No matter the short-term ups and downs of stocks, market optimists love to hang their hats on the idea that "Stock markets always go up." But a quick study of global markets reveals a staggering number have never recovered from peaks set decades ago. What could it mean for the U.S.? Here are the lessons to be learned.
In the wake of the Federal Reserve's dramatic shift from the status quo, public pensions are shaping up to be one of the first institutions to fail at an unprecedented level. Here are the implications for all retirement savers.
The latest fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding in front of us, and the numbers are proving to be truly staggering. But what's most worrisome is this one industry that's heading the pack on bankruptcies. Find out what it is here, and what it could mean for the economy.
Around the world, central banks are enabling sovereign debt to spiral out of control and currencies to plummet to new lows. Here's why Egon von Greyerz believes that these stars are aligning to send precious metals prices to new heights.
Citing official data that shows 1.3% price increases in August, they want us to believe that more needs to be done to spur inflation. But dig into the stats just a little and you'll find that inflation is soaring in some areas. Are they about to send prices from high to higher? Here's what could be coming.
With millions of Americans under financial pressure due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, they're increasingly dipping into their retirement savings as a lifeline. But for those who can navigate without doing so, the CARES Act has unlocked one intriguing opportunity for certain 401(k) account owners. See what it is here.
As we move into 2020, do you know that it's been a staggering 11 years since the last recession started in the U.S.? Given that the economy generally operates in cycles, here are three "big picture" economic trends that you should keep an eye on in the coming year.
After the yellow metal briefly surpassed $1,600 last week, it has since retreated to the $1,550 range. However, many analysts believe that this pullback will be short-lived. Here's why they expect gold to sit above $1,600 for most of 2020.
As the world contemplates a major conflict between the U.S. and Iran, investors are moving into safe haven assets, especially gold. Now that the yellow metals has reached six-year highs, see how high it may go.