First Podcast! Bad Numbers On The Economic Horizon
Interest rates were finally increased after many years of threats/promises by the Fed. Economic numbers coming out of the Philadelphia Fed are decidedly negative and portend more economic weakness. Oil prices are going lower and there's stories of tankers full of the stuff not being able to find a will storage site. This is bad news for the oil patch, the banks and junk bond holders. The bond issuers will be defaulting en masse and this could lead to another banking crisis or a stock market collapse. Corporate profits were down 5% last year and could fall more this year. Combined with the imploding junk bond market there could be a major market collapse in early 2016. So keep your eyes open and be ready for the opportunities that will inevitably arise.