… 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
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
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.
The stock markets seem oblivious to the Fed’s stated objective of higher interest rates, with some major averages making new highs and other just shy of new highs. However, some segments of the economy are already being impacted by higher rates, namely the housing market. Across the nation, home sales have declined four months in
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?
. . . so writes Ben St. Clair in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal. The essence of St. Clair’s argument is that gold is down 4% this year and that lower prices have not generated buying. But, has gold lost favor as a safe haven? No, and here is one reason why
“The great financial crisis of 2007/08 will be eclipsed. In a nutshell, this time the quantity of new money required will likely lead to the destruction of the “full faith and credit” in the currencies themselves, which until now has been broadly unquestioned by ordinary members of the public.” — Alasdair Macleod
Excesses are signs of economic tops. They readily appear in stocks, real estate, and art. If inflation is running amuck, gold and silver can see excesses. Right now, though, we can be certain that there are no excesses in the metals.