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(Video, 4:02 min.) Colossal Debt Levels Scream Deflationary Depression
Today's Mt. Everest of debt is unsustainable

By Bob Stokes
11/26/2014 2:30:00 PM

Today's dollar-denominated debt stands at $59 trillion. This is more than a mere statistic. See a chart that shows what happened the last time a credit boom turned excessive.

Filed Under: debt, deflation, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:27 min.) Central Bankers Fear Deflation: Should You Worry Too?
Discover what you need to know to protect yourself from deflation

By Bob Stokes
11/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

Why have massive inflation efforts by global central banks been largely ineffective? The big picture points to a rare economic trend that even governments cannot stop. Learn what you need to know about what The Economist says "is all too close and extremely dangerous."

Filed Under: central banks, deflation, Elliott wave

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 4:17 min.) You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can't Make Him... Borrow
Today's trend towards deflation is not a monetary problem, but a psychological one

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
11/18/2014 5:00:00 PM

Do you know what the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve have in common? Yes, they are three of the world's biggest central banks. But the other thing that unites them is a common problem.

Filed Under: Bank of Japan, central banks, debt, deflation, Elliott wave, european central bank, inflation, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, monetary policy, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:56 min.) The Wealth Gap Problem, and How It Will Probably Be "Solved"
The richest 0.1% in the U.S. are about to overtake the bottom 90%

By Bob Stokes
11/14/2014 3:15:00 PM

Epic wide wealth disparity in the U.S. has struck a nerve. Now, a new paper provides even more insight into the topic. Think 1929.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), economic indicators, Elliott wave, Video - Featured, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


Is the U.S. Economy Headed for the "Good" Kind of Deflation?
A brand-new FREE report addresses all three arguments in favor of a "benign" deflationary scenario

By Nico Isaac
11/12/2014 3:00:00 PM

In case you haven't heard, "good deflation" will actually benefit the U.S. economy. The pro-deflation defense comes down to THREE main arguments... 

Filed Under: charts, Chinese markets, consumer price index, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, financial forecast, inflation, inside look, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:12 min.) How to Beat the Global Slowdown Blues
This asset GROWS in value in a deflationary depression

By Bob Stokes
11/6/2014 3:15:00 PM

Governments will be powerless to stop the big economic trend that is underway. One way to beat deflation is by holding cash. You can also learn about a new investment for safety-minded investors.

Filed Under: central banks, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, eurozone, Indian markets, Japanese yen, Nikkei, Treasury bills (T-bills), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:40 min.) Most Expensive Condo Flip in History: A View from the Financial "Top"?
Billionaire hedge fund manager sees the $90 million flip as "fun"

By Bob Stokes
11/5/2014 4:00:00 PM

Property "flipping" was a big craze just before the real estate bubble burst in 2006. Now it's back. Even a hedge fund billionaire hopes that another buyer will pay more. Is the psychology of another financial top at work?

Filed Under: Elliott wave, home sales, housing prices, mania, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:30 min.) U.S. vs. Europe: Who Is Leading Whom?
The answer is debatable, but the way policymakers have tried to end the crisis amounts to a spotty record

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
11/4/2014 4:15:00 PM

"Here’s one widely held view: 'Europe is running about two to three years behind the US, mostly due to the US being about two to three years ahead of the eurozone in terms of monetary stimulus.' However..."

Filed Under: central banks, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), monetary policy, QE2, quantitative easing, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:10 min.) Will 3% Down Protect the Housing Market?
Former head of Bear Stearns warns about another credit bubble

By Bob Stokes
10/28/2014 3:15:00 PM

The U.S. government is again pushing home ownership. The FHFA is trying to boost the lackluster housing market through down payments as low as 3%. Will it work? A chart shows that the answer mainly depends on the stock market.   

 

Filed Under: Elliott wave, home sales, housing prices, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:20 min.) Are You Prepared for a Rare Economic Deflation?
Previewing a once-in-a-lifetime trend

By Bob Stokes
10/17/2014 3:45:00 PM

In 2002, Conquer the Crash was virtually alone in warning about deflation. Now, European government officials acknowledge that the Continent faces deflation. More than that, the financial press is now raising concern about the prospects of a U.S. deflation. Are you prepared?

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, consumer price index, deflation, Elliott wave, eurozone, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


The 2014 "Goldilocks Economy" and the Stock Market
An improved jobs report, yet the S&P 500 saw its worst week since May 2012

By Bob Stokes
10/13/2014 2:45:00 PM

Low inflation and a better jobs report have some observers bringing back the late 1990s phrase, "Goldilocks Economy." This "just right" analysis is supposed to be ideal for stocks. Indeed, the majority of financial professionals see 2014 ending in the black for the S&P 500. 

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:41 min.) A Huge Strategic Mistake by the Federal Reserve?
Central bank assets balloon to near $4.3 trillion

By Bob Stokes
10/7/2014 4:00:00 PM

The total assets of the Federal Reserve have ballooned to around $4.3 trillion. That's more than twice the government expenditures for all 50 states. But the U.S. central bank has made a big blunder that could result in the loss of its credibility.

Filed Under: Ben Bernanke, Elliott wave, Janet Yellen, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 4:04 min.) The Uneven Economic Recovery: Supported by Two Things
The official jobless rate doesn't tell the whole story

By Bob Stokes
10/3/2014 3:45:00 PM

The September jobless rate fell to 5.9% but that figure masks what's really going on in the labor market. Find out what's financing the so-called economic "recovery."

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:31 min.) Deflation: First Japan, Now Europe: Is the United States Next?
Dollar-denominated debt reaches highest levels in history

By Bob Stokes
9/25/2014 3:30:00 PM

A famous hedge fund manager recently said that deflation "is less likely than an asteroid hitting the earth." Yet, Europe already faces very low inflation and outright deflation, and Japan just suffered a stunning economic setback.

Filed Under: Conquer the Crash, deflation, Elliott wave, European Union (EU), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


Stocks, Gold, Silver, U.S. Treasuries: "Exciting Things Are Happening"
An illuminating interview with Elliott Wave International's chief market analyst Steve Hochberg outlines the road ahead in 4 key markets. Best part: You can watch it now, FREE

By Nico Isaac
9/22/2014 5:30:00 PM

Enron, Lehman Bros, GM, gold: Mainstream experts failed to see dramatic reversals in those markets. In a recent interview, Elliott Wave International's Steve Hochberg explained why – PLUS gave his insights into gold, stocks, silver & more.

Filed Under: earnings, economic indicators, Elliott wave, First look, forecasts, Gold, interview, Lehman Brothers, precious metals, silver, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, video

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:43 min.) Little-Known Indicator That Alerts You to the Fed's Next Move
The Fed's watching unemployment to time its first rate hike in six years. You can watch this.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/16/2014 5:30:00 PM

While the Fed is watching jobs, you can follow this indicator - one that has a long history of anticipating changes in the Fed's interest rates policy. See for yourself.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), fundamental analysis, Interest Rates, investment decisions, investment strategy, Janet Yellen, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:38 min.) Looming Municipal Crisis: Debt Piled Too High to Pay Back?
Former lieutenant governor of New York: Expect more Detroits

By Bob Stokes
9/15/2014 3:15:00 PM

Many cities and states have been on a borrowing and spending binge for years. One former lieutenant governor says the chickens are about to come home to roost. Do you hold the "riskiest" bonds among popular government issues?

Filed Under: Conquer the Crash, debt, Elliott wave, municipal bonds, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:21 min.) Despite the Fed's Massive Stimulus, Inflation is Still Low: Why?
U.S. inflation rate is well below 2%

By Bob Stokes
9/4/2014 3:45:00 PM

Central banks in the U.S. and Europe have gone all out to inflate. Even so, economies on both sides of the Atlantic remain in a rut. Inflation rates are well below the targeted 2%. The reason can be summed up in just two words.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, eurozone, inflation, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:58 min.) Subprime Automobile Loans Double Since 2010
Credit card issuers also pursue risky borrowers

By Bob Stokes
9/3/2014 3:15:00 PM

Subprime mortgage loans nearly doomed the economy during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The lessons from that scary time were never learned. Two major sectors of the economy are now fervently pursuing subprime borrowers. Among finance companies, risky loans have doubled since 2010.

Filed Under: credit crisis, debt, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:52 min.) Don't Fall for the Strong U.S. GDP Number: Here's Why
When the economy is strong, so is the stock market. Right? Well, not exactly

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/28/2014 3:45:00 PM

The second quarter U.S. GDP has just been revised upward from 4% to 4.2%. That's a very impressive number. And everyone knows that when the economy is strong, so is the stock market... Except, it’s not exactly true.

Filed Under: bull market, Elliott wave, gross domestic product (GDP), S&P 500, technical analysis, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy



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