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October 6, 2015

Here’s how ugly the third quarter was for stocks and commodities - Market Watch--10.1.15
According to one global strategist, Q3 of 2015 was the weakest quarter for risk assets in some years. Q3 saw the poorest quarterly performance for the S&P 500 and the Stoxx 600 since Q3 2011.

U.S. stocks dragged lower by global growth worries - Market Watch--9.28.15
U.S. stocks sharply lower on concerns about slowing economic growth in China and mixed domestic economic reports.

Jim Rogers Predicts 'Turmoil' Sparking 'Full-Blown Crisis' in Global Markets- Newsmax Finance--9.21.15
International investor Jim Rogers says that average investors should keep it simple and put their money into what they know. Rogers is predicting a lot of turmoil in the financial markets next year, eventually leading to some sort of crisis.

Federal Reserve opts to keep interest rates near zero - Market Watch--9.17.15
In a statement made by the Fed after their meeting, they have announced they have decided to hold interest rates steady.

The typical household makes less than it did before the recession - Market Watch--9.16.15
According to a recently released report, the typical American household, six years after the Great Recession, is still worse off.

US consumer prices post first decline in 7 months - CNBC--9.16.15
U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell in August as gas prices continued to fall and a strong U.S. dollar curbed the cost of other goods.

US industrial production down 0.4% in Aug vs 0.2% drop expected - CNBC--9.15.15
Overall factory output fell last month mostly due to automakers cutting sharply back on production. According to the Fed, manufacturing production fell 0.5 percent, the biggest decline since January 2014.

$2,883,250,000,000: Federal Taxes Set Record Through August; $19,346 Per Worker; Feds Still Run $530B Deficit - CNS News--9.14.15
The Federal Government brought in approximately $2,883,250,000,000 of tax revenue for the first 11 months of fiscal 2015, a record amount of tax revenue. During the time the Fed still managed to run a deficit of $529.9 billion during the period.

This Is Exactly What The Early Phases Of A Market Meltdown Look Like - Zero Hedge--9.10.15
If there is going to be a full-blown market meltdown, its expected that there would be wildly dramatic swings in the market both up and down.

New US private sector jobs fall short - CNBC--9.2.15
Private-sector job creation came in below expectations, according to an ADP report. Companies added 190,000 jobs last month, below the 201,000 expected.

U.S. stocks suffer 3rd-worst drop of year on weak China data - Market Watch--9.1.15
U.S. stocks suffered their third-worst loss of the year after a batch of weak Chinese economic reports were released. The Dow took the biggest hit, falling over 450 points.

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Declines to a Three-Month Low - Bloomberg--8.28.15
Consumer confidence decline in August to a three-month low as recent stock-market turbulence weighed on Americans.

Fed Up Investors Yank Cash From Almost Everything Just Like 2008 - Bloomberg--8.27.15
Since July, American households have been pulling money out of both mutual funds that invest in stocks and those that invest in bonds.

U.S. stock rally unravels as Dow, S&P 500 end sharply lower - Market Watch--8.25.15
U.S. stocks relinquished all of its opening gains and ended the day with sharp losses. Trading on Wall Street remains volatile and Wall Street's fear gauge is at the highest level since 2011.

Dow ends down 588 after early 1,000-pt. slide - Associated Press--8.24.15
The Dow finished down nearly 600 points after an early 1,000 point slide. This was the 8th worse single-day decline caused by a slowdown in China's economy.

Dimmer outlook for US economy, wages and hiring - Associated Press--8.24.15
Economists who once saw a rosy future for the U.S. economy are now predicting weaker expansion. These economists are now predicting tepid economic growth, weak pay gains and modest hiring over the next two years.

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