The Old Financial System Is Dead
By Katie Johnson |
Whether or not cryptocurrencies are the answer to the banking system’s many flaws remains to be seen. But the attempts by governments to quell the rise of this technology only speaks to the bourgeoning power of this asset class. What we do know for certain is that the financial sector is in a state of flux, and change is occurring rapidly.
An ‘Extreme Warning’ from Our Doom Index
By Bill Bonner |
The Dow sells for 20 times the price of an ounce of gold. Central banks are raising rates. Inflation seems to be picking up. And the feds have huge deficits to finance. When the next crisis arrives, it will be almost impossible to pass another tax cut or spending increase…or finance more deficits…without driving up rates and making the situation worse. How close is this crisis?
I’ve Had Enough — I Quit
By Vern Gowdie |
I give up trying to understand the economics profession. This obsession they have with artificial growth — the headline number — is totally and utterly misleading. The easiest way to boost short-term GDP growth is to double the population and debt load. Is that formula for growth sustainable in the long term?
Why The US Market is Set To Go Even Higher in 2018
By Shae Russell |
Economic data coming out of the US suggests the economy is robust. And the weak US dollar is good news for US companies. The point is, on paper, and with rubbery numbers, the US economy looks to be in good health. With that in mind, what can we expect from US markets this year?
Stocks Could Fall 80% from Here
By Bill Bonner |
Stocks keep going up…and more and more investors, getting in the mood, think they will go up forever. The last time we saw anything comparable was at the end of the 1990s. Then, it was the tech-heavy NASDAQ that had caught fire. But then, when there was no more furniture to throw onto the fire, it quickly went cold.
Intellectual Property: The Income Stream That Keeps on Giving
By Matt Hibbard |
To fund its ageing population, Japan is again seeking to innovate. But it is doing it in a different way. Japan is not just aiming to make and sell more goods. It is also looking at another way to generate income from its engineering skills. And it all has to do with intellectual property (IP).
The Great Crypto Crash of 2018
By Shae Russell |
When everyone starts calling anything a bubble, in my view, it’s just the opposite. What we are seeing today is a pullback in the price of cryptocurrencies. Largely coming on the back of what the South Korean government may or may not do. This isn’t the start of any bubble popping. But it may become known as the ‘great crypto crash of 2018’ in time.
Sex, Lies, and Alfalfa
By Bill Bonner |
The end must be getting close. The stock market is listing badly to starboard…and there’s almost no one left on the port side. When will the end come? We don’t know. For us, a crash is overdue.
Get Ready for Even Lower Interest Rates
By Shae Russell |
National Australia Bank has a consensus view that the RBA will start increasing the cash rate around August. But there’s a problem with that line of thinking. Just because rates have been at records lows doesn’t mean they can’t go any lower. For one, there’s the Aussie property market to think about.