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US Debt Becoming A Problem For The Dollar

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Some analysts speculated if the Fed would try to keep rates low to support the government’s spending binge. However, instead of worrying about the debt, the $400 billion spending plan and the tax cuts are being used as an excuse to raise interest rates and let the government bonds on…CONTINUE READING

The Federal Reserve Wants You To Own Gold

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Reading Time: 5 minutes At the time the Federal Reserve was doing its 3 rounds of QE and had a zero percent Fed funds rate, there were predictions by bearish investors and Austrian economists that inflation would run out of control. This hasn’t happened as inflation, measured by Core PCE or CPI, has stayed…CONTINUE READING

Campaign Promises Scrapped; Nothing Has Changed

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Reading Time: 5 minutes This article will review the shortened week the markets had. The stock market had a rough week as the S&P 500 was down 1.21%. The ten-year bond yield had a sharp decline from 2.3822% to 2.2374%. The dollar index fell modestly from $101.18 to $100.48. It was certainly a week…CONTINUE READING

The U.S. Trade Deficit: What’s Next?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes No aspect of American trade is talked about more and understood less than the trade deficit of the United States. However despite that, the U.S. trade deficit has almost nothing to do with trade policy. A nation’s trade deficit is determined by the flow of investment capital into or out of the…CONTINUE READING