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The Next Wave of Stimulus Brings Us This Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity

Eight long years of excruciatingly accommodative monetary policy have done a lot to inflate asset prices and concentrate some $112 trillion in wealth in the hands of just 34 million people… but it hasn't come anywhere close to the goal of stimulating broader economic growth.

Now instead of admitting the mistake and trying structural reforms, politicians and bureaucrats have come up with yet another crackpot idea to spend their way to growth.

That means there's likely some serious "helicopter money" headed our way.

It might not achieve growth, either, but it is going to be a powerful profit catalyst for the investment I'm about to show you...

China

How the China Yuan Devaluation Is Dragging Down the Markets

Countless factors influence the global financial markets, but right now the biggest one is China's yuan devaluation.

Ever since August, when the Chinese central bank shocked the markets with a steep yuan devaluation, the Chinese currency has exerted a powerful – and mostly downward – pull on stocks.

Here's why the yuan carries so much weight - and what will happen next...

Global Markets

The Best Investments in Japan's Changing Economy

I spent last week in Tokyo, and I want to share what I found on my trip to Japan.

It's proof positive that we're on the right track and, once again, we may beat a lot of people to the best investments, just like we did in September 2011.

That's when I told subscribers to short the yen a full six months and 150% ahead of George Soros and other big names who would subsequently make headlines for doing the same thing.

This time around the profits could be even bigger - if you understand what's happening and why. Here's what you need to know...

Global Markets

What Today's ECB Decision to Cut Rates Means for Investors

The European Central Bank announced a number of monetary policy changes Thursday in attempts to spur anemic growth and fend off slack inflation.

Disappointed investors sent stocks lower in early trading.

Here's what the ECB decision means for investors...

Stock market

The World Can No Longer Ignore These Threats

As the world reels from the barbarous, but all too predictable, terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday evening, markets will also be trying to regain their balance after a difficult week. What the Paris attacks have in common with last week's market losses is that they both disabused observers of the illusions that they can continue ignoring the consequences of political and policy weakness.

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Market Crash

UBS: A Stock Market Crash Is Inevitable

A stock market crash in inevitable – we've been saying it for months.

Now a UBS economist, in a note to investors on Friday, predicted the same. "Signs are accumulating that, after six-and-a-half years and price gains of more than 200%, the Bull Market has entered into the 'Late Innings.'"

Here's how we know that a stock market crash is indeed on the horizon - and how you can profit from this well-timed warnings...

Oil

How the New Budget Deal Will Affect the Oil Market

The House of Representatives just voted to approve a budget deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

And buried in this last-minute accord designed to save us from another government shutdown is a provision to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Why is the United States going to put this oil up for sale now, when domestic producers are under pressure - and how will this impact the oil market?

China

A Yuan Reserve Currency Is Coming – Brace for a $2 Trillion Global Disruption

It's almost certain a yuan reserve currency will become reality 11 months from now, triggering a foreign currency shift of as much as $2 trillion – an existential threat to the U.S. dollar's status as the world's primary reserve currency.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials have told Chinese officials that the yuan will join the organization's basket of reserve currencies "soon."

Here's why this will make the yuan a disruptive force...

The Fed

Why This Week's FOMC Meeting Won't Result in a Rate Hike

Investors are awaiting this week's FOMC Meeting, yet the overwhelming consensus is that the Fed won't raise interest rates.

The U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday. The Fed meeting will conclude with a statement at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. There will not be a press conference after the meeting.

Here's why the Fed will stand pat on interest rates at the October meeting...

China

Why Chinese Interest Rates Were Slashed Again Today

China's central bank on Friday cut both Chinese interest rates and banks' reserve requirement ratio. It's an effort to boost China's slowing economy.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) trimmed its benchmark lending and deposit rate by 0.25% each. They are now at 4.35% and 1.5%, respectively.

The cut in Chinese interest rates comes just days after China reported its slowest GDP growth rate since the Great Recession...