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June 28, 2018 | Rupee Sinks to All-Time Low vs. US Dollar

The Rupee hit a new low vs the US dollar today crossing the 69 threshold for the first time. The Rupee hit a Record Low against the US dollar today on oil and emerging market concerns. While most currencies have been losing ground against the dollar, the rupee’s 8% slide in 2018 makes it Asia’s […]

June 28, 2018 | (Dragon) Tail Wagging the Dog

As discussed in the preceding two Bridges (Yuan Rising in the East – I & II), the Chinese currency – the renminbi or yuan – plays a critical role in international trade, particularly with/against the US Dollar. And, according to many sources, it has been manipulated for over a decade to obtain a serious advantage.

June 28, 2018 | China, Yuan, US Dollar, and Tariffs

Central Banks, Yield Curve, and Plastic Crisis

June 28, 2018 | Tariffs, Money Laundering, and Iran

Marijuana, Oil, and Insiders

June 28, 2018 | Precious Metals – Costly Burden or Safe Haven?

Are cryptocurrencies worth the risk?

June 27, 2018 | Why ‘Boring’ is a Good Setup for Gold

Gold prices traded sideways for the first part of the year, and have been rolling downhill slowly since May. It’s very disappointing for gold bulls. Worse than that, it’s boring. But this also may be a setup for some extraordinary gains. Why? Because gold’s snooze-walk to lower prices not seen since late last year is […]

June 27, 2018 | EUR/USD Daily View

Looking for a corrective rally in Wave B back toward 1.2000.

June 27, 2018 | Where are Markets Heading? Follow Gold, Oil and the Dollar

KINGSTON, NY, 27 JUNE 2018—Despite the business media clamor over recent declines in equity markets, we forecast a market downdraft cycle is emerging, not a trade war crash. We are confident in making this forecast since The Trends Journal was the first magazine to call the Trump Rally in November of 2016; the first, in December 2017, […]

June 27, 2018 | Gold’s Signs for a June Bottom

In yesterday’s intraday Alert, we explained why the short-term outlook for the precious metals changed from bearish to neutral and we took profits from our short positions. It was not just the fact that the price targets were reached for gold and silver. The key to the change in the outlook was seeing the confirmations […]

June 27, 2018 | Civil Unrest = Hoarding of Assets

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You pick themes that are not really just political on the surface, but beneath you are connecting the dots economically. This is what I read between the lines for you do not always emphasize it in every post why you will address issues like migration and civil unrest. Are these serious issues […]

June 27, 2018 | Financial Resilience Requires Conscious Steps to Break from the Herd

The Wall Street Journal runs this week with a detailed expose on the crisis of insufficient savings and income among Baby Boomers.  This problem will be an enduring international preoccupation from here, as older folks battle young folks and other critical social needs for increasingly scarce resources.  See: A generation of Americans is entering old age […]

June 27, 2018 | Me First

Will they do it again in a few days? The odds were slam-dunk a couple of weeks ago before the latest Trump trade tantrum that rates would pop. Now? Meh. Not so sure. Chances are the Bank of Canada will add a quarter point on the 11th, but reluctantly. Because our nation is at more […]

June 27, 2018 | Deep State Goes to Silicon Valley

Trade wars are good, and easy to win. – Donald J. Trump POITOU, FRANCE – “War is the health of the [Deep] state,” said 19th century writer Randolph Bourne. Of course, war is also very costly and harmful to individuals. As Ike Eisenhower – who led U.S. troops in the last successful government program of […]

June 27, 2018 | Trump to India: No Waiver on Iran Business

The last time, India had worked out a rupee-rial exchange system for India to pay for Iranian oil. Trump says not again. Impractical or not, India Times reports No waiver on Iran business. NEW DELHI: If India believed that just like the first round of Iran sanctions, it could negotiate a softer deal with the […]

June 27, 2018 | Trump Tariffs Costing US Jobs?

Is it possible to separate politics and economics?

June 27, 2018 | US Tax Cuts and Stock Buybacks

Trump Tariff War Rumbles Through Harley-Davidson

June 27, 2018 | Vancouver School Exposed to Cancerous Radiation?

  • Sharon Noble – Chinese spying on cells, could shut down hydro instantly

June 26, 2018 | Trump Revolution Hits Mexico – Is This Becoming Trump v Soros?

Some people think that Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is leading the polls in Mexico, is their answer to Trump. This is once again the constant trend of trying to blame Trump for everything. In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power and Mao Zedong rose in China. At the same time, we saw Franklin Roosevelt take office after […]

June 26, 2018 | Bouncy FAANGs Muffle Bears’ Hubris, at Least for the Moment

Monday’s plunge was so exhilarating that permabears could be forgiven for making whoopee after the close. How soon we forget how extremely rare it is for the stock market to sell off for more than a couple of days!  In this instance the upturn came midway through day two, producing a sufficiently vigorous rally to […]

June 26, 2018 | What the Feds Won’t Say About Russian Meddling

POITOU, FRANCE – “Trade fears hit stocks,” began this morning’s typical Wall Street report. Yesterday, we promised not to mention trade again. But we had our fingers crossed! Besides, through no fault of our own, it popped back into the headlines. The Dow dropped more than 400 points yesterday… but then recovered some of the […]

June 26, 2018 | Is China Part Of The “Emerging Market Crisis”?

Being huge, consequential and technologically advanced, China isn’t normally lumped into the “emerging” category with Brazil and Argentina. To most observers they’ve already left the kids table and are now seated with the developed-world adults. But that might be premature. A big part of China’s economic ascendance was purchased with borrowed money – including a […]

June 26, 2018 | How Iran Can Use Bitcoin to Avoid US Sanctions

Effective Nov. 4, Trump demands all trade with Iran to cease. Iran can potentially use Bitcoin as a workaround. In case you missed it, Trump Effectively Declared Economic War on Iran. Trump is pressuring the world to stop trading with Iran. And starting November 4, Trump will sanction any country or company that does. The […]

June 26, 2018 | Trump’s Worldview! Pluses and Minuses!

Mike Pompeo’s opinion article in the Wall Street Journal today reveals the worldview of our President, Mr. Trump. I can summarize the worldview of our President as the following:  ‘to rewrite the rules of our international world order to reflect current fairness for America’. It appears that Mr. Trump views the current rules of trade […]

June 26, 2018 | Capital Hell Unfolding for Yield-Reaching Investors (again)

As the safest deposit and bond yields fell since the 2008 recession, people who could not afford/did not want capital losses migrated–willfully blind/desperate/greedily–into yield-reaching harm’s way.  One popular area has been ‘syndicated mortgages’ where borrowers find private lenders to loan money on properties instead of going to a bank.  Trouble is that most often these […]

June 26, 2018 | Outgunned

“I have read your blog for many years and I have shared many of your ideas regarding buying a home vs. renting and investing with many people,” says James, correctly opening his email with the obligatory suck-up. “Many people see the logic behind renting and investing, but insist that buying a home is the way to go. I […]

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