James J Puplava CFP's picture

On January 20th Donald J. Trump will assume the office of the presidency to become the 45th president of the United States. Unlike his predecessors, his presidency will begin under circumstances far different than those before him. He will inherit an aging business cycle...

Odysseas Papadimitriou's picture

As we prepare to close the book on another $100+ billion holiday shopping season and our seventh consecutive year of economic growth, it’s worth taking stock of where the U.S. consumer currently stands as well as what 2017 likely...

Adrian Ash's picture

Gold prices hit new 8-week highs at $1218 per ounce on Tuesday as world stock markets fell for the second day but the British Pound surged as UK prime minister Theresa May said Britain "cannot possibly" stay within the European...

Marc Chandler's picture

The US dollar is broadly lower against major and emerging market currencies. It has given up yesterday's gains and more. The proximate cause appears to be comments by President-elect Trump in a Wall Street Journal interview. There are two parts of Trump's comments...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Until 1981 interest rates had risen for 4 decades and since then yields are in their 4th decade of decline and ironically rates are back near 2% where they began in the 1940’s. Rising interest rates pump fear through the veins of stock...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

These eight forces are structural, and cannot be erased by tax cuts or policy tweaks. If there is any economic assumption that goes unquestioned, it's the notion that profits will remain robust for the foreseeable future. This assumption ignores...

Michael Shedlock's picture

Some interesting charts came my way today regarding the income inequality debate. Let’s start with some charts, then explore the meme of the day that rising income inequality is behind “secular stagnation”. I challenge economists Brad...

Paul Horn CFP's picture

With the lowering of income taxes, there are many strategies to employ to bring income forward to now instead of waiting. This is important because the only constant in DC is change. Take advantage of the lower tax rates while they are in place because it is not yet determined...

Clif Droke's picture

If you thought the pace of the head-spinning political events of the last two months couldn’t get any faster, think again. One of the most critical decisions of President-Elect Trump’s reign will soon be decided. The final verdict will have...

Michael Shedlock's picture

A pair of articles by the Financial Times offers quite the take on disinformation hypocrisy. I suggest the Financial Times look into the mirror if it wants to understand where the problem is. Worse yet, to stop the spread of fake news...

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