Thursday , 16 August 2018


Economy

28 Countries Have Experienced Hyperinflation In the Last 25 Years

Hyperinflation is not an unusual phenomenon. 33 countries have experienced hyperinflation over the last 100 years of which no less than 22 have experienced it in the past 25 years and 4 in the past 10 years. The United States is one of the few countries to have experienced two currency collapses during its history (1812-1814 and 1861-1865). Could it happen again?

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Which Is the World’s “Safest” Major Currency – You’ll Be Surprised

The term ‘safe' fiat currency is as intellectually disingenuous as terms like ‘fair' tax or government 'innovation’ but, as we’ve been exploring recently why modern central banking is completely dysfunctional, it does beg the question– is any currency ‘safe’? Let’s look at the numbers for some data-driven analysis. Words: 575

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NAFTA: The Major Imports & Exports Between the U.S. & Canada Are Surprising

Canada and the United States are the world's largest trading partners. The U.S. accounts for about three-quarters of Canada's exports. Because of geography and the North American Free Trade Agreement, there are a number of products that the countries export to each other while at the same time importing from the other. [Take a look at the list. You might be very surprised.] Words: 712

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Here’s How Americans See Their Trade Relationships With Other Trading “Partners”

Most people are not experts on the subject of trade so perceptions of trade relationships in the public eye are still a crucial indicator of how one's country is doing vs. each other. If the majority of Americans think they are getting the short end of the stick on international trade, this sentiment ultimately affects how politicians campaign, how policy decisions are made, and the success of the wider economy. Today’s chart, breaks down the data from a recent Gallup poll on how Americans view the country’s trade relationships.

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This Indicator Is A Remarkably Accurate Warning Indicator For Economic & Market Peril

Would you have appreciated a single number that could have given you a clear and unmistakable warning before the tech stock bubble collapsed? How about an unequivocal mathematical warning in 2006 that major financial trouble was on the way, well before the problems of 2007 and 2008? Well, while these warnings (called yield curve inversions) are quite uncommon, having occurred only three times in the last 35 years- followed relatively quickly by a recession - but are back in the news again, because we just may be nearing another inversion.

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Bottom Line: Make Up Of Workforce Is Suppressing Wages

With unemployment claims as a % of the population hitting record lows in each of the past 4 years and a record number of job openings, we can be assured that there is precious little slack in the labor market so why do wage growth measures fail to provide accurate conclusions. The answer is that the overall labor composition has shifted toward lower paid entry level Millennials replacing peak earning Boomers heading into retirement. Let me explain with the help of some enlightening charts.

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Gold Is the Latest Asset To Join the Global “Death Cross” Parade!

The crossing of the 50-day moving average below the 200-day moving average has been long used a signal of trend change and...is known as the "death cross" and such death crosses are popping up in a large number of assets including, gold, silver, copper, bitcoin, China's stocks, Germany's DAX, Emerging Market stocks, bonds, and FX and, perhaps most ominously, the Global Most Systemically Import Banks (G-SIBs).

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