Consumer Credit Rises To Record $4.1 Trillion – Investment Watch

via Zerohedge: After two months of torrid gains for revolving, or credit card debt, moments ago the Fed reported in its monthly consumer credit report that in June US consumer hit the breaks hard on new credit-fueled spending. In June, revolving...

America’s Pension Funds Fell Short in 2019 – Investment Watch

Heather Gillers of the Wall Street Journal reports that US pension plans fell short of their projected returns this year, adding to the burden on governments struggling to fund promised benefits to retired workers: Public plans with more than $1 billion in...

Sustaining retirement income in a lower-return world

Editor’s note: A version of this post previously ran in September 2016. We believe it’s an important topic worth revisiting. Every day, I seem to have a discussion with someone regarding strategies for sustaining retirement income in a lower-return world. Investors,...

Socialist national convention in Atlanta descends into farce with complaints of gendered language &...

by Dr. Eowyn You can’t make this stuff up. On Saturday, August 3, 2019, about 1,500 members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, had their 2019 national convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s the...

How to trigger a currency crisis? – Investment Watch

by independenttrader In recent years, Venezuelan Bolivar has become a worthless piece of paper. This case, however, is not extraordinary. Currency crises occur on a regular basis. It is worth noting, that reasons behind such situations may vary considerably. In this article,...

Sports drinks, juice, energy drinks, soda and even sweetened coffee can harm your heart...

by: Tracey Watson (Natural News) We all know that sugar isn’t good for you and that governments all over the world have imposed taxes on sugary drinks to try to discourage consumers from purchasing them. However, as reported by Healthline, many people are...

This Is The Same Pattern The Fed Followed Before The Great Depression – Investment...

Photo by Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker | CC BY | Photoshopped From Brandon Smith There is immense confusion surrounding July’s Federal Reserve meeting and the rather insane aftermath that has been spurred on in the trade war. The Fed’s latest rate decision of a...

Government Action Will Push Gold Ever Higher – Investment Watch

History is full of mad leaders from the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Emperor Caligula to many English and French kings as well as modern examples. But the question is if we have ever had such a mad world...

Central Banks Are Out Of Control, Not Inflation – Investment Watch

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Gold blasted through the $1500 level this week. Let’s analyze the message. Here’s a hint: The message isn’t inflation. The above chart is and end-of-day chart from yesterday. Gold closed at $1484. At 11:30 AM Central, gold...

Russian research facility quietly released 100 times more radiation than the Fukushima disaster… and...

by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Did you hear about the radioactive leak that sent 100 times more radiation than Fukushima into the atmosphere? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one. The incident, which took place back in...