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Gold Price Jumps in Dollars as 'Low-Rate Yellen' Gets Trump's Backing

By Adrian Ash – Gold price gains continued for Dollar investors on Thursday but held flat for other traders as the US currency touched its lowest Euro value since January 2015 following yesterday's "no change" decision from the Federal Reserve.

While Markets Get Pricey, Cracks Starting to Appear

FS Staff – “We don't see major imbalances in the real economy in terms of cyclical spending but we are starting to see froth, for example, in the commercial real estate space where the vacancy rate has certainly bottomed and where underwriting standards...”

How the 'Wild West' of the Internet Will Be Won

By Stratfor – National defense is one of a government's core responsibilities. The pursuit traditionally has played out on land, over water and, since the 20th century, in air and space. But today, cyberspace is emerging as the latest...

Opioid Epidemic Costing US More Than Medicare and Medicaid Together

By ValueWalk – Against the backdrop of domestic political infighting and geopolitical concerns, the drug epidemic unfolding in the United States is getting nowhere near enough attention as it deserves. As covered a few weeks ago, according to the...

Strong Draw in Crude Inventories Boosts Oil Prices

By Oil Price – The Energy Information Administration once again helped to lift oil market spirits this week by reporting another hefty decline in US commercial crude oil inventories for the week ending July 21. A day after the American Petroleum Institute...

Heightened Risk on the Korean Peninsula

By Marc Chandler – Thursday, July 27 is the 64th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the overt hostilities in the civil war. In the past, North Korea has used the occasion to display its military might, including a missile laun...

Inside the Mind of a Crowd

By Matthew Kerkhoff – John Maynard Keynes once wrote what may be one of the most insightful observations on financial markets ever conceived: We have reached the third degree where we devote our intelligence to anticipating...

College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape From Reality?

By Independent Institute – These days it seems college is about everything but higher learning. Undergraduates enrolled in a Global Politics of Human Rights course at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, for example, were allowe...

Leading Indicators Not Suggesting Imminent Market Peak, Recession

By FS Staff – Several skeptics responded to our piece last week looking at the yield curve as a leading indicator saying that the yield curve is no longer reliable because of the Fed’s distortions on the market. Assuming this to be true, what are other leading indicators...

Universal Basic Income: Can It Work?

By Global Risk Insights – With the increase of workplace automation and robotics, the fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive. The response to...

Oil Got Trounced and Solar Soared in the First Half

By Robert Rapier – The first half of 2017 marked the worst first-half performance for crude oil since 1998. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude both fell 14% in the first half of the year. Coal and natural gas also declined...

ECRI: "All Signs Point to a Cyclical Slowdown in Inflation"

By Jill Mislinski – Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 144.8, up from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at 4.99%, down...

A Pro-Growth Move

By Patrick O'Hare – When President Trump was elected last November, the stock market threw a pro-growth party that resulted in a robust year-end rally for the major indices. Stock market participants were enthused by the prospect of reduced...

Renaissance of Craft Pushing Back Against Automation

By FS Staff – Our modern, globalized economy is increasingly dominated by automation and mass production. While this is pressuring many workers, Richard Ocejo's new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy, documents the large-scale...

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

By Oil Price – Researchers have created a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking that is capable of producing 50 percent more energy per day than the standard silicon solar cells. “Solar cells used to be expensive...

Yield Curve Not Suggesting Imminent Market Peak, Recession

FS Staff – The yield curve has predicted essentially every U.S. recession since 1950 with only one "false" signal, which preceded the credit crunch and slowdown in production in 1967. There is also evidence that the predictive relationships exist in other countries...

Preparing for the End Game

By Chris Puplava – History books refer to the last economic slowdown we experienced, triggered by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Great Recession. Its impacts were so severe—the worst global recession since the Great Depression...

Global Growth on the Rise (for Now)

By Matthew Kerkhoff – According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global growth in 2016 was the lowest since 2009. The good news? It’s on the rebound, with growth this year expected to reach 3.5%.

Gold Prices Rise 3rd Day as US Debt Ceiling 'Blocks Fed Rate Hikes', Dollar Falls

By Adrian Ash – Gold prices rose sharply for the third session running in London on Tuesday, gaining as world stock markets fell, commodities rose, and interest rates on major government bonds retreated to new lows for July.

Rydex Trader Bullishness Surpasses 2000 Tech Bubble Levels

By FS Staff – “Overall, they’ve got about $14 invested in bullish index funds for every $1 they’ve got in inverse funds that would profit on a market decline. Just in the past few days, that moved to an all-time record.” We would have to go back to March 2000 to...

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