Worldwide demand for gold rose 6.2 tons year-over-year in Q3, led by robust central bank buying of 148.4 tons, the highest level of quarterly new purchases since 2015, reports the World Gold Council. Bar and coin demand by individual investors climbed 298 tons.
For decades, politicians have lied to the American people about the status of the Social Security Trust Fund, asserting that incoming taxes are more than adequate to pay benefits for years to come. Now, the latest Trust Report shows that the Fund will be exhausted three years earlier than last year’s projection and more that
The housing market is one of the leading indicators of economic activity, and the US market is suffering its longest slump in four years. Sales of previously owned homes fell 3.4% in September from August and were down 4.1% from last year, for the seventh straight month of declines.
New investors contend with plenty of hype about precious metals such as gold and silver. While adding precious metals to your portfolio mix can pay off, you should take the time to understand the basic market dynamics for you to maximize your investment. Investing in gold offers several advantages. At a time of global financial
… says Daniel Arbess, CEO of Xeriorn Investments, in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed. The essence of his article is that debt crises take place when markets underwrite and buy too much bad debt and that the fixes for the 2008 World Financial Crisis (WFC) was the piling on of still more debt. The
It is not decided whether the housing industry is a coincident indicator of economic activity or a leading indicator. Yet when the housing industry slows, it is not a good sign.
Over the last two weeks, the Dow Industrials rose eight of the ten sessions, tacking on more than 800 points for a 3.2% increase and spreading optimism that the bull market is back on track. The Dow hit two records highs this week. According to the Wall Street Journal, investors seems less concerned about the
Morgan Stanley, a longtime establishment investment house, recently released a report on gold that stated: “We rarely use gold in our asset allocation, but occasionally there are opportunities and currently we see one of them.” Morgan Stanley & Co.’s global commodity strategist has a $1,300 per ounce price target on gold by year end.
As silver continues to touch new lows, bearish reports abound. One called it the worst investment ever. Really? The reasons to buy silver lie neither in the metal itself nor its many industrial and medical applications. Silver should be bought because it — along with gold – has for millennia been proven to be safe
David Stockman, Budget Director (1977-1981) under Ronald Reagan, offers unique analyses on today’s economic and political developments. Unlike a lot of analysts, Stockman has a grasp of the economic situation and political developments. He is a bear on stocks and on the economy. Below are links to recent Bloomberg interviews with him.