Will the Market Correction Continue?

tech stocks under pressure

According to Lyn Alden, “Equities by most metrics are very expensive. But, actually compared to Treasury yields, they’re not that expensive at all.” Tuesday was another frightening one for speculators long tech stocks on the Nasdaq, which fell 4%. As the markets continue to crater, some investors are hiding in the relative safety of gold. […]

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The Fed Quietly Tapers as Markets Soar

The Federal Reserve is doing it again. The world’s most powerful financial institution has won the confidence game, taken the markets to within striking distance of all-time highs, and is dramatically declining its daily Treasury purchases. Stanley Druckenmiller told CNBC on Monday that recent market performance has “humbled” him and “that he underestimated the power […]

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Is Gold Heading to $10,000 Before We Win WWIII?

negative real interest rates are driving gold prices

Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors, is predicting gold’s rally has just begun. He warns investors that between the Fed and U.S. government, $10 trillion in spending is about to push gold to record high prices. Holmes compares the current pandemic to World War III, but muses negative real interest rates will push gold […]

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Ceaseless Decline in Velocity of Money Must Concern Fed

velocity of money continues to decline

The Federal Reserve, anemic growth, and an aging population are causing the velocity of money in the United States to crater. While many believe trillions in stimulus will cause inflation, low-interest rates are providing little incentive for banks to lend when the return on their loans is low. The bottom line is that people are […]

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Record Stimulus and Deficits to Drive Gold in 2020

No asset influences the global markets more than the U.S. dollar, the world reserve currency. It’s held this hegemonic status for decades, dominating global commerce while serving as a constant reminder of America’s unparalleled economic, military, and political strength. Now, it appears that the only way to save the U.S. economy is by crushing the […]

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Governments “deliberately pushing the world economy down”

mervyn king says what central bankers must do

Former Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, believes what happens next will depend on people’s behavior. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has brought forth uncertain, volatile times. The Dow soared more than 10% – its biggest single-day gain since 1933. For a market that is falling faster than it did during the 1929 crash, it was […]

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Why the Fed Can’t Stop Covid-19 & Economic Fallout

federal debt is about to explode

As soon as I saw the ticker tape, I knew it wouldn’t last. Dow and other U.S. index futures were down 5% Sunday, before yet another emergency Fed meeting. While the intial headlines reversed sentiment and saw exchanges up 1-2% before the open, the relief rally failed. All indices are now in the red, down […]

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Longest Bull Market in U.S. History Immune to Coronavirus?

us household debt to gdp keeps economy afloat

The United States, currently enjoying its longest bull market in history, is decoupling from the rest of the world. From its currency to its stock market, the US is on demand. Despite somewhat underwhelming US growth in 2019 (2.1% GDP), investors continue to bid up America’s leading companies, the likes of which include Amazon, Google, […]

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