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U.S. Economy

The Fed

Burying Our Future at Jackson Hole

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, today.

When she does, she'll say one thing - but this is what she really means...

Gold

What Country Has the Most Gold Reserves Now?

The gold-buying at some central banks has accelerated in recent years, prompting the question, "What country has the most gold reserves now?"

The concentration of gold among the top 15 countries is startling. This small group holds 83.2% of the world's gold reserves.

But some central banks have been boosting their gold reserves at a breakneck pace.

Here are the countries buying the most - and why...

Trading Strategies

How You Can Profit from the Same Trend That Drove U.S. Stocks Up 1,262% in the 80s and 90s

The 1980s and 1990s were boom decades for U.S. stocks.

But those huge gains over those particular decades were no coincidence. A distinct trend was the driving force behind the soaring stock market.

Best of all, this phenomenon is cyclical and predictable – which means we know just where to look to capture the biggest future gains.

Find out more about this trend - and how you can profit from it...

Technology

This Market Could Grow 33% a Year for the Next Decade

The Internet of Things could be worth as much as $3 trillion once it hits its fullest potential.

What's more, it's sparked an exciting new sub-segment, "wearapeutics," which could be worth nearly $100 billion in its own right.

Here's the smartest move to play all of it...

Washington

Hello, $15 Minimum Wage – Goodbye, 7 Million Jobs

Contrary to what certain politicians say, a $15 federal minimum wage would not help America's workforce.

In fact, it could put 7 million people out of a job...

Economic Data

How the BLS Fudges Jobs Report Numbers with Seasonal Adjustments

Jobs report data, like July's, is known to include seasonally adjusted numbers.

But there's a big problem with the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates these adjustments...

Oil

The Simple Reason Why OPEC Won't Strike a Deal on Oil

Every OPEC member feels the pain of cheap crude – but don't expect an oil deal any time soon.

There's one simple reason why a production cut won't happen...

Oil

Where the Price of Crude Oil Is Headed After 4-Day Rally

The price of crude oil rallied for a fourth consecutive day Monday, propped up by rumblings that major producers may be aiming to help stabilize the oil price rout with a production freeze.

Coupled with a bullish report from the IEA last week, oil prices are poised for more gains.

Here's where we see oil prices heading...

Election

Carl Icahn: Donald Trump Is Right on the Economy

Carl Icahn, Donald Trump's biggest friend on Wall Street, praised Trump on Tuesday for his economic speech.

Here's what the billionaire activist investor had to say about the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate...

stocks

Don’t Be Fooled by the Valeant Stock Price Surge This Week

The Valeant stock price surged more than 25% this week after the firm released Q2 earnings.

But shares of VRX are down nearly 10% again today, and we think they're heading much lower.

In fact, we think the company will go bankrupt. Here's why...