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Don't Look Now, But Emerging Markets Are Coming Apart at the Seams

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 24, 2014

I warned you about a it a few weeks ago, and now the global currency crisis is spiraling out of control... Fed tapering is dismantling foreign currencies, spurring a global contagion.

The House of Cards is About to Collapse... Again

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 24, 2014

As you well know, the U.S. housing bubble was at the core of the 2008 financial crisis. Well, rather than learn from our mistakes, we've elected to repeat them. A second housing bubble is already in its early stages. And this one, like the last one, will only end in disaster.

North Korea Has Better Credit Card Security Than the U.S.

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 23, 2014

The United States lags the rest of the world in credit card protection. Everyone else uses more secure EMV technology, while we're left with vulnerable magnetic strips.

Libertarians on the Rise

Written by Outsider Club
Posted January 22, 2014

Many popular thinkers are equating a fall in traditional norms with a rise in liberty-minded views...

Bud Money: America's Evolving Views on Marijuana

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 20, 2014

There is clearly something in the air. It has grown thick, cloudy and tart. You can smell it. It's the odor of change. It's as if all the negativity, and even hysteria, surrounding marijuana has faded from America's collective memory.

The Future of Investing: Smart Homes, Robots, and Cyborgs

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted January 20, 2014

Smart homes and robot cars have long been fodder for far-out science fiction writers. But it looks like the future is here...

The Government Spent Millions on Pancakes and Penises

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted January 17, 2014

When you look at individual expenditures, the abuse of our tax dollars becomes all the more enraging...

The Great Gold Rally of 2014

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 17, 2014

Gold had a terrible year in 2013, and now it's everybody's favorite whipping boy. Gold prices shed some 20% last year and, to hear the mainstream media tell it, they'll lose another 20% this year. Well, these armchair prognosticators are wrong. Gold's going to rebound this year.

The China Bubble

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 16, 2014

The economic tumor that is metastasizing in Europe is joined by a potentially infectious China bubble. When China reports fourth quarter GDP data next Monday, it is likely to confirm that the economy expanded at its slowest pace in 14 years.

The Next Financial Crisis

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 15, 2014

It's time we stopped celebrating our alleged 'victory' over the last crisis, and started focusing on the next crisis. And it could be Eurozone deflation.

Shocking Video: Guantanamo Bay in 54 Seconds

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted January 14, 2014

You better hope you never get accused of terrorism...

Surprise, Surprise... The NSA Lies

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 14, 2014

President Obama is set to announce changes to how the government collects and handles information. Don't hold your breath for any real changes. NSA spying and NSA lying will continue.

Why Is Goldman Sachs Warning That The Stock Market Could Decline By 10 Percent Or More?

Written by Outsider Club
Posted January 14, 2014

This report that has just been released by Goldman Sachs has gotten a lot of attention...

Question the Fed on Big Bank Manipulation

Written by Adam English
Posted January 14, 2014

The Fed is about to go in front of a Senate panel to answer for its misguided policies. Here are three questions they should have to answer...

Who Really Benefits From a Stronger Dollar?

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 13, 2014

With Fed tapering underway and the Eurozone still struggling, we'll likely be looking at a stronger dollar in 2014. That's bad for large U.S. multinationals, but good for foreign competitors.