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A Healthy Economic Fear of China

There’s an old adage in finance concerning borrowing and lending: If you owe the bank $ 1 million, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $ 100 million, the bank has a problem. It’s all about scale. When it comes to countries and markets, there is no scale, and therefore no problem, like the Middle Kingdom. China is the land of the “biggest.” General Motors now sells more cars in China than it does in the States. The country boasts more than 1.3 billion registered cell phones, the most of any nation, and basically one for every citizen. […]

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Super Low Fear Index Signals Dangerous Complacency; Stefan Gleason: Mistakes Precious Metals Investors Make

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear an interview with Money Metals president Stefan Gleason, who was a featured guest during the recent 360 Gold Summit. Stefan addressed the fundamental question of “why precious metals” and also gave some helpful tips on how to avoid making big mistakes when investing in gold and silver. Don’t miss this fundamentally important and enlightening conversation coming up after this week’s market update. Gold and silver markets pulled back this week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to hit a new milestone. On Wednesday, the Dow […]

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Successful Investors on Fear and Greed

Are you a millionaire yet? Me neither. We might have been by now, had we better understood the finer points of “fear” and “greed” during our investing lives. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said fictional corporate raider Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Wall Street.” The quote became a rally cry for the 13-year stock market surge following the October ’87 crash. Fear, on the other hand, can be just as influential in charting investments. “I have only two positions right now – cash and fetal,” wailed investor Jeff Mackey, staring wide-eyed into CNBC’s […]

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I Have No Fear Of Economic Collapse

I am not afraid of an economic collapse.  Coming from someone that runs “The Economic Collapse Blog”, I am sure that sounds like a very odd statement.  But it is true.  I have no fear of economic collapse, even though I am fully convinced that the hardest times that any of us have ever experienced are ahead.  I spend countless numbers of hours in front of my computer immersed in deeply disturbing information, and yet I sleep more soundly at night than I ever have before.  In fact, my wife and I seek to live in a constant state of […]

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Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

Can you feel the panic in the air?  CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100.  The closer it is to zero, the higher the level of fear.  Last Monday, the index was sitting at a reading of 36.  As I write this article, it has fallen to 7.  The financial turmoil which began last week is threatening to turn into an avalanche. On Sunday night, we witnessed the second largest one day stock market collapse in China ever, and this pushed stocks all over the […]

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