Crisis Ahead? These Mistakes Could Trigger the Next Financial Crisis

Nothing comes into existence without a force to create it. Our financial world and its many ups and downs is no exception to this rule. Sure, current U.S. economic expansion is on a roll. “Goldman Sachs says there’s a 90 percent chance this expansion will break the prior record set during the 1990s tech boom…

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Another Economic Crisis? Here’s Why We’re Not Ready

It has been 10 years since the employees of Lehman Brothers stepped out onto Sixth Avenue carrying cardboard boxes and became the enduring symbol of America’s largest bankruptcy. What followed, as they say, is history. Markets collapsed, trillions in wealth evaporated, and big, splashy investment firms fell like dominoes. A decade later, former British Prime…

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The Match and the Powder Keg: The Fall of Lehman Brothers 10 Years Later

According to the Baker Library Historical Collection at Harvard Business School, the three Lehman brothers, Henry, Emanuel, and Mayer, emigrated from Germany in the 1840s and opened up a dry goods store in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time, cotton was a vital and high valuation crop and the brothers quickly began accepting raw cotton in…

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An Aging Bull and a Surging Dollar: High Stakes at Jackson Hole

It’s somewhat fitting that the future of global monetary policy and the path of U.S. interest rates will be discussed in a place renowned for the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar complete with saddle stools, Wyoming Whiskey, and thousands of Morgan Silver Dollars embedded into the bar top. The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is a yearly…

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When—Not If—is the Next Economic Crisis?

The only certain things in life are death, taxes, and, one could argue, another financial downturn. Recessions are inevitable. Some economists believe they’re a natural outgrowth of business cycles. Others maintain that booms and busts reflect the inherent cadence of capitalism and a market economy. Still others assert that downturns represent an outgrowth of excess…

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Under 100 Days Out—What the Midterms Could Mean for the Economy

Get ready for the toxic TV commercials, mounds of election mail, and—depending on where you live—door-to-door vote trolling. The midterm elections are now mere months away, and while there’s a lot on the line for both political parties, there is even more at stake for U.S. consumers, particularly those watching their nest eggs. The midterm…

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The 2018 Gold Global Market Forecast You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Bubbles, meltdown fears, and irrational exuberance. Is this a toy store on Black Friday? Nope. This is the American reality. It’s time to talk about the economy, stock market, future of gold prices, and so much more. Even if you made it through 2017 and the first part of 2018 financially unscathed, there’s little chance…

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