Friday, July 20th, 2018 MST

Category: Debt

All is well

If you watch the financial news networks, especially Fox, you are told that “All is well,” that the economy will grow this year somewhere near 3% and that stocks are still good buys.  However, there are indicators of strains on the economy that are not often mentioned on Fox.

Gold out performs stocks

So far this year, gold has outperformed stocks, up 2.5%, about what the Dow Industrials are down, for a 5% difference.  Still, gold’s performance this year has been disappointing to many investors considering the huge downside moves that stocks put in this year.  For 2017, the S&P 500 gained 19.4%, the Nasdaq 28.2%, and the

The dollar will be destroyed

In my post No reflation?, I discussed the perma-bulls’ continued recommendation of “buying the dips.”  In support of their position, TV talking heads speak of an “improved economy and higher corporate earnings” as reasons to continue buying stocks. However, if I’m reading David Stockman’s reports correctly, what the perma-bulls are really counting on is “reflation”

What to buy?

Recently a client wrote: “In 2004, I started buying gold and silver because of increasing US debt, thinking that inflation would come about and the dollar would suffer.  Now David Stockman (former Budget Director under Ronald Reagan) forecasts imminent doom for the stock and the bond markets.  And, I agree that it will most likely