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May 10, 2021 | The Big Suck

Okay, go check your latest RRSP statement. If you see these three letters – DSC – written after the name of a security some dude sold you, you’re in jail. It’s the Mutual Fund Prison, designed to prevent people from doing what they should – which is breaking out. Once upon a time mutuals were […]

May 9, 2021 | The Evil Rising in the World

COMMENT: Martin, Just by chance, I wanted to look up your small blog again “Europe is under control of world economic forum”. Typed it in google search, your blog didn’t come up on the first 5 pages of results, and I didn’t look beyond that. Typed it in Duck Duck Go, your blog came up […]

May 9, 2021 | Mining for a Sustainable Future

Canada has an opportunity to provide the sustainably sourced materials for electric vehicles, batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels that the world needs, Margareta Dovgal tells a House of Commons Committee. While hydro-carbons will be needed for many years, the world is slowly electrifying. Despite existing challenges, innovators are creating new and continually improving electric […]

May 9, 2021 | When Bulls Turn Certain

We went out on a limb here last week with speculation that, just maybe, the bull market was topping. Alas, Friday ended with a short-covering orgy that bloodied bears, leaving the boldest of them festooned on the ropes. My hunch had been rooted in technical factors, including an ominous head-and-shoulders pattern that has been evolving […]

May 9, 2021 | The Wages of War

If you haven’t tried to buy a house lately, don’t bother. It’s a war. For example, there’s the 5% Rule. Realtors are goading their clients into adding 5% to the price a seller is asking for every other bid that is registered. So on ‘offer day’ if eight other desperate buyers materialize, the idea is […]

May 9, 2021 | A Primer on the History of Political Violence and Reform

Those new to history as well as those familiar with history may find it startling to read that some major political events have been methodical. Methodical enough to be predictable. The following essay is based upon research the writer pursued in the late 1970s. It focused upon unrelenting experiments in authoritarian government since the one […]

May 9, 2021 | This Kind of Duality

We’re midway through the SIC 2021, and as I expected, it’s shaping up to be the biggest and best Strategic Investment Conference I’ve ever hosted. So far, all of our presenters and panelists have given stellar performances… and attendees seem to agree with that assessment. Even if you haven’t been there for the live “New […]

May 8, 2021 | Mind Control is NOT a Conspiracy Theory

When you think of “mind control,” what do you think of? Conspiracy theorists in tinfoil hats trying to keep the aliens from beaming messages into their heads? Evil scientists using spinning pinwheels and special potions to brainwash their hapless victims into doing their bidding? Sci-fi stories about remote-controlled people? Yes, the idea of mind control […]

May 8, 2021 | The Feds’ Illusion of Control

Emma’s Note: Emma Walsh here, managing editor of the Diary. Bill and his colleague at The Bonner-Denning Letter, Dan Denning, are sounding the alarm about the imminent demise of the U.S. dollar. The results of the feds’ never-ending money-printing are evident in rising commodities prices, rising stock markets, and rising U.S. Treasury yields. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and […]

May 8, 2021 | Danielle on Debt Free in 30

Doug Hoyes is co-founder of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc., one of Canada’s largest personal insolvency firms. In his 30-year career as a chartered accountant and Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Doug has personally helped over 10,000 individuals solve their debt problems and rebuild their financial future. His 2017 book Straight Talk on Your Money explains that Doug has […]

May 8, 2021 | Trading Desk Notes For May 8, 2021

Stocks, commodities and gold surge higher, the US Dollar falls The S+P 500, the Dow Jones Industrials and Transports, and the TSE Index closed the week at All-Time Highs. The Transports (up ~145% since March 2020 lows) have closed higher for 14 consecutive weeks – for the first time in their 137 year history. Capital […]

May 7, 2021 | Transportation Index Continues To Grind Higher

If the face of last week’s sideways price action and almost in a rebellious manner today (May 4, 2021), the Transportation Index is moving higher while the US major indexes are all broadly lower.  VIX has shot up over 20 again (over +13% higher) and the NASDAQ is off by more than 300 points (-2.75%) […]

May 7, 2021 | America’s Cultural Revolution

In its own way, the United States of America is suffering the equivalent of Mao’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Ironically, because the Constitution should be proof against such ambitious control freaks. Using fear of disease and global warming. With Mao’s nightmare, every decision was made at the top and mobs of radicals turned all […]

May 7, 2021 | Germany Pressured To Make New Emission Reduction Targets

Targets for emission reductions keep getting increased, by China, the U.S., Canada and now Germany. In a bold new move, Germany pulled forward its target for zero emissions to 2045. Germany, under pressure from court rulings and a looming September election, also upped the size of the emissions reduction by 2030 to 65 percent below […]

May 7, 2021 | Lessons To Learn From Michael Lee-Chin and Mean Reversion

Michael Lee-Chin started his money management career as a financial advisor with Investors Group in Hamilton Ontario in 1979. In 1987, he bought Kitchener-based Advantage Investment Council which he renamed AIC and developed it into a mutual fund company that focused on buying the shares of other investment management companies and banks. The timing was […]

May 7, 2021 | Help Wanted

The job numbers suck. Some people wonder what impact this might have on real estate. The economic recovery. On interest rates. In case you missed it, Canada shed 207,000 positions in March. That just about nuked the gains seen in February. The jobless rate has gone in the wrong direction – up. Over 129,000 full-time […]

May 7, 2021 | The Saretsky Report – April 2021

We have discussed in past reports the ongoing strength in the Canadian housing markets being largely attributed to excess liquidity and credit creation that was manufactured out of Ottawa.  Commercial bank credit creation is running hot, thanks to Federal Government Guaranteed loans that have simultaneously been supported by the Bank of Canada’s Quantitative Easing Program. […]

May 6, 2021 | After Massive Government Intervention, Here’s How It Ends

YOUGHAL, IRELAND – Yesterday, we saw that some investments inevitably go bad. People make mistakes. The private world of win-win deals routinely corrects them. Death, divorce, default, destitution – many are the ways it sets things right. But the public world… the world backed by tanks and armed police… the world of wars and sanctions… […]

May 6, 2021 | Britain to Impose COVID Passports

Honestly, I am at a loss for how the British politicians are standing by and allowing Boris Johnson to singlehandedly destroy their economy and their future without so much as a whimper from Parliament. Britain has lost all sense of decency and is dangerously marching down the path of tyranny not witnessed since Edward Long […]

May 6, 2021 | Bank of England Now 2nd Central Bank to Taper, After Canada, but Denies Tapering is “Tapering,” also Following Canada

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today announced that it voted unanimously to maintain its policy rate at 0.1%. But in terms of its asset purchases, it took the trail the Bank of Canada blazed last November and then widened in April: tapering. The BoE announced that the blistering pace of its asset […]

May 6, 2021 | The CFTC’s Response

At just shy of the two-month mark, I received a response from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission yesterday to my letter of March 5.  I had raised highly specific questions regarding the concentrated short position of the four largest traders in COMEX silver futures, both over the week ended Feb 2 in which these traders […]

May 6, 2021 | Gold & Silver Begin New Advancing Cycle Phase

Before going into detail regarding my latest research and cycle phases, I want you to think of these cycle phases as Advancing and Declining cycle trends.  They act as a “build-up of trend”, then an “unwinding of trend”.  In each instance, trends can be either Bullish, Bearish, or Neutral in nature.  My research team and […]

May 6, 2021 | Coming Off The Boil?

A handful of the world’s most expensive tech companies helped pushed US stock indices to record high valuations this spring.  However, as shown here since 1986 (courtesy of my partner Cory Venable), the tech-heavy NASDAQ index has lost lift relative to the older-economy Dow Jones Industrial Average since April 21, and a similar leadership reversal […]

May 6, 2021 | The Key Lesson

When Janet Yellen mused about rates going up the other day, she really stepped in it. Stock markets moaned and wavered for a few hours. Critics piled on saying a politician (she’s America’s finance minister equivalent) shouldn’t mess with central bank policy (she used to run the Fed). And it looks like President Joe told […]

May 5, 2021 | Bill Gates Having a Very Bad Week on Schedule

  Bill Gates is having a very bad week. On top of his divorce where the real scoop is his wife disagrees with his dominating the world ego, his attempt to keep a monopoly with respect to vaccine patents to milk the world for trillions ran into strong head-winds. Gates’s worse week may come in […]

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