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December 27, 2019 | Let the Dogs Out

Friday was the last day to sell a security, have it settle and be able to claim a loss again gains. If you weren’t aware losses could be deducted from profits in order to reduce taxes, well, now you do. If fact, it gets even better… Losses (usually from dog stocks your idiot BIL told […]

December 27, 2019 | Signs Of A 2020 Top: “Buyers Return to Riskiest Junk Bonds”

If you’re managing money and need positive results in the year ahead, you’re in a tough spot. Stocks are at levels that in the past have preceded cycle-ending crashes while high-grade bonds yield virtually nothing but could easily produce big capital losses if interest rates rise even a little. What do you do? Retire, if […]

December 27, 2019 | Financial Shell Game Continues in Full Vigor

Last month, eleven years after the events, a judge in Milan sentenced 13 former executives of three major banks to multi-year prison terms for actions they took to hide trading losses at their institutions in 2008. This is significant since outside of Ireland and Iceland, jail time for the directing minds of financial crimes at large […]

December 27, 2019 | Markets Strong for 2020

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December 26, 2019 | The Key to Solving the Climate Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet

The Green New Deal resolution that was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in February hit a wall in the Senate, where it was called unrealistic and unaffordable. In a Washington Post article titled “The Green New Deal Sets Us Up for Failure. We Need a Better Approach,” former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John […]

December 26, 2019 | The BS of Climate Change from Polar Bears to Taxes

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong, I have worked in the Arctic Circle. They always show polar bears on ice but what they fail to tell the public is that they normally spend time on land in summer when sea ice declines and most pregnant polar bears give birth and make their dens near the coast not on ice […]

December 26, 2019 | Gold’s Straight-Jacket Escape

We’ve become used to seeing gold struggle for loft when stocks are rallying because the chimpanzees who move the markets can’t handle the implied mash-up of risk-on/risk-off strategies.  Lately, though, bullion has notched some sweet gains with stocks in their by-now reflexive rally mode. Bulls should take encouragement from the moderate surge in gold under […]

December 26, 2019 | How Does Gold React to Interest Rate Policy?

From 1970 to present let’s investigate how gold reacted to various interest rate environments. A reader asked to see a chart of gold vs “real” interest rates. Real means inflation-adjusted. To calculate the real rate I subtracted year-over-year CPI from the Fed Fund Rate. Use of CPI as a measure of inflation is more than […]

December 26, 2019 | The Envelope, Please

  1. Justin Trudeau is the prime minister after the Oct. 31 election. What percentage of the vote did he receive in order to form government? (a) 71.4% (b) 33.1% (c) 52.3% You don’t need a majority of voters supporting you to form government in Canada. You don’t even need to get the most votes. […]

December 25, 2019 | Declaration of Rights Opens the Door to Billions in First Nations Partnerships

The benefits to First Nations that participate more fully in the B.C. economy will be measured in billions of dollars. A win-win result will create society-wide benefits. A full-day gathering in Vancouver on January 14, 2020 will look at how a new legal landscape will affect this trend. First Nations leaders and businesspeople will gather in […]

December 25, 2019 | Economy, Real Estate & Mass Migration

The US economy is still holding up the entire world. The US 3rd quarter economic growth was unrevised at 2.1%. This is still rather strong in the world of global recession yet still down from the 3%+ levels of pre-2008. Meanwhile, confidence in the housing market has finally rebounded but much of this is due […]

December 25, 2019 | Now What?

Okay, it’s over. Presents done. Kids jollied. We’re all bored now. So, let’s have a wee quiz, just to see if you’ve been paying attention to this pathetic blog over the past year. Answers tomorrow. Do not cheat and ask your 5-year-old niece to Google any of the questions. Be humble. 1. Justin Trudeau is […]

December 25, 2019 | Why is it Hard to Buy Electric Vehicles?

This segment should be called “why is it hard to buy electric vehicles”.  The technology is superior to internal combustion engines (ICE) and at least 80% cheaper to run.  Moving present policy incentives from antiquated old tech to electric vehicles and renewable energy has an important role to play in making a needed transition here.  […]

December 25, 2019 | A Macro Forecast from Kingdom Economics for 2020!

Big events are likely in 2020. The eleven year record of up financial markets is likely to change in 2020. I am now forecasting a recession in early 2020. The evidence is becoming clear. What leading indices point to this recession: 1. The Baltic Dry Index is a leading indicator of economic change. This index has been […]

December 24, 2019 | Impeachment Coup to Overthrow Trump

 It has been obvious that the Intelligence community has tried to both prevent Trump from being elected and to overthrow his presidency. This Impeachment has turned into an outright coup. Here we have Joe Biden publicly admitting he withheld money UNLESS Ukraine fired the prosecutor who was investigating the company that hired his son […]

December 24, 2019 | The Original Precious Commodities: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Christmas is a season for many things … and it’s also a time for commodities. No, I don’t mean the jewelry you’ll inevitably buy your sweetheart. I’m talking the old-time commodities: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Those were the gifts of the Magi to baby Jesus. In one form or another, these commodities or their replacements […]

December 24, 2019 | Today’s Gold Upswing and Lessons from Gold Tops

What a classic day Friday was! Gold moved a bit lower, miners moved significantly lower, and silver rallied. Truly classic and outstanding performance if one enjoys seeing topping patterns that are playing out according to their usual and likely characteristics. And Monday’s early session seems to be an encore. Let’s start with the examination of […]

December 24, 2019 | Capital Flight: Money Leaving China at Record Rate

China is fighting “abnormal” cash flows. It’s not surprising in the least. Record Capital Flight Please consider Money has been leaving China at a record rate. Beijing is battling to stem the tide Money was leaving the country at a record clip earlier this year through unauthorized channels, according to analysts. That’s bad news for China, […]

December 24, 2019 | What Options Do Mall Landlords Have When Brick & Mortar Retail Melts Down on Them?

Mall investors have long denied it. But year after year, ecommerce has been eating up brick-and-mortar retail sales, in the third quarter faster than ever, and in the fourth quarter, according to early indications, even faster. Turns out, ecommerce is a structural change that grew out of the arrival of the Internet, has been underway […]

December 24, 2019 | Housing Joins The Everything Bubble

When people tick off the components of the “everything bubble” they usually omit US housing, for a couple of reasons. First, bubbles don’t normally recur immediately in the same asset class, because memories of past carnage need to fade before investors can be seduced back into irrational optimism. Since housing was the epicenter of the […]

December 24, 2019 | Home Owners and HELOCs

2019 in Review

December 24, 2019 | Brexit, China, Gold, Marijuana

Markets in 2020

December 23, 2019 | Why Do Nearly 40% of Billionaires Not Have College Degrees?

QUESTION: Why do nearly 40% of billionaires drop out of school? It seems like the most successful people are all dropouts. Would you explain why? Bill Gates Steve Jobs Mark Zuckerberg Rush Limbaugh Ralph Lauren Steve Madden Rachael Ray Coco Chanel ANSWER: Very simple. Formal education is incapable of teaching creativity. This is why there […]

December 23, 2019 | Uranium: Putting My Money Where My Keyboard Is

I’ve heard from long-suffering uranium speculators who’ve given up hope of any help from Donald Trump for the uranium market. The president’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group (NFWG) was supposed to report last October, then November… and now December is almost gone with no official word. I understand the frustration. But Trump doesn’t care how long […]

December 23, 2019 | Former BOC Head Carney Steps into UN Special Envoy on Climate

As chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018, former Bank of Canada head Mark Carney led escalating requirements for companies to include detailed climate change-related disclosures in their financial reporting to enable better business and investment decisions. Leaving the Bank of England in January, Carney is continuing the push for financial accounting […]

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