Economic Overviews

Kenneth Rogoff: Will The Next Economic Disaster Be A Cyber Crisis?

When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, many shocked critics asked why markets, regulators, and financial experts failed to see it coming. Today, one might ask the same question about the global economy’s vulnerability to cyber-attack. Indeed, the parallels between financial crises and the threat of cyber meltdowns are striking. [Let me explain.] Words: 885

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What Follows Will Not be Pretty for U.S. Stock Market & Financial System – Here’s Why

The US Federal Reserve, which has been the life-support for the U.S. economy (for better or for worse), is finally discovering that its policies and theories don't actually apply [in] the real world....This means that the primary prop underneath the U.S. stock market and financial system (namely Fed intervention) is slowly being removed. What follows will not be pretty and smart investors should be taking steps now to prepare in advance. Words: 350

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What Follows Will Not be Pretty for U.S. Stock Market & Financial System – Here's Why

The US Federal Reserve, which has been the life-support for the U.S. economy (for better or for worse), is finally discovering that its policies and theories don't actually apply [in] the real world....This means that the primary prop underneath the U.S. stock market and financial system (namely Fed intervention) is slowly being removed. What follows will not be pretty and smart investors should be taking steps now to prepare in advance. Words: 350

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von Greyerz: 4 World Crises – Sovereign, Banking, Economic and Social – Guarantee a Hyperinflationary Depression

We are in a number of crises: the sovereign crisis, a banking crisis, an economic crisis and a social crisis. The first three crises together are guaranteed to bring down the world economy because they are not just in one country, they are worldwide....A social crisis will develop leading to even more social unrest. All of these factors are why this will ultimately lead to a hyperinflationary depression - the most serious depression the world has ever experienced - and why investors have to focus on protecting their wealth.

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