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January 19, 2022 | Boris Johnson Unmasks the UK

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is aiming to win back favor by announcing the end of all plan B COVID restrictions that were imposed in December when omicron emerged. Beginning on January 26, those in the UK will no longer be forced to hide behind a mask. “From tomorrow we will no longer require face […]

January 19, 2022 | Rate Expectations Higher Than Asset Markets Can Bear

Since December, a global jump in rate hiking expectations has caused bonds to sell-off. Both U.S and Canadian ten-year treasury yields are above 1.87 this morning, the highest since before the pandemic began in 2019. The 30-year U.S. Treasury yield on which widely referenced 30-year U.S. mortgage rates are based is above 2.26 and the […]

January 19, 2022 | Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in Canada: Mad Scramble to Lock in Rising Mortgage Rates as Bank of Canada Is Set to Tighten

Potential homebuyers and speculators in Canada are now looking at rising interest rates coming their way, which is a dreadful sight with house prices at these ridiculous levels in the big markets. As is typically the case early in rate-hike cycles, there is now a mad scramble underway to buy a house now, no matter […]

January 18, 2022 | Destroying the Supply Chain One Mandate at a Time

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initially announced that it was eliminating vaccine requirements for truck drivers amid a severe supply and labor shortage. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos decided that contributing to inflation by reversing the order was the “right thing to do,” and now unvaccinated truck drivers have “a right of return” but must […]

January 18, 2022 | Remember: Protecting Savings is Job Number One

The most critical function of savings is to cover future needs, wants and opportunities. For this reason, savings should be as protected and uncorrelated as possible with our other income sources. For example, it’s not diversified for tech workers to keep the bulk of their savings in tech shares, nor for property sector workers to […]

January 18, 2022 | What’s The Number? 2022 Edition

It’s happening again. The Fed is threatening the financial markets with tighter money, and the markets are reacting like addicts being shoved through the front door of a rehab center. They’re not happy, and they have good reason – actually two good reasons – to be alarmed. First, tighter monetary policy will blow up all […]

January 17, 2022 | Debt, Aging Demographics and Bursting Realty Bubbles, Not Contained in China

Amid slowing demand, the fewest births since 1950, a shrinking workforce, slumping home prices, and defaulting property developers, the Chinese central bank cut its policy rate overnight for the first time since April 2020.  See China’s GDP growth slows as COVID restrictions and property woes hit demand. The rate cut follows a series of easing efforts in recent […]

January 17, 2022 | The Good News About Rising Rates

The chart above suggests that interest rates on 30-year T-bonds could be on their way up to 3.02%, a more than 40% increase over the current 2.11%.  That is not necessarily bad news for investors, since a market adjustment of that magnitude would make it unnecessary for the Fed to tighten.  It would also make […]

January 17, 2022 | California’s Guaranteed Health Care for All to Increase Taxes by $12,250 per Household

California Governor Nuisance Newsom would like to pass Assembly Bill 1400, “Guaranteed Health Care for All,” as the nation’s first single-payer health care system. Unfortunately, this does not equate to free health care. The Tax Foundation estimates that this measure will increase taxes by $12,250 per household, doubling the state’s sky-high tax collections. The 2022-23 […]

January 17, 2022 | Flattening the Curve: Global Temps

The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga Volcano is noteworthy. Both in its size and in the video of satellite images, with the ejection of ash and aerosols sending columns of material to some 60,000 feet, or almost 20 km. This has the potential to contribute to climate cooling over a couple of years.

January 16, 2022 | Divide and Conquer

COMMENT: Martin; “Divide and Conquer” I did not fully comprehend because thirst for power is not in my wheelhouse. So once the government has promised salvation to the desensitized & numb, the divide creates an army who will do anything against the dissenters, by edict, for the sake of a dreamy future. Just like much […]

January 16, 2022 | Year of the Bookends

If you are a booklover like me, you probably have many shelves. On some of those shelves you probably have bookends holding the books in place. They come in opposing pairs—similar but reversed. What if the COVID-era economy has bookends? I think that may be what’s happening. If you think of 2020 as the left […]

January 16, 2022 | Bruce C: The Fed Is Getting Just What It Wants

Sometimes the best thing about a blog post is the comments it generates. That’s frequently true on DollarCollapse, especially when friend-of-the-site Bruce C is doing the commenting. Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a series (under Bruce’s byline), are a couple of representative examples: “What If The Rest Of The World Tightens […]

January 15, 2022 | This Week in Money

January 15, 2022 | CDC to Study Ivermectin Treatment

The CDC will finally begin testing ivermectin as a treatment for the coronavirus (fast forward to around the 17:00 mark). Doctors and health professionals have been urging officials to approve of ivermectin as it has proven to be effective in diminishing symptoms. The ongoing joke was that conspiracy theorists were taking horse paste (ivermectin) rather […]

January 15, 2022 | Trading Desk Notes For January 15, 2022

Peak Fed Hawkish – Or Minsky Moment? Peak Fed hawkish means the markets have WAY over-anticipated the consequences of Fed tightening (the Fed will stand down) – Minsky moment means there has been a sea-change at the Fed, and you ain’t seen nothing yet! Both opinions have eloquent spokesmen; recent short-term price action has been […]

January 15, 2022 | Plant-Based Plastics

With fossil fuel demand for transportation and heating in a secular decline, the sector has been counting on destructive petro-plastics for its revenue growth; also an unsustainable plan.  Fortunately, there are smarter packaging solutions in the pipeline. Tom van Aken, CEO of Avantium, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the company’s plant-based packaging. He says the […]

January 14, 2022 | Amazing Facts About The Silver Market

Editor’s note: Once again the intrepid silver analyst Theodore Butler has uncovered amazing facts about the silver market. I am truly astonished by the massive increase in the OTC precious metals derivatives position of Bank of America as reported in the quarterly derivatives reports from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), part […]

January 14, 2022 | Melting Under The Surface

The widely followed Nasdaq index remains just 6% below its November all-time high, but 38% of its member stocks are down by at least half. This week, the negative divergence has continued with nearly two declining shares for every advancing one. As shown on the left courtesy of Sentiment Trader,  at no other time have […]

January 14, 2022 | Concentrated Markets are Irrational

The U.S. stock market is at record highs. But only a few stocks are responsible for driving the majority of the recent gains. Is a concentrated stock market a healthy market? Most people are aware that the U.S. stock market has been gaining strength for several years. The valuation of the main index, the S&P […]

January 14, 2022 | US Federal Reserve – Playing With Fire Part II

The US Federal Reserve has recently taken steps to communicate a change in future policy – suggesting raising interest rates and acting more aggressively to combat inflation. Throughout the last few weeks of 2021 and early 2022, these comments and posturing by the US Fed have created some very big downside price moves in the […]

January 14, 2022 | Bonds Remind Investors How Unsafe They Are

From Investing Channel: Financial advisors used to believe in a balanced portfolio between bonds and stocks. Central banks changed all that. Breaking Traditions We’re taught that stocks and bonds tend to move in opposite directions. Money flows into stocks and out of safety plays like US Treasuries and the US Dollar when they want risk. The […]

January 14, 2022 | Can Governments Claw Their Way Out of Debt?

China continues to show signs of a declining economy

January 14, 2022 | American Manganese CTO Zarko Meseldzija Discusses RecycLiCo™ Demonstration Plant and Wenden Stockpile

Outlook on the lithium-ion battery industry in Canada. Read Reuters Article – “LG Energy Solution Raises $10.8 Billion in S. Korea’s Biggest IPO“. Read Business Hala Article – “GM, Volkswagen Build Up Their Battery Supply Chains Amid Electric-Vehicle Push“. Read Click on Detroit Article – “GM partner LG to Invest $4.5 Billion in US Battery […]

January 13, 2022 | New Martin Armstrong Interview with Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

Watch the latest interview with Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson! As you may recall, YouTube immediately removed our last interview. Rumble does seem to be a safer platform.

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