News November, 2018

"gold through the ages – civilization’s love affair with the yellow metal" September 25, 2018 - 08:23:04 PDT

"Gold Through the Ages – Civilization’s Love Affair with the Yellow Metal"

A beautiful, powerful, informative timeline of humankind's relationship with gold, starting in 4,600 BC and working its way up to the present day, from U.S. Global Investors. Read More »

consumer confidence insanity: another spike to 18-year, just-pre-dotcom-crash high September 25, 2018 - 08:15:44 PDT

Consumer Confidence Insanity: Another Spike to 18-Year, Just-Pre-Dotcom-Crash High

In the newest non-recovery recovery chapter, everyone is super positive on the indefatigable stock market, and yet "the number of people expecting income growth fell the most since April 2017...Regarding their short-term income prospects, the percent... Read More »

three months after his predecessor resigned, argentina's central bank chief resigns September 25, 2018 - 06:34:56 PDT

Three Months After His Predecessor Resigned, Argentina's Central Bank Chief Resigns

Not exactly the sort of revolving-door non-leadership one would expect from a 7-time sovereign-debt-defaulter with "zero chance" of defaulting again, as Argentina's President Macri (aka The Most Optimistic Man in the World) claimed just yesterday. Read More »

hong kong’s interbank lending rate spikes most in 10 years amidst liquidity fears September 25, 2018 - 06:04:26 PDT

Hong Kong’s Interbank Lending Rate Spikes Most in 10 Years Amidst Liquidity Fears

"One-month interbank borrowing costs, known as Hibor, surged the most in nearly a decade Monday, as liquidity tightened amid bets local banks will increase the prime rate for the first time since 2006." Read More »

fedex ceo fred smith: "history is very, very clear" tariffs don't work September 25, 2018 - 05:59:57 PDT

FedEx CEO Fred Smith: "History Is Very, Very Clear" Tariffs Don't Work

"Countries that pursue the most open markets are the ones that prosper the most and whose citizens' income increases the most. Mercantilism does not work." Read More »

argentine president says "zero chance" 7-time-defaulter argentina will default again September 25, 2018 - 05:47:08 PDT

Argentine President Says "Zero Chance" 7-Time-Defaulter Argentina Will Default Again

Yet another country with yet another politician making yet another promise there is nearly "zero chance" he can keep. And of course, this new hot air assault comes on the heels of news that Mauricio Macri is, in fact, running for reelection. Read More »

homebuilders, already down 21% on the year, set for worst performance since 2008 September 25, 2018 - 05:29:58 PDT

Homebuilders, Already Down 21% on the Year, Set for Worst Performance Since 2008

Anyone who wanted to buy a house did so when mortgage rates hit all-time lows over the last 10 years. With mortgage rates at multi-year highs, blind and reckless real estate buying for investment purposes no longer makes sense. What happens when both... Read More »

buckle up: october, the market's most volatile month (by far), is almost here September 25, 2018 - 05:25:53 PDT

Buckle Up: October, the Market's Most Volatile Month (by Far), Is Almost Here

Summer's over. The kids are back to school. And we can all turn our full attention back to the markets. And if history is any guide, they will be providing plenty of near-term fireworks. Read More »

mike maloney: "the end of the real estate boom?" September 25, 2018 - 06:54:25 PDT

Mike Maloney: "The End of the Real Estate Boom?"

Is this it? Is this the top of the real estate bubble? Mike Maloney thinks so, and the signs are everywhere. In the Australian real estate market alone, $1.7 trillion in interest-only subprime loans have allowed a nation of borrowers to “buy” houses... Read More »

71-page chinese white paper casts xi as world trade savior from trump September 25, 2018 - 05:15:52 PDT

71-Page Chinese White Paper Casts Xi as World Trade Savior From Trump

Only in the current political environment could long-protectionist China cast themselves as noble crusaders for free trade on the world stage against a US president hellbent on interfering in free markets. Read More »

jpmorgan: market should brace for "major miscalculation" by trump September 25, 2018 - 05:07:44 PDT

JPMorgan: Market Should Brace for "Major Miscalculation" by Trump

JPMorgan analysts see Trump continuing to ratchet up the trade war economic damage, potentially crippling both the US and Chinese economies in the process. Read More »

robert shiller: investors have lost "healthy skepticism" September 25, 2018 - 05:03:57 PDT

Robert Shiller: Investors Have Lost "Healthy Skepticism"

Robert Shiller's writing on financial matters is about as reserved, mild, and understated as it gets. But even he can't square current stock market valuations with anything other than willful ignorance and Pollyanna optimism. Read More »

newsweek: "russia and china think us dollars are ruining the world..." September 25, 2018 - 04:56:06 PDT

Newsweek: "Russia and China Think US Dollars Are Ruining the World..."

" They're Finding a New Way." It's telling when a mainstream news source such as Newsweek starts covering world powers turning their backs on the USD. No longer the exclusive domain of "alternative" financial news sources, the dollar's fall from... Read More »

gold traders' report - september 24, 2018 September 24, 2018 - 14:45:55 PDT

Gold Traders' Report - September 24, 2018

The DX recovered to 94.23, and then remained fairly steady between 94.17–94.22. Gold slid back to $1,198.50 in response and was $1,199 bid at 4PM – unchanged. Read More »

stock market bubble, toil and trouble...four hair-raising charts for stock market bulls September 24, 2018 - 11:32:48 PDT

Stock Market Bubble, Toil and Trouble...Four Hair-Raising Charts for Stock Market Bulls

Just because nobody knows when the stock market madness will end doesn't mean you should trade in your fact-based investment approach and join the insanity. As tempting as that might be. Here are four charts to help scare your senses back into you. Read More »

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Do you know where most of the purchasing power in the United States comes from? In addition to reactionary economic policy that drives the printing of new dollars whenever the whim strikes, paper currency extends its reach through fractional reserve banking. In the past, currency had to be borrowed from those who were saving; now, it is stretched to the breaking point. Today, every bank loans out the maximum allowed. When you deposit $10 in a checking account, that bank can loan out all but ten percent. That $9 is passed back into the economy and deposited into another bank; 90 percent of that deposit can again be loaned. Ultimately, a $10 deposit in a checking account creates $100 in fractional currency. A single dollar, in the hands of a modern bank, can become ten or more with fractional reserve lending.

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