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January 31, 2021 | Inflation and Broken Windows

I’m often asked if I foresee inflation or deflation. This week we had an “Ask Me Anything” session for Alpha Society members and it came up several times. Both are possible in their own ways, and frankly I feel a little funny telling people I think we will see both. I would just like to […]

January 31, 2021 | How Gamestop’s Nuttiness Will Change the Coming Bear Market

  The news media went all-in over the weekend trying to explain the significance of the Gamestop saga, but because few traders were asked about it, there was little in this torrent of analysis to enlighten. Most of the reporters, talking heads and pundits focused on the obvious, sensationalizing a story about how the little […]

January 31, 2021 | The Year Ahead – Part 3: Geopolitics

I don’t need to tell you that we are living through world-historical times right now. The frequency of world-changing events is accelerating even as the impact of these events on our day-to-day lives is increasing. As Lenin rightly observed: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Perhaps there are years […]

January 31, 2021 | Short Selling Stories

With unprecedented short squeezes happening lately, the trade is getting the equivalent media attention. Right up front, this veteran investor is very much for shorting. With rules including execution only on an uptick trade and with the stock available at what used to be called the loan post. Selling short into a rising market provides […]

January 30, 2021 | Congress is Deeply Divided & it’s Not Repairable

  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is refusing to work with GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas after he tweeted a signal that the two of them could work together on a congressional probe into GameStop’s recent stock trading. She responded: “I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but […]

January 30, 2021 | This Week in Money

January 30, 2021 | Trading Desk Notes For January 30, 2021

Did somebody ring a bell? An earthquake rumbled through the financial markets this week and sharpened everybody’s sense of risk. There’s been a growing concern about excessive speculation for the past few months but that was in anticipation of markets crashing – not ripping to the upside!   Good for you if you were on […]

January 30, 2021 | Canada’s Plans: Clean Fuels and Hydrogen

  Despite mixed reviews on its Clean Fuel Standard, the federal government attracts enthusiasm for hydrogen and biofuels. Ottawa caught some flak over future gasoline prices under its Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) — but it’s also winning some acceptance of the plan and for its thoughts on hydrogen development. The CFS aims to reduce greenhouse […]

January 29, 2021 | Canada & The Canceling of its Currency

QUESTION #1: If Canada is not a dictatorship, how can Trudeau cancel the dollar? How can he do so in secret? RW QUESTION #2: Why can’t Biden follow Trudeau and cancel the dollar? EH ANSWER: The answer lies in the difference in history.  Because the paper currency called bills-of-credit back then became worthless, the Framers of the Constitution […]

January 29, 2021 | Fishy Decision From Federal Minister

With thousands of Vancouver Island jobs and a $1.4 billion investment on the line, BC salmon farmers take Ottawa to court Federal Court over forced closure of Discovery Island operations. It’s no surprise that BC’s salmon farmers are asking the Federal Court to review a federal decision to close down 19 ocean salmon farms in […]

January 29, 2021 | The Biggest Housing Bubbles of all Time

The housing bubble has become enormous in these three countries, and when these bubbles burst, it will be very painful. Canada, Australia and New Zealand continue to defy the odds as house prices move further into unaffordable territory. Are these house prices justified?     Source: Bank for International Settlements From 1970 to 2020 New […]

January 29, 2021 | Speculative Mania is a Losing Game

The ‘Reddit mob’ has legitimate reasons to feel retaliatory against a financial sector that has increasingly been run by and for predators that are afforded advantage at the expense of their customers, economic strength, taxpayers and workers, worldwide. But there should be zero delusion that broker/dealers, including the deceptively named ‘Robinhood’ (presently working with investment […]

January 29, 2021 | The Last Laugh

Avaricious day traders, mostly young, often angry, definitely ageist and iconoclastic have been whacking financial markets. The combo of social media, fun trading apps, Covid quarantine boredom and a pervasive moister angst have detached many stock prices from the assets behind them. Suddenly, rules don’t matter. Yesterday was all about GameStop. That saga continues. Plus […]

January 29, 2021 | Silver May Rally Above $39 On Range Breakout

Nearly 6+ months ago, our research team highlighted a unique price range that appears to be repeating itself in Silver.  This price range consists of a $5.40 bullish or bearish price phase.  Using our 100% measured move techniques, we’ve seen silver move higher and lower by this range over the past 10+ months and, quite […]

January 29, 2021 | Day Traders vs Hedge Fund Managers War

Gold beats speculation in the long run

January 29, 2021 | Robinhooders Expose Predator Trader Activity

Update on Wenden Stockpile Project. Read January 27, 2021  News. Read January 28, 2021 News. Read WolfStreet.com Article – “As DOW, S&P 500 Sink into Red YTD, GameStop, AMC, 4 Other “Most Shorted Stocks” Jump 135% to 538%. Utter Mania. But Bloodletting in Late Trading“. Read Mining.com Article – “Mines are The Biggest Holes in […]

January 28, 2021 | Electric Vehicles; The Fine Print

Electric vehicles are improving, but battery and cost problems persist. News story from Israel and China: “Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced.” Sounds pretty good for potential owners of electric cars and trucks. But now read the fine print: The developer’s first test of this special lithium-ion battery was on an electric scooter, […]

January 28, 2021 | Why Battery Metals Will Charge Higher

Last week, I told you about what I consider “2 Bargain Car Stocks” in the race to make electric vehicles (EVs). Today, we’ll look at what metals could do well in the next leg of this fast and furious charge into EVs. First, is there any doubt the EV market is ramping up fast and […]

January 28, 2021 | The Revolutionaries

What came first? The app or the attitude? The big story is not about GameStop, Blackberry, AMC or whatever single stock gets blown up next. It’s about sentiment and technology, and how both (especially the former) just made dabbling in individual equities more suicidal. Whatever the outcome, it will be drenched in the bodily fluids […]

January 28, 2021 | When Predator Becomes Prey

Wall Street traders have traditionally played hardball with each other. They’ll take a position and then “talk their book” on CNBC, or short a competitor’s favorite stock while spreading negative rumors about it, or do any number of other ethically-dubious things to profit at the expense of their peers. When they end up on the […]

January 28, 2021 | Short Squeeze Insanity Hits Markets

How strong are the US Dollar, Gold, Silver?

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January 28, 2021 | Electric Vehicles Will Need Lots of Copper, Other Canadian Minerals

Canada Rich in Alternative Energy and Rare Earths

January 28, 2021 | Market Insanity Dwarfs 2000 Tech Bubble

Gold, Silver, US Dollar, Interest Rates

January 28, 2021 | Day Traders, Stock Markets, Gambling vs. Investing

Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, US Dollar, Interest Rates

January 27, 2021 | The GHG Intensity of the Canadian Oil Industry – What the Scientific Research Actually Says

“If activists are going to attack the Canadian oil industry they should understand what the science really says about the relative GHG intensity of Canadian crudes”, says scientist and public communicator Blair King, PhD. Uncertainty is a fact of life in science. Understanding and communicating uncertainty is an essential element of the scientific pursuit. Uncertainty […]

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