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  • Is The Price Of Gold Going Ballistic?

    This past Friday, April 29th, 2016, GOLD entered its “first phase” of its new long-term bull market. This has created a whole new world of opportunity, for my subscribers. The global Central Banks opened the floodgates encouraging us to go...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 05-02-2016
  • The FED is Exporting Quantitative Easing!

    The emergence of the “BLICS”, not BRICS, nations, has been a new proxy entity designed solely for exporting QE! This undisclosed systemic risk is being spread to secondary nations without the benefit of any investor/trader knowledge through...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 05-02-2016
  • The Next Technical Price Targets for Gold & Silver

    I have pointed out earlier, gold is forming a possible short-term top. It is on the verge of completing a bearish ‘Head and Shoulder’ pattern. The pattern is confirmed if gold closes below $1220/oz. The downside pattern target for this setup...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-30-2016
  • Is silver a better bet than gold in the near future?

    Last week, the beginning of April 18 th , 2016, silver was on fire, rising sharply and forcing ‘Wall Street’ to take note of its move, though, many investors believe that gold and silver are one and the same, one can hold either in your portfolio...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-29-2016
  • Doug Casey on Making the Most of Your Personal Freedom and Financial Opportunity Around the World

    By Doug Casey ( Editor’s Note: This is Doug Casey’s foreword to Casey Research’s Handbook for Surviving the Coming Financial Crisis .) Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we’re...
    Posted to Casey Research by Doug Casey on 04-26-2016
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  • Welcome to the Pale Gray Dot

    The aging of the world’s population is already having profound effects on the global economy, and it is only getting started. Today we’ll consider those changes, drawing partly from research conducted by the intrepid volunteers for the demographics chapter of my new book.

    (This letter will print a bit longer because of the large number of charts and graphics. And I apologize for the late delivery of what is supposed to be a weekend letter. I was somewhat distracted by life. My intention is to be better in the future.)

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    Posted to Thoughts From The Frontline by John Mauldin on 04-26-2016
  • China Buys A Huge Hunk Of Aussie Land!

    In This Issue.

    * Currencies are mixed today.

    * The busy week for data gets started today!

    * 3 ECB speakers out on the circuit today.

    * And BOC's Poloz to speak.

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    Posted to Daily Pfennig by Chuck Butler on 04-26-2016
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  • Gun Sales In America Hit Another Record In March

    Sales of firearms in the US hit an all-time record in March, but that’s not really a surprise since monthly sales of guns have broken the previous record for 11 consecutive months . This year (2016) is widely expected to be the largest year for...
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  • Second-Longest Bull Market Ever, Yet Investors Remain Skittish

    If the US stock markets don’t collapse between now and Friday, this will be the second-longest bull market on record. Really. The current bull market began in March 2009 and will have lasted for 2,608 days (7.2 years) on Friday. If so, it will top the former second-longest bull market which ran from 1949 to 1956 (2,607 days). That’s quite impressive.

    Yet despite the stock market’s very impressive returns since the end of the Great Recession, American investors have unloaded stocks at a near-record pace. According to a new Gallup poll, only just over half of American households say they currently have any money invested in the stock market, matching the lowest ownership rate in the poll’s 19-year history.

    The latest Gallup poll found that only 52% of American households have any money invested in stocks (individual stocks, equity mutual funds, ETFs, etc.), down from a high of 65% in late 2007. Unfortunately, young people are the ones with the lowest investment in stocks. There’s a lot to talk about on this subject.

    Yet before we get to that discussion, I want to bring to your attention a new report which found that almost half (45%) of Americans now pay zero in federal income taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center. The reasons may surprise you. Let’s get started.

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    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 04-26-2016
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  • Did “Keynesian Economic Theory” fail in the post-crisis years of 2008?

    The ‘Great Recession’ of 2008 was brought about by reckless lending. The aftermath left the credit market in an extreme tight squeeze whereby corporations were frightened and hesitant to spend. Cost cutting led to massive layoffs leaving people...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-26-2016
  • Gold and Silver are on the Cusp of a Massive Rally!

    Gold and silver have more or less confirmed they have bottomed and are ready for a multi-year rally. Their trend has not fully ‘ reversed’ to the upside yet but the market breadth and internals for the precious metals sector are very bullish...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-21-2016
  • The Unprecedented Real Estate Bubble In China

    Most economists and financial writers agree that the US has the strongest economy among the developed nations, even though we’re only growing at about 2%. Despite the slow growth, most don’t believe we are facing a recession anytime soon. However, most economists and financial writers also agree that a serious external shock could quickly throw the US economy into a recession and take most of the rest of the world with it.

    The question is, what kind of a shock might it be? Some point to Greece, others to Brazil, both of which have flirted with bankruptcy. Others worry about a hard landing for China’s economy, which some fear would be enough to throw the US economy into a recession.

    Yet there is another totally different risk in China that most Americans know nothing about. It’s the bubble in Chinese real estate. Chinese citizens are up to their eyeballs in real estate and almost nothing else. Prices have skyrocketed in recent years into what some are calling a giant bubble.

    If that bubble bursts and home prices plummet, millions of Chinese would see their net worth evaporate.

    This problem is much larger and potentially more devastating than most economists and forecasters realize. My clients and readers need to know about this, so that’s what we will talk about today. But before we do, let’s take a look at the latest economic news out of China from last Friday.

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    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 04-21-2016
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  • Emerging Nations Continue To See Huge Capital Outflows

    If you are wondering why the global economy struggled last year and so far this year, one only has to look at the trend in capital flows of emerging nations. After decades of positive capital inflows to most emerging economies, that trend has reversed sharply in the last few years.

    Net capital outflows from emerging markets (EM) weren’t just bigger than expected last year, there’s more pain to come this year, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF) which monitors such data.

    Emerging markets faced a whopping net $735 billion in net capital outflows in 2015, the IIF, a global financial industry association, reported earlier this year. In October of last year, the IIF had projected $540 billion in net outflows in 2015, the first significant net negative figure since 1988. But in the end, the total outflow was almost $200 billion higher.

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    Posted to Forecasts & Trends by Gary D. Halbert on 04-12-2016
  • Massive Surge in Precious Metals & Spike Alert

    Metals and mining stocks continue to rock higher decoupling from our cycle analysis to create a strong impulse wave higher. This is what I feared last week and talked about happening and is the reason we had our protective stop for our short gold trade...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-12-2016
  • Energy Sector Set To Save the Stock Market

    Over the past few week, we have seen the price of crude oil pullback from its recent high of $42 per barrel level. Last week April 4-8th the price of crude oil pulled back to a technical support zone and then posted a strong gain closing the weekly chart...
    Posted to The Gold And Oil Guy by Chris Vermeulen on 04-11-2016
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