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Is there a risk of recession and/or stagnation?

Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report – the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the US economy to more...

What Are Markets Telling Us?

''Last week US stock markets tumbled yet again, leaving the Dow Jones index down almost 1500 points for the year. In fact, most major world markets are in negative territory more...

Could Fed maneuvers raise questions about its credibility?

''When traders at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Manhattan headquarters get the order to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, they will be more...

What are some catalysts for a dynamic upward shift in the direction of precious metals?

''If I were good about timing, I'd probably be sitting in Monaco.  In the letter, I tossed out a bunch of things that could be problematic at some point more...

Will the Fed be inclined to support their pattern of stimulus?

''The US housing market slowdown poses a fresh risk to growth in the world's largest economy, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has warned in testimony to Congress. Ms Yellen said more...

Will government continue the course of loose monetary policy?

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testified before Congress for the first time since replacing Ben Bernanke at the beginning of the month.  Her testimony confirmed what many more...

Will 2013 register the first annual decline in the price of gold in 13 years?

''Gold Falls on Speculation U.S. Data to Boost Case for Tapering Gold declined in New York, extending the worst monthly performance since June, on speculation a strengthening U.S. more...

Will the Fed’s numerous stimulus programs ever improve the sluggish economy?

'For five years, the Treasury, the Fed, the Congress, and the White House have agreed on little, but they do agree that no more sparrows like Lehman shall fall -- more...

Will gold see weakness going into Fed and Syria announcements?

''Gold fell to a five-week low on speculation the Federal Reserve will slow stimulus next week and amid talks on a plan for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons.  more...

Is the Fed masking the true effect of monetary stimulation?

Bernanke's Farewell Tour ''Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered what may well be his last Congressional testimony before leaving the Federal Reserve in 2014.  Unfortunately, his farewell more...

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