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April 23, 2020 | A Home Sales Crash is On the Way: Let’s Discuss the Impact

Existing home sales fell to a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Rate of 5.27 million compared to an estimated 5.335 million SAAR. The lead chart is from the NAR. In March, single-family sales were down 8.1% and condominiums sales were down 11.7% compared to last month. Compared to a year ago. single-family home sales were up 1.3% while […]

April 23, 2020 | Gold and Silver Relative Valuation

Particularly at times like these, when we’re experiencing things few would have imagined, it’s important to reach out for that which gives long term perspective and grounding. These days, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the short term and lose track of the long term. It’s no different for gold and silver. And I […]

April 23, 2020 | The Big D

Tom’s a Westjetter. A pilot. He married April, whom he met at the Calgary airport six years ago. In Starbucks, Concourse D. She works the cabins. So now they’re both out of a job, despite Ottawa’s payroll subsidy plan. The airline laid off most of two thousand pilots a few days ago, as it sinks […]

April 23, 2020 | ECRI: Brutal Recession, Worse Than 2008, Might Be Shorter Than Average

Positive news is scarce these days. In this clip ECRI’s Achuthan updates on what their economic models are seeing in the present recession and suggests that it might end faster than average, and be followed by an ‘arduous recovery’.  An ‘arduous’ recovery may not feel much better than the recession though. Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan […]

April 23, 2020 | Is the Lockdown A Violation of the Constitution?

In Idaho, despite having a Republican Governor, the police have violated the human rights of a mother who took her too small children to a park and was arrested and handcuffed in from of her children in a playground. Sara Walton Brady, 40, of Meridian, Idaho, was arrested and handcuffed for allowing her children to play […]

April 23, 2020 | Corona Virus and the Markets

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April 22, 2020 | Junior Miners Dangerously Close to the Cliff

There are times to keep being focused on higher timeframes, yet the finer ones do send valuable signals at times too. And today, every precious metals investor better pay attention to their message. Take a look at the below chart featuring the miners. We will compare the junior miners to what GLD ETF and SPY […]

April 22, 2020 | Optionality—The Lazy Speculator Strategy?

Legendary resource investor Rick Rule has long argued in favor of what he calls “optionality.” Equally legendary speculator Doug Casey calls this type of stock a “land bank” play. The idea is that we can make money betting on companies that have large deposits in the ground but are selling cheap because of low commodity […]

April 22, 2020 | Clean Disruption driving the Collapse of the Oil, Coal & ICE Industries

The COVID-19 shutdown is accelerating demand destruction for oil, coal and the internal combustion engine industry, but it’s not the cause of the larger trend.  This update from Tony Seba reviews the technological disruption driving the larger trends. Keynote for Visionary Day at the 1st World CleanTech Week eConvention April 20, 2020.  Here is a direct […]

April 22, 2020 | Down She Goes

Turning off the economy has killed demand for energy. So oil tanked. That crashed bond yields. As a result mortgage rates are cratering. But so is the housing market. And thus, we’re in a vicious virus circle. Remember these days. They’re historic. A five-year government of Canada bond has never paid less than now – […]

April 22, 2020 | Real Estate Crash The Next Shoe To Drop – Part II

As we continue to delve into the looming Real Estate crisis that will likely hit the US and globe over the next 12 to 24+ months, we want to focus on the human psychological process of dealing with a crisis event and how that relates to economic engagement.  In the first part of this research […]

April 22, 2020 | Trump v Gates – Is Gates Winning to Overthrow Trump?

This COVID-19 has undermined the economy in a way where we will not return back to normalcy. The Washington Post and the New York Times just take the opposite view of whatever Trump does without any consideration of what they are reporting. The Washington Post has targeted Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, calling his reopening […]

April 22, 2020 | Will Government Aid Keep Zombie Companies Alive?

Not all Gold mining companies created equal

April 22, 2020 | Oil Risk, Canadian Dollar

Equity Markets

April 22, 2020 | Gold, Bonds, Junior Miners

Government measures to keep economy alive

April 21, 2020 | Will the World Ever Be the Same Again?

Everywhere we look, all our civil rights, human rights, and freedom of speech have been under assault and are not likely to return the way they were before the coronavirus. Some countries are toying with imprisoning people who dare to post anything that questions the coronavirus, but we are witnessing the same trend around the […]

April 21, 2020 | Why Should We Care If Oil Giants Are Getting Crushed?

With the whole world rubbernecking at the scene of crude oil’s crackup, you could lose sight of why it matters. Listening to Trump fret about it tells us nothing. He has endorsed collusion by energy suppliers, the better to push prices back up to…whatever. But he hasn’t said why this would be a good thing. […]

April 21, 2020 | Oil Demand Rebound Likely to Disappoint

Economic recovery hopes are likely to be thwarted by COVID-19 until there is a vaccine, and in the meantime, supply is likely to overwhelm demand in most industrial commodities and consumer goods.  Central bank interventions, ETFs and extreme financial leverage have distorted free market signals and driven massive malinvestment for years now. Resets and asset […]

April 21, 2020 | The Most Important Takeaway From Oil Going Negative

In this historic period of broken charts and unprecedented government action, one of the most striking events yet was spot oil in the US turning negative yesterday.     That was an artifact of the front oil futures contract expiring today. The market essentially went “no bid,” and traders had to pay people to take […]

April 21, 2020 | No Good Choice

The terrified, the prudent, the father-knows-best crowd want the economy to stay shut. Polls show most Canadians, scared and pliant, agree. But a vocal minority cry the vulnerable should be protected, the health care system bolstered and adults allowed to assess their own levels of risk. In other words, turn the thing back on. Both […]

April 21, 2020 | Condo Clown Show About To Go Live

Mortgage Credit Never Stops

April 21, 2020 | Negative Oil Price “Complicated”

Alberta still optimistic their oil can bounce back

April 21, 2020 | Speculators Slapped Hard by Negative Oil Prices

US Dollar remains strong despite looming recession

April 20, 2020 | Everything Has a Cycle – Even the Coronavirus

Professor Yitzhak Ben Israel of Tel Aviv University has plotted the growth rates of new coronavirus infections of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Spain. What he has revealed is what Socrates had forecast with the peak coming the week of April 6. The professor found that irrespective of whether the […]

April 20, 2020 | Crude Price Falls to -$40: Yes, Negative

There is nowhere to store the oil, but someone is obliged to take delivery. This is what happens when someone has to take delivery and no one wants to because there is nowhere to store the oil.Those who thought $1 was cheap, thought wrong. You now get paid as much as $40 to take delivery […]

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