Tag Archive: global economy

A Prime Example- Volatility Spike

Over the weekend: President Trump alluded to a breakdown in ongoing U.S./China trade negotiations. The U.S. is now set to impose further tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, taking the current rate of 10 percent up to 25 percent. Talks were scheduled to continue this week in Washington, although it is now unclear if scheduled meetings will take place. Markets are on edge over the news, as stocks had seemingly priced in a deal being done in the coming weeks. Volatility Spike: Today, the... Continue Reading

Economy Looks Strong, But Looks Can Be Deceiving

Despite some recent bumps in the road, the economy has likely appeared to be fairly strong to the average onlooker. Looks can be deceiving, however, and perhaps the economy is not quite as strong as many have been led to believe. Look to the Experts Although there are many critics out there, some opinions may potentially carry more weight than others. When a former Fed Chairman speaks, it might be wise to listen. According to a recent article from MarketWatch, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan... Continue Reading

Does the Fed’s About Face Mean QE4 Is in the Cards?

Could quantitative easing be in our future? QE4 could be just around the corner… The notion of a global slowdown has been widely covered by the financial media in recent months. Weakness in key areas such as manufacturing has been seen in both China and the U.S. The Eurozone is seeing its own struggles as well, with Italy already in recession and Germany perhaps on its way. The slowing global economy has led the U.S. Fed to do a major about-face in recent weeks. It... Continue Reading

It’s a Classic Bull Trap

Stocks have again found their winning ways in recent weeks but it’s likely all a classic bull trap… After a rough end to 2018, the markets have been moving higher even as a U.S./China trade deal remains elusive. The benchmark S&P 500 is once again challenging resistance around the 2800 level, and some investors are hopeful that the market will stage an upside breakout and embark on a fresh leg higher into a new all-time high territory. However, investors may be very disappointed if the... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons to Start Buying Precious Metals Today

Perhaps you have heard of precious metals investments. Maybe you even thought about buying gold once or twice in the past but never got around to doing it. Or perhaps you are fully invested in equities and have never even looked beyond stocks at alternative investments. If this is you, it’s time to start thinking a little “outside the box.” In fact, in our view, right now represents one of the best opportunities to begin investing in gold, silver and other precious metals. In fact,... Continue Reading

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Larry Summers Warns US Is Losing Its Global Leadership Role

“This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.” —Larry Summers, Harvard professor and past U.S. Treasury Secretary, wrote in an April Washington Post article. The global economic and political power tides are shifting from West to East. China is flexing its economic muscle and the balance of global power scales are beginning to tip in their favor. This month China announced the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),... Continue Reading