The People’s Republic of China: 70 Years of Economic History

View a high-resolution version of this graphic here. From agrarian economy to global superpower in half a century—China’s transformation has been an economic success story unlike any other. Today, China is...

Where Next For Gold?

Where next for gold? And to answer that particular question for investors it’s appropriate to consider the weekly chart which helps to smooth out the extreme volatility of the...

Silver trying to follow gold

It’s always interesting to consider gold’s celestial twin, namely silver, and whilst this is an industrial metal and is often considered a bellwether of the economy in the same...

US Q3 GDP Growth Expected To Match Q2’s Modest Gain

This month’s upcoming estimate of third-quarter economic growth for the US is on track to stabilize at a modest pace, matching the gain in Q2, based on the median...

3 Tips for Picking Junior Gold Stocks

As the correction in gold stocks continues and as it’s likely to endure for the time being, we take a step back and share some tips for selecting individual...

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

Humans are creatures of habit. We all have daily routines, whether it’s walking the same lunchtime route, watching a familiar TV show, or cooking the same meal over and...

These REITs Are Expected to Increase Dividends In November

2019 has been volatile, but so far into the year, a positive one for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ) you see...

Markets Face Major Paradigm Shifts As Recession Approaches

Major paradigm shifts are occurring in the global economy, as I describe in a new analysis for ICIS Chemical Business Over the past 25 years, the budget process has tended to assume...

The Super Strong Thai Baht Pressuring Growth and Squashing Rates

Recently the Thai Baht has been the strongest currency in Asia. Strong Baht thanks to current account surplus, high foreign reserves, and low inflation. A stable and strong currency...

Gold’s Correction Seems a Short Inflection

Yes, 'tis a double-entendre there, this missive's title: Gold's correction seeming "short" as brief and driven in part by those "short", (perhaps secretly trading in their briefs from undisclosed...

The Relentless March to Recession

“Show me the data,” demand those who cannot see a recession forming all around them and who keep parroting what they are told about the economy being strong because...

Who Owns Your Favorite News Media Outlet?

It’s no secret that news media is a tough industry. For various reasons — from tech disruption to changing media consumption habits — the U.S. has seen a net loss...