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Junk Bonds With Negative Yields
Investors are now extrapolating falling interest rates into the future and playing junk bonds for the capital gains they’ll generate when their future borrowing costs go down.
This (Completely Reasonable) Change In Investor Behavior Would Send Gold To The Moon
Mark Mobius recently made what seems like a completely reasonable suggestion about gold — one that if adopted by the broader investment community would send the metal’s price to the moon:
Check Out The Epic Battle In The Gold Market
It’s also generally believed (at least by gold bugs) that demand for physical gold will someday overwhelm these paper games, sending the metal to its intrinsic value somewhere north of $10,000/oz.
Europe Gives Up On Sound Money, Prepares To Join The Currency War
The currency war between the US and China will soon be joined by Europe, leaving most of us with nowhere to hide but gold.
Is Gold About To Get Whacked?
Gold has spent the past couple of weeks steamrolling technical barriers and reviving the spirits of long-suffering gold bugs.
If History Still Matters, Silver Is Poised For A Huge Move
It’s been a pretty good couple of months for precious metals, but more so for gold than silver. Both are up but gold is up more, and the imbalance that this creates might be one of the major investment themes of the next few years.
Finally, FOMO Arrives For Gold
A big part of the reason for the everything bubble was a sense that with everyone else making easy money, the worst possible fate was to be stuck on the sidelines, a sentiment known as “fear of missing out,” or FOMO. Gold has been left out till now.
Will A False Flag Iran War Cause A Financial Crisis?
Just a couple of weeks ago, the financial world’s biggest worry was the plunging price of oil.Then it all changed, and now the fear is that a major regional war will interrupt the flow of oil.
Something Huge Just Happened In Europe
Critics of modern monetary policy have long said 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 would be game over for easy money. That time is here.
The Fed Dusts Off “Whatever It Takes”
The most consequential quote by a central banker are, without doubt, ECB chair Mario Draghi’s 2012 promise to “do whatever it takes” to stop the bleeding of the Great Recession and keep the eurozone from spinning apart. The Fed has followed suit.
A Troubled World Means A Stronger Dollar – For Now
A rising dollar makes it harder for US companies to sell goods – priced as they are in an appreciating currency – overseas.
Slowing Economy, Plunging Stocks Are Forcing The Fed’s Hand
A few short weeks ago, the economy seemed to be growing, the trade war looked winnable and the Mueller Report appeared to take presidential impeachment off the table. And then ...
This Cycle’s Most Dangerous Bubble, In Three Charts
One of the lessons of the past few decades’ boom/bust cycles is that each financial bubble emerges in a different asset class.
Stumbling Towards Chaos: All This Happened In Just One Week
Every week is eventful these days. But the most recent one stands out for sheer edge-of-the-abyss when-it-rains-it pours diversity.
Financial Markets To Federal Reserve: Time To Start Cutting Rates
This cycle – recurring financial instability forcing the steady ratcheting down of interest rates – will continue until lower rates become the problem rather than the solution. Which is another way of saying until there are no more solutions.
Silver Speculators Say It’s Time To Start Buying
The gold futures market took a big step towards bullish, or at least neutral, last week. Speculators (usually wrong at big turning points) scaled back long bets while commercials (usually right at turning points) reduced their net short positions.
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