reserve rate hike? Did the United States dodge a bullet? Of course not. And the system is on course for a dangerous, hard landing. As far as many experts can tell, there is no right way or good way …

The price of gold and silver is set to explode according to one of the most well known CEO’s in the precious metals mining space. Keith Neumeyer, the CEO of one of the world’s lowest-cost primary silver producers, says that the negative headlines surrounding history’s most trusted monetary instruments will soon …

There are scores of reports and analyses that peg a coming collapse of the economic, financial, and monetary systems to the latter half of 2015. And while it is obvious that global stability is on borrowed time, analyst Craig Hemke of TF Metals Report isn’t completely convinced that we can …

Could things crumble and crash over a simple rate hike? Many experts say they could, and well, things aren’t so simple after all. With all things being equal, and with respect to the status quo of the powers that be, the current state of affairs appear very …. um, delicate, …