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Sweden Enters The Race To The Bottom In Ongoing Currency War

Sweden Enters The Race To The Bottom In Ongoing Currency War

Sweden has entered the spreading currency war by cutting interest rates from 0% to -0.1% and launching its own version of quantitative easing (QE). As the central bank of the country the Riksbank was announcing the new monetary initiative, politicians inside the country cheered on the effort to stimulate new growth and investment in Sweden. […]

The End Of An Era In Venezuela

The End Of An Era In Venezuela

The end is near for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela after a disastrous 16 years. The country now faces bankruptcy, after destructive economic policies that have taken a resource rich nation to the edge of ruin. The government is finally running out of financial resources to simply paper over the nonsensical fiscal actions, taken by […]

Time For Greece To Leave The Euro?

Time For Greece To Leave The Euro?

Many international investors continue to ask the question whether Greece will actually leave the Euro? A newly installed leftist government in Greece, does not change the dire fiscal circumstances that the country finds itself in. At the end of the month the current financial aid package ends and Greece will need to renegotiate the crushing […]

The Economic Impact Resulting From An Escalation Of War In The Middle East

The Economic Impact Resulting From An Escalation Of War In The Middle East

The escalating war in the Middle East is having a rising impact on the global economy. Two recent events which include the retaliation of Jordan against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and the collapse of the central authority in Yemen, are both escalations in a spreading contagion of war. The growing anxiety in […]

A Resurgent United States Dollar: The Return Of The King

A Resurgent United States Dollar: The Return Of The King

Internationally the dollar has become resurgent in the face of a collapsing commodities market and a decline in national currencies almost everywhere. It still does not mean the United States dollar (USD) as the world’s reserve currency, is not in danger itself. Years of quantitative easing (QE), historically low interest rates and incredible amounts of […]

The Financially Irresponsible American Government Under President Obama

The Financially Irresponsible American Government Under President Obama

For investors the strength of the dollar and economy are important reasons to invest in the United States. What is troubling at the same time, is the irresponsible actions of the American government under President Obama. The national debt is now in excess of $18 trillion USD (United States Dollar) and increasing at an alarming […]

The World’s Central Banks: Waning Power And Deceit

The World’s Central Banks: Waning Power And Deceit

If there are any investors that still believe that the Central Banks of the world are in a position to provide stability and security to the financial and equity markets, one only has to watch what recently occurred in Switzerland. Despite assurances that the Swiss franc would maintain the peg to the Euro at a […]

The Onset Of The Currency Wars

The Onset Of The Currency Wars

The onset of the currency wars has commenced. All around the world, nations are lowering the value of their money. First Japan, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom have all engaged in quantitative easing (QE) and the lowering of interest rates to historic lows. In the last two weeks the Euro plunged […]

The Arrival Of Quantitative Easing In Europe

The Arrival Of Quantitative Easing In Europe

Europe will begin a full fledged version of quantitative easing beginning in March of this year. To many in the markets it comes as a relief. They have allowed themselves to believe that expanding the money supply through the purchasing of government debt, will bring back growth to the staggering continent. The hope is that […]

What Will Happen To Gold And Silver In 2015

What Will Happen To Gold And Silver In 2015

Investors in gold and silver want to know if the new year will see a return of a bull market in precious commodities. The recent interest and pick up in price for gold and silver are the result of individuals using these two metals in particular, as a hedge against market uncertainty. Whether the recent […]