A Complete Reversal of the Obama Legacy

Obama, in his infinite wisdom was offering some advise to the new President-Elect Trump, on how to go about excising his presidential powers, suggesting that he go through the legislative process of Congress to pass laws rather than overstep Congress and use his all powerful pen. Of course, this is absolutely ludicrous and hypocritical as…

Why I’ve Never Been More Optimistic

Dear Reader, The most lucrative and volatile sector is without a doubt the natural resource market, especially when tied into a booming technology or major consumer trend. One mega-trend that has accelerated since the 1990s is the rapid urbanization of our planet. Here is a picture of Shanghai, China in 1990 on the left, and…

Will the Fed Rate Hike Slow the Trump Rally?

Undoubtedly, Donald Trump has the Midas touch — everything he approaches literally turns into resounding, golden success. Seemingly, his election victory — as awe-striking as it is — is just the beginning. The financial markets have responded with overwhelming vigor, making a mockery of standard economic logic. Let's consider some hard facts. The benchmark S&P…

Did the Great Recession Help Social Security?

Dear Reader, The Great Recession, which, in our analysis, never ended, may have bought the Social Security Administration another few decades. Interesting data from a longevity researcher at the University of Illinois showed that for poor Americans, their life expectancy hasn’t improved in the last 60+ years, and for some, it has been declining since…

A Very Fortunate Turn of Events Here

Dear Reader, The last Federal Reserve (FED) rate hike in 2015 was very significant for gold investors for two important reasons: 1. It marked the bottom for gold in a 5-year bear market. 2. The rate hike unleashed the birth of a new bull market for gold. Yesterday's rate hike decision is having the exact…