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October 12, 2019 | Global Air Freight Sinks into Longest Recession Since 2008

US-China trade war, falling business confidence, slowdown in China, German exports, and new: the temporary shutdown of Hong Kong’s airport, the largest cargo hub in the world. Demand for global air freight, domestic and international, as measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.9% in August compared to August last year, the 10th month […]

October 12, 2019 | The Climate Change Fraud Used by Marxists When Communism Failed

This is a good documentary on the subject of human-caused climate change. In a court of law, the evidence argued by the global warming crowd is absolutely a joke and in a real court of law, they would be charged with criminal fraud. This is an agenda which has been usurped by the Marxists who […]

October 12, 2019 | Trading Desk Notes October 12, 2019

  This was a perfect week to be reminded that trading is not a game of perfect. I was long stocks and crude and short gold early in the week…got cold feet and bailed out with tiny losses just before those markets moved hard against me. I was happy to have played just-in-time defense. But later […]

October 11, 2019 | Cynics Poised to Win Trade War

With a steady barrage of trade-war tweets that have alternated between promise and threat, Trump has screwed with investors’ heads for so long that most of them simply want to get it over with.  They undoubtedly would love to see the U.S. and China settle their differences. But stock-market bulls should be careful what they […]

October 11, 2019 | Value Investing is Only for Very Patient Investors

Investment strategies get divided into two camps, growth and value. Most successful investors like Warren Buffet believe that value investing is better than growth investing. However, in the last decade, value investing has performed abysmally compared to growth. Is value investing dead? A Globe and Mail article in August 2019 is titled, “Five reasons why […]

October 11, 2019 | Fantasy Planning Yields Financial Disappointment

Each week I encounter nice people with deeply flawed retirement plans.  Many have been aided into misguided thinking by financial-sector marketing and salespeople, planners, even their accountants.  This is a problem because faulty assumptions in money management tend to end in a nightmare.  Working with sober return and withdrawal expectations is the best antidote, and […]

October 11, 2019 | Canada Implements $368 Fine if Your Phone is Even Visible in Your Car

In Canada, they are now fining people whose cell phone is visible in their car. You don’t have to be using it at all. If it is simply visible it is deemed to be a distraction. The hunt for money knows no bounds.

October 11, 2019 | The Thanksgiving

  Forget Blackface. Ignore Lavalin. Who cares about Jody or Jane? Or that creepy India trip? Deficits, debts and a fake feminist in the PMO don’t matter much when you have… a job. So the latest unemployment numbers, coming just 10 days before the federal election, make it hard for guys like Andrew Scheer to […]

October 11, 2019 | Here Comes The Deluge Of Meaningless “Good News”

Today’s relief rally is brought to you by chastened US and Chinese trade negotiators who are now working on a “mini” trade deal that will apparently include a reduction in US tariffs in return for some minor Chinese concessions on things like mandatory joint venture partners for foreign companies wanting to set up shop in […]

October 11, 2019 | Gold Gifts Traders With Another Rotation Below $1500

Positive expectations related to the US/China trades negotiations on October 10th prompted a moderately strong upside move in the US major indexes and the stock market. Additionally, the precious metals fell in correlation to the upside move in the US stock market and presented another opportunity for skilled technical traders to look for entries below […]

October 10, 2019 | Millions of People Without Electricity in California

  Widespread power outages leave million of Californians without electric power. ​Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) has imposed unprecedented shutoffs leaving millions without power. The shutdowns are safety precaution to prevent wildfires. California Governor Gavin Newsom said the widespread electricity shutdown is “unacceptable.” “We’re seeing a scale and scope of something that no state in […]

October 10, 2019 | Wall Street’s Silver Little Secret

  There’s a problem with gold and silver. It’s not that no one wants to buy them. They have the exact opposite problem … The heavy-hitters on Wall Street are already backing up the truck. Here’s the little secret they don’t want you to know: They aren’t done loading up. I have two charts to […]

October 10, 2019 | A Critical Moment for Uranium?

A slew of new reports on old news about Donald Trump’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group (NFWG) is hitting the wires today. That’s because the NFWG is supposed to report its recommendations by next Monday.     I haven’t seen anything of substance that’s new in these reports, but the reminder of the deadline is apparently […]

October 10, 2019 | The Cost of a Political Divide

QUESTION: Trump Impeachment. Y’know Marty, since the Democrats have tried unsuccessfully for so long to find some dirt on Trump, the guy must be squeaky clean, no? NMM ANSWER: Impeachment occurs when someone does something while in office. It is not based on what they did before. All the stuff they bring up from his […]

October 10, 2019 | Fantasy Planning Yields Financial Disappointment

Each week I encounter nice people with deeply flawed retirement plans.  Many have been aided into misguided thinking by financial-sector marketing and salespeople, planners, even their accountants.  This is a problem because faulty assumptions in money management tend to end in a nightmare.  Working with sober return and withdrawal expectations is the best antidote, and […]

October 10, 2019 | Metals & VIX Are Set To Launch Dramatically Higher

The recent rotation in the US stock market and US major indexes have set up a very interesting pattern in the Metals and VIX charts.  Our researchers believe precious metals, Gold and Silver, are setting up a new momentum base/bottom and are beginning an early stage bullish price rally that may surprise many traders.  If […]

October 10, 2019 | Don’t Inhale

Was it just months ago this blog was labeled not only pathetic but paleo? The crime: suggesting legal weed might impact real estate. Especially rentals. And the question was posed: would you want to be a landlord renting space to junior potheads growing plants in the shower and exhaling odours into the paint? The moisters […]

October 9, 2019 | The Emerging ‘Nightmare’: Created By America’s Baby Boomers!

The facts are available to discern. Why will our millennials and Gen X citizens have to solve our financial problems. The Baby Boom generation (1971 – 2019) has created a nightmare situation for those that follow (our children and grand children). Let’s review the facts for everyone to discern. These official numbers reveal why an emerging […]

October 9, 2019 | The World’s Largest (Democratic!) Biometric Prison

Whenever they talk about India and its “inevitable” rise to world economic dominance, establishment hacks like Thomas “Iraq War booster” Friedman always seem compelled to note that the country is “the world’s largest democracy.” They might want to talk to the residents of the now-defunct Jammu & Kashmir before invoking that phrase, but the underlying point seems […]

October 9, 2019 | The Trap

When the cost of money tanks, debt swells. People devote more income to making payments. They save less, spend less and worry more. Liquid assets vanish. Children go shoeless. Dogs run free. Relationships crumble. But realtors and divorce lawyers are happy. Audi guys, too. That may be a tad exaggerated. But you get the drift. […]

October 9, 2019 | The Allure of Upswings in Miners and Silver

The entire precious metals sector rallied yesterday, but the upswing was particularly visible in case of silver and (especially) mining stocks. Both: silver, and miners moved to new October highs. Silver’s breakout was tiny, but miners rallied relatively significantly and that’s the part of the current long trade that’s particularly profitable. Of course, these profits […]

October 9, 2019 | Debt Free in 30: Real Estate, Personal Debt, and Recession Indicators

Good discussion on investment and economic risks in Canada today. Real Estate, Personal Debt, and Recession Indicators with Ben Rabidoux – Debt Free In 30 – A Personal Finance Podcast – Ep 266. Is a recession coming? Are private lenders replacing bank mortgages? And is that causing more risky investments? On today’s podcast, our guest […]

October 8, 2019 | The ‘Dollar’ ($1) a Number circulated via Photons! What?

Let’s think about this currency called the ‘dollar’ (now a cyber currency). It is typical of all currencies on this planet. Today, our dollar is a virtual ‘number’ ($1) within consciousness. The ‘number’ derives (comes) from the mind of a bankster. The ‘number’ gets typed into a computer account (our money originates and is stored within […]

October 8, 2019 | Should Americans Hoard Cash?

QUESTION: Martin, I appreciate all the information that you provide and just got done reading about money shortage and hoarding. Would it be good for US citizens to hoard also? Is there any difference in hoarding dollars or gold and silver coins? Thanks for your comments. DM ANSWER: In order for gold and silver to be a […]

October 8, 2019 | Fed Seeks Firm Grip On Interest Rates, Supposedly Not QE

Powell was busy yapping away about the need to control interest rates, looking more than a bit foolish in the process. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed Will Increase Supply of Bank Reserves, but supposedly it’s not QE. The Federal Reserve will soon increase its purchases of short-term Treasury securities to avoid a recurrence […]

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