Rather than endure another government shutdown, in the early hours of February 9, GOP and Dem Swamp Creatures joined hands and laid on the American people a budget-busting two-year agreement that will add $400 billion to the national debt. The deficit is now locked in at $1.2 trillion or 6% of GDP for fiscal year 2019. The
The dollar sank 11.7% over the last twelve months, and gold climbed 10%. The dollar is measured against a basket of non-redeemable paper currencies, the euro (57.6%), the yen (13.6%), pound sterling (11.9%), Canadian dollar (9.1%), Swedish krona (4.2%) and the Swiss franc (3.6%). Only a few decades ago currencies were measured against gold. For
All the talk in political and monetary circles is about the GOP efforts at tax reform. At this time, it is not possible to know the final form the bill will take. The Senate has its version, the House has its version. Compromises will have to be made, and there will be some serious horse
David Stockman, via his Contra Corner, for months has warned that by late September there would be a debt ceiling crisis and that the Treasury would run out of money, causing segments of government to shut down. He further proclaimed that a political storm in Congress would ensue and that the stock market would be
I’ve written for some time about a bottom being put in for gold and silver in December 2015. However, the renewed bull market has not been recognized. So, just what will it take for the metals to move up strongly enough so that they will again gain investors’ attention?
Is there any wonder our national debt is pushing $20 trillion? An Inspector General’s report just revealed that the Pentagon spent an extra $28 million over the last decade in providing the Afghan Army special uniforms with a “forest color pattern,” instead of camouflage schemes. The pattern was chosen from a website by the Afghan
This is the slowest precious metals market in decades. The good news is that slow markets often are signs that bottoms are being put in. But, let’s consider the causes of this lackadaisical market. The primary cause is that the many stock indexes are making new highs, with the most watched, the Dow Industrials, only
Central banks to the rescue Just as the world’s central banks moved to rescue the banking system during the 2008 World Financial Crisis, they are now moving to rescue gold and silver investors, albeit the central banks are not rescuing gold/silver investors wittingly. Nonetheless, they are doing it just the same.
I’m not fond of recommending videos, especially long videos. However, this video interview of David Stockman, Budget Director during the Reagan Administration, is well worth the time. Stockman reminds us of problems and developments that are being ignored. For example, Obama and Congress made a deal years ago to suspend the debt limit until March