Government Debt

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The Biggest Myths On The Gold Market

By Casey Research Gold isn’t an investment. Gold is money. Below is an interview with Casey Research Director Brian Hunt. In it, Brian reveals some of the biggest misconceptions about gold… and why you should own it. Casey Research: Brian, as you recall, we probably get more questions and reader feedback on gold than on any other … Continue reading

Are Central Banks Running The Oil Market Or Just The World?

By David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog The question begs for conspiracy theories to satisfy it, but one might more aptly say that central banks beg for conspiracy theories to explain them, since they operate in the shadows while being given charge of all the financial systems of all the world’s greatest economies. Central bankers have the unchaperoned power … Continue reading

Does Argentina’s Return To The Capital Markets Signal Change?

By Luis E. Juvinao Navarro Argentina recently issued USD $16.5 billion in bonds as part of its re-entry to international markets, the largest issuance registered by an emerging economy.  The country’s historical proclivity to economic turmoil, however, suggests that Macri’s political changes might not deliver on financial stability.  It has been 15 years of Argentine absence from … Continue reading

The Importance Of China’s New VAT

By Marc Chandler, Marc to Market Blog Yesterday, China announced one of the most important tax reforms of the past twenty years.  It is replacing a business tax on gross revenue for non-manufacturing companies with a VAT.   Manufacturing companies have been subject to a VAT approach for a few years.  The reform extends it from manufacturing … Continue reading

U.S. Treasuries Will Sink Into A Black Hole – Egon Von Greyerz

By Egon Von Greyerz, GoldSwitzerland Investors around the world are blissfully ignorant of what will hit them in coming months and years. Virtually no one understands the risks in the world and less than ½% of investors have protected themselves against the destruction of their financial assets. It is of course wonderful to live in Shangri-La … Continue reading

16 Events That Have Put Venezuela On The Brink Of Collapse

By Pedro García Otero, PanAm Post Following the publication of Sabrina Martin’s article in Panampost, “Looting on the Rise as Venezuela Runs Out of Food, Electricity,” several readers have been asking how Venezuela — a country that in the 60s and 70s was regarded as a future Australia — got so bad. Hundreds of reasons help to answer this question, especially in … Continue reading

How Central Planners Crippled Japan’s Economy

By Yonathan Amselem The greatest tragedy of the 2008–2009 financial meltdown was not that it happened. The collapse of asset prices was the necessary result of near zero interest rates. No, the most devastating aspect of the financial meltdown is that central planning alchemy lost no credibility. Policymakers around the world are still turning to Keynesian and socialist … Continue reading

Argentina Returns To International Bond Market After 15 Years Of Isolation

The government of Argentina has finally returned to the scope of the international bond market as of April 18, which has thus ended 15 years of global financial isolation after the South American nation defaulted back in 2001. Fulfilling a campaign promise and following favorable court rulings, Argentine President Mauricio Macri gave the green light for the sale of $15 … Continue reading

The Real Reason The Fed Will Not Raise Rates Again

By Phoenix Capital Research The Fed is “one and done” for rate hikes. It will not raise rates again. We called this back in mid-2015. The US economy is far too weak for the Fed to engage in anything resembling a series of rate hikes. Corporate leverage, household leverage, even the national debt stand at levels … Continue reading

Jim Rickards Explains How Negative Interest Rates Will Affect Americans And Investors Worldwide

Everyone is asking about “Negative Interest rates’ but what are they? Will I be affected by them? Jim Rickards, Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor for the CIA, American lawyer, economist, investment banker with 35 years of experience on Wall Street, and best selling author joins The Next News Network‘s Gary Franchi to answer the question. … Continue reading

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