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Economy

Stages of an Economic Cycle Brings Crises

Within the economic cycle of a healthy economy are cycles that naturally fluctuate between growth and recession. As I have commented in past articles and in my Leading Edge newsletter,

Economy

Market Crash Trends

I find myself arguing with analysts who say the markets look good right now and a market crash out of sight. Analysts from CNBC, Fox Business (or any other show)

Economy

Retiree-Benefit Monster Lurking in U.S. Economy

In 2006, at the height of the housing market bubble, we wrote a report called “The Death of Pensions.” Our main points were that the defined benefits promised to current

Economy

An Economy of Historical Cycles

I love history for its depth and insight, particularly of our economy — It was one of my favorite subjects in college. I once breezed through a 20-book, encyclopedia-like series

Economy

Purchasing Power and Debt

Less financial stress and greater purchasing power is the premise behind the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) scheme the U.S. government has implemented for student loans. (Not too long ago, I wrote

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London’s Housing Market has Gone Bonkers

London’s housing market is now the most overvalued in the western world! At last reading, it was at over 15 times income, well above New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney

Economy

What Makes Traveling With LUV Good

In healthy, dynamic markets, buyers purchase products they want from sellers not only in terms of price, but also quality — which is an important factor we tend to miss.

Economy

Gold Markets Aren’t So Golden Anymore

I have been forecasting — more than anyone — that gold markets would NOT be the savior everyone was hoping for. It would NOT be the hedge against the inevitable

Economy

An Economy of Labor and Statistics (Literally)

In this labor economy, we rely on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — but it has a terrible name. Not only is it a bureau, implying that it’s part

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Purchasing Power Equals Debt in This Economy

Education — especially college education — has seen the greatest inflationary spiral of any major sector in the last three decades, killing not only the echo boomer’s purchasing power, but