Axel Merk: All Roads Lead to Gold
Negative real rates, the risks of holding cash and coming market instability are among the factors suggesting an increased allocation to the precious metal.
Top 7 Income Sources in America
While wages dominate, the idea that the middle class doesn't earn substantial returns from capital is false, the Tax Foundation says.
CBO Says Entitlements Will Cause Ballooning Deficits
Does that mean reform of Social Security and health care programs is coming? Probably not, says strategist Greg Valliere.
Medicare Premiums to Remain Stable in 2015
Medicare Part B premiums will remain the same in 2015 as in 2014 and 2013, according to the Department of Health and Human Services
The Shriveling of America's Tax Base
The low-tax route to global economic crisis.
Obama Econ Aides Descry Mystery in Workforce Participation Drop
White House advisors point to aging population, cyclical factors and a mysterious third factor, perhaps emanating from the Great Recession, for suppressing employment.
Social Security Disability Fund Teeters on Brink of Broke
Social Security's chief actuary warned senators that the disability trust fund needs help "soon" or reserves will run out in 2016.
U.S. Debt Path ‘Unsustainable’ Thanks to Social Security, Health Care: CBO
The Congressional Budget Office predicts rising debt and growing budget deficits in the next 25 years.
Obama Pushes for Student Loan Bill With Tax on Wealthy
Senate will vote Wednesday on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan refinancing bill that will be paid for with tax on HNW individuals.
Diversification Is Futile; Economy a ‘House of Cards’: Axel Merk
Investors cannot rely on traditional investment principles at a time when government and consumers have a common interest in currency debasement, says Axel Merk.