Financial Sense

What Trump’s Next 100 Days Will Look Like
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Trump is often described as a "transactional" president who sees the world as one big negotiating table where he can leverage his business experience to exact better terms and conditions for American workers and corporations.

McClellan: "Gobs of Liquidity" to Fuel Markets Higher
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Recently, markets have been taking a breather. Are they signaling a temporary stall or something more worrisome? And what comes next? This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Tom McClellan, editor of McClellan Financial Publications...

Gas Prices In North Korea Shoot Up 83% As China Mulls Oil Embargo
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Gasoline prices in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang jumped by as much as 83 percent within three days on the back of reports that China is mulling over an oil embargo for its unruly neighbor. North Korea imports almost all the oil...

Measuring Hard and Soft Power in a Potential War With North Korea
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It isn’t entirely clear how much actual influence China has in North Korea, however. Though it’s likely high enough to divert North Korean nuclear ambitions and defuse the situation, he expects China will have to rely on hard, rather than soft, power...

France: Paris Attack Shakes up Presidential Race
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France is once again picking up the pieces after another terrorist attack shocked the country — this one just days before polls open for the first round of its presidential election. Late April 20, a man opened fire on policemen on...

Ontario Finally Moves to Douse Real Estate Inferno
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My hometown Barrie is one hour north of Toronto. Here, the average selling price in September 2015 for a detached home was 476K, up 24% from September 2014. Recent data suggests that the average price gain since March 2016, is now more than 40%.

China Update - Why Is the Consensus Now So Optimistic?
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As long as China has debt capacity, it can achieve any GDP growth rate Beijing requires, simply by allowing credit to expand. But debt levels are already high, and credit must expand at an accelerating pace to maintain growth. China is probably still a few years away...

The State of the Dollar Bull Market
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The Federal Reserve's real broad trade-weighted dollar fell for the first three months of 2017, and the greenback's heavy tone this month has raised questions about the state of the bull market. Despite this recent weakness, we think the bull...

Hasta La Vista... Traders? (The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Industry)
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One of our favorite movies at Macro Ops is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The early 90’s classic had Arnold at his best and changed the sci-fi action genre forever. People have always had a particular fear of technology and machines...

Rising Rates and Shrinking Balance Sheets Pose Risks Ahead
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The Fed seems dead-set on raising interest rates further and this is putting the squeeze on borrowers, savers, and investors. This time on Financial Sense’ Big Picture segment, Jim Puplava discussed the impact of rising rates, how savers are losing purchasing power...