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By any measure, the Chinese equity markets are in turmoil. The Shanghai Index, up 150 percent in a year and down some 30 percent since mid-June, was hit hard again Monday, losing another 8.5 percent — its second-biggest fall in its …

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Gold prices have been on a long downward slide since peaking at $1921.50 per ounce in September 2011. But this past Monday’s price plunge was different. With the Japanese markets closed for a holiday and long before the European and United States markets were open, some 33 tons of gold were sold on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in ...
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KINGSTON, NY, 15 JULY 2015—Go back to 1964 when America was drafting all eligible young men to fight the Vietnam War. Do you remember why America launched the war in which some 60,000 US troops and 3 million-plus Vietnamese would ...
Imagine the Dow plummeting some 30 percent in just one month. In English, this would be called a “crash.” In China, with The Shanghai Composite Index down over 30 percent and shedding some $3.5 trillion in asset value in less than a month, it’s called a “correction.” Dominated by unsophisticated retail...
Do you remember the USS Cole, the Navy guided-missile destroyer nearly destroyed in October 2000 by a terrorist bomb that killed 17 sailors and injured 39 while refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden? I remember it well for two reasons. In the Trends Journal and Trends 2000 (Warner Books, 1997) I had forecast the new …
We at the Trends Research Institute are political atheists. “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself,” observed Mark Twain. Neither idiots nor members of Congress, while believers in governance and the Constitution, we neither follow nor support …
Neither a conspiracy nor conjecture: By every quantitative measure, 21st century America has degenerated from being the beacon of democracy to a neo-feudal state. From crime and punishment to the vast wealth and …
It’s all the rage. The stocks are flying high and it’s big news in the business media. However, what is being called a hot new trend in fast and healthy food chain-store restaurants is little more than a return to a way of life that has existed since the beginning of recorded ...
When the Panic of ’08 hit, the United States — the financial and military police of the world — led the charge to stop the spread of economic terror. Under the command of US Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson, orders were given to save too-big-to-fail banks and over-leveraged financial institutions drowning in red ink. On Oct. 3, 2008, President …
NOTED EXPERTS JOIN CELENTE FOR JUNE CONFERENCE   Powerful voices in economics, psychology, aging and pop culture will be joining global forecaster Gerald Celente during "Find Your …
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