Because of Germany’s weakening export driven economy and because German bonds are preferred by the European Central Bank, yields on the country’s 10-year bonds are negative. Consequently, European bond investors, primarily made up of banks and insurers that depend on income, have turned to US Treasuries. Upward pressure on the dollar means downward pressure on
The U.S. student load system is broken. Borrowers currently owe more than $1.5 trillion, an average of $34,000 per borrower. Over two million of them have defaulted on their loans in just the past six years, and the number grows by 1,400 a day. The federal government now acknowledges that taxpayers stand to lose $31.5
As noted May 22, “the odds are that the Fed will next cut interest rates.” While there have been no rate cuts, Fed Chair Jerome Powell has made statements that indicate rate cuts this year. Also noted: “gold should respond well.”
Because of Germany’s weakening export driven economy and because German bonds are preferred by the European Central Bank, yields on the country’s 10-year bonds recently went negative. Consequently, European bond investors, primarily made up of banks and insurers that depend on income, have turned to US Treasuries. This has resulted in upward pressure on the
In the first seven months of this fiscal year, the federal budget deficit grew 38% over the same period last year. The Treasury ran a $541 billion deficit from October through April, compared with $385 billion during the same period a year earlier. Part of the increase was attributable to a shift in the timing
The World Gold Council likes to emphasize central bank gold buying. However, central banks are not the main drivers of gold demand. Individuals are.
The business channels were all aglow last week when the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the Gross Domestic Product grew by 3.2% in the 1st quarter. Trump supporters were ecstatic. However, yesterday GDPNow, an analysis based a methodology similar to the one used by the BEA, posted a projected increase of only 1.2%
Supposedly, the White House is about to promise a balanced budget by 2034. I’ve been down that road many times in my 45 years of monitoring federal budgets, and it never happens. Making this promise even more ridiculous is that it is based on a projected GDP growth of 3% for the next 15 years.
Want a reliable indicator of where the economy is headed? Look no further than the chart below.
Longest bull market in stocks set to end as malinvestments surface because of massive money creation by world’s central banks.