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Experts Anticipate U.S. Stock Market Crash This Winter

As you probably know, the U.S. stock market has been in the red zone over the last few weeks. International experts assume that this downtrend is likely to continue in the first quarter of 2019. The key reason is the fact that really huge volumes of risky assets are under the risk of forced sales, Market leader reports, with reference to Forbes.
At the same time, some experts - lets call them optimists - assume that somewhere in mid-2019 the American economy may set a new record related to the duration of growth. The current record was set more than 17 years ago, in 2001. Back then, the positive economic performance started amid the disintegration of the socialist system in Europe and finished amid the burst of the so-called dotcom bubble. On top of that, they say the American GDP is likely to continue its growth over the next 1-2 years. 
They experts draw our attention to the progress in adopting new technologies influencing consumption (social media, online trade, renewable energy, IT) and are fixing the positive experience in managing the GDP growth with the help of interest rate hikes and cuts as well as monetary stimuli. For now, the United States and some other countries like the EU, the UK, Japan, and China have already implemented monetary easing as well as long-term and mid-term financing for banks. All of that resulted in pumping those economies with trillions of dollars in credit funds backed by nothing. With that being said, the regulators' activities literally allowed banks and governments to get funds almost for free. In their turn, those funds were pumped into international stock markets and used to boost the market cap. As a result, the bullish cycle was extended, thus backing the development of technology, employment, standards of life, especially in the USA.
According to moderate pessimists, 2019 is probably going to be the last one in the bullish cycle. Analysts assume that the more the Fed and Trump's administration extend the period of relatively high artificial GDP growth (up to 3% a year), the deeper and longer the following economic recession is likely to be, especially for emerging economies.

Economists Predict Crisis


Many popular economists, including widely known expert Nouriel Roubini, and experienced asset managers have named the reasons for the new financial crisis they expect to come in the near future. The list includes the following factors:
- tax stimuli supporting the American GDP growth (will expire in 2020)
- trade wars
- protectionism
- asset sellout
- overpriced American stocks
- bad debts
However, they say that the key risk factor is that inflation growth may force the Fed to raise the key interest rate 


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Gold Sets New Records

The gold market is insane. The gold futures price set a new major high in New York. In particular, the dollar price of the precious metal set a new 7- year high. With that being said, maybe you should add gold to your investment portfolio along with BTC? Well,lat's ponder upon this question.

Publication date: 14 January 01:23 AM

Brent Prices Drop Down To $61/b

The concerns over the global demand for crude oil are getting back to the market again. The current trading week has been a week of discounts. Earlier today, Brent oil saw its price drop down to 61 dollars per barrel. The WTI price dropped all the way down to 56 dollars per barrel. The supply side has got an upper hand.
Publication date: 27 September 04:52 AM

Gold Prices Are Getting Stable After Monday's Rally

Last week was rich in the information about various financial markets, which could exert downward pressure on gold prices. Strange as it may seem, the situation in the ore market was relatively calm. Eventually, the week closed in the green zone. Those gains mainly had to do with Friday's gold rally. International traders and investors reacted to the information about another global economic slowdown coupled with the trade war between the United States and China as well as the current situation in the Middle East, and started loading up on gold as a safe-haven asset, which eventually pushed the prices higher. 

Publication date: 24 September 05:15 AM

Oil Prices Have Made The Biggest Rally In History

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Publication date: 16 September 03:26 AM

iOS13 Outshines iPhone

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Publication date: 05 September 03:28 AM

US-China Trade War Makes Oil Prices Drop

The previous trading week wasn't an exiting one. The oil prices grew in the first part of the week while trying to make up for the losses of the previous week. Still, the second half of the week turned out to be a bearish one. WTI oil prices dropped below 55 dollars per barrel while brent oil dropped down to 61 dollars per barrel. Yet, the bearish momentum is still there.

Publication date: 04 August 08:33 AM

Gold Prices At Highest Levels Since 2013

The recent statements made by the governors and presidents of the world's leading central banks, including the Fed and the ECB, eventually resulted ingold prices making it over 1400 dollars per troy ounce. This means that the current price of gold is the highest one over the last 6 years. So, the bull market of gold is underway.
Publication date: 03 August 04:17 AM

Middle East Tensions Support Oil Prices

The currenty trading week has been controversial for the international market of crude oil. Chances are, the market is going to be relatively neutral throughout the rest of the week. Brent oil is trading around 63,50 dollars per barrel while WTI costs 56 dollars per barrel.
Publication date: 30 July 11:07 AM

Is Economic Decline In USA Inevitable?

The NY Fed model points out to the fact that the probability of another recession in the American economy has increased all the way up to 33%. Over the last 50 years, such signals have almost always bee followed by recessions.
Publication date: 13 July 08:39 AM

Will USA Manage To Prevent Stock Market Crash?

The U.S. Federal Reserve has eased their rhetorics in order to avoid another stock market crash. International experts are now trying to predict the possible consequences of the decision made by the American financial regulator, especially form the stand point of international investors. 

Publication date: 11 July 11:31 AM