The Fed’s Low Rates Hurt Retirement Portfolios

The global marketplace is in the midst of a “grand experiment” that has totally unknown consequences. It is no surprise that even more analysts are now realizing it is time to assess the... Read More »

The Federal Reserve’s Controversial Experiment

Janet Yellen, the current chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, finally spoke of the elephant in the room at a recent meeting in Boston. 1 While the news reports focused on the question of... Read More »

China’s Debt Continues Its Meteoric Rise

China is one of the largest nations whose economy continues to be propped up by the availability of cheap credit. 1 The economic meltdown of 2008 created the environment for central banks around... Read More »
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Yuan Added to SDR Basket, Securing China’s Global Economic Position

On October 1 of this year, the yuan was added to the IMF’s special drawing rights (SDR) basket of currencies. 1 This allowed the Chinese to triumphantly move a major piece on their... Read More »

Deutsche Bank on the Brink of Collapse: Another Canary in the Coal Mine

Anyone who pays any attention to politics or the financial news is aware of the tectonic effect of the UK referendum known now as Brexit. This vote to leave the EU roiled the... Read More »

Bill Gross Says Bonds Are Riskier Than Gold

The investment community took a deep breath and sat back to consider the recent stunning proclamation by Bill Gross, one of the world’s most respected bond-fund manager. He announced that bonds were now... Read More »

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