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May 2

The quandary

  Poor Joanne. Only sixty, always a stay-at-home spouse, and James died in a skiing accident this past winter. Sadness now…

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May 2

A Currency War Battle That Europe and Japan

The dollar is tanking lately. From a high of around 100 in December, the dollar index — which measures USD…

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May 2

Mathematical Jackasses

With the exception of emerging market countries in trouble like Brazil and Russia, and complete hyperinflation basket cases like Venezuela,…

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May 2

Birth of New Bull Market in Silver Bullion

The prospect for the birth of a new Bull-Run in Silver speaks to a broader cyclical theme that relates to…

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May 1

Is the ECB Bailing Out Italian Banks on

Italian banks are trading at enormous discounts to book value. That implies you believe the book values of Italian banks fully…

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May 1

Delta Force

Last week we looked at the world’s demographic destiny for the coming decades. I imagine most readers perused the information…

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Apr 30

$55 (+) Trillion Stockmarket ‘Meltdown’ Now Starting (!?!?)

If I ‘value’ all the global stock markets on our planet I might estimate that some $55 trillion is the…

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Apr 30

Consensus Forming: China Heading Back Into Financial Crisis

China’s historic post-2009 debt binge flew largely under the radar — fooling most observers into thinking the global economy was…

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Apr 30

ECB’s QE Impact Fades Already

In March 10, ECB president Mario Draghi pulled out his bazooka and fired what was supposed the be a shock…

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Apr 30

The Next Technical Price Targets for Gold &

I have pointed out earlier, gold is forming a possible short-term top. It is on the verge of completing a…

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Apr 30

Near-Simultaneous Earthquakes

Since our model turned up in March for activity around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific, there have been…

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Apr 30

Lies, Lies and OMG, More Lies

It’s that time of year again. It’s open enrollment for health plans at my employer. They are biggest employer in…

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Apr 29

No Kidding

  Besides the Globe and Mail, and possibly the weird Vancouver dailies, the biggest house-pushers in the land work for CMHC.…

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Apr 29

Negative Interest Rates Claim More Victims. Today It’s

These are shockingly bad times for big banks, especially when you consider that the overall economy is supposed to be…

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Apr 29

GDPNow 2nd Quarter Estimate at 1.8%; NY Fed

In the nowcasting business, the ever-optimistic “Blue Chip” forecasters lead the way, expecting GDP will rise by 2.3% in the second…

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Apr 29

Is silver a better bet than gold in

Last week, the beginning of April 18th, 2016, silver was on fire, rising sharply and forcing ‘Wall Street’ to take…

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Apr 29

Are the Metals & Dow Aligning?

QUESTION: All three are moving together since mid-January. Does that mean all three are already aligned and a lift is now…

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Apr 29

Silver Miners Strong in Grim Q4

The silver miners showed impressive fundamental strength during 2015’s grim fourth quarter. That was the worst silver suffered in many…

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Apr 28

Ethics

  When I sold my pile in beloved Lunenburg last winter, the young couple who took it knew everything. They knew…

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