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NOT GOOD: The US consumer spending story everyone's been jazzed about is fizzling out

American consumers are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their future spending.<p>One of the questions on the New York Fed's monthly Survey of Consumer Expectations asks respondents how they expect their household spending to change over the next year. This has been a very jumpy indicator in …

Markets

GOLDMAN: One clear chart shows that China's massive economic transformation is working

But according to analysts at Goldman Sachs, it's not all bad. In fact, the way China's consuming commodities indicates that the country's enormous economic transition is working, not failing.<p>Some commodities, like iron ore or cement, are necessary for massive industrialisation, and Chinese demand …

Markets

Shorting The Federal Reserve

<i>Submitted by Michael Lebowitz of 720 Global</i><p><b>Shorting The Federal Reserve</b><p><i>“I’ve never let my guard down by saying, I do not need to be hedged” - Paul</i> …

Interest Rates

Soros, Icahn And Major New Players Rushing Into Gold: "Things Are In The Works As We Speak"

<i>Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com,</i><b>The price of gold and silver is set to explode according to one of the most well known CEO’s in the precious</b> …

Investing

Tesla is moving to secure the critical resource it needs for its future

It'll need them. Tesla's battery design requires thousands of lithium-ion cells. CEO Elon Musk's ambition is to be building 500,000 vehicles by 2020, so that means Tesla is going to need literally tons of lithium.<p>To secure this essential commodity, it made a deal this week with Vancouver-based Pure …

Tesla
Stock Markets
Stock Markets

Jim Rogers exits India, says one can’t invest just on hope

Commodities trading guru and hedge fund manager Jim Rogers has sold his holdings in Indian companies and exited India because, he says, the National …

These Solar Windows Could Help Power Skyscrapers

The roof isn’t the only place for solar panels.<p>Future solar panels might be invisible and plastered on the sides on buildings instead of roofs. A new startup called SolarWindow makes transparent coatings that turn windows into mini power plants.<p>On a skyscraper, where rooftop solar panels can only …

Jim Rogers: Don’t rule out a bull run in commodities

An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed a quote. The story has now been corrected.<p>Oil prices are trading near a six-year low, copper …

Stock Markets

WA Design's Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

1/7<p>Stinson Beach House by WA Design<p>Architecture studio WA Design incorporated sustainable materials into this spectacular residence in Marin County. …

Marin County

Former Soros Partner Takes a Thrid of a Billion Dollars Stake in Gold

Famed investor Stan Druckenmiller, who was, according to Forbes, George Soros' main man when together they "broke the Bank of England," earning a $1 …

Five Chinese Stocks With Furious Buying By Billionaire Chase Coleman

In the face of all of the fear and confusion surrounding China’s sharp stock market decline in June, and the recent moves by its central bank to weaken the Chinese currency, one billionaire has been using the opportunity to load up on Chinese stocks.<p>His name is Chase Coleman. He runs Tiger Global, …

Stock Markets

How Warren Buffett avoids major bear markets

A year ago, I wrote a post called, "how to time the market like Warren Buffett," in which I proposed a very simple market timing method inspired by this passage from the Oracle of Omaha's 1992 letter to shareholders:<p><i>The investment shown… to be the cheapest is the one that the investor should</i> …

Investing

These are the best Global 500 stocks to buy

When you invest globally, the world’s headaches become yours—but so do the world’s opportunities.<p>Both sides of that rhetorical equation have been on …

Stock Markets