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Dollar Collapse

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On Monday, stocks tanked around the world and so did oil, breaking $27. On Tuesday things looked better. Central banks were jawboning, with Mario Draghi making noises about intervening. The Chinese were also busy buying stocks.... more

For US stock markets, last week was the worst start to a year EVER. And lots of other countries were hit even harder. What happened? In two words, debt and China. We've borrowed way too much money in the past few decades, so a... more

The sound money community woke up this morning to a world finally behaving rationally — which is to say cowering in abject terror at the prospect of insane levels of debt, criminal incompetence at most major governments... more

2016 is off to an eventful start. Already, Iran and Saudi Arabia have blundered into a Middle East confrontation while China has had to close its stock markets to prevent a melt-down. On Monday the turmoil spread to the developed world,... more

Gold is down in the US but rising in most other places. Could this be the start of the next bull market in precious metals and mining stocks? Meanwhile, the shape of next year's monetary policy is becoming more clear, and it's unlike... more

The Dallas Fed just announced the Texas numbers and they are terrible. The manufacturing report is abysmal at negative 20. Texas is heading into a recession due to the oil price implosion. What's really bad is that the Oil Patch kept... more

Three smaller stories -- a debt default by a Mexican construction firm, Spain's recent election of an anti-euro government, and Brazil's replacement of its finance minister with an easy-money political operative -- combine to paint a picture of a... more

John writes, "Sometimes one big event dominates the landscape, like last week when the Fed raised interest rates. Other times a bunch of less-universally-significant-things add up to a meaningful story. And the story... more

Interest rates were finally increased after many years of threats/promises by the Fed. Economic numbers coming out of the Philadelphia Fed are decidedly negative and portend more economic weakness. Oil prices are going lower and... more

John writes, "For a while there, companies deemed to be highly risky were nonetheless able to borrow money for less than 6%. And borrow they did. Frackers, ultra-high-leverage retail chains and various other close-to-the-edge... more