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2019: What Could Go Wrong? -- By Craig R. Smith - If you thought the U.S. stock market correction of 5% to 9% in October was bad, ‘you ain't seen nothing yet’; according to a growing choir of leading economic voices.

The more you IRA... the less you IRS! -- By Craig R. Smith - When it comes to saving for retirement, slow and steady always wins. Socking away money into a qualified, tax-deferred retirement account is the secret to creating a sizable nest egg.

Red October! Is This Wall Street’s Big Correction? -- By Craig R. Smith, Chairman, Swiss America - Today the DJIA fell 831 points (3.1%), lead by the NASDAQ'S 400 point drop, as rising rate fears caused investors to quickly pivot out of technology stocks.

An Inflation Nightmare in Socialist Venezuela -- By Craig R. Smith - According to the International Monetary Fund, Venezuela's inflation will skyrocket to one million percent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money.

URGENT: Remember Lehman Brothers? -- By James M. Carrillo - We are on the verge of a major world event. The current situation with Europe's banking giant Deutsche Bank is not something to be taken lightly. I have had a close eye on Deutsche Bank's stock over the past year, which now appears to be unraveling rapidly.

The Day That Changed America's Future -- By Craig R. Smith- On March 23, 2018, unbeknownst to most Americans, the course of U.S. history was forever changed by irresponsible government leaders from both parties. On that fateful day, the massive $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page omnibus spending bill (which no one even took the time to read) tossed financial sanity out the window.

2018: Year of the Bubble? -- By Craig R. Smith- Today a growing number of highly respected business leaders, such as Bill Gates and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, are recommending urgent preparation for a major drop in the U.S. stock indexes. In March, Bank of America analysts warned that 13 of 19 Bear Market indicators for stocks have now been triggered.

WHAT NOW? -- By Craig R. Smith, Chairman, Swiss America - We seem to live in a very upside down world to say the least and it’s quickly spinning out of control. World politics and economics are so removed from any sense of normalcy that the average person is holding their breath and wincing at the future. Geopolitically and economically we are one headline away from a serious moment in history.

The Secret Saudi-Dollar Connection -- By Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte- President Donald Trump was greeted and treated like a wise and welcome world leader and ally in Saudi Arabia. But the media said almost nothing of the secret connections that for 46 years have kept our two nations linked in a special, mutually-dependent relationship.

FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN: April 7, 2017 -- While the details are still very much in flux one thing is certain, President Trump's resolve in asserting America as a force against human atrocities; a resolve absent during the Obama years.

Trump Prepares to “Do a Number” on Dodd-Frank Banking Laws -- By Craig R. Smith- While many in the media lament President Trump's campaign promise to “do a number” on the Dodd-Frank legislation passed after the 2008 financial crisis, not much will happen until the 120 day review has passed and the data is reviewed by the president.

Making America Great Again
Don’t Sit and Watch, Be Prepared!
-- By James M. Carrillo - While growth and making America great again are obviously the goals of all working Americans, the unwinding of massive debt, troubled banks and over a decade of bad policies will prove difficult and may come with severe pain for unprepared citizens - especially retiring baby boomers.

The Gold Bull is Back! -- By Craig R. Smith--Precious metal prices started off 2017 with a bang, amid robust safe-haven buying and falling U.S. dollar. In January, gold prices rose over 5% and silver prices rushed up over 10%.

Are You Prepared For America's Next 100 Days? -- By Craig R. Smith - Political administrations change regularly, however, government behavior rarely changes quickly enough to surprise the money world.

The Trump Effect Upon Tangible Assets -- by David Bradshaw, Idea Factory Press - With the dollar hitting 2003 highs and the stock market enjoying the "Trump effect" here are a few things to keep in mind when considering asset safety and growth in 2017.

FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN -- by Craig Smith-- It was debt that caused the 2008 crisis. Today we have even more debt than we did in 2008. There are many ways to deal with excessive, unmanageable debt.

Trump's Triumphant Capitalist Revolution -- By Lowell Ponte - On election night, at 9:06 pm Eastern Time, veteran journalist and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said in stunned amazement: “It's possible that Donald Trump could be President of the United States.”

Preparation is Preservation: A Reality Check -- By Dean Heskin - You don’t have to flip too many channels or look at Facebook for very long to realize we’re a divided nation. If volatility had a colloquial definition, it would likely include a divisive presidential election between two polarizing candidates who are miles apart on every issue.

Paper is Poverty! -- By Craig R. Smith - Thomas Jefferson once said, "Paper is poverty. It is only the ghost of money, and not money itself." Jefferson was a man of many accomplishments among them Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, Vice-President, President and an early proponent of honest money.

Why the 2016 Election is Economically Volatile -- By Dean Heskin - Presidential elections by their very nature are volatile. They can be contentious and unpredictable. Despite the projection of the pollsters or the predictions of the pundits, no one can really say for certain who will prevail on Election Day.

Brexit Money-Quake -- By Lowell Ponte - The world's ruling elite expected the June 23, 2016 United Kingdom Brexit vote to fail. Investors who believed these elitists were shocked when this referendum won by 52-48 percent, launching a countdown to separation between the UK and European Union.

Will the Brexit Unleash a Global Meltdown? -- By Lowell Ponte - On June 23, the British people voted in a national referendum to declare their independence from the European Union. The ruling political establishment, right and left, had joined to crush this populist uprising with a campaign of fear and authority.

If Jobs are Back and the Dollar is Strong … Why are Billionaires Buying Gold? -- By Dean Heskin - The government now tells us we’re enjoying a 5% unemployment rate with some officials even suggesting we are now at full employment. The national unemployment rate is indeed down over 50% from highs set during the Great Recession back in the Fall of 2009.

MAJOR LONG-TERM REVERSAL TRIGGERED IN GOLD AND U.S. DOLLAR -- By James M. Carrillo - On March 31, the U.S. dollar triggered and re-established its long term bear market trend, signaling a major long term sell-off.

The Great Regression: The Crash of 2016 -- By Dean Heskin, CEO, Swiss America - Is the US economy regressing? We are in the midst of the slowest and most lackluster economic recovery since the end of World War II, and it appears to be weakening.

GOLD’S RISING ROLE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY -- By Craig R. Smith, Chairman, Swiss America - When it comes to a means of trade and exchange, it seems that the world has come full circle. In ancient times men bartered with grain and livestock as a method of payment.

The Stealth Bear Market Cycle. Why it could Wreak Havoc with your Portfolio. -- So what is all this talk about a “Stealth Bear” market and what does it mean for your investments? A traditional Bear Market is characterized by falling stock prices, a strong selling environment, and general market pessimism.

DON'T BANK ON YELLEN'S FED -- By Craig R. Smith, Author/Chairman, Swiss America - After listening to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's statement justifying the increase in interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, I am convinced her ability to contradict herself rivals that of President Barack Obama.

The Implications of Russian Aggression -- By Lowell Ponte - This is a time for crossing fingers, fingering crosses, and buying gold in this time of soaring political, economic instability and rising global debt defaults.

Stock Market Meltdown Confirmed -- By James M. Carrillo - The overinflated, propped up stock market bull is over. Long term market analysis has signaled that a long term sell off is imminent.

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