Financial Taboos

Dear FutureMoneyTrends.com Member, In the realm of personal finance and conventional wisdom, there is some really bad advice going out there, in my opinion. Today, I want to discuss four financial taboos. #1) Debt The middle class has been conditioned to use financing for everything: their cars, homes, and for basic goods and services. This…

Will Black Friday Save Big-Box Retailers?

As millions of Americans celebrate the start of the holiday season — with what else but rampant consumerism? — much focus will be centered on Black Friday sales results, particularly for the big-box retailers. Occupying the number one and two slots of the discount retail industry, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT), have…

With Holidays Upon Us, How Will Wall Street React?

Expectations were light for the markets last Friday, as Wall Street — along with scores of American families — celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. Still, with sentiment buoyed by bullish trades following the aftermath of the late-August correction, the performance of the major indices on the last day of the week was emblematic of the pensiveness…

Gold And Commodities Hitting Rock Bottom

In today's post, we will focus on three pretty exciting charts, courtesy of www.InvestingHaven.com. The first chart shows the CRB index, a basket of key commodities including energy, softs, metals, etc. It is a secular chart, going back to the early 80ies, so it covers at 2 secular cycles. Interestingly, the chart shows that commodities…

Central Bankers Gone Crazy

Another gigantic bubble is setting up, in front of our own eyes: the government debt bubble. And here is our best guess: we are on the eve of the euphoria phase in this bubble.Central bankers around the world are truly going wild. That is no surprise, and we all have seen the monetary base going…

Reasons to Avoid Co-signing a Loan

There comes a time when most people will be asked to co-sign a loan for a friend or a family member. Co-signing a loan enables another individual to benefit from your own income and credit history, but it comes with a significant amount of liability and risk. Though co-signing a loan does help others, there…

Cronyism and Manipulation

Dear FutureMoneyTrends.com Member, I write today from the San Francisco Silver Summit, hosted this year by Katusa Research. We will have some great interviews with billionaires, famous speculators, and some of the world’s top investors, who I believe are going to help you create an enormous amount of wealth over the next 12 to 24…

Bitcoin & Terrorism

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent threats in other major population centers around the world (i.e. Belgium & Mali), Bitcoin has come under scrutiny as a preferred medium of exchange for terrorists worldwide. Already European authorities are threatening to crack down on the burgeoning cryptocurrency as it’s perceived as a…