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Is Fast Food Slowing Down? Five Growing Trends in Restaurants Today

Food trends in the United States seem to come and go quickly. Today’s kale obsession will be gone as quickly as yesterday’s all-protein diet. However, through it all, the American people have remained … [Read More...]

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

We've gone electric, and there's no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to … [Read More...]

Surprise Natural Gas Draw-down Signals Higher Prices Ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

BLS Announces Virtually Flat Inflation for June

On Friday July 15th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) had increased from 238.638 in June 2015 to 241.038 in June of 2016 resulting in a 1% Annual inflation rate. InflationData calculated the rate to be exactly … [Read More...]

Move Over Oil – Lithium Is The Future

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden. Today, no one is scoffing, and lithium is … [Read More...]

Brexit: Britain Defies the Odds and Chooses Independence

Britain's vote to exit the European Union (Brexit) on Thursday shocked not only the financial markets but especially rankled the establishment elite including the banksters, politicos and media.  The rhetoric sounded like a repeat of the 2014 Scottish Referendum (See: … [Read More...]

Brexit: Will They Stay Or Will They Go?

Polls Lean Go, Markets Lean Stay A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Polls currently indicate a bias for the leave scenario. However, Great Britain’s wagering markets continue to … [Read More...]

Gold is Back in the LimeLight

As you can see in the chart to the left courtesy of GoldSeek.com after a precipitous drop in November 2015 gold bottomed near $1,000/oz in December. But then in January and February everything changed. Gold went from a "Barbarous Relic" to a store of value and gold once … [Read More...]

Mish on Oil, Lithium, Uber and More

Has oil seen the bottom? Where oil will be by Christmas 2016? Are lower oil prices a boon or bane for the economy? Will Electric Cars and Uber hurt or stimulate the economy?  In an exclusive interview, Oilprice.com talked to  award-winning economic commentator Mike … [Read More...]

Trump Reaches Magic Number of Delegates

On Thursday May 26th, the Associated Press announced that Billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the magic number of delegates necessary to clinch his party's nomination. The development comes after a small number of unbound … [Read More...]

Commodities Overtake Stocks and Bonds with Best Rally Since 2010!

Is Gold making another shot at becoming the star investment? I have included two articles by Chris Vermeulen, founder of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com and AlgoTrades Systems. Chris is an internationally recognized market technical analyst and trader. He has been involved in the … [Read More...]

The More Corrupt the State, the More Numerous the Laws

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson said the purpose of government is to “restrain men from injuring one another” and “shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.” Americans were to live under a presumption of … [Read More...]

Why America is no Longer a Free Capitalist Country

Most Americans are under the mistaken assumption that we are a free capitalist country. And because of the many social problems that currently exist they mistakenly believe that the solution is "Socialism". Unfortunately, in addition to not knowing who won the Civil War … [Read More...]

The Socialist Time Capsule

“Socialism,” says Oleg Atbashian, “conserves the stage in which the society existed at the time it was overtaken. “Cubans still drive American cars from the 1950s, North Koreans still dress in the fashions of the same bygone era, and in the USSR I grew up in a … [Read More...]

The Six Contradictions of Socialism in America

I have seen the future and ran away. At first the move to America from the former USSR made me feel as though I had made a jump in time, from the stagnant depraved past into a distant dynamic future. There was an abundance of commonly available futuristic … [Read More...]

The Big Short

Perhaps you've seen the 2015 movie or read the book The Big Short by  Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the build-up of the housing market and the economic bubble. If you missed it, here's what happened... In 2005, … [Read More...]

Oil Rally Reaching Limit

Oil prices have rallied by about 50 percent from their February lows, topping $40 per barrel. But the rally could be reaching its limits, at least temporarily, as persistent oversupply and the prospect of new shale production caps any potential price increase. U.S. … [Read More...]

Oil Won’t Stage A Serious Rebound Until…

Oil prices have shown signs of life over the past few weeks, as production declines in the U.S. raise expectations that the market is starting to adjust. As a result, Brent crude recently surpassed $40 per barrel for the first time in months. A growing list of … [Read More...]

Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it's no wonder everyone's bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the "new … [Read More...]

The Truth About the Russia-Saudi Oil Deal

If you follow the oil news, you've probably heard about the OPEC oil deal between Russia and the energy ministers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Venezuela. When the news was announced Oil prices jumped. But if you think this deal actually means anything I've got a bridge … [Read More...]

Why Hillary was Smiling in New Hampshire

Many commentators were wondering why Hillary was smiling so broadly after the New Hampshire primary since she lost so soundly. NPR said, "Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton with Democratic voters, just as polls had predicted." Sanders had 60% of the popular vote and … [Read More...]

Russia Cries Uncle on Oil

Russia Cries Dyadya (Uncle), Is Saudi Arabia Listening? In recent days, signs of a possible breakthrough in the year-long stand-off between Russia and Saudi Arabia on crude production strategy have emerged. Saudi Arabia, OPEC's dominant member, has long insisted OPEC … [Read More...]

Why Europe is Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better

(Interview) Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better New interview with our European markets expert By Elliott Wave International Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, explains what indicators helped him … [Read More...]