Tim McMahon, editor of Financial Trend Forecaster

My grandfather lived through the Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany--to say he was an original “gold bug” would be an understatement. I began reading his “hard money” newsletters at the age of 16 and the dividends from gold stocks helped put me through college. I began publishing the Financial Trend Forecaster paper newsletter in 1995 upon the death of James Moore editor of Your Window into the Future and the creator of the Moore Inflation Predictor©. FTF specializes in trends in the stock market, gold, inflation and bonds. In January of 2003, I began publishing InflationData.com to specialize in all forms of information about the nature of Inflation. In 2009, we added Elliott Wave University to help teach you the principles of Elliott Wave analysis. In January 2013, we began publishing OptioMoney.

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 … [Read more...]

Where’s Gold Headed Today?

Interest rates in the United States are rising, the stock market is falling, so investors are being very cautious and looking for a monetary safe haven. Does this mean it's finally time to turn back to gold? During most of 2015, the U.S. price of … [Read more...]

Are Low Crude Oil Prices a “Boom Or A Curse” For The World Economy?

As the chart to the left shows, in the period from 2002 until 2014 the U.S. moved from 3rd place to 1st place in world crude oil production. This is primarily due to the improvement in "fracking" technology which has led to the massive increase in … [Read more...]

Trends in Digital Infrastructure- Infographic

Normally, we spend quite a bit of time looking at precious metals like Gold and Silver, Oil, Real Estate, the Stock Market and other related  trends. But, today we are going to look at something entirely different. Something that perhaps you haven't … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Play The Oil Price Plunge

The collapse of the oil price has created losers and winners, and like every major movement in a commodity sector, the trick for investors is figuring out which side of the trade to be on. The most obvious victim of the slide in Brent and WTI prices … [Read more...]

Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices In 2015

As we ring in the New Year, let's take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets, having seen prices cut in half in just six months. The big question is what oil prices will do in 2015. … [Read more...]

Death of the Petrodollar

Ever since the "Bretton Woods" agreement the U.S. Dollar had the status of a world reserve currency which boosted our economy and gave us an advantage that other currencies didn't have. After inflation forced Nixon to abandon the Gold standard, … [Read more...]

Argentina Coming Apart at the Seams… Again

As you've probably heard Argentina has defaulted on it's Sovereign debt. This is the second time in 12 years that Argentina is defaulting. Of course the Kirchner Government is trying to blame the U.S. for their troubles by saying that it is our … [Read more...]

GNP vs. GDP

I have often wondered what happened to the old GNP calculations. Even if you search Google you will have difficulty finding a logical explanation about the changing definition. Once upon a time, when I was growing up, Gross National Product (GNP) … [Read more...]

How a Big Cat Started Europe’s Addiction to Oil

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist On July 1, 1911, a German gunboat named Panther sailed into the port of Agadir, Morocco, and changed history. For the previous two decades, a faction within the British Admiralty had called … [Read more...]