Not since 2002 has the euro been valued equally with the U.S. Dollar, known in currency markets as parity. Since the euro’s recent peak against the dollar in December 2020 when 1€ was worth $1.23, the euro has declined rapidly. Most recently, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has created massive economic instability throughout Europe, creating […]
Household wealth data released by the Federal Reserve showed that U.S. household net worth climbed to over $149 trillion in the first quarter of 2022. The two biggest components of household wealth are home equity and retirement accounts. For the middle class, homes have become an exponentially more important determinant of household wealth. Today, the […]
Copper is amongst the most actively traded commodities worldwide, and is a vital component of the global economic engine. It is a crucial commodity in many major industries like construction, power generation & transmission, transportation, and technology. Copper’s prices in July reached as low as $3.13, a 34% drop from its historic high of $4.94 […]
Stock earnings have become indirect indicators of where the economy may be headed. Companies that have thus far released earnings for the 2nd quarter are revealing slowing growth trends and heightened expenses hindering profitability. Various companies have announced pullbacks in job hiring, wage freezes, and layoffs in order to maintain margins. Major equity indices were […]
Recession concerns have plagued the economy as company earnings, employment data, and economic growth estimates continue to demonstrate an expected slowdown. Second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) released in July showed a -0.9% decrease in GDP, following a -1.4% decline in the first quarter of the year. Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP is traditionally […]
Crypto markets are struggling in 2022 as the economy risks sinking into recession and financial markets as a whole are doing poorly. The pandemic remains a lingering drain on economies as new variants evolve. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further compromised the already disrupted global supply chain. These and other issues in the world economy […]
Crypto markets have continued to slide in the last two months falling as much as 50% since the start of May, and nearly 75% from top to bottom. There is no doubt that we are in the depths of a crypto winter; and while this winter does fit neatly into Bitcoin’s historical boom and bust […]
Energy and fuel were among the top contributors to inflation this past year, with used cars, electricity and food all enhancing the tensions surrounding inflation. Rising transportation costs are one of the most significant contributors to inflation today, as the vast majority of food, produce, and basic consumer goods are transported using gasoline and diesel. […]
As pandemic assistance funds vanish, consumers are turning to savings and credit to pay for essentials. With many consumers having exhausted their cash reserves, credit becomes an option. Consumers have been tapping into savings accumulated from pandemic stimulus funds in order to keep up with inflation. Even though overall wages have risen roughly 6% over […]
Financial markets are taking a pounding and crypto feels like it’s in freefall. Can it recover or will it crash to zero? What should investors do? This is our May 12th livestream hosted on zoom. We host weekly AMAs every Wednesday at 5 PM Pacific to discuss the crypto market, the week’s news and answer […]
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