Why Are So Many People Talking About The Potential For A Stock Market Crash In October?

Every year, people start talking about a possible stock market crash in October, because everyone remembers the historic crashes that took place in October 1987 and October 2008. Could we witness a similar stock market crash in October 2018? Read more

 

Executives are selling off their company’s stock at a record pace

Corporate insiders are dumping stock in their companies at a rate not seen in 10 years. With September not yet over, stock sales by company executives reached $5.7 billion, according to data from TrimTabs Investment Research – the highest September in a decade. Read more

 

GDP Growth Is Not the Same Thing as Real Economic Growth

We suggest that recessions are not about two quarters of negative growth in real GDP, or declines in various economic indicators as such. They are also not about successful inventory management. We would suggest that recessions are not about how resilient an economy is to various external and internal shocks. A recession is about the liquidation of various activities that spring-up on the back of the previous loose monetary policies of the central bank. Read more

 

How much does average US household have in a savings account?

It’s easy to paint a pretty bleak picture about the state of Americans’ savings. In fact, earlier this year, I reported that 40 percent of U.S. adults don’t have enough savings to cover a mere $400 emergency. But new data from Magnify Money tells us that Americans may not be doing as poorly as we thought on the savings front. Read more

 

Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts

Ten years ago, it was too-easy credit that brought financial markets to their knees. Today, it could be a global debt of $247 trillion that causes the next crash. After a decade of escalating US household debt brought on by low wages and the national debt more than doubling over the same time frame, to $21 trillion, debt could soon put the brakes on this economic recovery, analysts warn. Read more

 

Trump’s $250 billion in China tariffs are now in effect—here’s what could get more expensive

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese products went into effect on Monday. Many Americans are left wondering if they’ll end up paying more for the things they buy. Experts predict that the answer is yes. Read more

 

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