Incredibly, a bank in Denmark is offering home buyers 10-year mortgages at an interest rate of -0.5%. Borrowers who opt for these mortgages will pay back less than the amount borrowed. This has come about because of the massive money creation by the world’s central banks.
Both parties are happy with the spending deal reached Tuesday night between the Trump administration and the Pelosi-controlled House. The Trump administration will see defense spending going to $750 billion while the Dems (and, admittedly, some in the GOP) will see an equivalent increase in domestic appropriations.
It’s crazy enough when government debt sells at negative yields. But there are 14 junk bond issues in the eurozone trading at subzero rates.
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
After having said on TV that gold is “his favorite investment” over the next 12–24 months, Paul Tudor Jones bought $82 million in gold shares, as reported by Bloomberg. Earlier in June, Jeffrey Gundlach, known as the “Bond King,” said, “I am certainly long gold.” Gundlach sees a recession on the horizon, and he expects
Herbert Hoover’s name is generally held with derision because he is blamed for the Great Depression. However, here’s one HH statement that all should agree with: “We have gold because we cannot trust governments.” Basically, a gold standard fails as a monetary system because the government is involved.
Since Nixon closed the gold window August 15, 1971, three massive bull market have rewarded precious metals believers handsomely. Each of these bull market runs have been preceded by reckless financial policies.
Primarily because of the strength of the dollar relative to other currencies, gold has been stuck in the $1275 for the past month. In the other major currencies, gold has risen as those currencies have fallen against the dollar.
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