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.
The Fed (specifically, FOMC: federal open market committee) has been manipulating interest rates for decades. David Stockman says since 1973, which was only two years after Nixon “closed the gold window.” With the Treasury no longer having to redeem dollars in gold, massive dollar printing began, first in small amounts (millions) but by 2008 in
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.
For decades, politicians have lied to the American people about the status of the Social Security Trust Fund, asserting that incoming taxes are more than adequate to pay benefits for years to come. Now, the latest Trust Report shows that the Fund will be exhausted three years earlier than last year’s projection and more that
… 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
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.
Historically gold puts in nearly 100% of its annual gain between early July and the end of February, which means that now, right in the middle of all the pessimism about gold (and silver), is the time to add to your precious metals holdings.
Whenever corporate debt-to-GDP has had sharp runups, reaching levels of 40% plus, recessions have followed. Three times since 1986, aggressive taking on of corporate debt has been followed by recessions.
Listening to analysts and economists who are frequent guests on financial programs, you might conclude that higher interest rates — which the Fed is imposing — will be good for the economy. No, they won’t.