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The Fed Just Raised Interest Rates – Will Investors Be Affected?

When the Federal Reserve raised the interest rate to 0.75% in December, they projected another three rate hikes over the next year. The first of those has just been enacted in their March meeting, and the rate is now 1%, returning it for the first time to the level it was at before the 2008 economic crash. The move was not unexpected. Experts have been predicting it all year, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen made it clear in the weeks [...]


What Actually Causes a Recession?

Conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the Great Recession seems to be that the massive amounts of money pumped into the economy by various central banks — including the Fed — saved the world from global collapse. However, few can articulate why the recession occurred, although the subprime mortgage market certainly had an impact. This was just one factor, though.

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Greenspan Says Ron Paul Was Right About Gold Standard

Alan Greenspan may no longer be chairman of the Federal Reserve, but his opinion still holds a lot of importance in economic circles. So when he weighs in on President Trump’s spending plans, and their viability in our current economy, it’s smart to listen. And his opinion is that it could prove disastrous, now that our economy is no longer on the gold standard.