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March 31, 2021 | Socialist Revolution On Target

COMMENT: When I hear Bill Gates state on video, that if other countries had “followed the procedures of Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia, there would have been lesser deaths…” it is obvious to me that what he really was saying is ‘if other countries had followed the POLITICAL MOVES of Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia’ […]

March 31, 2021 | Blindly

Ride with me to a medium-sized city east of Toronto. My sidekick and I have something to share. He’s a lawyer. A real estate guy, handling deals for a decade now. After reading yesterday’s post about blind auctions and the effect they have on property values, he offers this experience. Single family ranch home in […]

March 31, 2021 | Greenback Rebound Stalks the Risk Trade (again)

After peaking a year ago at just over $102, the US dollar against a basket of global currencies sank to $89.20 in early January as the consensus predicted further dollar weakness and commodity strength.  Something else happened.  The dollar index has strengthened, while the CRB Index–a basket of 19 commodities (39% allocated to energy contracts, […]

March 31, 2021 | BC’s Devastating Illogical Covid Rules

March 31, 2021 | Turmoil

The core issue in silver remains the concentrated short position in COMEX silver futures – the persistent massive short position held by 4 traders that has artificially suppressed the price for decades. The short position in silver is larger than that of any other commodity in terms of real world production. The CFTC is the […]

March 30, 2021 | Why Biden’s First Executive Order was Illegal

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, you have been silent about the border crisis that Biden seems to have created while blaming Trump claiming the people were already on their way here. It seems like he shut down the funding simply because it was a Trump initiative. Would you comment, please? HS ANSWER: What Biden did was illegal. Trump made […]

March 30, 2021 | New Twists in Silver

On Jan 5, the 4 big shorts held just under 81% of the total commercial short position in silver. Two months later he concentrated short position of the 4 largest traders in silver is even more concentrated.  There is great physical tightness, and a budding shortage in both retail and wholesale forms of silver. There’s […]

March 30, 2021 | Danish Scientists Say Old-Growth Forests’ Climate Role Overestimated by 1/3

Incorrectly analyzed data led to mistaken view about the climate mitigation impact of old and unmanaged forests. The claim that old-growth forests play a significant role in climate mitigation, based upon the argument that even the oldest forests keep sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere, is being refuted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen says a […]

March 30, 2021 | Four Reasons Wall Street is Wrong on Inflation

Longer-term government bonds are selling off, and their yields are rising, as commodity speculation and inflation expectations have leapt over the past seven months.  Central banks are throwing everything they have to maintain asset inflation because they cannot inflate wages, the necessary catalyst for sustained price inflation.  At the same time, leaping yields and commodities […]

March 30, 2021 | The Ladder

The rating agency Fitch periodically parses our silly housing market. The report it produces goes to institutions dealing with residential mortgage loans collateralizing covered bond programs and residential mortgage-backed securities. That’s probably not you. But here’s the interesting conclusion: Fitch’s Sustainable Home Price is derived by benchmarking the current local home price against the sustainable […]

March 30, 2021 | Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Crude Oil

Dow, Industrials, Small Caps

March 30, 2021 | What Does 10 Year US Treasury Sell Off Mean?

US Cannabis stocks take a hammering

March 30, 2021 | CMHC to Blame for High House Prices?

Capital Gains Tax on Homes

March 29, 2021 | Australia Committing Economic Suicide – Turning Hard Left

The Greens in Australia want to tax Billionaires 6% Wealth Tax annually (in addition to INCOME) as a property tax on everything this own from art right down to the watch they wear. They claim it will raise $11.2 billion over its first two years, it will cost the Australian Tax Office an extra $110 million to […]

March 29, 2021 | Here’s The Real Story on Fairy Creek and the Future of Responsible Forestry

If all your information is from high-volume advertising campaigns, the following might come as a surprise: the Fairy Creek watershed near British Columbia’s Port Renfrew is not at risk because of forestry. In fact, writes Stewart Muir, its lovely appearance today is a direct consequence of many decades of successful forest management practices. As I […]

March 29, 2021 | ‘Creative Finance’ Magnifies Risks Inherent in Present Market Climate

This story hints at the fragility and solvency risks endemic in the current market climate. Credit Suisse and Nomura are warning investors of significant losses after U.S. hedge fund Archegos Capital defaulted on margin calls. Here is a direct video link. Of course, Goldman Sachs has never let criminal activity deter their profit focus. Bloomberg’s Sridhar […]

March 29, 2021 | Varmints

Blog doggess Sue borrowed a bunch of money against her home from her bank. The one with the Penguins. She knows the drill. Get a HELOC. Invest the proceeds in non-registered financial assets. Make interest-only payments. Then deduct every dollar from taxable income. All good. Especially when the loan is so damn cheap – the […]

March 28, 2021 | You Can’t Win. Don’t Even Try!

Imagine you find a prisoner in an unlocked jail cell. Confused, you ask him why he’s sitting there when the door to his cell isn’t even locked. “Oh, it’s unlocked? I didn’t check.” You assure him it’s unlocked and ask again why he doesn’t leave. “Why bother? They’ll probably catch me before I get out.” […]

March 28, 2021 | Rad

Three weeks out from the maiden Chrystia budget, the stats are toe-curling. The virus may be vanquished by the end of 2021 but the legacy will live on. In other words, hide your money. From April of 2019 until the end of that year Ottawa spent $10.6 billion more than it took in. That’s called […]

March 28, 2021 | The Myth of American Affluence

The technological wizardry that has given us smart phones, desktop computers, electric cars and flat-screen TVs has masked a pernicious decline in America’s standard of living since the 1950s. One area where this is painfully obvious is the deterioration of customer service. Recall the scene in Back to the Future when a car pulls into a filling […]

March 28, 2021 | The 1970s Never Ended

Big economic storms are rare and usually end quickly, but they tend to have long-lasting effects. Today I want to talk about a storm 50 years ago that still affects us now. Important things happened in the 1970s. I personally remember that decade well. I was in my 20s and they were formative years. I […]

March 28, 2021 | Inflation Comes When People See it is Cheaper to Buy today than Tomorrow

COMMENT: Dear Mr Armstrong, I wanted to write in to affirm your observation of regular people buying now rather than waiting (The Bull v Bear in the US Markets). I had to buy a new dryer earlier in the year. It took 6 weeks to get the one I had ordered. I wanted to buy a […]

March 27, 2021 | The Bull v Bear in the US Markets

While the general overview of this market by most technicians has been bearish simply based upon how high the market has risen, we are also in an interesting position where the fiction of vaccines is providing some underlying support. Based upon RELIABLE sources, this entire Build Back Better motto and a scheme were developed BEFORE COVID took place. This virus has […]

March 27, 2021 | This Week in Money

March 27, 2021 | Trading Desk Notes For March 27, 2021

As Good As It Gets? The S+P 500 share index had its best 12-month advance EVER from March 2020 to February 2021 on the back of the largest EVER liquidity injections from global central banks. The major stock market indices made marginally higher highs in mid-March and then turned lower. In last week’s TD Notes, […]

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