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The Dollar’s Reign As The Global Reserve Currency Is Running Out – Fast

The dollar’s hegemony over the global financial system can’t last forever. Like all things, it will eventually come to an end. The only question left, as MacroVoices' Erik Townsend puts it, is whether we’re in the second inning and there’s going to be another hundred years of the dollar serving as the world’s global reserve […]


Swedish Housing Bubble Pops As Stockholm Apartment Prices Crash Most Since June 2009

Even though Sweden’s property bubble is not the longest running (that accolade goes to Australia at 55 years), it is probably the world’s biggest with prices up roughly 6-fold since starting its meteoric rise in 1995. Of course, as we noted last month when the SEB’s housing price indicator, which measures the difference between those […]


Gold Will Soar… As China Kneecaps The Dollar

Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com,  I recently spoke with my friend and colleague Chris Lowe about China’s new alternative financial system – and how it could mortally wound the US dollar. It was such an important discussion that I had to pass it along. Chris is the editor of Bonner & Partners’ Inner Circle. His publication […]


DiMartino Booth Warns Pressure On US Households Is Intensifying

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Behind the rosy economic headlines, consumer stresses have continued to build and are likely to worsen… Is the U.S. economy enjoying a honeymoon, or is this merely a hiatus? Although this isn’t a subject of discussion among most economists, there will be both good and bad associated with three hurricanes […]


A Look At America’s Retail Apocalypse In Charts

While everyone likes to point the finger at Amazon, the growing retail apocalypse in America can’t be tied to just one catalyst.  Certainly, there is no doubt that Amazon is taking a toll on brick-and-mortar retailers but massive excess capacity, perpetually over-levered capital structures and a constant lack of capital investment have undoubtedly helped accelerate […]


3 Myths About Tax Cuts

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On Friday, I touched on the proposed “tax cut/reform” bill introduced by the House Ways and Means committee which is chaired by Congressman Kevin Brady. Some of the key highlights of the “House plan”  are as follows (courtesy of Zacks Research): No change to 401(k) contribution caps Repeal the […]


Trump Is About To Crush Home Prices In Counties That Voted For Hillary: Here’s Why

As discussed last Friday, several notable surprises in the proposed GOP tax bill involved real estate, and would have an explicit – and adverse – impact on not only proprietors’ tax bills, but also on future real estate values if the republican tax bill is passed. And, as the following analysis by Barclays suggests, they […]


Here’s You and Here’s the Top Ten Percent

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: In a nutshell, here is a Federal-Reserve graph, recently published on ZH, that summarizes everything you need to know about the unsustainable US economy. Unless you’re in the top ten percent of income producers in the nation — or, at least, living in their neighborhood […]


Ron Paul Asks “Will Tax Reform Increase Or Limit Liberty?”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the child care tax credit. […]


I Know What the Economy Did Last Summer Part 2: The Real Estate Rollover

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: In fact, I knew what the economy did last summer before summer even began. Since the beginning of the year, I have been writing that it appeared housing was reaching a new bubblicious peak and that the real estate market was getting ready to roll […]


I Know What the Economy Did Last Summer

  Summer closed in a whirlwind of weather chaos for the United States and its territories. At the start of the summer, two obvious signs that the US economy was flying apart emerged — the big blowouts in the auto industry and in retail . I found it helpful to take a review of what summer […]


Rickards Warns “Cracks In The Dollar Are Getting Larger”

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, Many readers are familiar with the original petrodollar deal the U.S made with Saudi Arabia. It was set up by Henry Kissinger and Saudi princes in 1974 to prop up the U.S. dollar. At the time, confidence in the dollar was on shaky ground because President Nixon […]


The Global Housing Bubble Is Biggest In These Cities

Two years ago, when UBS looked at the world’s most expensive housing markets, it found that London and Hong Kong were the only two areas exposed to bubble risk. What a difference just a couple of years makes, because in the latest report by UBS wealth Management, which compiles the bank’s Global Real Estate Bubble […]


“You’re Going To See A Rush For Gold” – Katusa Warns De-Dollarization Is Accelerating

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Global strategist Marin Katusa is the New York Times best selling author of The Colder War, which details the geo-political power shift that threatens the global dominance of the United States. He’s also a well known resource hedge fund manager who legendary investor Doug Casey has called one of the […]


Existing Home Sales Slump To 1-Year Lows, NAR Says “There’s Simply Not Enough Homes For Sale”

After July's housing sales data horrors, yesterday's permits rebound prompted some hope (despite last week's 9.7% collapse in mortgage applications) but August's existing home sales just crushed that dream, dropping to one-year lows. Following a 1.3% MoM decline in July, August saw existing home sales tumble 1.7% MoM (against expectations of a 0.2% rebound) and […]