• Is The Fed Delaying The Day Of Reckoning?

    The FED and the Corporate World understand that there is NO economic recovery. They need to keep feeding this ‘bull market’ with plenty of accommodative easing or this ‘bull’ will die. The FED will do whatever it takes to maintain...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 10-11-2016
  • Are U.S Banks Safer Today Than They Were In 2008?

    Although the seeds of the 2008 ‘financial crisis’ were sown at a much earlier period of time, the banking institutions continued to reap the benefits of ‘easy money’ until the financial crisis of 2008 negatively impacted the economy...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 10-11-2016
  • Massive Chinese debt and why they are on a gold buying binge!

    China’s debt is a staggering $24 trillion with 247% of annual GDP as of last year, which is, in fact, an increase of an astounding 465%, within a decade. The total borrowing, by both the financial and non-financial sectors, was only 78% of the GDP...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 09-28-2016
  • FED Goes from ZIRP to NIRP!

    The FED has not followed through on their numerous promises of a rate increase that Yellen and other FED officials have made over the past several years. She spoke about purchasing assets of private companies and also mentioned that the FED could modify...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 09-28-2016
  • Trump/Clinton Economic Plans Revisited, Extremely Different

    For the last several years, the economy has ranked #1 among the greatest concerns expressed by most Americans. And as we all know, the state of the economy has a huge bearing on the investment markets. With that in mind, let’s take a look today at the latest economic and tax proposals of the two presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

    Both candidates have made tweaks and changes to their economic and tax plans in recent weeks, and both have made more details available about how their plans should work. But even with the latest changes, both candidates’ plans are night-and-day different.

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    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 09-27-2016
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  • Clear And Present Danger!

    The cycle since 2009 has been different from other market cycles, throughout history, in only one significant manner. That having been said, it is the Global Central Banks that have intentionally pushed interest rates to zero and below. This encouraged...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 09-23-2016
  • Will your investments hold up over for the next financial crisis, which will be far worse than 2008/09?

    We are living in “extraordinary ” times, which will end with unpleasant consequences. The world is looking towards the Central Banks to sort out these problems, whereas, the Central Banks are clueless about how to handle this situation. Never...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 09-15-2016
  • Negative Rates Nail Savers

    Before we jump in, I want to note that economic chaos is not my only concern. We face a whole different kind of chaos on the geopolitical front. To a considerable degree it overlaps with the economic problems I’ll discuss today. George Friedman has been calling the Eurasian landmass a “cradle of disorder.” It’s home to 5 billion people, and it’s floundering in a sea of accelerating crises.

    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 09-14-2016
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  • Hard Headed Traders!

    In This Issue.

    * Positive yield currencies get whacked!.

    * But currencies attempt to rebound today.

    * When will Markets admit they were wrong?

    * The Ukrainian Chicken Farm Moment"..

    Posted to Daily Pfennig by Chuck Butler on 09-14-2016
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  • The US Economy Is Nowhere Near “Full Employment”

    The official unemployment rate in the US has now been below 5% for four consecutive months. I mentioned in my E-Letter on Tuesday that some economists and members of the Fed believe the economy is approaching what is referred to as “full employment...
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  • Almost Six Million Unfilled Jobs In America - Question Is Why?

    On Wednesday of last week, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there were a record 5.9 million unfilled job openings in America as of the end of July. Unless you are a news junkie like myself, this number may well come as a surprise to you. And the reasons why we have such a huge number of unfilled jobs may also come as a surprise.

    With our official unemployment rate at 4.9%, we know that the labor markets have improved significantly in recent years. It’s great that US businesses are hiring, but these record numbers of job openings are also a sign that business owners can’t find the skilled workers qualified to fill the jobs they have available. We’ll find out why as we go along today.

    Before we get to that discussion, let’s briefly review two decidedly disappointing reports for August -- the ISM Manufacturing Index and the ISM Services Index. We’ll also look at another key report which significantly surprised on the upside. Let’s get started.

    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 09-14-2016
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  • Silver Will Be A Top Performing Asset In The Next Financial Crisis

    The much awaited Jackson Hole speech by the Fed Chair Janet Yellen - and the subsequent nonfarm payrolls data failed to ignite the prospects of a rate hike this September of 2016. The market now forecasts only a 21% probability of a rate hike in this...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 09-12-2016
  • The Green Bond Market Continues To Grow Rapidly For Investors

    If a bond has a negative yield, then the bondholders will lose their money on their investment. In the long run, their expectations are lower and consequently they lose the incentive to invest — which may have far-reaching repercussions. Green Bonds...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 08-31-2016
  • The Power of Price Spikes On Intraday Charts

    Last week ended on a very positive note for those who follow and trade filtered price spikes . What is a filtered price spike? In short, I scan pre-market, and post-market trading hours’ price charts of SPY, QQQ, IWM, GLD, and GDX for a very special...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 08-29-2016
  • How Extreme Oversold Markets Can Be Profitable

    The trading week was starting to look as though it was going to end without any excitement. Wow, did that ever change on Friday! On Wednesday Aug 24 th , the stock market sold off to a level which I consider to be an extreme oversold condition for the...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 08-26-2016
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