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World Leaders Will Use G20 to Whine About Donald Trump Instead of Fixing Economies

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew won't be quiet at the G20 Summit this weekend.

Not with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

In fact, we're expecting trash talk galore...

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Is Sears Doomed for Bankruptcy in the Second Half of 2016? (SHLD)

Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) has a long and rich history, and its founders revolutionized the retail catalog.

But the only value Sears has left is in nostalgia, and you can't exactly put a price tag on that.

That's because Sears is burning through cash, can't attract shoppers, and has a massive debt load. And there are big warning signs that Sears may close its doors for good in 2016...

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Negative Interest Rates Are Still Dangerous Despite Japan's GDP Growth

The Japanese economy grew in Q1 2016, but negative interest rates could cause long-term issues for the world's third-largest economy.

You see, central banks are making dangerous assumptions about negative-interest-rate policies facilitating economic growth and recovery.

And if more countries adopt these short-sighted policies, we could be on the verge of an economic collapse. Here's why negative interest rates are so dangerous...

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What Is an Earnings Recession and Is This One?

First-quarter earnings season got underway in earnest this week and the overall outlook for S&P 500 companies is glum.

That's left investors asking us "what is an earnings recession and is this one?"

Here's everything investors need to know now...


Yes, America's Middle Class Is Shrinking – Here's the Proof

The middle class is shrinking here in the United States. A recent study revealed that the percentage of middle-class households in America dropped in every single state between the years 2000 – 2013.

And that's not all.

Here are five more facts that evidence middle-class America is shriveling...

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Top Financial News: Davos' World Economic Forum Waiting on ECB

Top Financial News: The World Economic Forum kicked off today in Davos, Switzerland, and it's been grabbing headlines all across the financial press.

But the novelty of Davos wears thin quickly – it's a gathering of the world's economic elites yukking it up in one of the world's most expensive European resort towns.

Today might have been short on substance, but in the days ahead they'll be discussing more important topics...

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Taking Profits in a $1.5 Quadrillion Bubble

Many experts claim we're not in a bubble economy because they can't see the "bubble."

Why is beyond me.

The bubble is so enormous that any serious bailout attempt would have to encompass the entire shootin' match, or roughly $600 trillion to $1.5 quadrillion ($1,500,000,000,000,000) in order for it to work.

That's the total estimated amount of outstanding derivatives, credit default swaps, and exotics outstanding according to various industry sources.

I say estimated because nobody actually knows for sure, as the derivatives markets remain almost entirely unregulated.

And, that's why the well-intentioned but completely misguided onesey-twosey's bailouts and Band-Aids we've seen so far won't cut it despite the fact that they're already into the trillions of dollars.

I say this because, despite what most politicians and central bankers think, we are not staring at a series of independent bubbles blown into the wind, but a single, massive all-encompassing monster bubble that surrounds us all.

But don't abandon the ship yet. We can get through and take our profits at the appropriate time; all it takes is a little moxie and a steady game plan like this one…

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The Strange Numbers Running the World this Week

We live in an age of numbers, and they tell stories worth a thousand pictures. Here's are 10 of the most fanciful, bizarre, infuriating, and compelling ones this week:

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