17 signs a recession is coming

The United States economy, for the most part, has been riding high since the economic collapse. Due to the policies of the Federal Reserve, the stock market has reached record highs, the labor market hovers around a five percent unemployment rate and … [Read more...]

Study: Auto loan delinquency rates surge to eight-year highs

A growing number of Americans are falling behind on payments for their automobile loans, says a new study by the Federal Reserve. These numbers haven't been this high in eight years, the height of the economic collapse. New data from the Federal … [Read more...]

Debt Isn’t a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

By: Frank Shostak According to the flow of funds data published by the Fed, the US debt to GDP ratio remains at a lofty level. Non-financial sector debt as a percentage of GDP stood at 251.7% in Q3 2016 against 230.1% in Q1 and 184.3% in Q1 … [Read more...]

Peter Schiff: ‘Inflation is headed up’ on both producer, consumer level

Rampant inflation in the United States is just around the corner, warns one financial guru. And you're already beginning to see signs of this in many different areas of the economy as well as on a consumer and producer level. Speaking in an … [Read more...]

U.S. household debt at highest level since 2008: Federal Reserve study

Americans are continuing their love affair with debt, says a new study from the Federal Reserve. According to a new report from the United States central bank, household debt levels have surged to their highest levels since 2008 as households … [Read more...]

A sign of things to come? Mexico raises interest rates to 8-year high to fight inflation

Is this a sign of things to come to the United States in the next few years? The Mexican central bank announced this week that it would be raising its interest rates by 50 basis points to 6.25 percent, an eight-year high. In order to combat a … [Read more...]

Will Arizona make sound money great again? State moves closer to normalizing gold as currency

Will the state of Arizona soon become the new home for so many gold bugs? That is the question that many avid gold and silver investors, the ones who hold precious metals as a form of real money as opposed to the fiat hegemony tucked neatly in … [Read more...]

Is a bust coming? Fed’s money supply growth moderates

By: Ryan McMaken In our last update on money supply — using the "Austrian" measure of money supply developed by Murray Rothbard and Joseph Salerno — we found that money supply growth hit a 46-month high of 11.2 percent in October. Growth has … [Read more...]

Will the bust happen when the money supply tightens?

By: Frank Shostak Fed policymakers are of the view that the correct interest rate policy could bring the economy onto a path of economic stability and low price inflation. The idea is to guide interest rates toward what is called the “natural” … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Victory! Donald Trump kills the TPP Ron Paul on President Trump: ‘What matters is what he can … [Read more...]