15 Flashpoints That Could Produce A “Perfect Storm” In 2018

Events are beginning to greatly accelerate, and many believe that the ingredients for a “perfect storm” are starting to come together as we enter the second half of 2018. Other than the continual drama surrounding the Trump presidency, things have been quite calm…

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How to retire in style even with Social Security going broke

We’ve spent a lot of time in our regular conversations talking about the looming retirement crisis around the world. The data is horrific. Pension and Social Security programs in nearly every developed nation are woefully underfunded. In the United States,…

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Trump Slams Theresa May Hours Ahead Of Meeting

In a extensive interview with with the popular Murdoch-owned British tabloid the Sun, Trump landed a double blow to embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, criticizing her handling of Brexit and saying her plans for a “soft Brexit” would kill any…

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Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

This report was originally published by Chris Martenson at PeakProsperity.com My years working in corporate strategy taught me that every strategic framework, no matter how complex (some I worked on were hundreds of pages long), boils down to just two things: Where do…

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Here’s How China Can Crush US Tech Firms If Trade War Escalates

President Trump rattled stocks on Wednesday after the Commerce Department rolled out its list of Chinese products, representing $200 billion in imports, that could soon face 10% tariffs Tuesday night – the latest sign that the escalating trade war between the US…

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Another billionaire says we’re running out of gold

A few months ago I sent you a note explaining that major gold discoveries are shrinking. Simply put, mining companies are no longer finding vast, new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. I quoted Pierre Lassonde, the billionaire…

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“Shocked” China Set To Hit Back At Trump “In Other Ways”

One of the key features of Trump’s newly proposed $200BN in 10% tariffs on Chinese exports, is that Beijing simply has no way to retaliate proportionately: after all the US does not export that much to China. That does not…

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Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh For The Supreme Court

President Trump has confirmed that his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court will be 53-year-old appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, the long-reputed frontrunner. The White House managed to keep Trump’s pick a secret until roughly 8…

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The Truth About Illinois Pensions In One Stunning Chart

One graphic perfectly captures the absurdity of Illinois pensions over the past three decades. It’s what Justice Samuel Alito described as Illinois’ “generous public-employee retirement packages” when writing for the majority in the Janus v. AFSCME decision. Alito didn’t use this…

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The state of New Jersey just signed its own death warrant

You would think New Jersey would have learned its lesson… Two years ago, New Jersey’s richest resident – hedge fund billionaire David Tepper – decided to move himself and his business to Miami Beach. Tepper, who personally earned more than…

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