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May 31, 2019 | Cycle of War & Religion

QUESTION: Hello Martin, on Sept 12th 2013 you wrote about the ‘Return of the crusades’. Now, 6 years later, with the massive migrant crisis still ongoing, a lot of people consider leaving Western Europe bc Sharia law is looming everywhere. Mohammed takes the first place for baby names in many countries, sharia law spreads, kindergartens […]

May 31, 2019 | Beware of Collateral Damage from Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: Canadian Miners

President Trump has announced new tariffs—on Mexican goods this time—to try to force Mexico to do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the US. Wall Street dropped sharply on the news—and gold did its job.     Whether or not one agrees with the appropriateness of Trump’s action, it’s part of a […]

May 31, 2019 | American Consumers Prop Up the Economy. Wall Street Clamors for Multiple Rate Cuts. Fed Blows Off Wall Street

The economy is in a “very good place,” says Trump’s man at the Fed. And the Fed’s favorite inflation measure ticks up. The Fed’s message has been that it may consider cutting rates if the economy deteriorates, or if inflation falls further, but the economy is currently in a “very good place,” it says. And […]

May 31, 2019 | No Matter How You Measure It, Canadian Energy is Headed Upward

Production is up, consumption is up, and we are both importing and exporting more energy than before. Stewart Muir looks at the latest numbers. Canadians continue to use more energy, and the vast majority of it is from traditional sources: crude oil, natural gas and coal. While many politicians rail against the evils of fossil […]

May 31, 2019 | China Threatens The U.S. Again…

China escalated the trade war by using language in a warning that’s only been used twice previously. The latest threat involves withholding the sale of components known as “rare earth elements”. These metals are used in many applications and China is the largest producer in the world. “Don’t say that we didn’t warn you” was […]

May 31, 2019 | EUR/USD Hourly: Equality Extension into Today’s Low….So Far…

This chart outlines a standard A-B-C zig zag correction; at least so far. A couple things of interest: Absolute equality; i.e. of Wave A = Wave C, comes in at 1.1115; today’s low was 1.1114—pretty close. Secondly, Wave A was 40 hours in duration, while Wave C was 37 hours in duration. Just maybe, the […]

May 31, 2019 | Take Cover

Well, it’s happened again. The one-man presidential wrecking gang has roiled the world. It will be interesting about eight inches from now to see how the red-hat brigade in the steerage section rescues their guy after this Trumpian mess. In case you missed it, the xenophobic American president, unable to get his own country to […]

May 31, 2019 | Worthwhile Read: The Fifth Risk

I just finished Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy. Lewis examines key US government departments like Agriculture, Commerce (which should be called the ministry of data on things like weather and food production), and Energy. He describes the many vital duties these departments are responsible for, and what happened when the Trump administration […]

May 31, 2019 | The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”: How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off. The […]

May 31, 2019 | Slowing Economy, Plunging Stocks Are Forcing The Fed’s Hand

A few short weeks ago, the economy seemed to be growing, the trade war looked winnable and the Mueller Report appeared to take presidential impeachment off the table. And then… The economy hit a rough patch. Auto sales are down and home sales are way down. This morning: Pending home sales fall, marking the 16th-straight […]

May 31, 2019 | Adaptive Price Modeling Suggests Big Rotation In US Dow Stocks

I have been pouring over the longer term charts as we’ve started to see Oil and Gold move in directions that would indicate increased fear throughout the global markets while a contraction in economic activity/oil prices appears to be setting up for another big move.  The objective is to attempt to identify longer-term volatility expectations […]

May 31, 2019 | Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Tesla

Energy policies of Canada and the UK

May 31, 2019 | Free Ride in Rare Earth Mania 2.0

Does a watched drill hole ever deliver?

May 31, 2019 | Big News This Week on China’s Threat to Impose Tariffs on Rare Earths

Rare Earths are tip of the iceberg when it comes to Critical Metals. Read the Latest News. Read Mining.com Article – “US Fighter Jets and Missiles are in Rare-Earth Firing Line“. Read Danielle Park’s Article – “EV Cost Savings for Consumers are Compelling Here and Now“. Read Stockhouse Article – “Recycling CRISIS. Investor Opportunities?” Watch […]

May 30, 2019 | U.S. Interest Rates Coming Down. Will it Stop Recession?

KINGSTON, NY, 30 MAY 2019—In our 27 March Trend Alert we forecast that a global economic slowdown and weakening corporate earnings in the U.S., coupled with the fading positive effects of President Donald Trump’s tax bill, would compel the U.S. Federal Reserve “to lower interest rates before economic conditions markedly deteriorate.” The global and national economies are […]

May 30, 2019 | The War Between Big Pharma & Marijuana

Marijuana scares the Bojangles out of Big Pharma. That’s why some pharmaceutical companies are fighting marijuana legalization tooth and nail. That’s a short-sighted view for a profit-driven company. Because the profit potential in marijuana-derived drugs is extraordinary. So, here’s the scoop. According to data released in a new report published by the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, patients […]

May 30, 2019 | Oh-So-Subtle Fed Shifts into Second Gear

Thursday’s price action was as slow as we’ve seen in a while. This is curious, since there was news out intraday that the Fed “might” “consider” easing if economic conditions deteriorate. My hunch is that we’ll see a delayed-reaction rally on Friday, DaBoyz evidently having been unwilling to waste the news on a day when […]

May 30, 2019 | Capitalism Ended (2008), Agenda 2030 is the Blueprint Now (2016)!

Who is aware of what our world has become since the death of Capitalism in 2008. With the financial crisis of 2008, our system changed from private control of our economy to Central Bankism (control of all economies by our Central Banks). This then evolved into this Agenda 2030 system with the approval of all nations […]

May 30, 2019 | Give It Up

So yesterday a moister in Van told us why he and his squeeze bought a condo. On cue the crustaceans and paleos in the steerage section trashed them. (And we wonder why they hate us…) Because life moves on, there’ll always be people buying. To spawn. To nest. To scratch the societal itch for property. […]

May 30, 2019 | Risk-Markets Take a Thumping in May

Risk assets have taken a fresh thumping in May.  As of last night, the S&P 500 index was down 5.5% on the month, with energy (-9.2%), technology (-8%), materials (-7.4%), industrials (-7.1%) and financials (-5.6%) faring worst, and so-called ‘defensives’: real estate (-.05%), utilities (-1.6%), health sick care (-2.3%) and consumer staples (-2.9%) faring less bad, as […]

May 30, 2019 | Polarization of the World in Trade & Taxes is Destroying Western Economies

  While there is a grave danger many speak of with trade wars creating protectionism, that is merely a reaction to the economic decline in the West. It is not merely trade wars; it is appearing also in tax wars. Germany bribing Swiss bankers to get names of Germans with accounts in Germany illustrates that […]

May 30, 2019 | This Cycle’s Most Dangerous Bubble, In Three Charts

One of the lessons of the past few decades’ boom/bust cycles is that each financial bubble emerges in a different asset class. In the 1970s it was precious metals, in the 1980s junk bonds, in the 1990s tech stocks and in the 2000s mortgage-backed bonds. Today the only one of these with a reasonable chance […]

May 30, 2019 | Better Than Buy-and-Hold Gold Investment

Have you thought about simply buying gold and forgetting about it for the next 10-15 years? We certainly did. And it seems not bad. But is “not bad” enough? Better Than Buy-and-Hold Gold Investment We were asked to comment on a specific long-term investment plan, one for the next 10-15 years. Namely, the question was […]

May 30, 2019 | New Central Bank Insanity

China threatens to with hold rare earths from US

May 30, 2019 | Markets Have a Record Lack of Shorts

The myth that gold will be safe in a market downturn

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