Posted on April 17, 2014
When the former Soviet Union collapsed almost 25 years ago, most global strategic forecasters assumed that the U.S. would adapt pragmatically to her new status of sole world superpower.
Posted on April 4, 2014
Despite reams of evidence that show how an economy can thrive when prices fall, there is now a nearly universal belief that deflation is an economic poison.
Posted on March 23, 2014
The red flags contained in the national and global headlines that have come out thus far in 2014 should have spooked investors and economic forecasters.
Posted on March 9, 2014
Everyone agrees that the winter just now winding down (hopefully) has been brutal for most Americans.
Posted on November 9, 2013
Unless other buyers of Treasuries or MBS can be found to replace the Fed's prodigious buying, the Fed will remain the only game in town.
Posted on September 3, 2013
The exhaustion of short-sellers paired with insatiable global physical demand has positioned gold for an exciting conclusion to a volatile year.
Posted on August 9, 2013
The marginal economic strength that was described in the most recent GDP release from Washington has caused many to double down on their belief that the Federal Reserve will begin tapering Quantitative Easing sometime later this year.
Posted on August 6, 2013
Current correction in the gold price is a result of speculative money fleeing the market and not any reflection of gold's long-term fundamentals.
Posted on July 20, 2013
During a time in which mining companies are truly hated by investors globally, the outspoken market commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff, indicates that this is the best time to be launching a mutual fund with exposure to the sector.
Posted on July 3, 2013
The likelihood of a strong rebound is supported by both a struggling mining industry and gold's performance during the last great bull market of the 1970s.
Posted on July 1, 2013
Is it possible that the history is about to repeat itself?
Posted on June 21, 2013
As usual the Federal Reserve media reaction machine has fallen for a poorly executed head fake.
Posted on May 26, 2013
The world's economies jockey one another for the lead in the currency devaluation derby.
Posted on May 12, 2013
If consumer inflation data were reported more accurately, it would be revealed that much of the apparent growth is an illusion.
Posted on April 15, 2013
Gold's new suitors never understood the fundamental case for gold and now they are turning their affection back to their true love: US equities.
Posted on March 26, 2013
This condition occurs when an economy becomes addicted to monetary stimulus.
Posted on February 19, 2013
As the global currency war intensifies, the majority of attention has been paid to the 17% fall of the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar over the past few months.
Posted on January 16, 2013
"In reality, our government has been creating more than one trillion dollars out of thin air every year for the past five."
Posted on May 13, 2012
Last week's media headlines focused on how the election results in France and Greece reflected a wave of rising public resistance across Europe to the austerity programs being championed by Germany, the IMF, and the EU.
Posted on March 7, 2012
This past week, gold and silver experienced one of their steeper drops in recent months.
Posted on September 26, 2011
The leaders of Europe have been criticized for their inability to deal expeditiously with the Eurozone debt crisis. Many view the paralysis through the prism of self interest: taxpayers of the EU's creditor nations are simply unwilling to finance spending …
Posted on September 26, 2011
Earlier this week the Federal Reserve ignited a firestorm in the global markets by admitting that the U.S. economy is facing significant downside risks.
Posted on May 6, 2011
This week saw the type of downside volatility in the precious metals market that will be remembered for years to come
Posted on April 25, 2011
As a result of active "demonetization" efforts by the IMF and its member central banks, gold and silver have experienced the type of volatility that has given conservative investors reasons not to perceive the metals as dependable cash alternatives. Instead gold and silver have become known as the asset class to hold as a hedge against inflation.
Posted on March 17, 2011
Japan is facing two meltdowns in the wake of its devastating earthquake.
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