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Economics of NYS Southern Tier Secession

With the media account that Upstate NY towns explore seceding to Pennsylvania over taxes, hydrofracking, the stage is set for a clash of constitutional...

Safeguard Your Business Against Bankruptcy

Before your small concern starts growing in all directions, consult with a small business attorney.

Truth: The First Casualty of Economics, Banking and the Ukraine

Dear Reader, all is not what it seems. A most interesting and shocking reality was made apparent to me while I was attending an Economic Symposium in Paris

Tips on Investing in Oil and Gas Businesses for long term...

 Oil prices are touching the skies, and if you thought it would fall someday, reality check says NO it wouldn’t. Hence, investing in companies...

Sex, Drugs and Derivatives

Derivatives can be confusing, My good friend Gustavo Laframboise-Pierre and I will achieve the hitherto impossible feat of making you an expert on derivatives while simultaneously making you laugh

Experts predict the US economy to Collapse by the end of...

The financial experts in the US have been conducting meetings over the last few months regarding the current political, economic and the moral crisis.

First Government Shutdown in 17 Years. If Only It Will Last?

How can this happen and what does it mean for the small investor?

If the Economy Is Improving, Why Is This Happening?

When a country experiences economic growth, industrial production of electricity and gas utilities pick up as factories and consumers use more electricity and other utilities.

Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme Looks Like a Joke Compared to This

The “Bernie” Madoff name became famous while the stock market was falling during the credit and financial crisis. He was responsible for running one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history—if I recall correctly, it was a $65.0-billion scheme.

Hundred-Thousand Investors Told “Sorry, We Can’t Pay You” Just the Beginning?

The reality is we will have more situations like Detroit.

Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Fiasco to Force Our Next Debt Crisis?

The U.S. government has effectively become the biggest creditor to students. It has gotten to a point where it is forcing the big banks to move away from issuing student debt.

Weakest Economic Recovery on Record Means the Rich Get Richer, the...

And the unemployment picture in the U.S. economy remains a problem for economic growth.

Scary Story on the Booming Auto Sales No One Is Talking...

Automakers in the U.S. economy are getting a significant amount of attention these days because they are selling more cars.

U.S. Retailers’ Dwindling Fortunes a Signal of Economic Slowdown Ahead?

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential When retailers in the U.S. economy warn about their sales being in a slump or start to forecast...

These Two Charts Tell a Golden Story for Investors

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential In these pages, I have written extensively on how central banks will ultimately be the ones who drive...

An Obituary for the American Middle Class

Its the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about.

Why Investors Are Fleeing Both the Bond and Stock Markets

The idea behind the Great Rotation was simple: the theory was that once the bond prices started to decline, investors would take their money out of bonds and put them into the equity markets.

A Major Problem with This Quarter’s GDP Numbers

GDP numbers being better than before will send a wave of optimism through the stock market.

Why Silver Prices Will Double from Here

The demand for the precious metal is strong, having risen by 50% in the first seven months of this year compared to the same period a year ago.

What Those Collapsing Homebuilder Stocks Are Trying to Tell Us

So does this mean it is a good time to buy homebuilder stocks, or to jump into companies related to the housing market?

Is the U.S. Economy Headed Towards Recession?

Companies in the U.S. economy have found ways to boost their earnings through artificial means, like stock buyback programs.

These CEOs Cry the Blues as Consumer Spending Pulls Back Again

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential   Consumer spending in the U.S. economy is bleak. Until it picks up, you can’t expect the U.S. economy to see growth;...

A Cure for the Toll Inflation is About to Take on...

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential     Talk about inflation today and you’ll be ridiculed. Deflation is the topic of discussion among mainstream economists and Federal Reserve members these...

Flipping a Home for Profit Is Back?

It seems like flipping a home for profit is back!

Even Deep Discounts at These Stores Couldn’t Lure Customers in Last...

The retail sector of the economy acts as a gauge of consumer spending. When the retail sector shows weakness, it means consumer spending isnt as strong.

The Worst Jobs Report in Four Months Does One Thing

The number of jobs added to the U.S. economy in May was revised down from 195,000 to 176,000.

The Corner We Have Been Forced Into

Boy, has the Federal Reserve ever created a monster with its monetary policy.

Three Events We Should Not Be Seeing During an “Economic Recovery”...

The amount Americans are saving is dropping like a rock.

The Truth and Worldwide Risk Behind China’s Big Slowdown

Troubles in the Chinese economy are mounting as the economic slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy takes its toll—troubles that could wash ashore here in North America sooner than most expect.

Fall-Out from Detroit’s Bankruptcy Far Too Underestimated

Detroit isn't the first city to file for bankruptcy due to a budget deficit.

Second-Quarter Corporate Earnings Are Revealing the Truth About the Market

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential           In the first quarter of 2013, we saw an interesting and unexpected development. While the corporate earnings of  S&P 500 companies...

Why New Troubles in France and Germany Will Affect 2Q U.S....

By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential   The eurozone is still a mess. Instead of improvements, I just see more troubles. Economic slowdown in the region’s debt-infested nations is...

Why Investors Should Be More Concerned About the Chinese Economy

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the Chinese economy grew at an annual pace of 7.5% in the second quarter of this year from a year earlier.

Why a Recession for the U.S. Economy Within the Next 12...

Current consumer spending in the U.S. economy is looking bleak, and it makes me skeptical about the GDP growth ahead.

Common Reasons and Possible Costs of Absenteeism

Absenteeism is probably the most common problem that every employer has encountered. Read the above post to know more.....

Global Economic Crisis is so boring: but TOP SECRET ECB Report...

Dear reader, by now you will have read at least 10,000 articles discussing the debt crisis, the banking crisis, the employment crisis, and ‘Gangster Bankers.

The Two Things That are Keeping the S and P 500...

In the first quarter of 2013, companies on the S&P 500 repurchased $97.8 billion worth of their own shares.

Gone Are the Days When Municipal Bonds Were Safe

On June 14, it was announced that Detroit will not make a $39.7-million payment on unsecured municipal bonds worth $2.0 billion. This makes Detroit the most populated city to default on its debt, after Cleveland, since 1978.

Warning: 79% of S&P 500 Companies Issue Negative 2Q Guidance

The disconnect between the stock market and the U.S.economy continues to grow, as the key stock indices run way ahead of reality.

Popular Consumer Confidence Measure Falls to Lowest Level Since December 2007

A popular measure of U.S. consumer confidence, the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell 2.4% in May. It registered at 45.1, compared to 46.2 in April.