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Why the Dollar Is Overvalued

The U.S. dollar has been on the stronger side of the ledger in recent months. There are numerous factors at work that have kept the greenback moving higher, including strong U.S.  economic data and weakness in other regions. Creeping Weakness Affecting the Dollar Recent months have seen some significant weakness creep into the U.S. data stream, however, and China has been reporting some serious weakness of its own. The dollar has likely enjoyed the benefits of weaker growth in emerging markets and the fear of... Continue Reading

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How About 55% Declines for Stocks?

Love him or hate him, President Trump has accomplished a great deal in his first two years in office. Stocks are near record highs, unemployment is near a 50-year low and the economy is seeing real growth. Trump, who has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinions, and he recently tweeted: ‘Had the opposition party (no, not the Media) won the election, the Stock Market would be down at least 10,000 points by now. We are heading up, up, up!’ – President... Continue Reading

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

The last several weeks have seen developments on multiple fronts that could potentially shape the next major market meltdown. The Fed’s reluctance to continue shrinking its balance sheet must be at the top of the list. The writing on the wall has never been clearer: Stock markets cannot maintain current levels and wouldn’t have gotten here in the first place without the massive stimulus efforts of the Fed. In other words, stocks are currently trading at “artificial” levels. Stock valuations have not reached current levels... Continue Reading

10 Reasons You Should Own Physical Gold

Physical gold carries no counterparty risk: Gold coins or bars cannot go bankrupt or default. You will not wake up one day the proud owner of a worthless piece of paper. Physical gold can be transacted privately: While certain reporting requirements may exist, physical gold can be bought and sold privately and anonymously. Gold has been considered a reliable store of wealth and value for thousands of years: Gold has been used as a store of value and medium of exchange for centuries. Try to... Continue Reading

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Could Be Harder Times Ahead For China

Much has been made of the slowdown currently being experienced by China. This makes perfect sense, after all, since China is the world’s second largest economy. Stock markets have whipsawed along with Chinese equities, and any increases in volatility seen in China tend to spread quickly. The People’s Bank of China has taken measures to boost its economy and stabilize its equity markets. From interest rate cuts to bans on short selling, the central bank has not been afraid to take the steps it feels... Continue Reading