Inflation Takes Off in the U.S.

U.S. dollar declining amidst inflation

The U.S. Dollar remains under pressure amidst many factors, including soaring deficits and an increasing money supply. Epic Economist believes recent data highlights the demand for things people need in the post-Covid world. The change in buying habits is driving inflation in many consumer goods, including the cost of food. According to Trading Economics, “Cost […]

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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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The Fed is Winning the Confidence Game, Again

Last weekend we outlined the high-stakes confidence game the Fed is dominating. Stocks are surging, real estate prices are stable, and people are going back to work by the millions. All and all, the news cycle is positive. Valuations are up, and the forward-looking stock market is forecasting sunny skies. While the environment today is […]

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Own Gold Stocks?

Between March 2009 and April 2011, the TSX Venture was the best performing stock exchange in the world, largely due to its heavy weighting towards the mining sector. During this 25 month period, gold rallied and the U.S. dollar fell, causing the value of gold in the ground to soar and junior gold miners to […]

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Risk-On Trade Returns as CSE and TSXV Breakout

risk-on comes back to the junior markets

Weed stocks and gold stocks continue to lead the surge in Canadian equity markets. We see a reversal of sentiment as the ‘risk-on’ attitude comes back to the market. The TSX Venture was up a massive 3% Monday as gold stocks lifted the exchange higher. The stealth rally in gold stocks, overlooked until now by […]

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King Dollar Standing Tall Amidst U.S. Treasuries Liquidation

U.S. dollar remains strong

The U.S. Dollar Index is back above 100 despite gold continuing to trade firmly above $1,700 per ounce. Despite all the calls for the dollar to collapse amidst trillions in monetary stimulus it is standing tall. A more ominous sign for the dollar can be found in the declining number of official foreign holdings of […]

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Covid-19 Economic Recovery Will Not Go as Planned

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no ‘V-shaped’ economic recovery coming. Not in the U.S., and especially not in Canada. Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau stated, “. . .We’re facing a unique challenge. But I know that if we pull together, our economy will come roaring back after […]

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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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The Greatest Safe Haven

Francisco Blanch predicts gold will trade to $3,000

The debate over whether or not gold is a safe haven should be over. While stocks give investors whiplash, amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, gold continues to shine. The Federal Reserve and the U.S. government are preparing to deliver trillions in bailout spending. As the buyer of last resort, the Fed is ushering in a […]

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