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Grocery Store Defies Anti-Gun Movement, Welcomes Open-Carry Shoppers

December 30th, 2015

gun Concealed Carry

Adan Salazar:  While other major grocery chains in Texas are opposing the open carry law set to go into effect on January 1, Ohio-based Kroger has no intention to bar its customers from bringing guns into their stores. Read more…

Economy, Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird

Doom and Gloom for North American Oil Producers

December 30th, 2015

Oil comic:   Lower Oil Prices - To the dismay of U.S. shale producers, oil prices continue their long slow slide into the abyss.  Perhaps the current price of $35 per barrel – an 11 year low – is the final destination.  More than likely, however, it’s a brief reprieve before the next descent. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars

Financial Armageddon Approaches: U.S. Banks Have 247 Trillion Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives

December 30th, 2015

Stock Market CrashMichael Snyder:  Did you know that there are 5 “too big to fail” banks in the United States that each have exposure to derivatives contracts that is in excess of 30 trillion dollars?  Read more…

Banking, Economy, Markets, Wall Street

When to Buy Stocks

December 28th, 2015

buy-sell stocks:  A Grotesque World – POITOU, France – On Tuesday, the Dow rose another 165 points – or about 1%. No pre-Christmas panic this year. Tomorrow, we will reach into the archives for a visit with Christmas Past.

Today, however, we give you a little Christmas Present. Read more…

Federal Reserve, Investing, Markets, Stock Market, Stocks

58 Facts About The US Economy In 2015 You Won’t Believe Are True!

December 28th, 2015

globe world financeMichael Snyder:  The world didn’t completely fall apart in 2015, but it is undeniable that an immense amount of damage was done to the U.S. economy.

This year the middle class continued to deteriorate, more Americans than ever found themselves living in poverty, and the debt bubble that we are living in expanded to absolutely ridiculous proportions. Read more…

Economy, Markets, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

The Chinese Gold Market Essentials Guide

December 28th, 2015

Gold ChinaKoos Jansen:  Everything there is to know about the Chinese gold market and the true size of Chinese private and official gold demand. Start here. Read more…

China, Gold, Markets

The Fed Hiked a Quarter Percent: Now What?

December 18th, 2015

Interest RatesLance Gaitan:  So here we have it – the first rate hike in nearly a decade.

The Fed hiked rates a quarter point on the federal funds rate in a unanimous vote. This is the overnight rate member banks get when they need to borrow to meet reserve requirements. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Markets, Stock Market

How Much Oil Is Needed To Power Santa’s Sleigh?

December 18th, 2015

Santas Sleigh rocketMichael McDonald:  Every year around the world, hundreds of millions of children wait anxiously for Santa Claus to arrive and bring presents and good cheer. But what if Santa never came? What if this year the reindeer all fall ill, perhaps due to Crazy Reindeer disease (the analog to Mad Cow) and Santa is forced to cancel Christmas? The result would be devastating.  Read more…

Crude Oil, News Of The Weird, Today's Top News

The Fed Hikes Rates – What Next?

December 16th, 2015

Federal ReserveFinancial Sense:  As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates this week, and there’s obvious nervousness out there regarding the impact this will have, if any. Read more…

Economy, Federal Reserve, Today's Top News

How Far Can The Syria Conflict Spiral Out Of Control

December 16th, 2015

syriaJames Stafford:  Business is business, so why not buy oil from ISIS. The Russians claim the Turks are doing it, and in all likelihood even Assad is buying it. No one can fight a war without oil, according to Robert Bensh, partner and managing director of Pelicourt LLC oil and gas company. Read more…

Crude Oil, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Oil Wars, Russia, Today's Top News, World News

This Is What A Financial Crisis Looks Like

December 16th, 2015

people eyesMichael Snyder:  Just within the past few days, three major high yield funds have completely imploded, and panic is spreading rapidly on Wall Street.  Funds run by Third Avenue Management and Stone Lion Capital Partners have suspended payments to investors, and a fund run by Lucidus Capital Partners has liquidated its entire portfolio.  Read more…

Economy, ETF, Investing, Markets, Stock Market, Stocks, Wall Street

Guess What Happened The Last Time Junk Bonds Started Crashing Like This? Hint: Think 2008

December 10th, 2015

Thumbs downMichael Snyder:  The extreme carnage that we are witnessing in the junk bond market right now is one of the clearest signals yet that a major U.S. stock market crash is imminent.  For those that are not familiar with “junk bonds”, please don’t get put off by the name.  They aren’t really “junk”.  They simply have a higher risk and thus a higher return than other bonds of the same type.  And yesterday, I explained why I watch them so closely.  Read more…

Bonds, Investing, Markets, Stock Market

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Why You Should Consider Shorting The Stock

December 10th, 2015

netflixLawrence Meyers:  At this week’s UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) made an announcement that seems to have blown past investors. The company said it would probably not make any more studio-output deals going forward. Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stock Market, Stocks, Today's Top News

Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

December 10th, 2015

Oil Price question markMichael McDonald:  With Prices Below $50, what is a stripper to do?

With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below Read more…

Crude Oil, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars, World News

Falling Oil + Rising Dollar = Crisis For A Whole Lot Of People

December 9th, 2015

Oil MoneyJohn Rubino:  Oil is plunging again, this time in the wake of OPEC’s inability to limit its members’ production. The US dollar, meanwhile, is up on the divergence between Fed tightening and ECB/BoJ/BoC easing. Read more…

Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Markets, Oil Wars, Stock Market, Stocks

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