Articles by Ryan Watkins, Op-Ed Contributor

Articles by Ryan Watkins, Op-Ed Contributor

China Increased Gold Holdings for 6th Straight Month

China Increased Gold Holdings for 6th Straight Month

May 8, 2023
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China has increased its gold holdings for the sixth month in a row in an effort to offset risks of the dollar.
Fed Unable to Protect from Debt Limit Default

Fed Unable to Protect from Debt Limit Default | Op Ed.

May 5, 2023
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Debt limit default looms over Congress as the end of the debt suspension approaches.
Regional Banks Sink Further After Another Rate Hike

Regional Banks Sink Further After Another Rate Hike

May 4, 2023
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Regional bank stocks plunge after a tenth consecutive rate hike.
Fourth Bank Fails in Two Months!

Fourth Bank Fails in Two Months!

May 1, 2023
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First Republic Bank was taken over by regulators and sold to JP Morgan Chase, becoming the second-largest bank failure in U.S. history.
U.S. Officials Holding Urgent Talks to Rescue First Republic

U.S. Officials Holding Urgent Talks to Rescue First Republic

April 28, 2023
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An already troubled First Republic Bank stock tumbled by 40% on Friday, causing panic.
Argentina Uses Yuan to Pay for Chinese Imports

Argentina Uses Yuan to Pay for Chinese Imports

April 27, 2023
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In an effort to reduce its reliance on the dollar, Argentina commits to paying for Chinese imports using Yuan.
First Republic Bank Again Trying to Avoid FDIC Takeover

First Republic Bank Again Trying to Avoid FDIC Takeover

April 26, 2023
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Investors believe First Republic Bank will need help to avoid an FDIC takeover after a 49% stock plummet.
Biden Administration Punishes Borrowers with Good Credit

Biden Administration Punishes Borrowers with Good Credit

April 26, 2023
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Mortgage fees will increase for those with strong credit scores and decrease for those with low scores under new changes.
Asian Countries Propose Plan to Accelerate De-Dollarization

Asian IMF 2.0 Proposed to Accelerate De-Dollarization

April 25, 2023
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Asian countries have proposed a plan to revive the Asian Monetary Fund, signaling the world is heading towards global de-dollarization.
Arkansas Makes Gold and Silver Legal Tender

Arkansas Makes Gold and Silver Legal Tender

April 21, 2023
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A change has been made to Arkansas' legal code to include specie as legal tender, allowing gold and silver to be considered money.