"Home prices are starting to sag again under the crushing weight of foreclosed properties," said Sal Guatieri, senior economist and vice president at BMO Capital Markets, an economic research group. "A sharp drop in prices would undermine household..
Demographic trends have played a decisive role in many of the great invasions, political upheavals, migrations, and environmental catastrophes of history. By the 2020s, an ominous new conjuncture of demographic trends may once again threaten...
Japan stagnated for over two decades
Nothing much in yesterday’s market news…so we turn to a remarkable article that appeared in MONEY magazine, proving that MONEY doesn’t know anything about money. (MONEY Magazine) – Can you tell when a boom has turned into a bubble? One clue: When
The root of the problem the world is facing right now isn't really governments... or banks. The real problem is simply a very bad idea – the idea that the State ought to sit in the center of society.
Paper money always fails and wipes out the people who depend on it.
The financial news media is conspiring to blow up your brokerage account and flush your retirement savings down Ben Bernanke's new commode.
The last time the "Dumb Money" was this optimistic was back in April, right before the Dow lost a quick 1,500 points in three months.
If you haven't taken our repeated advice to buy silver, the market just gave you an extraordinary reason to take action... right now.
"I'm too worried about the [fill in the blank] to invest."
"The lesson is, it can always go higher..."
The coming year could be a horrible one for stocks.
My True Wealth subscribers have been making a fortune from the Bernanke Asset Bubble... The secret has been to STAY IN THERE.
Despite the enormous buying of Treasurys by the Fed, long-term Treasury bond rates have soared on these announcements. Investors have begun to flee the U.S. dollar into all other forms of savings...
Microcaps look like they're finally exploding. A stealth bull market has begun in tiny stocks. You don't hear much about it on TV or in the news. But it's happening...
The consumers that we track are still contracting their year-over-year discretionary durable goods purchases at levels that indicate that something is still seriously amiss in this economy.
They can't recoup the costs of foreclosing, securing, maintaining and marketing a home, and they sometimes aren't completing foreclosure actions. The property, by then usually vacant, becomes another eyesore ...
Changing to a Silver Economy, Americans can do it, says Mike Rozeff. Here's how. - Dump Your Municipal Bonds Now!, They will be crushed, says Bob Wenzel.
Analysis: The weaker than expected number may dent the 2011 thesis that consumer spending is going to power the economy through the year. It may also indicate that the deleveraging process for the U.S. consumer is still ongoing...
On the streets its common to see a host of walkers, runners and bikers– Santiago is a very ‘outdoors’ city, much like Austin or Vancouver, and with such beautiful mountain vistas and great weather, it’s easy to understand why.
According to a new survey from Gallup, consumer spending collapsed in the first week of January. And we're not talking about compared to December (which is obvious) but compared to the same week last year.
Paris, France – We met a friend for a drink last night. He’s an American who has lived in Paris for twenty years. “I’m glad you’re back here,” he began. “There’s no better place for an American to live than here in Paris. It’s much better here tha
Two leading rating firms have cautioned the U.S. on its credit rating, expressing concern over a deteriorating fiscal situation that they say needs correction.
Paris, France – There are some activities that are positive sum activities. That is, they are productive. They increase the total of real wealth in a society. There are other activities that are zero sum activities…or even negative sum activities.
The Nation State Is Doomed - Hyperinflation Armageddon - What Do Jim Rogers, Mark Faber, and Richard Russell Have in Common?, For one thing, their predictions for 2011 - No Crystal Ball Required
The kicker: in NSA terms intial claims were a mamoth 770,413, a 191,686 increase in just one week!
The number of U.S. workers who filed new applications for jobless benefits jumped 35,000 last week to 445,000, the highest level in more than two months...
Do you trust the government numbers? Do you know what they mean? What do the experts think? Come see the latest blindfold the government is trying to slip over people's eyes to show how things are so much better!
Worse ahead expected nationwide
In other words, of the 1.1 million private jobs gained in the last year, 650,000 or 60% are jobs that have absolutely no real wealth creation capacity, nor do they provide any real benefits.