Supposedly, the White House is about to promise a balanced budget by 2034. I’ve been down that road many times in my 45 years of monitoring federal budgets, and it never happens. Making this promise even more ridiculous is that it is based on a projected GDP growth of 3% for the next 15 years.
Congress needed to raise the debt ceiling by March 2 but failed to do so. Now, the Treasury cannot sell bonds to pay government bills, such as payments to bond holders and federal benefit recipients.
Longest bull market in stocks set to end as malinvestments surface because of massive money creation by world’s central banks.
China has the world’s largest debt at $40 trillion from 30 years of deficit financing its industrial growth. According to some analysts, China’s banks cannot withstand a downturn because it would expose trillions of dollars in bad debt. Now China is being prompted (Wall Street Journal) to return to stimulative policies because of slowing rates
Gold pushed at $1240 today (spot market) as the Dow Jones Industrials were down 800 points in early trading after closing down 800 points Tuesday. Stock markets were closed Wednesday in honor of President George H. W. Bush’s passing.
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.
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.
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
Silver has hit $50 twice in my 45 years in precious metals bullion business, January 1980 and April 2011. Both times would have been excellent times to have sold. I did not see either and was not a seller. What will be the right move the next time silver hits $50, sell or hold?
Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman 1987 – 2006, says unfunded entitlement programs are the biggest threat to the dollar. Before discussing how to rectify this problem, consider just how big this problem is.