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May 23

US Manufacturing PMI Declines First Time Since September

According to the Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI survey, manufacturing activity in the US declined for the first time since September…

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May 23

The Next Top Performing Asset to 2020 &

2016 has been a great year for gold. Its currently up 17%. This is the best time to invest in gold…

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May 22

Family Jewels

  “I couldn’t stop laughing,” says Jason. That was walking out of the local bank in Burlington, Ontario, after TNL@TB said…

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May 22

Austria Presidential Election “Too Close to Call” –

Results of Austria’s presidential election this weekend remain unknown. The race is so tight that absentee ballots counted later this week…

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May 22

Why We’re Ungovernable, Part 14: Austria’s Two (Formerly)

Austrians went to the polls today to elect a new president. But for the first time in living memory the…

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May 21

The Federal Reserve is Not Going To Raise

The Federal Reserve is Not Going To Raise Rates and Destroy Gold - Mike Swanson (05/19/2016) Yesterday the stock market and…

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May 21

US and Japan Feud Over Yen, Devaluations, and

The word for today is “orderly”. That word came up many times this week in a feud between the US and…

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May 21

Two ‘Bullies’ have ruled planet Earth since 1916

The latest edition of the Economist, May 14th – 20th, describes what has happened these past 100 years in the…

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May 20

Chutzpah

  Four years ago a couple of braggy, insufferable, know-it-all engineer kids in their late twenties wrote me. They boasted about…

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May 20

Is This the End of the Road?

In May of 2008, there was a very similar stock market ‘rally’ as compared to today’s ‘rally’.  Investors believed that…

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May 20

Market Update for Gold

Gold has been backing off with the prospect of rising interest rates, but a weekly closing below 1225 will signal…

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May 20

Existing Home Sales Solid, Not Spectacular; Be Careful

Existing home sales bounced in April as expected. Compared to pre-recession totals, sales look weak, but compared to the last…

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May 20

Silver Miners’ Q1’16 Fundamentals

The world’s elite silver miners just finished reporting their operating results from 2016’s first quarter, and they were impressive. This…

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May 19

Surprise!

  For some time this pathetic blog has  warned you to get ready for higher interest rates. Lock into a five-year…

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May 19

My Sense: 18,312.39 was the ‘Top’ for the

On May 19, 2015, the Dow Index reached the lofty number of 18,312.39. Today is one year later and the…

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May 19

Nowhere To Hide Today

All the hiding places have been taken today. The safety of the sidelines is not available. North American markets are in the…

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May 19

Chicago Pension Liabilities Jump 168%, Understated by $11.5

New accounting rules show Chicago has understated its pension liabilities by $11.5 billion. At the end of 2015 the stated liability…

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May 19

Unintended Consequences, Part 1: Easy Money = Overcapacity

Somewhere back in the depths of time the world got the idea that easy money — that is, low interest…

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May 19

Why Price Spikes Are Actually Your Friend

I could go on in detail about why and what price spikes provide us short term trades with, and I…

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