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May 23, 2017 | “Unlucky” Economy and Taxpayers in Canadian Debt Mess

Housing with related finance and spending have driven some 84% of Canadian GDP over the past 7 years, as prices leapt and domestic buyers prostrated themselves on credit.  By province, the impacts were greatest in the largest growth centers–BC and Ontario–as shown here.  However as Alberta and Saskatchewan are now discovering, what debt fueled frenzies […]

May 23, 2017 | Trump, Manchester, Seth Rich, Weapons, Pot, and Riots

Michael Rivero – TPP, GMOs, Mueller, Comey, and Flynn’s 5th

May 23, 2017 | Silver, Lead, Zinc – Yukon

Blende Property – One of the largest Lead, Zinc, Silver deposits in Western Canada Read the Latest News.  View the Corporate Presentation.  See the Company Fact Sheet. Questions?  Email Brian or Phone 604.617.8191

May 23, 2017 | Gold, Silver, Short Term Upside?

More fear in equity markets?

May 23, 2017 | House Buyers Not Advised About Non-Mortgage Costs

BC home owners already hit by $100,000 equity loss this year

May 22, 2017 | The Great Reset: How Should We Then Invest?

“A speculator is one who runs risks of which he is aware, and an investor is one who runs risks of which he is unaware.” – John Maynard Keynes “The biggest mistake investors make is to believe that what happened in the recent past is likely to persist. They assume that something that was a […]

May 21, 2017 | BitCoin – Criminals – Authorities

QUESTION: Marty, In light of the recent ransomware attacks where individuals/companies are being held hostage until they pay the criminals in bitcoins, why wouldn’t governments around the globe step in and just shut down Bitcoin.   It amazes me.  Bitcoin allows people to sell everything from drugs to trade secrets on Wall Street  and they do […]

May 20, 2017 | This Week in Money

Ross Clark –  Volatility of the Equity Markets Rick Rule –   Trump, Gold, Investing in Junior Market Companies. Sprott Natural Resource Symposium Vancouver, July 25-28. Questions about your portfolio? Email  Rick. Robert Campbell –  Is this the Last Hurrah in the US Real Estate Cycle?

May 20, 2017 | If China Can Fund infrastructure with Its Own Credit, So Can We

May 15th-19th has been designated “National Infrastructure Week” by the US Chambers of Commerce, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and over 150 affiliates. Their message: “It’s time to rebuild.” Ever since ASCE began issuing its “National Infrastructure Report Card” in 1998, the nation has gotten a dismal grade of D or D+. In […]

May 19, 2017 | How Can the Anti-Mining Lobby Help Nickel Prices?

Ramsey Project Assays Eagerly Awaited

May 19, 2017 | Positive Markets Expected Through June

Endless Ottawa Spending Driving Loonie Down

May 19, 2017 | Real Estate: May 2017

Our last special comment on US real estate was published in August 2006, just a month after the actual peak in prices. Although not mentioned, the timing was prompted by a rare signal from our Peak Momentum Forecaster. It got over 1.20 signaling that whatever the big speculation was focused on was peaking.

May 18, 2017 | Your Dollars are Getting Fed into a Shredder

This is a very bullish week for precious metals. And gold’s gain comes at the pain of the U.S. dollar. Now, that’s bad news if the U.S. dollar is your biggest investment. That’s because the value in those dollars is going to get shredded. The good news is you can hedge your risk with physical […]

May 18, 2017 | China Big Influence on Faltering Markets

NAFTA  negotiation pressure could help BC soft wood

May 18, 2017 | Transportation Technology Moving at Lightning Pace

Are you really richer than you think?

May 17, 2017 | The Other Side of Today’s Record Debt is Asset Bubbles

This important article Canada’s Middle Class is on the brink of ruin, should be read with empathy, but also with recognition of the practices and behaviors that have strip-mined families for short-term spending at the expense of the country’s longer term health and stability.  Easy access to credit, risk-sellers handing out financial ‘advice’ (No Scotiabank, […]

May 17, 2017 | Home Capital Mortgage Holders Renewal Difficulty

Way too much invested in too few stocks

May 16, 2017 | A Moment of Reflection – and Building the Movement

The central role of natural resources in British Columbia life is reflected in the province’s general election results. What are the lessons for those of us working toward broader consensus on what will surely be a resource-intensive future? Stewart Muir looks at the landscape. The new political landscape in British Columbia features a rural-urban split […]

May 16, 2017 | Silver Getting More Attention

China Flooding Oil Futures with Yuan

May 16, 2017 | Could Crude Plunge to $30 a Barrel?

Just 10 companies responsible for 46% of equity rally

May 15, 2017 | Trump, Comey, Gowdy, the FBI, and North Korea

Michael Rivero – French Election, Pedos, ObamaGate, The Fed, and Restaurants

May 15, 2017 | How to Drink from a Firehose

Basic economics tells us all resources are scarce, but our demand for them is not. Hence we need methods to allocate the limited supply of each resource. A significant part of economics is the study of those methods. One exception to the rule, though, has developed in the last few years: The amount of information […]

May 15, 2017 | Average BC Home Down $100,000 Year over Year

Who is responsible for water quality status of sold homes?

May 14, 2017 | BitCoin & Alternative Currencies

QUESTION: I very much look forward to reading your blog every day and feel that I am learning much. I don’t know much about BitCoin but I note that it has almost doubled since the beginning of the year. Does your model have any insight into the future of cryptocurrencies like BitCoin. MR ANSWER: The problem […]

May 13, 2017 | Interrogation By Bankers to Do Anything With Your Money

QUESTION: A bank manager at a local bank called and began asking questions about a wire transfer to Panama that we had some difficulty sending. We are purchasing a small house and land in Panama and this was the earnest money of $16,000. She was asking why I was buying the land, when I planned to […]

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