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Increasing Commodity Prices + Hawkish Fed = Recession

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Reading Time: 5 minutes As of the beginning of 2018 there are potentially several defining aspects for the upcoming year. The two top trends of 2017 were low volatility across the board and a sizeable increase to record highs in risk on assets such as equity indexes or cryptocurrencies, which as we detailed previously…CONTINUE READING

Consumer Spending: Is US At Risk Of Recession?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Technology & Wages Drive Consumer Health In this article we will look at some of the trends in consumer spending which is the most important part of GDP growth. Previously we reviewed whether the average US consumer is healthy or not. The biggest worry long-term is that US consumers do not…CONTINUE READING

Credit Card Debt Highest Since 2008

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Reading Time: 5 minutes President Trump made a bold official promise of 4% GDP growth per year: “To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth,” reads the White House…CONTINUE READING

The Federal Reserve: Everything You Need To Know

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Reading Time: 9 minutes What Is The Federal Reserve? The Federal Reserve System was established on December 23, 1913 with the enactment of the Owen-Glass Act also known as the Federal Reserve Act, making the Federal Reserve System (The Fed) the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve System consists of twelve regional…CONTINUE READING

Why Is China Dumping US Treasuries?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes China is a major manufacturer of merchandise. They are the world’s second largest economy, following the United States. China is the world’s biggest exporter of goods and have the largest trade surplus. That trade surplus results in vast currency reserves. This positive balance of trade for China has continued to…CONTINUE READING