The strength of the dollar is causing trouble for the U.S. jobs market and for the entire global commodities market. There’s only one thing to do to end the chaos: Kill the U.S. dollar.
Part two of our interview with Jim Rogers reveals Jim’s take on China, the U.S. dollar and gold. Find out why Jim believes China is a scapegoat and why the dollar might have a bubble to burst before collapsing.
Despite much hand-wringing in the media, the economy is turning up again. While the Fed seems out of touch with economic data, China has emerged as the only adult in the room.
Argentina is emerging from years of corruption, lost freedoms, debt and economic fascism. American voters should take note of what happens when even a slim majority decide they have had enough and choose change.
By voting to flee the European Union, the Brits shocked the world … but only because the world wasn’t paying attention. Now comes the day after Brexit, and it promises to be worse than the event itself.
Brexit wasn’t just about the U.K. leaving the EU. All of Europe was watching, waiting for the green light to start shouting for their own referendum. There is only one safe haven in this storm…
Democracy, sovereignty and a global economy are mutually incompatible. This “political trilemma” has led nations to start acting as corporations, putting your financial stability at risk.
Throw a rock into a pond and it takes time for the ripples to disrupt an ant pile built on the far shore. Brexit is no different.
Strong is good. Strong earnings. Strong sales. These paint a picture of economic growth, which is good for the country. But when it comes to the U.S. dollar in a global market … strong is a problem.
We know the S&P 500 has roared higher since President-elect Donald Trump’s surprising victory, but look at what’s happening in Great Britain…
The euro has been called an unmitigated disaster … a currency without a country. But you’re not getting the full story, and it’s that story that means the euro is safe, for a while at least.
If you believe the mainstream media’s hype, you probably think the EU is in crisis mode. But even amid all this turmoil, we find steady, if fragile growth.
Amazon has been unable to make any significant headway in China, though, as Business Insider notes, it’s not for lack of trying.
There’s no harm in stock market nationalism. But even if we invest 100% in the U.S., our analysis can benefit from a global perspective.
Given the pace of advancement in recent years with robotics and AI, we are left with the question: Can too much technology be a bad thing?
While the Federal Reserve is raising rates in response to improved economic news, traders seem to be worried about the political situation around the world.
China is adding robots at an average pace of about 20% annually. In other words, about 650,000 new robots are expected to be installed there by 2020.
The CAC 40 is a benchmark French stock market index. The day after Sunday’s election, the index gained 4.5%, breaking out to new highs for the year.
With more than $1 trillion in e-commerce sales projected in China this year, and more than $1.5 trillion in 2018, “massive” is an appropriate description.
Stocks soared after the U.S. election, but that pace of growth has slowed during 2017. So is the Trump rally over, or is there another run higher?
A small group of important convenience store retailers in Japan are taking a different approach: completely cashierless stores.
As you are aware, we are in the midst of the biggest stock bubble in American history. In all probability, it is the biggest stock bubble in human history.
Banyan Hill has been the contrarian “voice in the wilderness” about Europe for some time now. But now the rest of the investment community is coming ‘round.
We spill a lot of ink in this country about the huge amounts of money that might be spent on improving our infrastructure — but we’re missing the bigger picture.
With the president and House Democrats on the verge of kicking off a spending war on infrastructure, there’s plenty of money to be made.
A double top is in place in Russia. It looks a lot like the one that formed in 1998, when the crash in Russia caused a worldwide market sell-off.
The rise of popular large-cap emerging market indexes has been dominated by a quartet of highly popular homegrown Chinese tech companies.
Get ready, American manufacturers (and American investors), because a new player on the geopolitical stage — India — is coming for your business.
The $2.7 billion fine against Google is the opening shot in a soon-to-erupt antitrust war that’s going to take down some of techland’s most dominant names.
Where we are getting our energy has changed dramatically over the years, and that is creating an incredible opportunity for investors…
Greece is almost a synonym for unending economic crisis. But despite the problems, investors are buying Greek stocks.
Globalization brings benefits. However, globalization leads to a correlation in stock market movements. Now, there’s nowhere to hide in a bear market.
Analysts expect this African country to recover from its first annual contraction in 25 years. More important for investors, the stock market turned bullish.
As the market begins to realize how undervalued the mining and metals industry has become, a clear standout investment has emerged.
Back in mid-July, I recommended investors look at Brazil. And for the second quarter in a row, Brazil posted better-than-expected positive economic growth.
In recent weeks, North Korea demonstrated new weapon capabilities. And right now, there is no way to forecast how this situation is resolved.
A problem that often gets overlooked is food waste. But now, with the ever-growing popularity of apps, many have been created to help cut back.
For months now, I’ve been beating the drum on “the next China” — India. The country has an important economic tailwind pushing it in the right direction.
When it comes to factory automation, China is way ahead of the game. In fact, the demand for robots in China is more than twice as high as any other country.
Six months ago, I called investing in Europe “The Economic Cinderella Story of 2017.” Yes, it was grandiose. But it turns out that it was the right call.
It has been almost impossible for investors to make money in Japan. But stocks are rallying, closing at a 21-year high this week.
There’s a way to turbocharge a revenue-producing asset play. It’s a play you should consider making … before it’s too late.
I have a proposal for Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Sell Tesla’s money-losing automotive operations and focus the company where the real profit bonanza is.
Today we are reminded of an old story about taxpayers seeking haven. It comes from Saint Luke the Apostle, with a wish for a very Merry Christmas from all of us at The Sovereign Society.
Tariffs give a country time to develop a capability or to protect a critical industry. However, China showed there could be a better way to fight a trade war.
The push to power China with natural gas cut pollution levels in half. However, high demand for natural gas this winter caused massive shortages.
I’m going to show you two charts. You can decide what to do. If you choose wrongly, a year from now, you’re going to want to punch yourself in the face.
As Italians voted over the weekend, polls highlighted how divided the country was. But Italy’s problems extend beyond the country’s political parties.
Investors fear that soy prices will suffer from a possible trade war with China. Yet, there is reason to be bullish about the world’s most popular bean.
The question now is whether this latest flurry of news will benefit automakers, or is it time to park auto sector investments and look elsewhere?
Investors may not need overseas exposure. They need exposure to stock markets that go up, after currency effects are considered. But that’s impossible to predict.
There have always been worries over Italy’s debt and politics, but the country is now reaching a boiling point as its populist politicians failed to form a government.
The recent royal wedding — between an American and a Brit — offers some lessons about how we Americans are taxed when we live and marry abroad.
When investors are fearful of a trade war, they’re not going to be dumping money into U.S. stocks. But they will consider gold.
This trade spat could escalate and continue longer than most people expect. If this occurs, it will not be good for markets in the near term.
The market is starting to sniff the negative potential outcome of a trade war. And institutions are starting to hedge their risk of a market sell-off.
This chart shows that market action points to a rally in Mexican stocks, and the catalyst could be the new populist president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
As the trade war with China starts, that country is likely to lose more than the U.S. That means the trade war won’t last long.
Both the U.S. and China are entering this showdown from positions of strength. That’s why it’s almost certain the trade war will go further than you think.
Large companies, fearing a trade war, are moving products around the world before tariffs increase. This has important implications for the stock market.
But while the markets seem to be shrugging off trade worries, businesses are starting to worry about the impact of a U.S.-China trade war.
The stock of this beaten-down Chinese company won’t remain at its current low levels regardless of what happens with the trade wars.
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