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  • Gold Stocks Recovering
    By on May 9, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold stocks’ reign as the most despised sector in all the stock markets remains unchallenged.  They’ve even been abandoned by contrarians.  But such universal antipathy and apathy is the breeding ground for major bottoms.  And despite gold’s lackluster performance, gold stocks have actually...
  • Emerging Mexican Silver
    By on May 3, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Mexico has long been a silver juggernaut.  The indigenous peoples had been successfully mining this shiny-white metal since well before the Spanish colonials swarmed the shores in the 16th century.  Several hundred years of Spanish development globalized Mexico’s silver prowess.  And still toda...
  • Is Solar Power About To Crush Big Oil, Big Coal AND E...
    By on May 2, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Something amazing has happened in the energy market. The cost of solar power has fallen to the point where, in a growing number of places, it’s cheaper than the electricity that utilities deliver from their coal-fired power plants. And its price is still falling. The implications are huge. Most of...
  • Japan Hits The Easy Money Wall. We May Be Next.
    By on April 29, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Japan, whose monetary policy is by far the world’s most expansive, just reported retail sales that soared on the wings of all that newly-created currency. Just kidding. Retail sales tanked: Japan Retail Sales Slump Flashes Warning Signal for Kuroda (Bloomberg) – Japan’s retail sales fell in M...
  • The End Is Near, Part 1: The War On Cash
    By on April 28, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    As the saying goes, you can know a person by the quality of his or her enemies. This is also true of societies, where moral evolution can be traced by simply listing the things on which they declare war. Not so long ago, for instance, the world’s good guys — the US, Europe’s democracies and a ...
  • Why Is JP Morgan Accumulating The Biggest Stockpile O...
    By on April 27, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver?  Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 million ounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver.  Clearly, someone over at JP Morgan is convinced tha...
  • US Factories Crushed By Strong Dollar
    By on April 27, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Government statistics are always suspect, for at least one obvious reason: Modern economies are way too big and complex to measure in real-time. So virtually every number is revised in the months after its release, frequently to the point of saying something very different. But by then lots of new d...
  • China Stock Mania’s Global Risk
    By on April 26, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    The Chinese stock markets have been rocketing higher in a popular speculative mania.  New Chinese investors are flocking to their local red-hot markets, borrowing heavily to buy hyper-speculative stocks.  Like all past manias, this one is guaranteed to end badly.  And when China’s parabolic sto...
  • The Coolest Silver Coins, Finally Back On The Market
    By on April 25, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    In 2005 a New Jersey car dealer named Chris Duane started questioning the system that let his customers borrow ridiculous amounts of money to buy the frivolous things he was selling. He studied a little monetary history and concluded that fiat currency was a doomed concept and that sound money, espe...
  • What Gold’s Bull Market (That’s Right, Bull Marke...
    By on April 12, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    One of the oddities of floating exchange rates is that they cause people to view the world in terms of their own national currency. For Americans that means looking out through a window that is distorted by the dollar’s recent surge. A C$100-a-night Vancouver BC hotel room, for instance, cost abou...
  • Gold-Futures Short Covering
    By on April 11, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold’s bottoming consolidation grind continues, with investment demand still garroted by sky-high world stock markets and the parabolic US dollar.  With investors missing in action, gold prices remain totally at the mercy of American futures speculators.  These perpetually-bearish traders are on...
  • Silver Fortunes
    By on April 5, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    The Spaniards of centuries past controlled the world’s elite maritime fleet.  And this fleet’s colonization of the Americas is well-documented.  The Spanish Crown would have told you their primary mission was to convert the indigenous people to Catholicism.  But in reality it was trade and a ...
  • We’re All Hedge Funds Now, Part 2: Tech Startups an...
    By on March 28, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Watching formerly risk-averse investors adapt to a negative interest rate world is almost as much fun as watching Europe try to keep Greece and Germany in the same financial family. In each case, success depends on all the parties becoming something they really don’t want to be. On the negative in...
  • Gold to Fuel Silver Upleg
    By on March 28, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Silver reversed sharply higher over the past week or so, surging dramatically.  This was just after it had successfully retested major secular lows, ramping the odds this strong buying is the vanguard of a long-overdue major new upleg.  As usual, silver’s coming gains will be fueled by gold’s ...
  • We’re All Hedge Funds Now
    By on March 26, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    As negative interest rates spread from Switzerland, Japan and Germany to the rest of the developed world, people with money to invest face some life-defining choices. Retirees who need to generate 6% to avoid dipping into principal can’t get there with bank CDs. Pension funds that have promised an...
  • Silver Poised to Surge
    By on March 23, 2015 | No Comments  Comments
    Silver is scraping major support again, after a rough couple months where speculators left it for dead.  But today’s brutal lows and extreme universal bearishness are the perfect breeding ground for silver’s next big rally.  Investors are very underexposed, while speculators have big short pos...

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