Thursday , 27 February 2020


Economy

This Autumn Will Be One Of Market Turmoil & Shock – Here’s Why

I do realise that bearers of bad news are unpopular figures. If they are right, nobody will thank them and many people will blame them. If they are wrong they will be ridiculed but, as most readers know, I am not here to be a prophet of doom and gloom. No, my purpose is just to tell things as I see them and to warn people about the massive risks that the world is now facing.

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What the Economic & Financial Tea Leaves Are Saying

My reading of the economic and financial tea leaves is that the economy continues to grow at a sub-par pace (about 2%), just as it has for the past 8 years. I don't see evidence of a coming boom, or of an imminent bust... just more of the same. Dull. Here are a baker's dozen charts, with the latest updates, to flesh out the story:

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Global Home Prices Are On the Rise – Here’s A Country By Country Ranking

Global home prices are on the rise, and numbers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the monetary policy arm of the UN, show that Canada ranks amongst the top ten of all of their housing indicators. While that sounds like a good thing, the IMF generally warns that too much growth means overvaluation. Overvaluation requires a correction, and if it goes too high, even a crash.

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The Current Financial System Is To Blame For the Excessive U.S. Debt! Here’s Why

Have Americans been living above their means these past 37 years (since 1980)? I think so. We have borrowed and borrowed (and borrowed) to maintain our prosperity and our exceptional lifestyle. Much of this at the expense of the world’s citizens who provided us the goods. America has 4.4% of the world’s population yet we consume some 23.6% of Global production. How can this happen? Why this favoritism?

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