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August 31, 2019 | S&P 500 Candlestick Pattern On Friday Signals Price Breakdown

As we close out the week and watched the markets trade in a rotational price manner, it became very clear to us that the patterns setting up in price continue to support our overall analysis of the markets and the potential for a bigger downside price move.  We issued a call that an August 19th […]

August 31, 2019 | This Week in Money

August 31, 2019 | “Financial Vandalism” of Low and Negative-Yield Bonds Wreck Pension Plans

  Unnaturally Low and negative yield bond yields are wrecking pension plans. Pension World Reeling Most US pension plans assume returns of six to seven percent. They have shied away from government bonds because yields have been too low. Bloomberg reports Pension World Reels From ‘Financial Vandalism’ of Falling Yields A once-unthinkable collapse in global bond […]

August 31, 2019 | Trading Desk Notes August 31, 2019

Going into the Labor Day weekend, after a very choppy August, and ahead of the “back to reality” moment that hits every year when trading resumes in September we have the US Dollar strong like Big Bull…the USDX is at 28 month highs and the St. Louis Fed Trade Weighted USD Index is at All […]

August 30, 2019 | The New UK Prime Minister Pushes for a Hard Brexit

The deadline for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union arrives on October 31 this year. This new deadline was set after a six-month extension from the original deadline of March 31, following the two-year time frame triggered by the invocation of Article 50 in 2017. The probability of a no-deal Brexit […]

August 30, 2019 | How to Ride a Golden Bull—Without getting Gored

Gold breaking out of a five-year trading rut in the $1,300 range was a significant financial event. It was evidence of a major shift in global markets. Gold rising above $1,400 and staying there showed the new market reality has staying power. The way gold rose above $1,500 and keeps probing recent highs shows that gold […]

August 30, 2019 | Hoarding Gold & Dollars in Europe

QUESTION: Marty, living in Europe where the talk about the elimination of cash is loud I am asking myself what is planned for foreign currencies, e.g. USD, one holds in cash at home? They can´t forbid it because foreign exchange is needed for traveling. Even when they forbid it, there must be the possibility to change […]

August 30, 2019 | Brexit Gloves Come Off, Let the Massacre Begin Says Eurointelligence

Tory rebels are preparing emergency legislation to stop a No Deal Brexit. Such threats increase the odds of No Deal. “Let the Massacre Begin” says Eurointelligence. The gloves have come off on both sides. MPs are now plotting a strategy to take total control of the House of Commons, and anti-Brexit Lords have devised a strategy […]

August 30, 2019 | Transportation Index Points To Stock Markets Weakness

The recent news that the US and China will restart trade talks resulted in a fairly large upside price rotation as this “good news” suggests that some resolution to the trade issues may be in the works soon. Yet we want to warn traders that the US will likely want to see progress and action […]

August 30, 2019 | Plans

Here’s the plan. Buy a house. Pay it off. Hope for the best. That’s the strategy so many people follow. And today, with real estate at ridiculous levels, it means scores of families are trapped. Debt-servicing costs are so high there’s nothing left at the end of the month for the other stuff – an […]

August 30, 2019 | Will Gold and Silver Climb for Next 20 Years?

What does it mean if China increases currency controls?

August 29, 2019 | Energy Sector Setting Up For Another Big Trade

Our research team has been nailing some really great trades recently in Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, ETFs, and many other market segments.  Some of these trades have resulted in fantastic gains of +10% to +20% for our members. One trade in particular that we called back in July was the Energy trade in Crude Oil […]

August 29, 2019 | Berkshire Shares Negative Now for 19 Months and Counting

The financial press loves to flog viewers with bullish quotations at all times, but especially from Warren Buffett, and especially near cycle tops when valuations are the least attractive for investment.  See a detailed discussion in the recent article Warren Buffett is a hypocrite. I last touched on this topic in a May 2018 article ‘Buffett […]

August 29, 2019 | What are we Thinking?

Let’s bust some myths. Like: plopping interest rates will set housing ablaze. Or: if I grow a million I can retire at 40. It’s time to understand most Canadians are pretty much pooched. The next decade will make that obvious. So it’s a good time to avoid the fate lying in the weeds for them. […]

August 29, 2019 | Big Bang in Full Motion Set to Collide In a Real Mess

COMMENT: Marty, The central banks tell us they will lower interest rates, even into negative territory, in order to stimulate the economy through bank lending. YOU tell this is an outdated theory that has NEVER worked and I believe you. Surely the central banks persist will this excuse not because they think it will work […]

August 29, 2019 | The Key to a Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old

We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as “peak debt,” when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, auto loans, business debt and sovereign debt are all higher than they have ever been. As economist Michael Hudson writes in his […]

August 29, 2019 | Markets Ready to Pop, But Up or Down?

Gold, Silver, even with Storage Fees, better than Low Interest Rates

August 28, 2019 | Private v Public Rate

QUESTION: I am a bit confused. You have forecast that interest rates will rise but official rates will decline. Exactly how does this materialize? Thank you GF ANSWER: People seem to look at just the official interest rates set by the central bank and assume what I am saying is wrong. They have to look […]

August 28, 2019 | Seeking a Way to Compete: British Columbia Forestry at a Crossroads

Longtime forestry journalist Gordon Hamilton went in search of solutions to the crisis in the woods. A SPECIAL REPORT FROM RESOURCE WORKS Communities throughout the British Columbia Interior are facing an economic crisis as the combined effects of beetle epidemics, forest fires and external market forces take their toll on what was once North America’s […]

August 28, 2019 | What Happens When the Trade War Is Over?

A lot of investors are thinking that everything would be fine if the US and China could just negotiate a deal to end their trade war. Even some savvy metals investors who know there are deeper problems with the global economy are thinking that copper and other industrial metals in short supply will rebound when […]

August 28, 2019 | Precious Metals About To Pull A Crazy Ivan

Nearly a month ago, we authored our “Crazy Ivan” research post suggesting that precious metals were about to pull a massive “crazy price move” while the US and Global markets breakdown in an attempt to revalue risk, support, resistance, and other unknown factors trying to “revalue” price to more suitable levels given future expectations. The […]

August 28, 2019 | The Vicious Cycle of Inflated Asset Prices and Low Yields

Funny thing about low and negative yields on savings…they make people save more and spend less, which slows the economy, which makes central banks try to lower rates more, which makes people need to save more and spend less…which slows the economy more. At the same time, savers, pensions, insurance companies and other critical institutions […]

August 28, 2019 | Money Laundering, Immigration Raid

  • Bob Mackin – Questionable characters at news conference

August 28, 2019 | Strong Link Between Pesticides and Depression

  • Sheryl McCumsey –  Farmland 48 times more toxic to insects than 25 years ago

August 28, 2019 | US-China Trade War, Volatile Markets

Gold, Interest Rates, Canadian Dollar

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