1. The battle over the U.S. debt ceiling has once again become a Congressional showdown, as was widely expected. The U.S.-China trade war also continues to remain largely unresolved and these two items alone are likely to trigger a significant increase in market volatility in the coming weeks. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans…
In the 2018 US general election, a spate of liberal candidates appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, each making dramatic promises for a more collectivist US.
Trade and speculation about the moves of the Federal Reserve moved back to the forefront of factors affecting market volatility this week. Continued escalation of tensions in the Middle East region also remains a factor.
This brief report will highlight what’s taken place with precious metals this past quarter and year-to-date, along with how they compared to other assets. We’ll also briefly look at what potential catalysts lie ahead.
Traditionally, the Democratic Party in the US has placed its primary focus on the protection of the middle class. But, in recent years, it has taken a sharp turn toward racial identity politics, gender issues and redistribution of wealth along socialist lines.
The G-20 meeting appeared to result in a truce between China and the U.S. on the trade front, as was generally expected. Stock analysts eagerly awaited the release of the June Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday for indications of what the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy move might be. It was a shortened trading week due to the Independence Day holiday in the U.S.
At the end of a long, tiring day, we may choose to treat ourselves to a soothing bubble bath. Surrounded by steaming water and a froth of sweet-smelling bubbles, it’s easy to forget the cares of everyday life. This fact is equally true of economic bubbles.
It’s pretty daring to claim that you’re near certain an investment will pay off. But that’s exactly what I’m doing.
1. All eyes are on the G-20 meeting in Osaka Japan this week, with heavy market expectations for some sort of progress to be made between the U.S. and China on restarting their trade talks to try to resolve the dispute between the two. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for…
By Jeff Thomas, Feature Writer for Doug Casey’s International Man and Strategic Wealth Preservation For many years, I’ve held the belief that, when World War III was brought on, it would most likely be in the Strait of Hormuz. The strait is relatively narrow, with a shipping lane of just two miles. It’s bordered on…