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Chinese Farmer Loses Life Savings

Given the remarkable increase in the number of stock trading accounts and soaring margin debt in China over the last year or two, stories such as the one below about a farmer losing his life savings...

US Economy Sees Substantial Increase After Weak QI, Though Still Below Average

The Advance Estimate for Q2 GDP, to one decimal, came in at 2.3 percent, a substantial increase from the 0.6 percent of Q1, which is an upward revision from -0.2 percent prior to today's annual revisions.

Dow 5000? Charles Nenner Discusses His Cycle Theory and Predictions for the Market

Are we on the verge of a massive market collapse and can investors anticipate such an event? In a recent interview with Financial Sense, Charles Nenner, founder and president of Charles Nenner Research Center, discussed his controversial call for the Dow Jones...

Is it Time to Load Up on Gold?

In the last 15 years, many commodities saw gains between 500 and 1000%, but, as we all know, bull markets eventually run out—and the commodity sector is no exception. Now with the price of gold—like so many other commodities—down nearly 50%, is now a good time to buy?

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk to Spark a Lithium Boom

The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral...

Third Bailout Generates New Political Division in Greece

After long and difficult negotiations, the SYRIZA-led government managed to reach an agreement with Greece’s creditors on a third bailout program. However, one of the main implications in Greece’s fluid political field is...

It’s All About the Fed Today

It’s all about the Fed today, with the FOMC concluding its two-day session later this afternoon and expected to provide clear indicators about its next steps in the statement. Beyond the Fed, the parade of weak earnings...

Quantum Geopolitics

Forecasting the shape the world will take in several years or decades is an audacious undertaking. There are no images to observe or precise data points to anchor us. We can only create a picture, and a fuzzy one at best.

Thoughts About Chinese Stocks, Reserves, and SDR Inclusion

The sharp decline in Chinese stocks and the policy response is important for global investors but not on the grounds commonly cited. It is unlikely to have a major impact on the Chinese economy. It is unlikely to be...

Europe: Running on Borrowed Time

Prodi and the other leaders who forged the euro knew what they were doing. They knew a crisis would develop, as Milton Friedman and many others had predicted. It is not conceivable that these very astute men didn’t realize...

The Fed’s Dilemma

Correspondence with a longtime Camp Kotok fishing partner concerning some interesting omissions from the Fed’s most recent semiannual report to Congress piqued my curiosity as to how feasible would it be...

Is the Gold Price Manipulated?

One of the most commonly held beliefs among gold investors is that the market for gold is heavily manipulated. It has become an article of faith among gold advocates that the price is subject to direct control by government...

Russia-China Gas Relationship on the Rocks

The Russian media is reporting an indefinite delay in the final signing of the contract for Russia’s state-run Gazprom to supply China with gas through a new Siberian pipeline because of a decline in Chinese...

Conditions in the US Are Improving, Not Deteriorating

At least that’s what the latest update from The Conference Board says. Released last week, the figures for June suggest that not only is the US economy improving, but it will continue to do so. The Conference Board...

Gold Update: Sentiment, Seasonality, and Price Patterns Look Favorable

There's a tradable set up in gold. Sentiment, seasonality and the price pattern (especially the 2% intraday reversal on Friday) are all favorable. Importantly, there is a clear stop if price fails to rally. An even better set up...

Is the Tide Turning?

According to our methodology, the primary uptrend on Wall Street is still intact; however, we are starting to observe some troubling signs which suggest that we may be in the final innings of this bull market.

Yield Curve Flashing Yellow

You might have heard that the Federal Reserve is thinking about raising the fed funds rate before the end of the year. The Treasury market certainly has and you can see as much at the front of the yield curve. What's happening at the back end of the yield curve, though, is raising a number of questions...

US Housing Market Heating Up

After Wednesday’s five-year high in existing home sales and fresh record high in median sales price, here’s a quick look at where home values are rising the quickest and where bidding wars are common via this WSJ...

Great Graphic: China’s Holding of Treasuries

China has amassed one of the largest pools of capital. It was in the form of central bank reserves. At its peak, it was around $4 trillion. The composition of these reserves is a closely guarded secret. However...

Busiest Day of Q2 Earnings Season

Earnings remain front and center on the busiest day of the Q2 reporting session thus far, with more than 50 S&P 500 index members reporting results. A few positive reports notwithstanding, the overall tone coming out of this morning’s long line-up of results is negative.

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