The End of the (Petro)Dollar: What the Federal Reserve Doesn’t Want You to Know

Anti-Media by Shaun Bradley   The United States’ ability to maintain its influence over the rest of the world has been slowly diminishing. Since the petrodollar was established in 1971, U.S. currency has monopolized international trade through oil deals with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and continuous military interventions. There is, however,…

The Central Banks Are Now Ready To Launch Their ‘Brave New World’

Alt-Market by Brandon Smith   The latest Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is over and so far it would seem that the general investment world is not too happy about Janet Yellen’s statements as well as those of other Fed officials.  In fact, many people are looking for some simple clarity as to…

Irrational Exuberance in Stock Market Knows No Bounds

The Great Recession Blog by David Haggith   January was the winter of our discontented stock market. It was the worst January since 2008, when the Great Recession officially began. It was, in fact, the worst January in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. According to Citigroup, Inc., it was also the worst January ever…