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Market Insider: July 16, 2024

Market Insider: July 16, 2024

Recent studies conducted by Vanguard and Prudential found that many Americans’ portfolios are underprepared for retirement, despite rising portfolio contributions. “Fifty-five-year-old Americans are far less financially secure than older generations. These challenges are exacerbated by calculations that Social...

Market Insider: July 9, 2024

Market Insider: July 9, 2024

Bank of America analysts recently predicted that gold prices will surge to $3,000/oz. by 2026, citing among other reasons a recent survey of central banks by the World Gold Council that found a record level of intent to increase national gold reserves. “Extraordinary market pressure, unprecedented economic...

Market Insider: July 2, 2024

Market Insider: July 2, 2024

On June 12, 2024, Federal Reserve officials announced that the central bank had not seen enough progress in inflation to cut interest rates and projected only one rate cut this year. Critics, such as economists Mohamed El-Erian and Claudia Sahm, say these restrictive policies could lead to a recession. “The bad...

Market Insider: July 16, 2024

Market Insider: June 25, 2024

According to the World Gold Council, new gold deposits are becoming harder to find around the world. This could hasten the arrival of “peak gold,” a scenario where the amount of gold mined cannot increase and rising demand can no longer be met. “The bigger picture…about mine production is that, effectively, it...

Market Insider: July 9, 2024

Market Insider: June 18, 2024

Recent economic data, from job openings to GDP, point toward a possible contraction in our economy. “U.S. growth expectations have crashed in the wake of recent weaker-than-expected data. As GDP growth disintegrates, equity investors should be worried…that recession might yet arrive after all.” —Albert Edwards,...

Market Insider: July 2, 2024

Market Insider: June 11, 2024

American consumers are increasingly relying on debt to pay for many of their purchases—and it could spell trouble for our economy. Several experts, including Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president Austan Goolsbee and billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach, have expressed concerns that growing consumer debt may be a...

Market Insider: July 16, 2024

Market Insider: June 4, 2024

According to recent surveys by the Federal Reserve and insurance giant Nationwide, inflation has significantly impacted the retirement plans and day-to-day finances of everyday Americans.  “More than six in 10 investors said their expectations for retirement have changed ‘significantly’ in the last five years, while...

Market Insider: July 9, 2024

Market Insider: May 28, 2024

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell recently argued that the central bank will be patient on cutting interest rates. Moody’s economist Mark Zandi argues that if interest rates are not cut soon, it could lead to more bank failures and a recession.  “Those rates are corrosive on the economy. They wear the economy down,...

Market Insider: July 2, 2024

Market Insider: May 21, 2024

Recent projections by the Social Security Administration estimate that the funds for retiree and disability benefits could become exhausted by 2035, and benefits may need to be cut starting as soon as 2033. “We have long known that Social Security is on an unsustainable financial path. Today’s Social Security...

Market Insider: July 16, 2024

Market Insider: May 14, 2024

Philadelphia-based bank Republic First was seized by authorities in April, marking the first bank failure of 2024. Consulting firm Klaros Group says 282 banks are at risk of a similar failure. “This bank failure [of Republic First] indicates that additional failures will occur and will range between smaller community...

Market Insider: July 9, 2024

Market Insider: May 7, 2024

Pension funds are selling off billions of dollars’ worth of stock while traders continue to exit the market. “In a world of high geopolitical risk, upside risk to commodity prices, and upside risk to inflation, I think we have to be more conservative in our allocation.” —Kathryn Rooney Vera, chief market strategist...

Market Insider: July 2, 2024

Market Insider: April 30, 2024

Escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East provide the latest example of global conflicts affecting global markets, increasing the prices of certain assets, and spreading overall market volatility.  “The biggest macroeconomic risk for 2024 is geopolitical bad actors who with one action can upset economic and...