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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
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
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Sovereign Wealth Funds Investing In Gold For “Long Term Returns” – PwC
– Sovereign wealth funds investing in gold for long term returns – PwC – Gold has outperformed equities and bonds over the long term – PwC Research – Gold is up 6.7% and 6.8% per annum over 10 and 20 year periods; Stocks and bonds returned less than 5.2% respectively over same period (see PwC table) – From 1971 to 2016 (45 years), “gold real returns were approximately 10% while inflation increased 4%” – Gold also valuable due to lack of correlation and hedge against inflation, currency devaluati
Tuesday, February 13, 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
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
When will the next credit crisis occur?
The timing of any credit crisis is set by the rate at which the credit cycle progresses. People don’t think in terms of the credit cycle, wrongly believing it is a business cycle. The distinction is important, because a business cycle by its name suggests it emanates from business. In other words, the cycle of growth and recessions is due to instability in the private sector and this is generally believed by state planners and central bankers.This is untrue, because cycles of business activity h
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Inflation And Alan Greenspan 
Alan Greenspan 1967 "As the supply of money increases relative to the supply of tangible assets in the economy, prices must eventually rise. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value". Alan Greenspan 1981 "A return to a gold standard (would be) a basic change in our economic processes. A gold-based monetary system will necessarily prevent fiscal imprudence. Once achieved, the discipline of the gold standard would surely reinforce anti-inflation policies, and make it far more difficult to resume financial profligacy".
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Chris Martenson
It's Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now...
Economic and market conditions are eerily like they were in late 2007/early 2008. Remember back then? Everything was going great.  Home prices were soaring. Jobs were plentiful. The great cultural marketing machine was busy proclaiming that a new era of permanent prosperity had dawned, thanks to the steady leadership of Alan Greenspan and later Ben Bernanke. And only a small cadre of cranks, like me, was singing a different tune; warning instead that a painful reckoning in our financial system w
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Shrinkflation Intensifies – Stealth Inflation As Thousands of Food Products Shrink In Size, Not Price
– Shrinkflation continues to take hold across UK, Ireland and US for sixth year running– Shrinkflation sees consumers gets less product, but at the same or increased price– 2,500 products have shrunk according to Office of National Statistics in UK– Reported inflation is between 1.7% and 3% but actually much higher– Shrinkflation is financial fraud, unreported inflation in stealth mode– Gold is hedging inflation and shrinkflation Editor: Mark O’Byrne Two bars of the Toblerone Swiss chocolate. Ne
Monday, February 5, 2018
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
5 Forces That Will Drive Gold Higher In 2018
Gold prices are rising. They bottomed in December 2015 at $1,046, a year later in December 2016 at $1,124, and again in December 2017 at $1,241. The bull market in gold has shown renewed life, as the bull market in stocks is displaying weakness, old age, and terminal blow-off behavior. 1 – DOLLAR DEVALUATION: Potentially the most important force pushing gold prices higher is the inevitable devaluation of the dollar. Commercial and central banks create debt by “printing” dollars from “thin air” a
Friday, February 2, 2018
Thorsten Polleit -
Central Banks Put a Safety Net Under Financial Markets
Most early business cycle indicators suggest that the global economy is pretty much roaring ahead. Production and employment are rising. Firms keep investing and show decent profits. International trade is expanding. Credit is easy to obtain. Stock prices keep moving up to ever higher levels. All seems to be well. Or does it? Unfortunately, the economic upswing shows the devil’s footprints: central banks have set it in motion with their extremely low, end in some countries even negative, interes
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
5 Top Picks As Luxury Markets Boom
The charming mysticism of precious stones is the stuff of legend, and today, these ‘tears of the gods’ are opening up major new opportunities for investors. Now estimated to be worth north of $100 billion, the gemstone industry is growing in leaps and bounds, with analysts projecting that demand for diamonds and gemstones will continue to outstrip supply. A lack of new discoveries, a growing inclination towards branded ornaments, a plunging dollar and ease of access thanks to online shopping hav
Friday, January 26, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Dollar Will be Key to Gold Sesame
Gold may be considered to be a bet against the U.S. dollar. The depreciation of the greenback supported the yellow metal in 2017. The price of gold managed to rise last year in rather unpleasant macroeconomic environment mainly thanks to the weakness of the U.S. dollar. Now, the key question is whether the bearish trend in the greenback will continue or we will see a trend reversal (or actually a continuation of a rebound which started in September)? Theoretically, the U.S. dollar should strengt
Friday, January 26, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Unsound money is crucifying pensions
Deficits are mounting in pension obligations. It is a global problem over which pension trustees are helpless. It is also a problem that’s brushed under the carpet, with prospective and current pensioners generally unaware of the threat to their retirement. Investors in companies with defined benefit schemes, schemes which promise an inflation-adjusted entitlement based on final salary, generally ignore this important issue, as do most stock market analysts. Analysts know the deficits are there,
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Interest Rates: Going Up Or Down?
The 10 Year T-Note yields only 2.6%. But 18 months ago the rate was under 1.5%. In our current era of supposed central bank printed prosperity the low yield tells us digital currency units have little time value. Current European rates are “negative” for trillions of euros in sovereign debt. Argentina sold 100 year bonds. HOW DID IT GET SO CRAZY? The short version is that central banks intervened in the debt and equity markets so much that the financial system is a bit crazy. What Is Crazy and U
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Inflation Tsunami Ahead
Inflation is one of the most misunderstood, misused and lied about topics in economics. The Fed professes to know what causes it: an overly employed workforce. But, perhaps it is aware this is false and intentionally promulgates the ruse of growth as inflation’s progenitor because central banks want to deflect attention away from its money printing. Nevertheless, one thing is abundantly clear, we all have to agree that the Fed can’t readily control the exact rate of inflation; nor can it direct
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Peter Schiff: In The Impending Collapse ‘Everything That Can Go Wrong, Will’
The impending economic collapse is hidden from most. People only see a rising stock market, not the negative underlying factors that will cause the whole system to crash. The weakening of the U.S. dollar is just getting started, warned veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. “We have just begun a major, long-term bear market in the dollar,” he said, which should cause a spike in oil prices. He thinks oil will reach $80-$100 a barrel in 2018. The commodity currently t
Friday, January 19, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The truth about trade
The one subject, which became a headline issue last year, and even divides experts is trade. It will become increasingly important in 2018 as the US develops her trade policy, particularly with respect to China, and as the UK negotiates her Brexit terms with the EU. Ignorance dominates this subject. Surely, people say, industry should be protected from unfair trade practices, such as goods manufactured in foreign sweat-shops, or unfair dumping of commodities, such as steel. If President Trump ca
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Sacrifices Will Be Made
Financial sacrifices are so obvious and commonplace they are seldom acknowledged. Borrowing money on a credit card, mortgage or car loan to purchase something is typical. You have sacrificed future spending for use in the present. If the purchase, financed by debt, increases income more than the cost of debt service, the required principal plus interest can be repaid from future income. This is probably good. But if the purchase is consumed, future income is not increased and future discretiona
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Frank Shostak
Falling Prices Are a Good Thing
There is nothing wrong with declining prices. What signifies industrial market economy under a commodity money such as gold is that prices of goods follow a declining trend.According to Joseph Salerno,In fact, historically, the natural tendency in the industrial market economy under a commodity money such as gold has been for general prices to persistently decline as ongoing capital accumulation and advances in industrial techniques led to a continual expansion in the supplies of goods. Thus thr
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Speculating Our Way to Prosperity
We have been discussing the consumption of capital. Last week, for example, we concluded with: “We see people eating more of the seed corn.” Morally, socialism is the enslavement of man to man. If you create something, they want not just to take it from you, but to render you unable to create anything else. They declare that the ideal is “from each according to his ability.” This is about the most perfect expression of envy ever put into words. By envy, we mean the hatred of the good for being t
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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