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Boom Bust

  • © Ronen Zvulun
    Second-quarter GDP numbers are in, and while they did fall short of expectations, they show the economy is picking up enough to move closer to an interest rate hike. On Thursday, data revealed the US economy had bounced back in Q2. According to the...
  • The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Erin Ade breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.
  • © Ronen Zvulun
    Bernie Sanders’ Greece panel, Howard Lindzon on markets and technology
    Second-quarter GDP numbers are in, and while they did fall short of expectations, they show the economy is picking up enough to move closer to an interest rate hike. On Thursday, data revealed the US economy had bounced back in Q2. According to the...
  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis © Yves Herman
    Galbraith on Varoufakis ‘Plan B’, DiMartino on the Fed’s dilemma
    Early warning signs suggest another currency crisis in emerging markets is on the horizon, with major EM currencies tanking Tuesday. Mexico and South Africa’s exchange rates are now at their lowest levels, while Asian currencies at their worst...
  • © Arnd Wiegmann
    Merk on Asia, US markets and gold, Beckworth on Fed
    Shares in China fell for a third straight day as a second round of major sell-offs continue to engulf Chinese equity markets. The Shanghai Composite index closed down 1.7 percent after recovering from a 4 percent loss in early trading. As for the...
  • © David Gray
    Chinese market meltdown and the secret Greek Plan B
    In 2009, then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger mandated a plan by which Californians getting tax refunds and other vendors owed money by the state received IOUs instead of US dollars. Why is this relevant in 2015? Apparently former Greek...
  • © Kevin Lamarque
    Brexit & Obama
    Will the UK lose its influence in the world if it leaves the European Union? That’s what President Obama is saying, in comments about Britain’s potential EU exit by as early as next year! In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama...
  • © Yannis Behrakis
    Post-crisis Europe and Canadian economic jitters
    The Greek bailout deal has now got its second stamp of approval. Early Thursday morning at 4:00am local time, members of parliament passed the second set of reforms they needed to approve in order to move forward in negotiations on a new €86...
  • © Juan Medina
    European refugee crisis, fiscal policy in the British Isles
    We’re now one step closer to seeing this year’s biggest media deal come to fruition. AT&T is expected to get the green light in its attempt to acquire Direct TV in a $48.5 billion merger. In recent months, some questioned whether the...
  • © Pawel Kopczynski
    Cyber hacking & Auerback on Europe and the Fed
    A website called Ashley Madison – a dating portal that enables spouses to secretly arrange extramarital affairs – was targeted by an anonymous group known as the “Impact Team”. They’ve threatened to release the personal...
  • © Yuri Gripas
    Eichengreen: IMF to walk away from Greece deal, commodities crash to 13-year low
    Commodity prices are crashing to a thirteen-year low, with prices heading toward the lowest close since 2002. The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which includes 22 different commodities, dropped by as much 1.3 percent. That’s the fifth day of...
  • AFP Photo / Ted Aljibe
    ​ Gold edition
    Gold has always had value to humans, even before it was money, so we decided to make an extraordinary effort of our own to better understand it. And the incredible panel of talent and insight that we’ve amassed today – including Peter...