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Europe gives up on sound money, prepares to join the currency war

July 3rd, 2019 (0)
Not so long ago, Europe seemed to have its financial house more-or-less in order. German government spending was actually falling. Industries that had been nationalized in the socialist 70s were being privatized. The European Central Bank – run by ...

Something Huge Just Happened In Europe

June 10th, 2019 (0)
Critics of modern monetary policy have been predicting that the day would come when a central bank would cut interest rates (or at least promise to), and the financial markets, instead of throwing a party, would fall. Then it ...

The Terrifying Truth About Negative Interest Rates

May 29th, 2019 (0)
Pushing interest rates below zero is both an act of desperation and something that in theory should have a huge, immediate impact of the behavior of borrowers and savers. The fact that negative rates have become the new normal ...

The Lesson Of Argentina: You Can’t Stabilize A Bankrupt Economy

May 2nd, 2019 (0)
So the U.S. puts Republicans (the party of small government) in charge, and gets… trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see AND a revival of socialism among Democrats. Scary as this may seem, the real (and ...

Hello old friend…Gold nears $1,350 resistance that has repelled it four times in 5 years

February 21st, 2019 (0)
The past five years have been baffling for gold bugs. In an environment of massive central bank money creation, rising government deficits and a populist takeover of many countries’ political systems – all of which should be great for ...

Recession And Stocks In Free-Fall: Michael Pento’s 2019

January 9th, 2019 (0)
Money manager Michael Pento has been bearish on both stocks and bonds for some time. 2019 is the year, he says, when the big crash finally arrives. “Some Predictions for 2019 Bond Yields Continue to Fall in First Half ...

The world’s biggest hedge fund is getting whacked, and why “Moneyness” matters

December 12th, 2018 (0)
  A few years ago the Swiss National Bank (SNB) – which traditionally held “monetary assets” like government bonds, cash and gold to back up the Swiss franc — decided to branch out into common stocks. This was a ...

Gold is setting up for a nice first-half rally

November 28th, 2018 (0)
Precious metals investors don’t have much to console them these days. Just about the only bright spot is the nice, though ephemeral, pop in the gold/silver price that seems to happen every January. Sometimes it persists for six or so ...

As Oil Plunges, Energy Junk Bonds Turn Dangerous — Again

November 14th, 2018 (0)
      Back in 2104 oil was falling and hundreds of billions of dollars of energy junk bonds and leveraged loans looked to be at risk. Wolf Street had this to say at the time: “Oil and Gas ...

Gold Is Becoming Cool Again

October 31st, 2018 (0)
The sentiment shift is still subtle, but it’s both real and widespread. After a few years of being ignored and/or dismissed as basically useless, gold is cool again, attracting positive press and increasing accumulation by big investors. India, for ...
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