Mar 28

Give’em the Old Razzle Dazzle

Below please find the latest commentary from Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. The piece was taken from the…

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Mar 19

European QE Creates Distortions in World Economy

By John Browne, March 19, 2015 In the closing months of 2014, Germany faced a difficult dilemma. Although its own economy…

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Feb 10

Greece Dependency Has Created Dangerous Illusions

By John Browne Once again the crisis in Greece is threatening the unity of the entire euro zone. Many analysts are…

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Feb 3

The Bravado of Borrowers

Last week a scene unfolded in Athens, largely unnoticed by American eyes, that provided all the visual and metaphorical symbols…

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Jan 23

Tsunamis Most Often Come Without Warning

By John Browne, January 23, 2015 On Thursday, January 15th, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) discontinued its three year effort to…

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Jan 21

Switzerland Wins As Its Central Bank Surrenders

If anyone had any doubt how severely the global economy has been distorted by the actions of central bankers, the…

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Jan 9

The Hidden Perils of Low Interest Rates

Late last year, with the U.S. economy experiencing falling unemployment and seemingly low inflation, observers were extremely confident that the…

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Jan 5

Hurts So Good: When Exactly Are Falling Prices

The sudden fall in the price of oil provides a unique opportunity to examine the widely held belief that deflation…

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Dec 24

Could an Energy Bust Trigger QE4?

In a normal economic times falling energy costs would be considered unadulterated good news. The facts are simple. No one…

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Dec 15

Black Gold Loses Glitter

The stunning 40% drop in the price of oil over the past few months has scrambled global economic forecasts, changed…

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Dec 9

Data Driven or Driven Data

There can be little doubt that data releases rather than experience or intuition are driving the economic conversation. This is…

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Dec 5

Why OPEC Will Tolerate Cheap Oil

By John Browne, December 5, 2014 Despite falling oil prices, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted on November 27th…

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Nov 19

The Abenomics Death Spiral

As Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has turned his country into a petri dish of Keynesian ideas, the trajectory of…

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Oct 20

Turkey’s Position on ISIL Misunderstood

As territory in the Middle East falls under control of the brutal fanatics of ISIL, many Americans may be wondering…

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Oct 15

Governments Need Inflation, Economies Don’t

In an article in the UK's Telegraph on October 10, veteran economic correspondent Ambrose Evans-Pritchard laid bare the essential truth…

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Oct 1

UK Joins U.S. Bombing, Courting Danger

  On September 26th, the English Parliament voted to join the U.S.-led bombing of ISIL, at least in Iraq. The news…

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Sep 18

A New Fed Playbook for the New Normal

While many economists and market watchers have failed to notice, we have entered a new chapter in the short and…

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Sep 10

Doubling Down on Inflation

Friday's release of disappointing August payroll numbers should have been a jarring wake-up call warning Wall Street that the economy…

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Sep 4

Markets Climb as World Faces Crisis

On August 28th while the geographical area formerly known as Iraq descended further into chaos, President Obama announced to the…

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