Saturday, August 17th, 2019 MST

Category: Economic Crisis

World economy slowing

By many measures, the world’s economy is slowing, and some CBs — namely New Zealand, India, Malaysia, and the Philippines — have already lowered rates.  Australia lowered June 4, the largest developed country to cut rates this year.  In May, China lowered reserve requirements for small- and medium-sized banks, which pushed interest rates there to

Silver is cheap, dirt cheap

In this clip, billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones talks about gold being the investment for the next 12 to 24 months. In fact, he states that gold “has everything going for it.”  A few days later, Bloomberg reported that Tudor pulled the trigger on an $82 million purchase of gold-related shares.

Europe’s woes put pressure on gold

Because of Germany’s weakening export driven economy and because German bonds are preferred by the European Central Bank, yields on the country’s 10-year bonds are negative.  Consequently, European bond investors, primarily made up of  banks and insurers that depend on income, have turned to US Treasuries.  Upward pressure on the dollar means downward pressure on

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