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Trends This Week – No good options – 08.24.16

Trend forecaster Gerald Celente provides a “globalnomic” view of what happens if/when the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates – especially to your bottom line. Celente examines how thew rigged market talk about interest rates affects gold, the strength of the dollar and more.

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Alexandra Sims – TTIP has failed – but no one is admitting it, says German Vice Chancellor

* Germany’s Vice Chancellor said in 14 rounds of talks neither side had agreed on a single common chapter out of the 27 being deliberated Germany’s Vice Chancellor has said free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States have failed, but “nobody is really admitting it”. Talks over the so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partner, also known …

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CLIF DROKE – Why the US Benefits From Global Financial Crisis

Let’s turn our attention to the global economy. Last week the Bank of England said it would buy 60 billion pounds of government debt in order to cushion the economy against the impact of the recent Brexit vote. England and the European Union are emulating the quantitative easing (QE) policies of the US Federal Reserve but so far without any …

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Trends This Week – Reasons Behind the Rise of Gold – 08.10.16

Investors, not interested in buying negative-yielding bonds (guaranteed losses if held to maturity) and fearful of speculating in equity markets, have pushed gold prices up over 25 percent this year while pushing gold coin sales for the second quarter up 72 percent year to date. Global master forecaster Gerald Celente tells you why. Learn more at Trendsresearch.com

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How the FED’s QE Contributed to Inequality

People in America get really angry at the Federal Reserve and at the “money system” in general during economic crises. The Fed draws hostility because of its power, its insulation from democratic accountability, its lack of transparency, and because of its historical and structural connections to finance. It has a lot of power in the economy because it has a …

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Lauren McCauley – Billionaire Bonanza as Wealth Surges Among One Percent

There is little doubt that the global one percent is winning. In fact, a new study has found that the number of billionaires reached an all-time high in 2015 at the same time that their portfolios and piggy banks also continued to grow to record proportions. According to the 2015-2016 Billionaire Census by international market research firm Wealth-X, which bills itself as …

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John Kozy – Making the World over in America’s Image

The paradigms a person uses (or assumes) while thinking about anything determines the conclusions reached. The choice of  an incorrect paradigm usually renders the thought process invalid. Free trade was practiced long before restricted trade. Restrictions were placed on trade to prevent the damage done to domestic producers by allowing free trade with foreign producers. The elimination of these restrictions …

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Joseph Stiglitz – Globalization and its New Discontents

NEW YORK – Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled Globalization and its Discontents, describing growing opposition in the developing world to globalizing reforms. It seemed a mystery: people in developing countries had been told that globalization would increase overall wellbeing. So why had so many people become so hostile to it? Now, globalization’s opponents in the emerging markets and …