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EconMatters · 2d ago

Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

By Charles Rotblut, CFA, AAIIWilliam “Bill” Bengen, whose 1994 study introduced the concept of the 4% withdrawal rate for retirees, recently participated in a question and answer session on...
EconMatters · 3d ago

Liquidity Bubble Continues Over The Weekend in Bitcoin (Subscription Video)

By EconMattersWe discuss the Financial Markets from Gold to Equities and the Currency Markets in this (Subscription Video) email us to get on the current mailing list for our video series ...
EconMatters · 5d ago

Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash

By Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insights & IndictmentsBack in 1973, The Steve Miller Band song Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash ended with, “But, I’m sure going to get me some more.”That’s whe...
EconMatters · 5d ago

OPEC’s No-Win Strategy

By Robert Rapier,  Investing DailyOne should not underestimate OPEC as an organization. In 2016, the 14 member countries of OPEC produced nearly 43% of the world’s oil. The cartel also cont...
EconMatters · 5d ago

California Wildfire 2017: It Could Get Even Worse from Here

By Michael Snyder, The Economic CollapseThe wildfires that are roaring through northern California are already “among the most destructive fire events in U.S. history”, and by the time it i...
EconMatters · 5d ago

Problems with Rising Household Debt

By Nico Valckx,  IMFBlogVersions عربي (Arabic), Español (Spanish),  Français (French),  日本語, (Japanese),  Русский (Russian)Debt greases the wheels of the economy. It allows individuals to m...
EconMatters · 5d ago

Three Major Differences Going Into Next Financial Crisis (Subscription Video)

By EconMattersWe discuss the three major differences between the last financial crisis of 2007-08 and the next financial crisis coming down the road. We lay these differences out in our sub...
EconMatters · 5d ago

What Happens When the Fed FINALLY Reduces Its $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet?

What Happens When the Fed FINALLY Reduces Its $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet? From the Insights column of our Interest Rates Pro Service By Elliott Wave InternationalSo, there we have it. Defl...
EconMatters · 5d ago

Las Vegas: Excess, Fantasy and Tragedy

By Mark Gottdiener, The ConversationIn Sin City, people often do bad things to themselves.Rather than deal with their lapses – moral, financial, marital – there’s a ready-made marketing slo...
EconMatters · 5d ago

So You Think You Are Better Off Than You Were 17 Years Ago?

By Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two MindsWe tend to measure what's easily measured (and supports the status quo) and ignore what isn't easily measured (and calls the status quo into question). If...