Sunday, May 20th, 2018 MST

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The dollar will be destroyed

In my post No reflation?, I discussed the perma-bulls’ continued recommendation of “buying the dips.”  In support of their position, TV talking heads speak of an “improved economy and higher corporate earnings” as reasons to continue buying stocks. However, if I’m reading David Stockman’s reports correctly, what the perma-bulls are really counting on is “reflation”

Hedge funds close, blame computer trading

Anthony Ward, famed London commodities trader, closed shop after nearly forty years of trading.  His reason: he couldn’t keep up with computer trading. According to Reuters, Ward blamed the rise of computer-driven funds and high-frequency trading.  Other well-known commodities investors also threw in the towel.  They are now looking for opportunities where machines can’t make

High-Tech analyst bullish on gold

Nothing could be further apart than the high-tech industry and gold.  The high-tech industry didn’t come about until the development of the computer.  Gold has been with us for thousands of years. Fred Hickey, editor and publisher of The High-Tech Strategist, recently turned bullish on gold.   His reasons include fundamentals (production and  supply/demand) and central

David Stockman-Everything Will Grind to a Halt in 2017

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

IMF urges Japan to double down on Abenomics

Japan’s economy has been stagnant for two decades.  In 2012, Shinzo Abe was elected Prime Minister on his promise of stimulating the economy via a scheme that economists labeled “Abenomics.”  Basically, he promised fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and structural reforms. He implemented all three, but Japan’s economy remains in the doldrums.  Now the IMF is