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My name is Adem Tumerkan and I’m the analyst and editor at Speculators Anonymous. I’m a macro-speculator and a former market analyst that got tired of the mainstream financial industry (full details below). I’m LONG volatility, optionality, holistic thinking, cycles, and history — I’m SHORT ...more


Unveiling The Fragile Global Economy: The Fading Credit Impulse
The global economy is growing ever more fragile as credit tightens everywhere. Leading to slower growth, asset price volatility, and deflation.
The Deflation Dilemma: Unmasking The Silent Threat That’s Increasing Economic Fragility
A look at the deflationary trend and why it’s increasing systemic fragility and shouldn’t be underestimated going forward
Raising The U.S. Debt Ceiling Is Going To Drain Liquidity
As the Treasury refills its coffers, liquidity drains from the banking system, further stressing the financial system.
Why The Austrian Business Cycle Theory Matters More Than Ever In Today’s Global Economy
The Austrian Business Cycle theory is an important concept that helps explain the cycles of boom and bust in the economy.
‘Credit-Crunched’: U.S. And Euro Banks Keep Tightening Credit Amid Weaker Loan Demand
Banks in the U.S. and Eurozone continue to tighten credit at sharp rates across all loan categories. But the more worrying trend for growth is the declining demand for loans.
'A Flawed Idea’: Why A BRICS Currency Is Overrated And Unlikely To Work
It’s not impossible for a BRICS currency to happen - but it would require a significant amount of pain that these countries don’t want to endure. If they get serious about really de-dollarizing, they will have to completely rebalance their economies.


Latest Comments
Snap Fails To Generate Interest And Value
6 years ago

Great article and Agree

In this article: SNAP
Face Off: Stocks Vs. Bonds And The Economic Outlook
6 years ago

I just wrote an article also discussing the divergence. To me its more the Bond market vs the Fed. Bond investors expecting deflation and recession and disbelieving the Feds optimism for inflation and higher growth.

I also use the recent data showing falling loan origination markets...

If the Fed continues hiking and long term rates keep falling as economic data worsens, we're looking at an inverted yield curve. Which almost certainly will mean a recession.

Good article Sir.

Something Big Happened In The Gold Market: Must See Charts
6 years ago

Well done article

In this article: GLD
Jayant Bhandari: Gold Miners Overpriced
7 years ago

Only that mining equities were overvalued

In this video: GDX, GDXJ, GLD
Jayant Bhandari: Gold Miners Overpriced
7 years ago

Great interview - well done. Always a pleasure to hear Jayant's insight. But I must say I disagree with him on this one.

In this video: GDX, GDXJ, GLD
Gold Flows East – Silver Follows
7 years ago

Very good work - it's ridiculous the imbalance between people's perceptions of gold and its reality

In this article: GLD, SLV
Pundits 'Hunting' For 'Signs Of A Bear'
7 years ago

excellent article - a very good source of "real" data that major media hubs are absent of showing.

What Exactly Is The Fed Thinking? Avoid Catching Falling Knives
7 years ago

I think of it as more of a carefully approached speculation, similar to chess, about the only options the Fed has.

Recession is here this they need to cut/go negative/QE

Or they try to not embarrass themselves after touting how well the economy is doing, warranting a rate hike, and keep the hikes going to keep confidence in them - and plunge he economy into a great recession.

Either or both roads lead to the same path.

The Ghost Of The Feds Past: Rate Hikes, Rate Cuts, And The Great Collapse
7 years ago

I also dont think it is the sole reason either.

But mentioning China, they had a similar volatile and our markets also plunged in August, just as the crowd as positive the Fed would hike rates - then they didnt and markets rocketed.

The data is clear, we are in a recession.

Alot of the issues you just named are symptoms of a strong dollar in my opinion (or atleast the strong dollar added to the damage).

In this article: GLD, BP, CHK, HAL, M, WMT
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AROFF Africa Opportunity Fund
AUY Yamana Gold Inc.
EGO Eldorado Gold Corporation
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
GG Formerly Goldcorp Inc. (see NEM)
GORO Gold Resource Corporation
IAG IAMGOLD Corporation
IVN Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.
KGC Kinross Gold Corporation
MAD.TSXV Miranda Gold Corp.
RCCMF Nippon Dragon Resources Inc.
SAM.TSX Starcore Intl Mine J
SAND Sandstorm Gold Ltd.
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp.
TGCDF Teranga Gold Corp
TME.TSXV Temex Resources Corp.
UEC Uranium Energy Corp
VGQ.TSX Virginia Mines Inc J
XTM.TSXV Transition Metals Corp
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Gold, Bond, And Now Stock Investors Doubt The Fed
That is why we haven't seen gold drop below $1000. This is why long term bonds, like the 10 & 30 year, are falling while the Fed hikes. This is why the stock investors aren't fleeing from stocks offering higher yields and equities prices continue up.
Illinois Headed For Junk Rating And Its Just Beginning
Illinois has a defunct government that is at odds. They haven't had a state budget for over 700 days. And pension liabilities are out of control. Being junked will crippled their credit access. We have seen this picture before & it never ends well.
Clinton, Trump And Gold: Become Antifragile In A Fragile World
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Lone Wolf Investing: Why Should You Listen Or Care About My Work?
There are 24 hours a day that individuals will never get back. In that case, what makes someone losing 10 minutes of their precious time to listen to me? What makes me different and worth listening too? How can I help investors become wealthier? Time will tell.

Work Experience

Editor-In-Chief & Analyst
Palisade Global Investments Ltd.
November 2017 - Present (5 years 8 months)

Editor-in-Chief of 

A Team of Contrarians and Experienced Investors Writing About Macro-Situations, Mining Stocks and Providing Top Market Research on Commodity Trends and Sector Cycles for our Readers. Most importantly, Turning Theory into Actual Practical Advice...

Stansberry Research
October 2016 - March 2017 (6 months)

+ I performed research on our portfolio of stocks and wrote content.

+ I also wrote reports on potential new investment ideas.

+I contributed to idea generation along with aiding my fellow analysts and our editors. 

Diutinus, LLC
June 2014 - June 2016 (2 years 1 month)

+ Portfolio structuring and consulting for private investors. 

+ Freelance writing and publishing for various columns and newsletters. 

+ Research and issue investment reports for clients. 



Thoughts of a Speculator
Adem Tumerkan
Adem Tumerkan, Diutinus LLC
Newsletter covering market commentary with satire, contrarian investment ideas, value investing and a focus on the resource sector and equities. Publication is bi-weekly and is 5 pages. $9.99 a month and an exclusive mailing list. Contact me for more information.
Adem Tumerkan
Written in 2015, Stitches is a short story compilation book. It is raw, uncut, and deep as it tells tales of death, love, loss and heartbreaks with a numbing tone.

The books narrator tells us tragedy and humor that is shared between mortals of all ages. Simply written enough for everyone too relate.

"A very deep collection of the authors thoughts and experiences. The emotions expressed in the writings can be imagined, or felt whilst reading. Not like other books of a similar genre...very unique.....real is a word that comes to mind. The struggle to stay above water in a flooding world. I highly recommend it." - Tom Wallace