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U.S. Economy

Housing Market

The Home Sales Market Is Dead – This Chart Proves It

The seasonally adjusted headline number for the monthly-error-times-12-annualized version of new home sales in June was 482,000.

Wall Street analysts had guessed that the number would be 550,000. The Wall Street Journal went into apoplectic excuse-making mode, almost foaming at the mouth to try to find pundits to explain away the bad number.

The whole spectacle was silly and pointless since we have actual data and can readily see whether sales remain on trend or not. We don't need Wall Street pundits to tell us what to think.

We can see for ourselves...

Small Cap stocks

How This Silicon Valley Candidate for President Could Drive Your Tech Shares Higher

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a president who understood all the advances coming out of Silicon Valley? There's one candidate capable of doing that.

We believe this candidate has what it takes to see this country skyrocket ahead technologically throughout the next four to eight years, far beyond other developed nations of the world.

This Silicon Valley presidential candidate could drive your tech shares much higher...

U.S. Debt

How the U.S. Debt Works

Policymakers need to start being more honest about how the U.S. debt works.

It's an age-old debate among the members of Congress. How do we cut the budget? How do we reduce the debt?

But that debate is being framed in the wrong way.

Here's what no one in Congress is telling you about how the U.S. debt works...

Week in Review

What the Supreme Court Did for Healthcare Stocks

U.S. markets were relatively quiet last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.4% to 17,946.68, the S&P 500 also slipping 0.4% to 2101.49 and the NASDAQ Composite shedding 0.7% to 5080.51.

The real action was in China, where the Shanghai Composite Index collapsed by 7.4% on Friday and neared a 20% drop which would constitute bear market territory. Chinese stocks saw their biggest two-week plunge since December 1996.

While the market Shanghai market is still up an extraordinary 70% since last November, China's central bank ran to the rescue Saturday morning by cutting its benchmark lending rate to a record low and lowering reserve requirements for some lenders.

Farmers may have to return to their fields if Chinese authorities aren't able to stop the obviously insane stock market bubble from bursting.

For us, Europe is the more dangerous place to be right now...

U.S. Economy

The Wealth Gap in America Has Reached Historic Levels

The wealth gap in the United States and other developed countries hasn't been this big since the 1980s, according to a new report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

In the 1980s, the top 10% of earners in the developed world made seven times the income of the bottom 10%. But the wealth gap has expanded since. By 2013, the top 10% had 9.6 times the income of the bottom 10%. That was across 34 nations.

And the numbers in the U.S. are even worse…

U.S. economy

Catalyst #3: China Gold Reserves Threaten the U.S. Dollar

China gold reserves have been kept secret – but we know China is stockpiling faster than ever. And with enough of the yellow metal, China gold reserves could actually harm the U.S. dollar.

Watch the video to see how analysts know China is secretively stockpiling gold - and exactly why that poses a threat…

U.S. economy

Catalyst #2: Will the Petrodollar Collapse in 2015?

Will the U.S. petrodollar collapse in 2015? If the world’s largest energy exporter and the world’s largest energy importer have their way, it may.

Watch the video to see how two countries are working to take down the U.S. petrodollar…

U.S. economy

Catalyst #1: How U.S. Debt to China Threatens the Dollar

The U.S. owes foreign governments more money than it ever has – since 2001, the amount has increased six fold to $6.18 trillion.

And U.S. debt to China has been the biggest of all U.S. foreign debt, for seven years running.

This means nations like China hold the power to drastically affect the American economy...

U.S. Economy

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Stock market crash history series #1: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 is without a doubt the most devastating in U.S. history, in terms of duration and extent.
On Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, the Dow dropped 12% (30 points) and 16 million stock shares exchanged hands – although for some, there were absolutely no buyers. When the dust settled, more than $30 billion (roughly $350 billion in today's dollars) in wealth had been obliterated. The Dow sank a total 48% from September to November 1929 and kicked off the 10-year-long Great Depression. It lost another 86% from April 1930 to July 1932 in the crash's aftermath.

Behind this crash was a phenomenon that may be more familiar than you'd like...

The Chinese and U.S. Economies Are Bubble-Thin

The Shanghai Composite Index soared by 8% last week to its highest level since 2008 and is up about 130% over the last year.

The Shenzhen Composite Index jumped by 12% last week and is up 166% over the same period and is now trading at 66x earnings according to Bloomberg, three times the level of the Shanghai Index.

How do you spell "bubble" in Chinese?

Full story here...

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