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When the stock market last crashed, these sectors fared best

The stock market decline on Thursday and Friday was the worst in four years, as investors worrying about oil, China and Federal Reserve policy fled …

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

This morning I heard an expert from a respected economic think tank talk about China on a nationwide radio show. He started off his comments by saying that China's currency had devalued by three percent against the U.S. dollar, which was a "dramatic drop." He then went on to say that it was …

The Fed is at risk of repeating one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the US economy

Chinese growth is slowing, Hong Kong's Hang Seng is officially in a bear market, Greece is heading into elections, and emerging markets around the world are feeling the strain of the strong US dollar.<p>In the advanced world, the United States and United Kingdom are seeing some decent growth, while …

Good Universities And Bad Economics

For the next two days, I’m taking part in a peculiarly British institution (and I’m starting to realize just how many peculiar British institutions there are) called “Clearing”. This is where Universities towards the bottom of the status pecking order here in the UK offer places to students who …

Republicans Debate Economics: Rubio Wins, Bush Falters, Huckabee Exaggerates

Last night’s first Republican debate for the 2016 nomination was a grab bag: national security, abortion, faith, even Rosie O’Donnell. Economics played some role, though I’d love to see an entire debate on this subject, which undergirds all others. A consensus among the political class is that Sen. …

Global population forecasts

NEW population forecasts from the United Nations point to a new world order in 2050. The number of people will grow from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion …

Korean Peninsula

10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

Precious Metals