Gold Sentiment Not Bearish Enough

March 23rd, 2015

Gold Bars:  Precious metals closed the week out with a good rally. The Federal Reserve nonsense proved to be a catalyst as it can be in either direction. Regardless of the Fed, the precious metals sector was oversold and due for a bounce. Read more…

Gold, Investing, Markets

Market Watch: Today’s Stock/ETF Commentary

March 23rd, 2015

Stock MarketsDeron Wagner:  All major indices gapped about 0.5% higher and followed through to the upside except for the Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq 100, which closed below the day’s open. Although the Nasdaq failed to follow through, it did set a new 52-week high and closed above the prior swing high (joining the Russell 2000 and S&P 400). Read more…

ETF, Investing, Markets, Stocks

NATO Declares Information War On Russia

March 23rd, 2015

Internet laptopKurt Nimmo:  The Supreme Commander of NATO, Gen. Philip Breedlove, said on Sunday the West must engage in an information war with Russia in order to counteract its “false narratives” on social media. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, News Of The Weird, Russia, Technology, World News

Junior Miner Receives First Mining Permit in Colombia Under New Legislation

March 20th, 2015

Mining ToolsJeb Handwerger:  Precious metals and the junior miners are testing multi-year lows, while the large cap equities and US dollar are hitting multi-year highs.  Things couldn’t be worse for junior mining investors who have been in this sector for decades. Read more…

Gold, Mining / Drilling, Stocks

Get Ready for the Latest Stock Bubble to Go “POP”!

March 20th, 2015

Stock Bubble:  For years we have forecasted bubble after bubble, and many of them have burst right along with our predictions.

But the one bubble that just won’t seem to burst is the one happening right now. When it finally pops, it won’t sound like a balloon — it’ll go off like a blimp! Read more…

Banking, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Markets, Stocks

Oil, Greece, And The Fed

March 20th, 2015

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Andrew Hoffman:  Honestly, there’s no better way of describing the “final phase of manipulation, corruption, and lunacy” of history’s largest Ponzi scheme like being in the twilight zone; and for gold and silver holders, a “financial concentration camp.” Day after day, the global political, economic, and financial situation sinks deeper into an abyss it can never escape Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Markets, World News

First Time Jobless Claims Continue Bubbling At Record Levels

March 20th, 2015

business peopleLee Adler:  Initial jobless claims have reached an all time record low level for this time in March in a continuing string of record lows has now persisted since September 2013, with the exception of a few weeks here and there. Employers continue to hoard workers at bubble levels. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Government, Today's Top News

C’mon Angela, Let Them Greexit

March 20th, 2015

Greece - GrexitDavid Stockman:  With each passing day it becomes more obvious that Europe is heading for an epochal financial conflagration. So buy-the-dip if you must, but don’t believe for a minute that the US has decoupled.  When the euro and EU eventually implode it will rattle the bones of every gambler and algo left in the casinos anywhere on the planet. Read more…

Banking, Currency Wars, Economy, Europe, Inflation/Deflation, World News

When Will We Learn? Fueling Economic Growth With Debt Doesn’t Work!

March 19th, 2015

Debt on back:  Humans tend to have short memories, especially when it suits them. We ignore danger in favor of pleasurable — albeit short-lived — outcomes.

You’d think that after the last stock market devastation, we would have learned that fueling economic growth with debt does not work. Well, here we are again. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Government, Markets, Today's Top News

The Final Phase Of Manipulation, Corruption, And Idiocy

March 19th, 2015

shadow of a ManAndrew Hoffman:  With each passing day, a greater share of the world’s 7.3 billion denizens are succumbing to the political, economic, financial, monetary, and social horrors of history’s largest fiat Ponzi scheme. After 44 years, it has enveloped all aspects of our existence, leaving a handful of sociopaths controlling our collective fate – and making it significantly worse with each disastrous decision. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Markets, News Of The Weird

Welcome to the Currency War: Dollar Soars, Economy Disappoints

March 19th, 2015

currency-collapse1-1John Rubino:  The point of competitive devaluation, aka currency war, is that a cheaper currency gives a country several advantages over its trading partners, leading to better growth and generally happier voters.

The trading partners, meanwhile, get the ugly mirror image Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Currency, Currency Wars, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

10 Charts Which Show We Are Much Worse Off Than Just Before The Last Economic Crisis

March 19th, 2015

economic collapse 2Michael Snyder:  If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you might not want to read this article.  I am going to dispel the notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and I am going to show that we are much worse off than we were just prior to the last economic crisis. Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Markets, Today's Top News

Chris Ecclestone: News From The Mining Sector And Possible M&A Targets

March 19th, 2015

Gold MiningBrian Sylvester:  Chris Ecclestone, principal and mining strategist at London-based Hallgarten & Co., finds optimism in the most unlikely places. He says that the key reason to be cheerful in 2015 is that the mining sector remains largely ignored. Ecclestone posits that the eventual rotation of broad market money into the sector will float many boats and lead to further M&A Read more…

ETF, Gold, Investing, Markets, Mining / Drilling, Precious Metals, Stocks

100,000 Layoffs And Counting: Is This The New Normal?

March 19th, 2015

Oil WorkerAndrew Topf:  This time a year ago, the oil industry’s biggest problem was finding a way to deal with the “retirement tsunami” about to crash down on it as older oilfield workers hung up their cork boots to enjoy freedom-55. Now, with oil prices still in the doldrums, many of those same workers are lucky to be hanging onto their jobs, while others have been booted from the payroll as an ugly wave of layoffs takes hold. Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Mining / Drilling, Oil Wars, Today's Top News

The 5 Most Crowded Trades on Wall Street: Part 2 – Bonds

March 18th, 2015

Bond_BubbleDian L. Chu:  The most crowded trade on Wall Street, the globe, or a beach in Brazil is the Bond Yield Chasing/Price Appreciation trade. This sector or asset class is an absolute bubble, the magnitude of which has never been seen in a mainstream asset class, and one that is deemed conservative and safe by investors which makes the tail risk for these assets off the charts. We literally are looking at an 8 sigma event down the road in this asset class. Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Federal Reserve, Investing, Markets, Today's Top News

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