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Is The Recession Already Here? USMR Market Insights

The next recession might be closer than you think. Stocks have been in turmoil recently, but other warning signs are out there that shouldn’t be ignored. Now is more important than ever to stay informed and protect your financial future no matter where the U.S. economy is headed.  Is The Recession Already Here?- Video…

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Why Are Stocks Dropping? USMR Market Insights

Last week the stock market plunged to its worst week since March on trade war and interest rate fears, prompting many to turn to the safety of precious metals. With Wall Street stumbling to regain its footing after logging another loss on Monday, many fear the worst is yet to come.  Why Are Stocks…

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Soros: It’s the 2008 Crisis All Over Again

Billionaire financier George Soros is warning of an impending financial markets crisis as investors around the world were roiled by turmoil in China trade for the second time this week. Speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, he told an audience that China is struggling to find a new growth model and…

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China Stock Trading Halted after Steep Drop

Asian markets tumbled Monday on the first day of trading in 2016, with declines so steep in mainland China that authorities halted trading there for the rest of the day. Analysts cited a number of reasons for the selling, including China’s disappointing manufacturing data, reported earlier Monday, and the coming removal of a ban on…

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Black Swan Risk Rises to Highest Level Ever

Investors fear a “black swan” catastrophic event in the financial markets right now more than ever before. At least according to the CBOE Skew Index, which measures the prices of far out-of-the-money options on the S&P 500. Its goal is to determine the benchmark’s tail risk or the “risk of outlier returns two or more…