Silver prices are outperforming gold. This is a good sign for the global economy.

It gained several industrial metals including silver as Covid-related restrictions eased in China. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg font size silver had sharply outgrown gold gains in the past three months, and its classification as both an industrial and precious metal could lead it down a path of higher prices. From Oct. 31 to Jan. 31, Comex silver … Read more

The uncertain economy is driving growth in AI-powered office automation

Corporate technology leaders are relying on artificial intelligence and other software automation tools to help companies grow without hiring additional workers anytime soon. Although some of these efforts predate current economic uncertainties, many are being accelerated or expanded as pressure grows on employers to do more with fewer resources—including fewer workers—until market conditions improvesays CIOs … Read more

US GDP indicates that the economy is not as strong as it seems. When do you worry about stocks?

The Fed tries to control inflation without hurting the economy. Above, the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Washington, DC Stephanie Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images font size Many people take advantage of the new year for a fresh start. The market certainly did: After a painful 2022, it was Standard & Poor’s 500 It jumped 5.5% … Read more

The money supply contracted for the first time. What does stagnation mean.

font size The Fed raised interest rates seven times in the past year. Andy Jacobson/AFP/Getty Images The Federal Reserve faces a very important decision in the coming weeks. Markets expect the central bank to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, marking a significant slowdown in the pace of history-making increases. If … Read more

A summer of sovereign debt crises may come. Is the Fed ready?

font size Desmond Lachman writes that conditions in the US were already sufficient to justify a halt to the Fed’s rate hike. Kevin Deitch/Getty Images About the author: Desmond Lachman He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was Deputy Director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary … Read more

How did the stock market perform under Biden?

Stock performance in Biden’s first two years was the worst in 20 years. Getty Images font size President Joe Biden begins his third year in the Oval Office on Friday. For investors, his tenure has been marked so far by worst performance Since George W. Bush’s first two years in office. Biden, at least, has … Read more

The Chinese are turning to traditional remedies to fight Covid

Jade Gao’s photo. Video Danny Chu, Michael Zhang, Yan Zhao, Riley Zhang As Covid-19 tears apart China’s massive population, sickening millions of people and fueling drug shortages, many are turning to age-old traditional medicines to battle the aches and pains of the virus. President Xi Jinping has promoted traditional Chinese medicine since the start of … Read more

Inflation is not the biggest problem in the stock market right now. deflation is.

font size Tesla cut the prices of some of its vehicles by as much as 20% last week as inventory piled up and order prices plummeted. Brandon Bell/Getty Images High intergenerational inflation It was the story of 2022. This will not be the story of 2023. The bogeyman of negating inflation — and even some … Read more