Author: Banyan Hill

America’s Trouble With Tariffs

America’s Trouble With Tariffs by Jeff Opdyke A bit more than 240 years ago, America launched history’s greatest experiment in government — self-governance. In three days, we launch America’s greatest experiment in self-governance. We are turning over the reins of government...

The EU Meltdown

The EU Meltdown by Jeff D. Opdyke Down goes yet another government. This time, the victim was Italy and its prime minister, Matteo Renzi. In a vote last Sunday, Italians overwhelmingly rejected a Renzi-backed plan to reform the country’s constitution....

Inflation: Blowing Up the Dollar

Inflation: Blowing Up the Dollar by JL Yastine for The Sovereign Investor Nearly 20 years ago, in my reporting days, I remember interviewing a couple of guys who started a business selling prescription medicines for pets over the Internet. Today,...

The Negative Rates Setup

The Negative Rates Setup by Jocelyn Smith Wall Street has placed its bet. Right now, the CME Group reports that there is a 94.9% chance that the Fed is going to raise the fed funds rate from its current range...

The Dollar Crash Is Coming

The Dollar Crash Is Coming by JL Yastine Be careful what you wish for. I’m talking about the estimated $2 trillion in U.S. corporate cash sitting in foreign banks — and the Trump-backed proposal for a special 10% repatriation tax on...

The Demise of American Manufacturing

The election has stolen the media’s attention with endless rounds of he said/she said and finger-pointing, but there’s more going on in the U.S. than just a presidential election. Or rather … I should say that there’s less going on…...

Collapsing Global Trade Growth Foreshadows Crash

Collapsing Global Trade Growth Foreshadows Crash

The other week I took my son out to fly a drone we got him for Christmas — an aerial device that can hover and record video as it flies through the air. We didn’t get him a top-of-the-line model...

On the Brink of a Market Crisis

On the Brink of a Market Crisis

The tremor that shook the stock market in recent days — namely the fear of higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve — remains a key focus here in Bermuda at the Total Wealth Symposium. It remains to be seen...

The Fed Will Kick Off the Market Meltdown

The market took a beating on Friday to close the week with a loss, but don’t worry — the true panic selling hasn’t kicked in yet … but it’s coming. A couple members of the Federal Reserve sauntered out on...

Gold’s Best-Kept Secret

Gold’s Best-Kept Secret

What a difference a year (and an extra $245 an ounce) makes… At this time in 2015, with the price of gold nosing below $1,100, mining companies were in the last stages of the “Great Dividend Cut.” Any free cash...

Worse Than the Great Recession?

Worse Than the Great Recession?

My son, who is 7 years old, reads 20 minutes a day so he can continue to improve. It’s not a school assignment, but something my wife and I think he should do — it helps him read better and...