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Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Federal Reserve Created Bitcoin and Other Percolating Bubbles - Michael Carino, Greenwich Endeavors
The Federal Reserve’s tools for achieving its dual mandate of low inflation and full employment manipulate interest rates and therefore markets.  This manipulation of rates reverberates globally. Their manipulation historically had been more light handed and invisible to most of the public.  However, over the last decade, their impact on interest rates and yield levels have been the most dramatic in the history of the Federal Reserve.  Whenever you have policies that are extreme, it is best to
Monday, December 11, 2017
Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
Dictatorship (noun): Definition #3: absolute power or authority (Websters); Def. #2: absolute, imperious or overbearing power or control (Random House);Def. #3: Absolute or despotic control or power (American Heritage);Def. #3: Absolute or supreme power or authority (Collins English Dictionary);Def. #1: A type of government where absolute sovereignty is allotted to an individual or small clique (Wikipedia).“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battle
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Merk 2018 Oulook
Axel Merk, Merk Investments December 7, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet With the stock market and Bitcoin reaching all-time highs, what can possible go wrong? In offering my thoughts on 2018, I see my role in reminding investors to stress test their portfolios. Is your portfolio built of straw, sticks or brick? First, let me allege many investors have portfolios built of straw and sticks rather than brick. How do I kn
Friday, December 8, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Inflation v Deflation – State Finances
There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs with monetary inflation, compared with the transfer of wealth from the state to its creditors through deflation. The effect is undoubtedly true, even though it is played down by governments, but it ignores what happens to continuing
Friday, December 8, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Mystery Markets, Bubbles and Less Risky Gold
Consider graphs of three markets from the past. These are well known and important markets, but the names, prices and time scales are not shown. They are plotted on linear scales. Note: Structure: Each market moved progressively more vertical before crashing. Bubble: Each market bubbled upward to an unsustainable level and collapsed. Timing: Few predicted the dates or prices for these bubble tops, but many observed their bubble characteristics. The Public: The charts show that each market moved
Friday, December 8, 2017
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Fake Tax Reform
After supposedly chomping on the bit for years to pass meaningful tax reform, Republicans are now set to blow an historic opportunity. Whatever version of the Bill that emerges from the House and Senate Conference Committee (which will be signed by President Trump faster than he can down a Filet o’Fish), will be far less than the Republicans envisioned when they finally captured the White House and both Congressional Chambers in 2016. But from what I have seen of the particulars, the revisions t
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Drop Thru' 2017 Uptrend, Bitcoin +1456 as 'Unseen' China Risks Build
GOLD PRICES cut this year's gain below 9% for US Dollar investors in London trade Thursday morning, dropping to new 4-month lows beneath $1255 per ounce as crypto-currency Bitcoin surged past $15,000 for a 2017 gain of 1,456%. Commodities today slipped overall after Wall Street stock markets closed lower overnight for the fourth session running from last week's new record highs. Copper steadied
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Peter Schiff Warns Of CRASH: ‘Everybody Is Going To Get Wiped Out!’
This coming crisis will hit everyone in the wallet. Money manager Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis, can already see the writing on the wall – and he says everyone is going to get wiped out. Schiff says that this time, gold will explode and the dollar will be wiped out. USA Watch Dog‘s Greg Hunter interviewed Schiff about the impending financial disaster we are facing. Almost ten years after the 2008 meltdown, Schiff had this to say: “I predicted a lot more than ju
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Bill Downey - Commodity Trader
Sample of GoldTrends Updates and Trade Recommendations
The main line of support seems to lie in the 1222-1246 area in gold.  It's the 2011 downtrend line.   That 1249.95 area is where the control boys might be trying to take out  ? Blue cycle at the turn point as well Odds also favor a medium term buy point is near set up as well  What about Risk ? This is a medium term move.   I can't eliminate a move to 1200-1222 on the big picture for this
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
SELL CRYPTOS – BUY GOLD
During the 2006-9 financial crisis, a collapse of the global financial system was avoided by massive money printing, guarantees and allowing banks to value assets at cost rather than market, as well as a panic lowering of interest rates from as high as 6% in the US to zero or negative. Bonds issued by eight major countries currently have negative interest rates from 1 & 2 year debt for Italy up to 15 & 30 year debt for Japan, Germany and Switzerland. GLOBAL LIABILITIES OF $2 QUADRILLION Whateve
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fast Food Price Wars Coming? The McRib, What's In It?
McDonald’s Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January.Reuters reports McDonald's new 'dollar' menu to intensify price war in 2018. McDonald’s dropped its popular “Dollar Menu” in 2013 after franchisees groused that selling items like a double cheeseburger for $1 cut into profits. The replacement “Dollar Menu & More” had higher prices, but failed to draw more customers despite heavy marketing. The new dollar menus, set to debut on Jan. 4, include a
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Inflation Watch: This Popular Sector is in Serious Trouble in 2018
Tech is warning about inflation. Tech performs terribly during periods of higher inflation. If you think I’m making this up, take a look at the NASDAQ’s performance versus Gold during the last inflationary spike in 2011. Tech tanked, Gold soared. Which is why the recent very bearish breakdown in Tech is worth noting. Between this and the rise in inflationary signals in the financial system (the NY Fed's UIG, the Cleveland Fed's stick inflation, and Producer Price Indexes), it’s looking more an
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Warning: ‘They Need The Markets To Implode’ To Usher In Cashless System
Market analyst Lynette Zang predicts in the next market meltdown, “real estate, stocks, and bonds will all crash.” When asked when this will happen, Zang says, “Enjoy your Christmas,” but in 2018, all bets are off. Greg Hunter interviewed Lynette Zang, Chief Market Strategist at ITMtrading.com, and her assessment of the 2018 economy is dire.  Zang predicts, “In 2018, I don’t think they can hold these things together. I think we will see a major market correction in 2018. When that happens, that
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
State-sponsored cryptocurrencies revisited
In a blog post earlier this week I briefly argued that “government-controlled cryptocurrency” was a contradiction in terms. It depends on what is meant by “cryptocurrency”, but now that I’ve done some more research on the subject I understand how a central bank could make use of blockchain technology and why the government would want to implement a type of cryptocurrency. My understanding of the subject was improved by reading the white paper on the “Fedcoin” published a few months ago by Yale U
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Have US Treasury Yields Bottomed? Are You Sure?
The consensus view is the Fed will hike 3-4 times in 2018 and that treasury yields long ago bottomed. Agree? I don't.US Treasury Yields 1998-Present The above chart suggests it is far too premature to believe that long-term yields have bottomed. US Treasury Yields 5-year Duration and Under 1998-Present Other than zero-bound 3-month treasuries, it is difficult to present a clear technical case that even short-term rates have bottomed. And given that a huge percentage of the world's bonds trade
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Is Tax "Reform" Good for the US Dollar? How About Gold?
Let's investigate what happened after the last 3 major tax reforms. Another "reform" is on deck.I picked up this idea from Holger Zschaepitz, @Schuldensuehner, who made the following Tweet, posting a chart from Bloomberg. In the following chart, I add a key piece of legislation that someone inadvertently overlooked. Tax Reform vs US Dollar 1986-Present Key Dates October 22, 1986: Tax Reform Act of 1986 June 7, 2001: Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 May 26, 2003: Jobs
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Golden Skin In The Game
For the past few weeks I’ve suggested that a modest US dollar rally against the yen (and thus gold) was due…and now it’s here! The dollar’s right shoulder rally fits with the US senate’s decision to finally pass some corporate tax cuts. That’s modestly good news for “risk-on” investors. It’s modest because it comes at a late stage in the business cycle. Many institutional money managers are trimming US stock market holdings. They are investing the proceeds into key Asian markets where corpor
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
2018 Will Be When Central Bank Policy Crashes Into the Wall
The bubble in sovereign bonds is looking dangerously close to popping. And ironically, what could burst it is the very thing Central Banks have been pursuing aggressively for the last 9 years: inflation. As I explain in my bestselling book The Everything Bubble, Treasury yields adjust to account for inflation. The relationship is not perfect as bonds are also priced based on economic activity. However, the fact remains, if the rate of inflation spikes, Treasury yields rise as well to account for
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
THE BLIND CONSPIRACY: The Gold Market Is Heading Towards A Big Fundamental Change
The gold market is heading towards a big fundamental change that few are prepared. While many analysts in the alternative media community suggest that the gold price is manipulated due to Fed and Central bank intervention, there is another more obscure rationale that is the likely culprit. I call it, “The Blind Conspiracy.” But, before I get into the details of this Blind Conspiracy, there are a few very troubling developments in the alternative media community that I would like to discuss first
Monday, December 4, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Chances Are Exactly Zero
Financial sanity and stability may not return, but we can protect our assets and learn from the discussion. The DOW, S&P500, NASDAQ and other markets sell at all-time highs. However, we know many imbalances exist within our financial world. This is not new – things have been crazy before, are now, and will be again. But to regain financial sanity we need: From “Doug Casey on the New Fed Chair” “In an ideal world there would be some radical changes. The best thing for the US in the (famous) long
Monday, December 4, 2017
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