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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
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Signs of the Times
Perspective We have been watching for credit conditions to deteriorate - enough to prompt the establishment to claim that there are no problems. It took a jump in long-dated rates and a hit to the stock markets to prompt some such defensive claims. The advice to ignore the break and focus on the economy seems naïve. In ordinary conditions the top of the stock market leads the peak in the economy by some 12 months. That is why the S&P is included in the formal list of "Leading Indicators" (number
Friday, February 16, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Global Debt Crisis II Cometh
– Global debt ‘area of weakness’ and could ‘induce financial panic’ – King warns– Global debt to GDP now 40 per cent higher than it was a decade ago – BIS warn – Global non-financial corporate debt grew by 15% to 96% of GDP in the past six years – US mortgage rates hit highest level since May 2014– US student loans near $1.4 trillion, 40% expected to default in next 5 years– UK consumer debt hit £200b, highest level in 30 years, 25% of households behind on repayments The ducks are beginning to
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Gains vs Falling Dollar as Trump's 'Desolation' Budget Leaves GLD Investors Cold
GOLD PRICES rallied again versus the weakening Dollar in London trade on Tuesday, briefly touching $1330 per ounce as the US currency extended its losses after President Trump sent his 2019 fiscal plan to Congress for approval.  "After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!" tweeted Trump on Monday. With the US military
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
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Investment Fads 
We have been fascinated by the chart on the publically-traded shares of the Swiss National Bank. Yes, it is the central bank, it trades, it zooms and it is long the latest fad in investing. Fiduciary responsibility being a constriction has become a neglected concept. Their reserves have been committed to equities and the chart records the euphoria of the day. As one would expect the biggest positions include the fad stocks of today. In the 1980s, we first wrote a piece on life insurance compan
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
Bullion Vault
Dollar and Yen Up, Gold Price 'Targets $1300' as Stockmarket 'Carnage' Worsens, GLD Shrinks
GOLD PRICES steadied against the rising Dollar on Friday but headed for the 3rd weekly loss of 2018's six weeks so far at $1315 per ounce amid what traders called "carnage in the stock market." Gold prices in all other major currencies bar the Japanese Yen held firm for the week, rising in Sterling and Euro terms. UK and Eurozone government bond prices also rallied on Friday, nudging longer-term
Friday, February 9, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Brexit Risks Increase – London Property Market and Pound Vulnerable
Brexit Risks Increases – London Property Market and Pound Vulnerable  – Brexit uncertainty deepens as UK government in disarray– BOE warns of earlier and larger rate hikes for Brexit-hit UK– UK property prices fall second month in row, London property under pressure – No deal Brexit estimated to cost UK £80bn according to government analysis – Transition period causing major uncertainty for UK and pound – Pound expected to fall as Brexit fears remain into 2018 Editor: Mark O’Byrne Source: VoxEU.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Pivotal Events
Perspective "Rational Exuberance". We started using the phrase in December 2016, because of the new Pro-Business Administration. On the big technical surges, we dropped the "Rational". The DJIA zoom has reached a Weekly RSI of 92. As noted last week, the highest reached for the Nasdaq in the Dot-Com mania was 84. Also, the Fibonacci has reached a possible target, built upon the major swings since the panic ended in March 2009. Clearly, "Irrational Exuberance". The NYXBT (NYSE Bitcoin Index) soar
Friday, February 9, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hit Multi-Week Lows as UK 'Hints' at Rate Rise, US Risks Syria Stand-Off with Turkey
GOLD PRICES bounced $10 per ounce from new 5-week lows against a rising US Dollar in London on Thursday, rallying to $1316 as Western stock markets also fell hard once again. Commodities held flat, but major government bond prices dropped, driving longer-term interest rates higher. Benchmark UK Gilt yields neared the highest since March 2016 – back before the shock Brexit referendum result on qu
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
'Buy Gold!' says the Bank of England
Failing that, ask its pension fund for a few index-linked Gilts... The BANK of ENGLAND announced its latest policy decision in London today, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. In effect it told UK investors and savers to buy gold. Because gold tends to rise when interest rates fail to rise faster than the cost of living.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
Your Weight in Gold
The traditional phrase “worth your weight in gold” has been used since Roman times, and is a well-known saying signifying that someone or something is very valuable, helpful, or to be treasured. But taken literally, what ‘value’ would a person be worth if they were worth their own weight in gold? For a given gold price, the answer not surprisingly depends on the person’s weight, so a more suitable and relevant question might be what value would an average person be worth if they were worth their
Monday, February 5, 2018
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
Gold takes one on the chin, but it wasn’t the only one
LATE REPORT Gold took one on the chin today, but nothing like the stiff uppercut delivered to stocks and bonds.  Gold finished down $17 today at $1331.39 and shedding 1.3% off the price. Silver got pummeled as well finishing the day at $16.57, down 63¢.  Stocks finished down 665 on the day – a 2.6% shellacking.  Bonds did not fare any better with the 10-year Treasury finishing at a 2.839% yield. All in all, investors find themselves coping with the combined effects of a new surge in government d
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
What’s Happening (or Not) at the LBMA: Some Updates
This article is in 3 parts and covers a) upcoming trade reporting in the London gold market which is being led by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), b) the recent publication by the LBMA of a Guide to the London OTC precious metals markets, and c) an update on monthly vault reporting which the LBMA and the Bank of England launched in 2017. LBMA Trade Reporting The lack of trade reporting in the London gold market is possibly one of the biggest ommissions in global financial markets, s
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Don’t Fight the Fed! Or the Rest of the World’...
On March 9, 2009, The Wall Street Journal’s Money and Investing section posed this ominous question: "How low can stocks go?" The stench of economic malaise was suffocating as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rounded off its fourth straight week of losses, and the S&P 500 touched below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Goldman Sachs cautioned the S&P could fall to 400, while CNBC’s Jim Cramer was busily calculating the stock valuations of the DJIA components based on balance sheet cash
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Davos – My Personal Experience of the $100,000 Event, $60 Burgers, Massive Inequality and the Blockchain Revolution 
– Davos elite hear warnings of complacency akin to 2007 as economic risks grow – Toxic mix of infallible belief, arrogance, megalomania and economic ignorance – Some express concern economies are vulnerable due to imbalances, trade, geo-political tensions– Soros: Trump creating ‘mafia state’ & ‘set on a course towards nuclear war’ with N Korea– Bond bear market, rising interest rates and massive $233 trillion debt are some of the many threats to global stability – Davos theme explores massive in
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
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Some Reflexions on History and Economics 
Nicolas Oresme, a Catholic bishop (1320-1382), studied human behavior with regard to money, which in his time consisted of gold and silver coinage; he was perhaps the first to observe that humans attribute varying valuations to the money that comes into their hands. He stated that holders of gold and silver coins prefer to tender their most deteriorated coins in payments, and retain the most bright, shiny and perfect of their coins. Thus, he was the true originator of what has come to be known a
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
US Gold Reserves, Of Immense Interest to Russia and China
Recently, Russian television network RT extensively quoted me in a series of articles about the US Government’s gold reserves. The RT articles, published on the RT.com website, were based on a series of questions RT put to me about various aspects of the official US gold reserves. These gold reserves are held by the US Treasury, mostly in the custody of the US Mint. The US Mint is a branch of the US Treasury. The first of these articles, published by RT on 30 December 2017, is titled “US gold of
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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