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
John Scurci, Corona Capital Partner and Chief Investment Officer, is bullish on gold for 2018. One of his reasons is the ratio of the price of gold to stocks. He asserts that stocks are punching out new highs because of the money-printing orgy that the world’s central banks have gone on since 2008. Not coincidentally,
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
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
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
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
On March 25, I presented evidence that perhaps stocks were topping and that it would be prudent to move from overvalued stocks to undervalued gold and silver. Now, Matthew Kerkhoff, a regular contributor to Richard Russell’s’ Dow Theory Letters, suggests the same.