It’s an alarming trend that’s emblematic of an undercurrent of fear and distress in a nation where governmental agencies rule with an iron fist: increasing numbers of Chinese officials, from the central government to local authorities, are reportedly committing suicide.
I can’t help but feel a sense of out of control nature wafting from the markets as volatility continues to be the theme for the 2018 year. From stocks to cryptocurrencies and international geopolitical chaos, shaky times are before us.
Some of us watch gold, some of us watch silver, and some of us watch both... but how many of us regularly monitor the ratio of gold to silver?
At CrushTheStreet.com, I don’t particularly get too involved with politics when it comes to inconsequential issues, but when it comes to societal shifts and politics as it relates to money, we get very interested because money trends are people trends.
For me, in business and investments, the risk of loss and the fear of failure are things I've had to come to learn to face head on. And I must say that when I come out on top, there are very few gratifying experiences that would measure up to this.
If there’s one thing that clients of money managers can’t stand, it’s showing a loss at year’s end. And if there’s one thing that money managers can’t stand, it’s losing clients. But with the major equities markets going absolutely nowhere in 2018 so far – or worse yet, showing a loss – a Santa Claus rally isn’t just optional anymore; it’s mission critical at this point.
If consumerism were an Olympic sport, America would have more gold medals than Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps put together. But, as in numerous other areas of finance, China is threatening to unseat America’s dominant position in a world that’s changing rapidly and shaking up multi-generational assumptions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top economic aide, Vice-Premier Liu He, met for the 10th time in 2 months on Saturday with China’s version of a “plunge protection team.”
The INF treaty, signed by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Dec. 8, 1987, was propitious in ending the Cold War and regarded as a keystone of American-Russian arms control efforts. The Uncert...