Archives for November, 2016

Why Rising Interest Rates Could Be “Potentially Lethal”

Interest rates are soaring… The yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note has jumped from 1.37% to 2.3% in just four months. The yield on the Italian 10-year government bond has more than doubled since August. Libor, one of the world’s most important benchmark rates, has jumped from 0.61% at the start of the year […]

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Reversal Rates Are the Next Big Challenge for Central Banks

  BY SAMUEL RINES, Mauldin Economics Negative and ultra-low interest rates have become the norm for the developed world. The phrases “lower for longer” and “new normal” are now accepted as facts rather than predictions. But, how low is too low? For many developed world economies, rates remain low in order to combat stagnation as growth […]

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Reversal Rates Are the Next Big Challenge for Central Banks

  BY SAMUEL RINES, Mauldin Economics Negative and ultra-low interest rates have become the norm for the developed world. The phrases “lower for longer” and “new normal” are now accepted as facts rather than predictions. But, how low is too low? For many developed world economies, rates remain low in order to combat stagnation as growth […]

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The Government Is Coming After Your Money… Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Editor’s note: Today, we’re sharing an important essay from Casey Report editor E.B. Tucker. It’s an eye-opening look at why the money in your bank is not as safe as you think… “I know the cops are there.” The receptionist looked around. She didn’t know what the man on the phone was talking about. There […]

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This Is Where I Get Off

We began writing on the War on Cash some time ago, when it was still just a theoretical ploy that we believed banks and governments were likely to employ as their economic adventurism continued to unravel. But, in the last year, several countries have, as a part of the War on Cash, begun removing larger […]

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Doug Casey’s Two Days with the Real and Wannabee Elite

Recently I made a few comments about the world’s self-identified “elite”, and also about the migrants that are plaguing Europe. Happily, I was able to do some one-stop shopping on both of these topics when I was in New York to attend a very elitist and Globalist conference. I’m not going to name it because […]

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Weekend Edition: Doug Casey on How to Solve the Migrant Crisis

Editor’s note: Yesterday, Doug Casey shared his views on the self-identified “elite.” If you missed it, you can read it right here. Today, Doug breaks down the growing migrant crisis. Doug says this crisis will be “one of the biggest problems in the next generation”…and below, he discusses how it can be solved. [This essay […]

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This Upcoming “Black Swan” Event Could Wipe Out Your Life Savings

First “Brexit,” then Trump. In just the last six months, the world has had two “black swan” events. These are rare events that very few people see coming. When these kinds of events happen, the market reaction can be dramatic. Consider Brexit… Heading into the year, most people thought Great Britain would stay in the […]

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A Second Chance at One of Doug Casey’s Most Lucrative Hits

They call it “death by necklacing.” It has nothing to do with jewelry. Necklacing is a torture technique that was common in South Africa during the violent 1980s. A mob would place a rubber tire, the “necklace,” around the victim’s neck, douse the tire in gasoline and light it on fire. The victim would slowly […]

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Why the “Bond King” Has Never Been More Bearish

The bond “super bubble” is coming to an end. For the last three decades, U.S. bond prices have been in a steady uptrend. This epic bond bull market survived three recessions, the dot-com crash, and the 2008–2009 financial crisis. Because of this, bonds have become very popular with investors. You can see why in the […]

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