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Lew Rockwell
  Our Enemy, the Executive State 
The modern institution of the presidency is the primary political evil Americans face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Price Optimist or Pessimist?
DISCLOSURE:  This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Miles Franklin sells silver and believes that silver is under-valued. Prices will rise in coming years. I share that belief. Regardless, this article presents both optimistic and pessimistic interpretations for future silver prices. SILVER  PRICES  OPTIMIST: DEMAND:  Silver demand increases every year and will push prices higher. Our modern world depends upon electronics, computers, missiles, fighter jets, cruise missi
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Four Percent 10-year Note Yield Will Be a Floor No...
The two most important factors in determining the level of sovereign bond yields are the credit and inflation risks extant within a nation. When determining a country’s ability to service its debt investors must analyze not only the absolute debt level, but also the ratios of debt and deficits to GDP. In addition, the current rate of inflation must also be viewed within the context of debt in order to make an accurate assumption as to the level of future inflation. When analyzing historical meas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
China Rating Agency Downgrades U.S. Debt
While U.S. government and Federal Reserve officials continue to pretend as if all is well in the economy, apparently a rather important counter-party doesn’t share the same view. A few weeks ago there was a story about how the Chinese government is considering reducing its allocation of U.S. treasuries. Now, one of the Chinese rating agencies (Dagong Global Credit Rating) has gone ahead and downgraded the U.S. credit rating. Based on the financials, it’s hardly a surprise to see the U.S. get dow
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Bullion Vault
Comex Silver Speculators Turn Net Bearish, Gold Prices Steady as Russia, Turkey Warn US Over Syrian 'Fire'
GOLD and SILVER PRICES remained steady on Monday morning in London against a rebounding US Dollar, write Steffen Grosshauser and Adrian Ash at BullionVault. With New York shut for Presidents Day – and ahead of meeting minutes due Wednesday from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting – global equity markets were mixed as non-US government bond prices fell once more, nudging interest rates higher.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Irredeemable Currency De-tooths Savers
Arbitrary Interest Rates In the past few weeks, we have argued that interest rates will not rise. We have made our arguments based on observable cases of soft credit demand that falls with rising rates, and analysis of the incentives on creditors and debtors. Ours is a case that rates can’t go up much, for long, because demand for credit won’t chase rates up. In the postwar period up to 1981, borrowers chased rates all the way up the moon. But not since then. Now, we want to make a theoretical a
Monday, February 19, 2018
Chris Martenson
The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home
Last week, volatility made a long-overdue return to the US and global equity markets. It began with a 2-day back-to-back violent drop. Day 3 saw a big rebound, swiftly followed by two more days of gut-wrentching losses. And then finally, last Friday, the day saw massive swings both high and low, ending with a huge upside run. During this period the S&P 500 lost more than 300 points.  Since then, though, the market has been steadily rising. Is the danger past?  Are the markets safe once more?  
Friday, February 16, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The origin of cycles
It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets.He lived through a time when there was a regular cycle of boom and bust, with phases of economic expansion followed by contraction. Workers were employed and then unemployed, and the only way this could be stopped, in Marxian economics, was for the workers to acquire the means of production, or more correctly, the state to do so on their behalf.Other economists, such as Jevons and Wicksell, rec
Friday, February 16, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
WTF? Bonds Sink, Gold Price Jumps
Valentine's Day leap in yields and interest rates sees gold price rise... OKAY, this is weird, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. "Increase in US inflation sparks bond sell-off," as the Financial Times reports. "Treasury yields hit 4-year highs," the FT goes on, referring to the interest rate no
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Right Question…
Last week I mentioned that my grandson Josh (Andy’s boy) was accepted at McGill University in Montreal, the University of Indiana’s business school and the University of Michigan.  He is interested in pursuing a degree in business and is taking all the requisite (advanced) classes in economics. He called me yesterday and asked me, “Which Fed Policy would be better, Quantitative Easing or Tapering and what can be done to make things better?”  Geese Louise!  When I was his age the only question I
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Better than the alternative? 
As people age we sometimes hear them say it beats the alternative, which is usually left unsaid.It’s an old joke technology aims to eliminate by treating aging as a disease and curing it. But there’s another sense in which the alternative is assumed to be far worse than the present condition.  I’m referring to the type of government almost all people live under, which is the nation state.  As bad as states might be — we’ve all been taught — it certainly beats the alternative, anarchy.   R
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver, Gold and the Dow
The gold to silver ratio hit 80 to 1 last week.  That is unusual – the 3rd highest in over 20 years.  It tells us: Silver prices are too low compared to gold. Silver falls harder than gold, and rises more rapidly in the late stages of a rally. Both gold and silver prices are too low. This is confirmed by the amount of global debt, the crazy heights of the stock market, low commodity prices, monetary nonsense, and political uncertainties. Both silver and gold bottomed in December 2015 and have r
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“Rules-Based” Monetary Proposals Won’t Create S...
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on February 9, 2018.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2018/02/09/rules-based-monetary-proposals-wont-create-stable-money/#4b822c96128e I often say that governments should follow the “Magic Formula,” which is: Low Taxes and Stable Money. Good things happen to governments that do this, and bad things happen to those that don’t. “Stable Money” means: money that is stable in value. The traditional way to accomplish this is to link currencies to g
Monday, February 12, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Something is definitely “changing” but what is it?
Markets around the world are convulsing which is definitely different than anything we have seen in over a year. We also know that interest rates are going higher all over the world. In fact, if you look at rates going back to 1981, the downtrend line(s) has been broken and thus a very major change. Generational trades and 37 year trend lines are rare on their own, when they finally break it means something very big has changed and you must do your very best at trying to figure out “what” it is.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
The West Will Become The New ‘Third World’: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Hold your real assets outside of the banking system in one of many private international facilities  -->    https://www.sprottmoney.com/intlstorage  The West Will Become The New ‘Third World’: PricewaterhouseCoopers Written by Jeff Nielson (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL) First World The term “First World” refers to so called developed, capitalist, industrial countries, roughly, a bloc of countries aligned with the United States after word war II, with more or less common political and economi
Monday, February 12, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Global Synchronized Bond Collapse
We have all heard, in ad nauseam fashion, Wall Street’s current favorite mantra touting a global synchronized economic recovery. For the record, global GDP growth for 2017 was 3.7%, according to the International Monetary Fund. And, although this is an improvement from recent years, you must take into account that in 2004 it was 4.4%, in 2005 it was 3.8%, in 2006 it was 4.3%, and in 2007 it was 4.2%. The Point being, it’s not as if the current rate of global growth has climbed to a level never b
Sunday, February 11, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Party On, Dudes 
As of this week, the shale oil miracle launched US oil production above the 1970 previous-all-time record at just over ten million barrels a day. Techno-rapturists are celebrating what seems to be a blindingly bright new golden age of energy greatness. Independent oil analyst Art Berman, who made the podcast rounds the last two weeks, put it in more reality-accessible terms: “Shale is a retirement party for the oil industry.” It was an impressive stunt and it had everything to do with the realit
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Gains Extend ETF Growth as Inflation Worries Hit 'Even the Yellen Fed'
GOLD BULLION held around $1240 per ounce in London trade Thursday, retaining its 3-month high as commodity markets pushed towards new 18-month records. With energy costs already driving up headline inflation rates worldwide, Brent crude oil today rose above $55 per barrel as Nymex natural gas contracts traded 90% above their price of this time last year. Silver bullion held firm wit
Friday, February 9, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Three Truths about Stock Market Sell-Off Gold Investors Should Know
Until recently, the financial press was reporting confidence in the global economy in 2018. Participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos were full of optimism and they outdid each other in upgrading their forecasts. One week later, the global stock market plunged, making analysts stupefied. “As equities tumbled, gold should shine”, almost everyone thought. But that’s not what we saw. What really happened, then? Crash or Correction? – That Is the Question Global equities were a sea of red ov
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
  The New World Order 
“Countless people will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it.” – H.G. Wells, The New World Order (1939). “You shall have one world government, whether you like it or not, by consent or by conquest.” – James Warburg, Former Aide to Franklin D. Roosevelt in testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 17, 1950. “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” – Da
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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