Three Trends in America’s Student Debt Today

For the last decade we have seen a rapid rise in student debt, with graduates now leaving college with an average $37,173 in student debt, 70 percent more than a decade ago. By now, you may have heard that America’s student loan debt topping $1.4 … [Read more...]

Trends: Credit in the E.U. and the U.S.

Credit in the EU is contracting, with credit growth peaking at 11.5% in 2008, halving by 2010, falling to zero in 2011, rising back to 4% in 2012 and then falling below zero in 2013. This is the rate of growth so we can see that at zero new loans … [Read more...]

Gold will Thrive as Dollar Depreciates

Bill Gross Recommends Gold by Chris Vermeulen Lately we've heard a lot about the PIIGS in the "Ring of Fire". Usually the ring of fire is used to describe a horseshoe shaped area of of volcanoes in the Pacific Rim. But in this case it is … [Read more...]

Interview with David Stockman

Editor's Note: In today's interview Alex Daly talks with former Reagan budget director David Stockman about Austerity, the FED, housing, debt, the economy, the stock market, bonds, and much more.  Here are a few of David's excellent quotes from … [Read more...]

Debt in Relation to Gross Domestic Product

These days, when we hear about "debt" in the news media, it is often Greece's debt that is the topic of discussion. According to the media it seems that Greece's debe must be way out of proportion with the rest of the world. Many experts believe … [Read more...]

Japan’s Debt

Cashing In On Japan’s Debt Conundrum? By Robert Ross, Casey Research On the heels of Fitch's sovereign credit downgrade to A plus (the fifth-highest investment grade), Japan's government debt continues to swell. With its debt at over 200% of … [Read more...]

What are Company Bonds?

Company Bonds Company bonds have been a hot topic in many financial publications including the Wall Street Journal lately, though you might not be familiar with the term. Allow me to offer a brief primer on the topic. Company bonds (aka corporate … [Read more...]

The Coming Currency Crisis

This essay from the July 2006 International Speculator captures the essence of Bud Conrad's forward-looking, contrarian analysis… almost eerily so as we appear to be on the brink of the economic precipice described herein. By Bud Conrad, Casey … [Read more...]

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When Buying Gold Becomes a Life-or-Death Question

By Jeff Clark, Editor BIG GOLD, Casey Research I was recently asked in an interview if I thought gold was going to $5,000 an ounce. “No,” I said bluntly. “I think it’s going higher.” “You’re that optimistic?” “No,” I replied. “I’m that … [Read more...]

What Will Happen If The Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised?

According to former GOP Senator Judd Gregg, the U.S. government borrows 41 cents out of every dollar it spends. In other words, if they can't borrow any more money it means they have to cut 41% of the budget. According to Gregg, “The practical … [Read more...]