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Beware the Negative Feedback Loop in Emerging Market Currencies

Emerging markets are already under fire. But if history serves as a lesson, it could still get much worse. The more interconnected the global financial system has become, the fewer

Purchasing Power

Hit By a BRIC(K)

There are many different one-liner jokes in the world, including the series that starts with “You know you’re in trouble when…” You know you’re in trouble when the captain of


ACA: The Winner and Losers

No doubt, there will be winners and losers once the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented. On the consumer side, some will pay more (young folks) and some will


Affordable Care Act to Young Hispanics: “We Need Your Money”

Rodney Johnson | Thursday, August 29, 2013 >> What a relief. Health-insurance premiums for this year were just tallied, and they only went up by 4%. Luckily, wages went up


Why Quantitative Easing Has Not Created Inflation (And Why It Won’t)

Harry S. Dent | Wednesday, August 28, 2013 >> The only time we’ve had a similar level of Quantitative Easing (QE) and money printing we have in the U.S. today,


Will You Be Ready for the Dollar’s Pending Surge?

Hyperinflation is the elixir of gold bugs and dollar bears. And since we think hyperinflation is the LEAST of our concerns, we’ve been a proponent of buying the U.S. dollar


A Tough Time to be Average

Rodney Johnson | Tuesday, August 27, 2013 >> In 2003 when my son was in elementary school, I received a note from his science teacher. It turned out he had


Hear That WHOOSH?!

Buy-and-hold worked great while Baby Boomers drove the U.S. economy and stock market from the early 1980s to 2007. But with demographics in the developed world now pointing down, investors


Homebuilders Fading Fast

I have another relative-strength chart to share today… one you haven’t seen before. It shows exactly how overvalued homebuilder stocks have become since the faux housing recovery began boosting their

Housing Market

The Beginning of the End: Rising Interest Rates

Harry S. Dent | Monday, August 26, 2013 >> Last Friday, August 23, this shocking number hit the newswires: New home sales fell by 13.4%, the worst decline since May