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.
Posted on March 7, 2011
As the world confronts one of the most critical periods of economic upheaval that it has ever seen, it is clear that our most influential economic stewards have absolutely no idea what they are doing.
Posted on February 3, 2011
A new craze among our competitors is to push gold buyers into "leveraged accounts.
Posted on February 1, 2011
In current economic analysis, inflation is largely in the eye of the beholder, and depending on how you choose to look, very different stories emerge.
Posted on January 20, 2011
The global economy has become so unbalanced that even government ministers who would normally have trouble explaining supply or demand clearly recognize that something has to give.
Posted on January 4, 2011
Last month, I addressed the hype around gold confiscation, and debunked the myth that collectible or numismatic coins would offer effective protection. But there is another sales pitch that many dealers will use while trying to "up sell" you to …
Posted on December 3, 2010
If you've spent enough time in the gold community, you might be under the impression that the most imminent threat to the average American isn't terrorism or unemployment, but rather gold confiscation. Starting with the fact that FDR confiscated gold …
Posted on November 17, 2010
Michael Pento, Senior Economist at Euro Pacific Capital (www.europac.net). The continued bull market in the price of gold has been one of the staple discussions in the financial media for the better part of a decade. But, in that time, almost …
Posted on November 16, 2010
As gold hovers near $1,200 an ounce and pundits speculate about a "gold bubble," it is important for investors to remember that a mere decade ago the picture was very different. In the year 2000, gold sat at an unimpressive …
Posted on November 12, 2010
With our economy sagging and our international clout waning, one of the few assets upon which the United States can rely is the confidence that the rest of the world has traditionally showered upon us. That confidence is the reason …
Posted on June 7, 2010
In recent months, GDP numbers have rebounded – primarily as a result of record low interest rates reliquifying the credit market and government stimulus jolting consumer spending. Although the "positive growth" has delighted Obama's economic brain trust, it has done …
Posted on May 5, 2010
In the decades that preceded Greece's adoption of the euro in 2001 the country papered over its chronic inefficiency and lack of competitiveness with its northern neighbors through regular devaluations of its currency, the drachma. But as a prerequisite to …
Posted on April 14, 2010
Much to the relief of jittery global markets, Greece's chronic debt problem has been papered over in a burst of European solidarity and apparent magnanimity. But this act of mercy may cost Germany its key position of financial dominance over …
Posted on March 31, 2010
Over two thousand years ago, China began to build its Great Wall in order to keep nomadic tribes and marauding armies from crossing its borders. In the last few decades, China has built another protective barrier, a 'Great Firewall,' to …
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