The Oil Slump Will Hurt the U.S. Too

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the US is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America … [Read more...]

A Simplistic Look at Recession Ripples

Recession Signs and Consequences The signs of an impending recession is a complicated combination of economic factors that include inflation, interest rates, lending, the value of the dollar, Government regulation and subsidies, corporate and … [Read more...]

3 Bears for the Markets

These days there doesn't seem to be much in the way of good news out there anymore. What with Greece, the looming recession and all the market technicals looking negative we have three big bears (at least) roaring in our faces. In today's commentary … [Read more...]

Six Straight Weeks of Decline Take DJIA Below 12,000: What Now?

Before blaming falling stocks on the most recent weak economic reports, let's check some dates. As of June 10, the Dow has suffered the "longest losing streak since the fall of 2002. The market's last seven-week stretch of losses began in May … [Read more...]

How to Preserve Your Capital in a Depression

In this article Doug Casey presents the case that we are in the early stages of an inflationary depression, commodities are soaring and next will be retail prices. In an inflationary depression financial assets aren't worth the paper they are printed … [Read more...]

Stocks Setting up for Big Slide

By Tim McMahon, editor Historically whenever the 10-year Treasury yield drops 1.2% over a short period of time a bear market for stocks resulted within two months  .  This signal presaged steep market crashes in 1990, 2000, and 2007. The … [Read more...]

What Is a Double Dip Recession and Will We Have One?

Investing For The Rest Of Us: What Exactly Is a Double Dip Recession and What Are The Odds Of Having One? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner thinks that the United States will not experience one, President Obama warned way back in November of 2009 … [Read more...]

Which Investment is Best During a Recession

In this article Susan Walker explores a question we have touched on before... conventional wisdom and hedging against bad times like inflation and recession. Editor Gold, the Dow, T-Notes: Which Does Best During Recessions? By Susan C. Walker, … [Read more...]

Can the Feds Lie Their Way Out of a Depression?

By Rusty McDougal You know they are trying to accomplish this ignominious feat. The goal is to keep Americans in an economic stupor. It is working. Lies and deceit are pervasive. Newspapers, magazines, TV broadcasts, economic analysis and … [Read more...]

Saving the Banks will Accomplish – Nothing

Editor's Note: The old saying is that during a deflation cash is king. This is because as prices fall  money becomes more valuable (i.e. it buys more). So it makes sense to hold onto it as long as possible and wait for it to increase in value. … [Read more...]