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Credit Card Debt on the Rise

By admin / June 14, 2022

The various handouts and moratoriums during the pandemic drove the personal savings rate down to World War II levels. Everything was closed – there weren’t many opportunities to spend. US consumers paid off a record $83 billion in credit card debt during the pandemic, but that has all come crashing down. The Federal Reserve reported […]

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The Dollar Crisis is Far Greater than Anyone Imagines

By admin / June 14, 2022

QUESTION: Marty, Socrates is worth its weight in something far more valuable than gold. I want to congratulate you for you are the ONLY adviser who nailed not just the cryptocurrency bloodbath, but that the dollar would rise when everyone else kept predicting it would crumble to dust. Then you warned that emerging markets would […]

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Market Talk – June 13, 2022

By admin / June 13, 2022

ASIA: Five global banks signed up as cornerstone members of the Alliance for Green Commercial Banks, a global green banking initiative established by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). The five cornerstone banks are Bank of China (Hong Kong), Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, and Standard Chartered. […]

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Robbing Russians = You Are Next?

By admin / June 13, 2022

Governments are pulling off a major profound theft. They have been violating international law robbing individual Russians with no connection to Ukraine on the pretense that this will somehow put pressure on Putin to leave Ukraine. But the US has been funding the civil war against Russian-Ukrainians in the Donbas. Western Ukrainians simply hate Russians […]

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Market Talk – June 3, 2022

By admin / June 3, 2022

  ASIA: China “firmly” opposes a new trade initiative between Taiwan and the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, a plan the government in Taipei says is a recognition of the key position the island plays in global supply chains. The United States and Taiwan announced the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade […]

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Market Talk – June 2, 2022

By admin / June 2, 2022

ASIA: India has allowed wheat shipments of 469,202 tonnes since banning most exports last month, but at least 1.7 million tonnes is lying at ports and could be damaged by looming monsoon rains, Reuters reported. Shipments that have been allowed moved mainly to Bangladesh, the Philippines, Tanzania and Malaysia, said a senior government official, who […]

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Market Talk – May 26, 2022

By admin / May 26, 2022

ASIA: Earlier this week, China’s premier, Li Keqiang, warned that the world’s second-largest economy could struggle to record positive growth in the current quarter. “We will try to make sure the economy grows in the second quarter,” he said. A weaker yuan would probably help China’s export and trade balance, it would also make it […]

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Market Talk – May 25, 2022

By admin / May 25, 2022

ASIA: US President Joe Biden said he’ll review Trump-era tariffs imposed on imports from China amid growing calls from businesses to remove the levies, fueling a rally in the offshore yuan. Biden said he’s considering removing some of the tariffs and would talk with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about it after returning to the US […]

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Market Talk – May 9, 2022

By admin / May 9, 2022

ASIA: Japan’s services sector activity expanded for the first time in four months in April, as consumer sentiment recovered after the government lifted coronavirus curbs following a decline in domestic Omicron infections. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.7 from the previous month’s final of […]

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PRIVATE BLOG – The Dow into the Week of May 9th

By admin / May 6, 2022

PRIVATE BLOG – The Dow into the Week of May 9th Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/ The post PRIVATE BLOG – The Dow into the Week of May 9th first appeared on Armstrong Economics.

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