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Blockchain, Fiat Currencies, and the Fall of Monopolies

This could radically change the flow of payments and completely rearrange how the monetary system works. People understand that, which is why the blockchain is getting a lot of hype, Caitlin pointed out. But “it’s not hype,” she insisted. “It is very real.” The only thing in question...

The Surprise Factor

There is no mistaking from the performance of the stock market that investor optimism is running high in terms of the economic outlook. That optimism stems from a variety of factors, the most prominent of which is the faith in the.....

The Misplaced Animosity Towards Imports

The mercantilist inclination by the Trump Administration makes it seem as if exports are good and create jobs and imports are bad and cost jobs. This is simply not true. This assessment is not based on newfangled thinking about trad...

Shilling: We're Already in a Trade War with China

Gary Shilling, editor of A. Gary Shilling’s Insight and author of The Age of Deleveraging, told Financial Sense Newshour that the US has the upper hand in a trade war with China that was already underway before Trump's election. Here's some of what Shilling had to say...

Instant Tax Collection: As Bitcoin Surges to Record High, China Prepares its Own Digital Currency

Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $1,172.09. Traders are happy because the SEC is expected to rule on a Bitcoin ETF by March 11. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency.

Cybersecurity of the Power Grid: A Growing Challenge

Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the US electricity grid is a complex digital and physical system crucial to life and commerce in this country. Today, it is made up of more than 7,000 power plants, 55,000 substations, 160,000 miles of...

US Tax Reform in Jeopardy and the State of Strong Dollar Policy

The focus in the market is shifting away from the Federal Reserve, for which the consensus recognizes that the FOMC minutes probably make a March hike less likely. The CME's calculations put the odds at less than 18%, while the Bloomberg estimate...

Reality Catching Up With Expectations

The stock market is a major leading indicator that rallies on optimism in the economy. Stocks represent the sum progress of companies in the present with a premium for what is expected in the future. Often these economic...

Kansas City Fed Survey: February Activity Highest Since 2011

The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey business conditions indicator measures activity in the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, western Missouri, and northern New Mexico.

EIA Reports Minor Build in Crude Inventories, Draw in Gasoline Stocks

After three straight weeks of builds in commercial oil inventories, today, the EIA had some more bad news for traders. The authority reported a build of 600,000 barrels, a day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated commercial...

North Korea Hacking Spree: Is Blockchain the Solution?

Locked in a punishing sanctions regime, North Korea is throwing caution to the wind and has mounted a series of cyber attacks by taking advantage of outdated financial technology, mainly through the SWIFT network. Such cyber-attacks are likely to continue if international financial systems are not shored up in the near future.

Pettis: Capital Flooding Into US as Global Trade Environment Deteriorates

Stock markets continue to roar higher on better global economic data and expectations for pro-growth policies from the US. Beneath the surface, however, it appears that capital is herding in a manner similar to prior market booms that didn't end too well...

SAUT: Fade the Fed, Markets Now Dependent on Fiscal Policy

Something similar to this “new queen bee” story is happening now. The “old queen” has been the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. The “new queen” appears to be the White House and fiscal policy. The White House seems...

Global LEIs and Technicals Point Up

This post-election stock market rally has been exciting and profitable, but it has also become long in the tooth. After going nowhere for almost two years, the Industrials shot from 18,000 to 19,000 in about a two-week period, took out...

Gold Price 'Struggling' as Trump 'Set to Sway' Fed Interest Rates

Gold prices fell below $1230 per ounce in London trade Tuesday morning, losing 1% from last week's finish as US traders returned from the President's Day holiday focused on how Donald Trump and rising inflation could see the...

China Moves to Put North Korea in Its Place

In response to North Korea's latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety...

What Could Go Wrong?

The start to 2017 has been almost as good as the start to 2016 was bad. It's an important distinction if only for the fact that "the turn" in the S&P 500 from its ugly start in 2016 started in mid-February when there were palpable concerns...

French Bond Yield Climbs to 4-Year High vs. German Bund

On February 7th, France’s Finance chief Michel Sapin, trying to stem the rise in French borrowing costs in recent weeks, on uncertainty regarding the outcome of the upcoming French election, warned traders who were betting against the...

The Four Horsemen of the Retirement Apocalypse

There are close to 76 million baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) alive today representing 28% of the total US population. Starting in 2011, an estimated 10,000 Boomers have been retiring every day and that trend will continue for at least another 10...

Eurozone Equities: Political Risks versus Strong Macro Crosscurrents

The recovery in the Eurozone economies is firming with respect to private consumption and investment, with higher employment and labor income, according to the European Central Bank (ECB). Yet financial markets are on...

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