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Bubble Watch: Chinese Housing

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center February 4, 2016   Bubble Watch: Chinese Housing     The Chinese economy is notoriously in a bubble, particularly its real estate market. For years reports have come out of China about brand new cities being built in the middle of nowhere, built to house millions but only being […]

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org January 27, 2016   The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China   There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented […]


Why We’d Welcome a Depression

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners January 7, 2016   Why We’d Welcome a Depression     DUBLIN – Dow down 252 yesterday – or 1.5%. Chevron, Apple, and Goldman Sachs leading the retreat… The press blamed China, North Korea, oil, and “geopolitical concerns.” So far this year, the Dow has lost 3% of its value. […]

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Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 28, 2015     Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes   This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th […]


Cor-ROO-ption! Cor-ROO-ption!

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners September 21, 2015   Cor-ROO-ption! Cor-ROO-ption!   PARIS – “Cor-ROO-ption! Cor-ROO-ption! Cor-ROO-ption!” It only took a couple of minutes to realize our taxi driver had lost his mind. “You can’t trust anybody in Buenos Aires. Not the government. Not the police. Not the taxi drivers.” Especially not the taxi […]

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Fed Can’t Save Stocks from Verge of Collapse: ‘Huge Disaster Waiting to Happen’

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com August 9, 2015   Fed Can’t Save Stocks from Verge of Collapse: ‘Huge Disaster Waiting to Happen’     Yet another voice has warned that the world teeters dangerously close to a repeated and prolonged financial disaster. With everything so connected, trouble in China means contagion in the rest of the […]


The Big Picture

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital July 7, 2015   The Big Picture   The past four years or so have been extremely frustrating for investors like me who have structured their portfolios around the belief that the current experiments in central bank stimulus, the anti-business drift in Washington, and America’s  mediocre economy and unresolved debt […]

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Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners June 29, 2015   Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine     This is an “Amber Alert” day in the markets. “Greeks Line Up at Banks; ATMs Run Dry” was the headline over at the Drudge Report. Versions of it ran throughout the financial media. Greece is […]


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The Punch Bowl Stays

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital June 9, 2015   The Punch Bowl Stays   It is well known that I don’t think much of the ability of government officials to correctly forecast much of anything. Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke have made famously clueless predictions with respect to stock and housing bubbles, and rank and […]


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If Anyone Doubts That We Are In A Stock Market Bubble, Show Them This Article

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog April 2, 2015   If Anyone Doubts That We Are In A Stock Market Bubble, Show Them This Article   The higher financial markets rise, the harder they fall.  By any objective measurement, the stock market is currently well into bubble territory.  Anyone should be able to see this […]


Our Current Illusion of Prosperity

By Frank Hollenbeck Mises.org April 1, 2015   Our Current Illusion of Prosperity   President Obama and Fed Chair Janet Yellen have been crowing about improving economic conditions in the US. Unemployment is down to 5.5 percent and growth in 2014 hit 2.2 percent. Journalists and economists point to this improvement as proof that quantitative […]

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Stock Market Bubble: Wall Street Is Ecstatic As The NASDAQ Closes Above 5000

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog March 3, 2015   Stock Market Bubble: Wall Street Is Ecstatic As The NASDAQ Closes Above 5000   Are we at the tail end of the stock market bubble to end all stock market bubbles?  Wall Street was full of glee Monday when the Nasdaq closed above 5000 for […]


The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org January 19, 2015   The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession   In 2014, the US homeownership rate fell below 65 percent, which means it’s back to where it was during the 1970s and much of the 1990s. Various federal agencies have long made homeownership a priority, and have introduced a […]

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