Jun 19, 2017 - 09:55:55 PDT

Illinois: The Puerto Rico of the Plains

State Finances in “Crisis Mode” as PowerBall and MegaMillions Pull Out

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:37:47 PDT

Michael Pento: The Fed Is Hiking Rates into a Depression

Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, author and Michael Pento, President & Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies http://www.pentoport.com/

Jun 19, 2017 - 05:39:39 PDT

Jayant Bhandari - Gold and Emerging Markets

Jayant Bhandari the host of the highly acclaimed Capitalism & Morality sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven & Probable to discuss Gold, Emerging Markets, Geopolitics, and Arbitrage.

Jun 19, 2017 - 07:47:21 PDT

Are Central Banks Getting Ready to Crash the System Again?

Last week the NY Fed downgraded its economic forecast for 2Q17 to just 1.9%. Even worse, it is now forecasting 2017 total growth to be a measly 1.5%. Yes, 1.5%.

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:30:09 PDT

If It Weren't for Liquidity, Stock Market Rally Would Be Ripping Apart

"Any sense that this IV drip of liquidity coming into the market is slowing down at all is going to cause some issues," Ablin says.

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:27:57 PDT

15 Percent Tax Is Too Low to Run the Country, Says Raymond James CEO

Proposals to slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 39.6 percent would cripple the government says the chief of Raymond James.

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:26:55 PDT

Tax Overhaul in Trouble as Opposition to Import Tax Grows

A key part of House Republicans' plan to overhaul the way corporations pay taxes is on life support, leaving lawmakers scrambling to save one of President Donald Trump's biggest priorities and increasing the chances the GOP will simply pass a tax cut instead of overhauling the tax code. A...

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:23:50 PDT

Russia Warns US planes flying over Syria

Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as "targets" amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet. The country's defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft, including those operating as part of the US-backed coalition.

Jun 19, 2017 - 06:00:15 PDT

Jim Rickards on Twitter

“The U.S. economy is Patient Zero in Yellen's Level 4 hot zone rate hike experiment. Let's hope there's no contagion.”

Jun 19, 2017 - 05:54:55 PDT

Hugo Salinas Price: Bitcoin Is as Much Dream Money as Fiat Currencies

All so-called money in the world is dream-money that consists of digits issued by Central Banks; the so-called "Reserves" of these Central Banks consist of digits issued by a small group of official digit-issuers, the Central Banks of the US, the Euro area, England, Japan, Switzerland and now recently, of China.

Jun 19, 2017 - 05:52:11 PDT

The Pin To Pop This Mother Of All Bubbles?

Global macro economic data has been weak for many years, but there’s now a very real chance of a world-wide recession happening in 2017.Why? A dramatic and worsening shortfall in new credit creation.

Jun 19, 2017 - 05:15:25 PDT

PetroDollar System in Trouble as Saudi Arabia Continues to Liquidate

The U.S. PetroDollar system is in serious trouble as the Middle East’s largest oil producer continues to suffer as the low oil price devastates its financial bottom line.

Jun 16, 2017 - 05:58:03 PDT

Is the Fed Doomed to Repeat a 1937-Like Recession or Worse

16 of the past 19 rate hike cycles have ended in recession. That’s 84% of the time!

Jun 16, 2017 - 14:29:38 PDT

The Real Operation Goldfinger

In the sixties, the U.S. government ran a secret project to look for gold in the oddest places.

Jun 16, 2017 - 13:45:12 PDT

If the Fed Raises Rates Do Gold Prices Fall?

The evidence is undeniable. Gold prices are not led by the Fed. There's a much larger force at play, driving the precious metal's trend.

Jun 16, 2017 - 13:08:03 PDT

CNBC: It's a 'Scary' Time with a Global Crisis on the Way

A financial crisis could be just around the corner, according to the chief executive of LVmH, who has described the global economic outlook as “scary”.

Jun 16, 2017 - 09:48:21 PDT

Dr. Ron Paul: President Donald Trump's Plan to Extend the Debt Bubble

If Trump gets his way, as much as $2 trillion in funds will be "unlocked" for banks to lend out.

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:38:21 PDT

Jim Rickards: The Fed’s Road Ahead

In short, all signs point to higher gold prices in the months ahead based on Fed ease, geopolitical tensions, & a weaker dollar.

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:22:27 PDT

How We Should Name Business Cycles

Economists have long played semantic games with business cycles. In particular, they try to downplay the significance of the crisis and to obfuscate its cause.

Jun 16, 2017 - 09:16:59 PDT

Will Hawaii Become the First US State to Adopt Universal Basic Income?

An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.