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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
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Precious Metals Breaking Down! 3 Amigos to Abort? 4 Horsemen to Ride?
I am not trying to be a wise guy with the first half of the title (it’s a goof on alarmist media), but if you were not bear biased or outright bearish on the gold sector’s daily and weekly technicals, and its macro and sector fundamentals by now all you have left are the alarmist headlines now telling us about H&S breakdowns, HUI/Gold ratio bearishness and whatever else is going on out there in media large and small to scare the lowly gold bug.As noted in an NFTRH update last night…It’s hard to
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Gary Christenson - Sprott Money
Rig For Stormy Weather - Gary Christenson
What storm? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high. Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield less than 10 year U.S. treasuries. “Official” unemployment is low. Borrowing is inexpensive. Things are good, so they say! I Doubt It! Do you believe the above is a fair and accurate representation of our economic world? If so,
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
The Gold Report
Silver and Gold Bottom Soon
Gold and silver are on track to hit a yearly low this December, as they have for the past five years, says Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold, who explains his reasoning and why he welcomes these moves. Silver and gold have hit a new a low for the year during December in each of the last five years. They are on track for repeating their journey this year if we are to believe sentiment matters. And I do. Two measures allow us to gauge sentiment. My favorite is the
Monday, December 4, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
GM to Have Robotaxi Service by 2019: Can Uber Survive?
GM claims it will have a fleet of robotaxis by 2019 and that will be its biggest profit-maker within a decade.Please consider GM Aims for Self-Driving Taxi Fleet by 2019. GM executives, speaking at an investor conference Thursday, said the company aims to run a large-scale fleet of driverless cars in big cities by 2019. GM is among the first major driverless-car developers to attach a timeline to the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, and the 109-year-old auto maker is racing big tech co
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Wizard of Oz – 2017 Version
Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” over a century ago. The story charms readers on several levels. The books and movie have been exceptionally popular. This interpretation describes the symbolism: Emerald City: Greenbacks – paper money Yellow Brick Road: The gold standard backing money Dorothy’s Silver Slippers: Silver standard backing money (changed to Ruby color in the movie) Scarecrow: Populist Midwestern farmers, perceived to be brainless by northern bankers Tin Man: Dehumanized
Friday, December 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Monetary update for the dollar
A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself.This is a starting point for understanding the dynamics likely to affect the dollar’s purchasing power after the next credit-induced crisis, which are now beginning to clarify. That is the purpose of this article, which starts by updating the most recent developments in the quantity of fiat money (FMQ), the greatest of all monetar
Friday, December 1, 2017
Sprott Money
Why Capital Controls Usually Fail, China Versus Bitcoin Edition - John Rubino
One of the recurring themes of financial history is government over-reach leading citizens to mistrust the local currency and move money overseas, prompting the government to try to trap that wealth within its borders. This nearly always fails because rich people are clever and borders are really hard to seal. The latest chapter in this story involves China – which has engineered an epic debt binge in the past decade, and bitcoin – which has emerged as a highly efficient way to move capita
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Sentiment Synopsis, Part 2
A blog post titled “Sentiment Synopsis” posted two weeks ago contained some explanatory remarks about the Commitments of Traders (COT) reports and briefly discussed the sentiment situations for gold, silver, the Canadian dollar and the Yen using the COT data as the indicators of market sentiment. In this post I’ll do the same for the euro, the Swiss franc and oil, again with the help of charts from Gold Charts ‘R’ Us. As noted in the earlier post, what I refer to as the total speculative net pos
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
The Hyperinflation That Was Not
Last week, we made a very controversial statement. We are happy to write the truth, and let the chips fall where they may (e.g. our thoughtful disagreement with Ted Butler about price manipulation). We can accept the flak that we get for this, so long as our position is understood. Some criticized our approach as mere technical analysis, and therefore insufficient to the task of explaining the dynamics of the gold and silver markets. But whether we quibble with this characterization of our work
Monday, November 27, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
EXAMINING SILVER MANIPULATION: What Some Analysts Miss
One of the major topics discussed in the precious metals community is the manipulation of the gold and silver prices by the large bullion banks.  Many precious metals analysts point to the massive commercial short positions held by JP Morgan and Scotiabank as the root cause for the low silver price.  While I agree that the bullion banks’ massive short contracts are controlling the silver price to a certain degree, there’s another factor that is overlooked by the majority of precious metals analy
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Gary Christenson - Sprott Money
Rob From The Middle Class Economics - Gary Christenson
Much of our financial world functions as a “Rob from the Middle Class” economy. The system robs from the middle class and poor via “money printing” and inflation of the currency supply! The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Little benefit comes from complaining about the process or fighting it. Understand the process, work around it, and use it constructively. Explaining Our Rob from the Middle Class Economy: Governments, individuals, pension funds and corporations are increasingly
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Sprott Money
Rob From The Middle Class Economics - Gary Christenson
Much of our financial world functions as a “Rob from the Middle Class” economy. The system robs from the middle class and poor via “money printing” and inflation of the currency supply! The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Little benefit comes from complaining about the process or fighting it. Understand the process, work around it, and use it constructively. Explaining Our Rob from the Middle Class Economy: Governments, individuals, pension funds and corporations are increasingly
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Gold’s 47-Year Bull Market
The following monthly chart shows that relative to a broad basket of commodities*, gold commenced a very long-term bull market (47 years and counting) in the early-1970s. It’s not a fluke that this bull market began at the same time as the final official US$-gold link was severed and the era of irredeemable free-floating fiat currency kicked off. Anyone attempting to apply a traditional commodity-type analysis to the gold market would have trouble explaining the above chart. This is because thr
Friday, November 24, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Alasdair Macleod: Deflation must be embraced
There are two problems with understanding deflation: it is ill-defined, and it has a bad name. This article puts deflation into its proper context. This is an important topic for advocates of gold as money, who will be aware that sound money, in theory, leads to lower prices over time and is often criticixed as an objective, because it is not an inflationary stimulation. The simplest definition for deflation is that it is when the quantity of money contracts. This can come about in one or more o
Friday, November 24, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Deflation must be embraced
There are two problems with understanding deflation: it is ill defined, and it has a bad name. This article puts deflation into its proper context. This is an important topic for advocates of gold as money, who will be aware that sound money, in theory, leads to lower prices over time and is often criticised as an objective, because it is not an inflationary stimulation.The simplest definition for deflation is that it is when the quantity of money contracts. This can come about in one or more of
Friday, November 24, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The World’s First Space Nation Now Has A Satellite Flying Above The Earth
On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.  The nation is slowing coming to fruition. The “nanosat”  is roughly the size of a loaf of bread and undertook a two-day journey from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the United States, to the International Space Station (ISS). It contains 0.5 TB of data belonging to 18,000 of Asgardia’s citizens, such as family photographs, as well as digital representations of the space nation’s flag
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sprott Money
Does The CoT Structure Prohibit A Rally? - Craig Hemke
Can the Comex metals rally from here given that the CoT structure is not yet fully "washed out"? Of course they can! While it's sometimes easy and obvious to assume that rallies are imminent by the CoT structure, history shows us that a fully-washed CoT isn't imperative for a bottom and rally. Let's start with an example of a full wash, rinse and spin in Comex gold. Note the all-time lows of December 2015. That's as clean and washed as you're likely ever going to see. DATE PRICE COMMER
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Energy Report
Pure-Play Vanadium Producer's Q3 Revenues Increase 153 YOY
With the price of vanadium on the rise, one pure-play producer is reaping the benefits. Vanadium, a metal that maintains a low profile, has been on a tear recently. The metal is used to harden steel: a mere two pounds of vanadium added to one ton of steel doubles its strength. The price of vanadium has surged since the summer, led by the expectation of China increasing the required amount of vanadium in steel used for construction, acco
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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