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Severe Credit Market Stress? Time To Fix The Stock Market!

Have ALL leading members of the Federal Reserve system lost their flipp’in minds? Just three weeks after former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen suggested the Fed should buy stocks, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren this week also suggested that the Fed should buy “a broader range of assets” such as corporate bonds, and YES, STOCKS! So let me get this straight: The Fed’s irresponsibility creates a big fat massive credit market problem, but they want to instead fix to the stock market???

Snowflakes vs Avalanches. Events vs Risk.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by over 600 points Friday, and is primed for a substantially larger and prolonged bear market, perhaps taking the Dow down by over 50% in the next 2 years. The news media is blaming the coronavirus pandemic, but there is much more to this market panic than 15,000 people out of a world population of 8 billion getting a bad flu!

How To Buy Gold

Where do I buy gold? Is it better to buy coins, or bars? What about collector coins? I am often asked these questions, and will attempt to summarize the various options you have when it comes to storing wealth in bullion. Please note, this is NOT investment advice and is intended as education only.

Asset Bubbles EVERYWHERE! Thank The Federal Reserve!

The Federal Reserve, along with other central banks around the world, are recklessly bringing the world economy to the edge of an abyss from which there will be no graceful exit.

The zero, and negative, interest rate policy they have instituted is blowing up financial asset bubbles like none ever seen in our lifetimes! Just as when an avalanche is permitted to excessively build up on a hillside, when the disaster happens, the communities in its path will be decimated!

MOAB: Mother Of All Bubbles!

War in the Middle East? Possibly nuclear war? Not a big deal. Just keep buying stocks! Impeachment? Nothing to see here! It’s just politics as usual. Longest bull market and economic expansion in history? Don’t worry, the Fed has our backs. They won’t let it fall. 2nd highest valuations EVER on the S&P 500 index? Just keep shoveling your hard earned paycheck into those 401(k)s! Buy for the long haul! The credit markets at FIVE THOUSAND year highs (aka: interest rates at 5000 year lows, even going negative)? It’s okay. It’ll work itself out over time. You gotta jump on this while it lasts!

The $350 Billion Bank Bailout Of September 2019!

The US banking system broke this past week, and in a BIG way! This is the first time this has happened since the 2008 financial crisis. Interestingly, that crisis began in a similar way. Unfortunately, the news media is yawning over this significant event just as they did in 2007/08 when the banking system was breaking then!

Gold Is Glittering!

With mounting risks in the world economy, a aging bull market that could now could be considered a generation old, and interest rates around the world going negative, precious metals have been the place to be. I am fully expecting the gold and silver rally that began in May this year to continue for many months to come.

Negative Interest Rates: Say Whaaaaat??

nterest rates throughout much of the world, especially in Europe and particularly Germany, have gone negative. You read that right! Lenders, instead of collecting interest on money they lend, PAY borrowers to borrow! Given that scenario, is it no wonder the world has gone bonkers borrowing money?