Zero Hedge | This year, 68 percent of people in the U.S. are planning to celebrate and as well as having a headache on Friday morning, most revellers will have a lighter wallet.
Michael Snyder | You don’t use up all of your ammunition before the battle even begins.
Mac Slavo | While consumer confidence has fallen yet again, consumer spending remains high.
SchiffGold.com | The dollar is weakening and interest rates are rising. That is going to mean higher consumer prices. It’s going to mean higher borrowing costs.”
Mac Slavo | One money manager is warning that the United States is incredibly similar to a banana republic and because of that, “we are all screwed.”
Michael Snyder | We should give the central bankers credit for keeping the bubble going for as long as it has.
Zero Hedge | We’re beginning to see more evidence that suggests the consumer is the next domino to fall.
Zero Hedge | One trader took advantage of the ‘cheap’ protection costs to place a huge bet on the market descending into the kind of chaos not seen since the global financial crisis.
CNBC | Bitcoin’s price rose sharply over the weekend.
Zero Hedge | “The modern-day Great Wall in Europe is economic.”
Zero Hedge | A top official for the country’s federal student-loan program has resigned and is endorsing canceling most of the country’s outstanding student debt.
The Organic Prepper | Abnormal circumstances oblige people to be creative and innovative.
Zero Hedge | Readers should know by now that President Trump’s aggressive trade war with China didn’t start the synchronized global slowdown, but his trade policies have certainly amplified it.
Michael Snyder | In profession after profession, government control freaks have made it nearly impossible to make a living, and this has pushed the percentage of Americans that are self-employed to historic lows.
Zero Hedge | The second tech bubble is now over.
American Mirror | Latino-owned businesses are thriving in Trump’s America, with explosive growth over the last year in particular.
Zero Hedge | Around the world, central banks have a number of different ownership structures.
CNBC | Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes a recession may be years away due to a bullish Trump effect in the market.
Michael Snyder | This is just one example of how badly our society has declined.
Dagny Taggart | The Affordable Care Act continues to be anything but affordable.
Jenny Jayne | The IRS has announced that it’s “too expensive” to audit the rich.
Mac Slavo | While consumer confidence can boost the economy and spending can drive growth, the consumer cannot prop up the economy forever.
CNBC | China will take countermeasures against the U.S. in response to a bill that favors the Hong Kong protesters, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Zero Hedge | JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s recession forecasts are growing increasingly vague.
Mac Slavo | Big Pharma’s business model is working great…for them.
Daily Caller | The Trump administration is set to resume annual budget deficits exceeding $1 trillion.
CNBC | Chinese state media warned the U.S. over the weekend to “avoid backpedaling” on the partial trade agreement, and expressed caution about the initial phase of the deal which President Donald Trump called “very substantial.”
Zero Hedge | “A bar of gold retains its value, even in times of crisis. This makes it the opposite of “shares, bonds and other securities” all of which have inherent risk and prices can go down.
Mac Slavo | A stock market expert who called the 2008 crash says a similar market crash, like the one in December of 2018 is inevitable.
Charles Hugh Smith | Once we understand this mechanism, we understand that labor can never get ahead.
Paul Joseph Watson | Yes, really.
Zero Hedge | The president told reporters Turkey will pay a “big economic price” if the Syria operation done is done “unfairly”.
CNBC | U.S. stock futures pushed higher Wednesday morning after a report suggested that Beijing is willing to discuss a partial trade deal with Washington.
Ron Paul | Since September 17, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has pumped billions of dollars into the repurchasing (repo) market, the first such intervention since 2009.
CNBC | Sterling fell sharply against the dollar Tuesday morning with several British media outlets reporting that Brexit talks were close to breaking down.
Michael Snyder | We are in the process of committing national financial suicide, and most Americans don’t seem to care.
Zero Hedge | As the trade war continues to escalate, China’s rapid move towards de-dollarization continues. China added more than 100 tons of gold to its reserves since December 2018 and has also been divesting US Treasuries.
Mac Slavo | Farm subsidies are the most expensive subsidies that the government doles out.
Daily Mail | He’s laughing all the way to the bank.
Mac Slavo | The Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, has pumped an additional $75 billion into the market. As they are doing this, they seem adamant that no one label this what it actually is: QE4.
Michael Snyder | Socialist experiments have failed all throughout human history, and socialism would fail here too.
Zero Hedge | A breaking report from Reuters indicates that Lockheed Martin is offshoring part of its F-16 combat jet production from the US to India. This completely goes against President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy.
Mac Slavo | A majority of the ultra-wealthy Americans are seeing the possibility of a recession by 2020 and they are taking steps to prepare themselves now.
CNBC | Stocks so far are shrugging off risks that President Donald Trump could be impeached, but investors may be betting that if he is, the market will ultimately rally, the way it did in the Clinton era.
Mac Slavo | The United States government’s total public debt outstanding has reached $22.6 trillionwith a few days left to go in the government’s 2019 fiscal year.
Zero Hedge | After spitting venom at millionaires until he became one, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a new target: billionaires.
Mac Slavo | The S&P 500 is in an earnings recession for the first time in three years, and it’s expected to get even worse.
Michael Snyder | We haven’t seen economic conditions like this in the United States since the depths of the Great Recession.
SchiffGold.com | Peter Schiff has been saying that the price of gold and silver are going to take off.
SchiffGold.com | The Federal Reserve did exactly what the markets expected this week, cutting interest rates by another 25 basis points, but the central bank sent out mixed signals about what will happen next.