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Is the Grass Greener for Consumers with Green Cars?

hybrid_car_key.jpg Home Page News Page Energy policy today has garnered an arguably unprecede...
by EconomyWatch.com on Jul 1, 2015

Britain's Unsustainable Fiscal Policy as Told by the OBR

bigben.jpg Home Page News Page The recent general election offered the electorate a big fisca...
by EconomyWatch.com on Jun 17, 2015

The Global Unevenness about Women as Caregivers and Men as Providers

woman_and_child.jpg Home Page News Page The historical production-reproduction divide held th...
by EconomyWatch.com on Jun 16, 2015

Conflicting Desires: Strong Dollar Actually Hurting US Economy

For many Americans, the value of the dollar in trade terms is a point of pride. Older generations remember a time when they could buy things for a fraction of what they cost today. Many view a strong dollar as a positive condition and something for w...
by EconomyWatch.com on May 8, 2015

Surging Oil Catches Traders Off-Guard

After losing 50% of its value in 2014, oil prices have surged in 2015, rising from $40 to over $60 a barrel in just three months. The price of oil rose to over $60 a barrel in the United States on Tuesday, and has risen even further in ea...
by EconomyWatch.com on May 6, 2015

More Odd Behavior Leads Economists to Ask, "Has the Recovery of the US Economy Stalled?"

Since the US economic recovery began, following the "Great Recession" of 2008, things have been slow but steady. That is, they were until the first quarter of 2015. A number of growth indicators have been off for some time, but at the start...
by EconomyWatch.com on May 6, 2015

Oil Sector Job Loss Spillover Effects are Unknown

oilfield_workers.jpg Home Page News Page Outside of an individual's oil stock holdings, d...
by EconomyWatch.com on Apr 30, 2015

Helping Consumers Make the Right Choice with a 'Nudge'

shopping_choice.jpg Home Page News Page Consumers today have easy access to a wide range of p...
by EconomyWatch.com on Apr 29, 2015

Massive U.S. Debt ($57k+ a Person) Will Force Interest Rates Higher

This week, the “official” U.S. national debt hit $18.12 trillion. That’s a debt of about $57,000 for each American citizen, regardless if you are a child, adult, or senior! And factors like defaulting student debt and higher interest payments w...

What Happens If Greece Exits the Eurozone?

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Platform Reimagined What happens if Greece exits the eurozone? We’ll have to wait until the end of June to find out. Or at least be subject to four more months of pundits explaining what could happen. That’s because...

The “Grexit” Explained: What’s Behind Greece’s Possible Eurozone Exit

What to Know About Greece’s Potential Eurozone Exit (or “Grexit”) Is anything more gripping right now than wondering how close Germany will let Greece get to the precipice before a crisis is averted at the last second? Greece’s six-year r...

The Greece Debt Crisis: Back in Four Short Months

This past Friday, we got news of Greece’s debt extension. The headline at the Financial Post said it all: “Greece and its EU paymasters reach accord to keep bailout funds flowing for four months.” (Source: Financial Post, February 20, 2014.)...

Why Are My Super Bowl Chicken Wings Costing So Much More This Year?

Listen to the mainstream media and they will have you convinced there is no inflation in the U.S. economy. The recent decline in gas prices has some saying deflation will prevail in the U.S. Their arguments are rather naïve; they say lower gas price...

What Is the U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015? Good, if You’re Rich

The U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015 will be significantly different depending on your vantage point. If you’re wealthy, 2015 will probably be another year of celebratory wealth creation. If, on the other hand, you’re not, 2015 will feel an awfu...

U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015: Economy Strong but Markets Unstable

Strong Economic Data Points to Growth in 2015? As 2014 winds down, many investors are wondering what the economic outlook for 2015 will be. If you look at the U.S. economic data that’s been trickling in, 2015 looks like it could be a very strong y...

Economic Collapse Headed for U.S. in 2015

The last thing Wall Street is thinking about is an economic collapse in 2015. After all, the stock markets are at record highs, unemployment is down, and inflation is in check. But the fact of the matter is that these same indicators were also in che...

Warren Buffett Predicting Upcoming Stock Market Crash

Billionaires Dumping Stocks; Stock Market Crash on the Way When it comes to investing in the stock market, we’re told to follow the smart money. Who might that be? The most influential investors/businessmen in America today are Warren Buffett, Joh...

Investment Bank Economists See Improving U.S. Growth in 2015

Goldman Sachs has published its forecasts for 2015, which predict global GDP growth of 3.4%, above 3% growth in 2014 as both developed and emerging markets see growth acceleration from the prior year. Developed markets expect to grow 2.2% and emergin...
by EconomyWatch.com on Dec 30, 2014

How to Profit from Russia’s Financial Chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding the world in what I describe as an economic hostage situation. From the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and his continued support of rebel separatists in that region to his defiance of political rights...

Rising Debt, Soft Dollar; Gold the Only Protection for Investors

We’re only into the second month of the U.S. government’s current fiscal year and we’ve already racked up a budget of $179 billion. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Fiscal Service, December 10, 2014.) When the government incurs a budget deficit, it h...


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