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Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
  Gold And Cryptos Destroy Fiat
I’ve predicted that a long period of deflation in the Western world would end with a Fed taper, rate hikes and quantitative tightening. That’s clearly in play now, and the deregulation of America’s thousands of small banks is perhaps the most exciting event taking place on this new “inflationary frontier”. Because of these powerful monetary trends, I’ve predicted big problems ahead for Wall Street and somewhat better times for Main Street. Having said, that, I think investors would be making a
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
Asset Prices Are Prices Too
We live in inflationary times. Some people might consider this statement controversial. This is because these days inflation is widely understood as a rise in the consumer price index (CPI) of more than 2 percent per year. However, there are convincing reasons to question this viewpoint. On the one hand, the CPI does not include “assets” such as, for instance, stocks, housing, real estate, etc. As a result, the price developments of these goods are not accounted for by the changes in the CPI.On
Wednesday, December 13, 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
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“It’s The Economy, Stupid” — Time To Get Tax Reform Done 
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on November 29, 2017.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2017/11/29/its-the-economy-stupid-time-to-get-tax-reform-done/#3129662d404d As we get into the final rounds of the legislative process for tax reform, it is important to keep an eye on exactly what we are trying to accomplish, and why. At base it is this: “It’s the economy, stupid.” A healthy economy solves a myriad of problems, from employment, to wages, to welfare, to healthcare, to pe
Sunday, December 10, 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
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
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
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Generational Chance to Sell Equities?
Are tax cuts the final carrot in the free money episode we have witnessed over the last eight years? Sven Henrich at the NorthmanTrader has an excellent article on The Carrot Top. Henrich notes we have had 13 straight months of up in the global equity markets. However, central banking liquidity game has peaked and is dropping off: ​ On Thursday, the Dow blasted over 300 points higher on news the Senate would pass a tax cut. Will it create any jobs? I rather doubt it and so does any thinking in
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Bullion Vault
Bitcoin: Lighter Than Air
So the perfect 'asset' for this bubble in everything... BITCOIN blew by another milestone, writes Bill Bonner in his Diary of a Rogue Economist. Last week, the world's first cryptocurrency hit a new record above $10,000. It started off the year trading at just $997. "I can't believe what happened," said a friend. "I bought $1000 worth in 2012. Bitcoin was trading at about $8 at the time. Then one of the big cryptocurrenc
Monday, December 4, 2017
Chris Martenson
You're Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming 
I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close.  Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling down on
Monday, December 4, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Juniors’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The junior gold miners’ stocks have spent months grinding sideways near lows, sapping confidence and breeding widespread bearishness.  The entire precious-metals sector has been left for dead, eclipsed by the dazzling Trumphoria stock-market rally.  But traders need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball so herd sentiment doesn’t mislead them.  The juniors recently reported Q3 earnings, and enjoyed strong results. Four times a year publicly-traded companies
Friday, December 1, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Whipping Post Politics
Charlie Rose skulked offstage like a punch-drunk palooka with barely a whimper, and Matt Lauer offered up the now laughably pro forma press release of bathetic apology and contrition — no doubt micro-managed by his attorneys. But the hit on Garrison Keilor by his old friend Minnesota Public Radio seemed like a new low in the whipping-post politics of the moment. Unlike the cases of Rose, Lauer, Louis CK, Harvey Weinstein, and Kevin Spacey, there seemed next to nothing in the case against Keilor.
Friday, December 1, 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
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
  Bitcoin’s Inconvenient Truths: The Silence Is Deafening - Dave Kranzler 
Gold is instantly and optically recognizable as money. You don’t have to explain it. Bitcoin and Special Drawing Rights (SDR), like a bad joke, have to be explained. Many “cryptologists” from the start gave up trying to explain Bitcoin and just sell it as virtual gold, which is de facto fake gold. – Dan Popescu, investment consultant Numerous inconvenient truths are conveniently ignored by Bitcoin/cryptocurrency promoters. Not the least of which is that the fact that the original concept
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: $1400 Is The Key
The big picture for gold continues to strengthen. In 2016 gold began the year at about $1100, soared $300 an ounce to about $1400, but then it gave back about $250, and ended the year at about $1150 with only a $50 gain. That price action fit perfectly with my 2014 – 2017 theme of “rough sideways action, initially with a downside bias that develops into an upside bias”. The year 2018 should see solid Chindian demand, a reversal in US money velocity, and a peak in mine supply. That should push
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
11,000 KG GOLD FOR A PAINTING – WILL COST 110 KG IN 2025
What is absolutely certain is that global wealth will be totally decimated in the next 4-8 years. It doesn’t matter if you are very rich or “just own a house” with some equity left. Most of it will come down in value by 75-95% in the next few years as the debt and asset bubbles implode. But what very few people realise or plan for, is the confiscation of wealth that will take place in coming years. There will be confiscation on many levels. With times deteriorating, governments will be thrown ou
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Brexit Budget – Grim Outlook As UK Economy Downgraded
– Brexit budget – Grim outlook as UK economic forecasts downgrade – UK Chancellor uses housing market policy as smoke-screen for deteriorating economy – UK budget matters more than ever due to BREXIT risks – Policy on stamp duty will fail to aid worsening housing market – Real GDP expected to grow by just 1.5%, 40% less than projections 2 years ago – Households now face an unprecedented 17 years of stagnation in earnings – Critics claim Budget failed to calm Brexit uncertainty – UK and especiall
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sprott Money
The Debt Bubble Is Beginning To Leak Air - Dave Kranzler
"The current state of credit card delinquency flows can be an early indicator of futuretrends and we will closely monitor the degree to which this uptick is predictive offurther consumer distress.” – New York Fed official in reference to rising delinquency rate of credit cards. The recent sell-off in junk bonds likely reflects a growing uneasiness in the market with credit risk, where “credit risk” is defined as the probability that a borrower will be able to make debt payments. This past we
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
What We Can Expect For Gold Prices in the Wake of the Hurricane Season
The recent spate of back-to-back hurricanes in the US is expected to compound the economic damage of an already over-extended debt. As the stock market braces for a correction, traders are inclined to sell out of riskier stock markets and take refuge in safe havens like gold. Although it will take months for the impact of the hurricane season to be apparent, investors are already losing appetite for risk and investing in secure assets as gold. This was evident from the figures leading up to the
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
How Many Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs? All of Them
Uber will buy 24,000 autonymous Volvo cars in 2019-2021. Nearly every driving job will vanish, faster than most think. Bloomberg reports Uber Expands Driverless-Car Push With Deal for 24,000 Volvos. Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy 24,000 sport utility vehicles from Volvo Cars to form a fleet of driverless autos, a signal that the company remains committed to autonomous cars under newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber’s order steps up efforts to replace human driv
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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