Strong Dollar Among a Weak Economy

When I hear mainstream politicians say things that sounds like the truth, it gives me an uneasy feeling that things are getting out of control. Say what you will about Trump, but he doesn't pull his punches and he's very direct. At a recent news conference, Trump called out Janet Yellen for not raising interest…

Watch Out: Silver Will Test Its Lows

We see a bearish evolution in precious metals. It is evidenced mostly by the price action in silver, combined with the COT report in the silver futures market COMEX. First and foremost, our key indicator when it comes to the short and medium term outlook for precious metals, is the rate of change of net…

European Commission Flip-flop A Fatal Concession?

Earlier this week, the European Commission — the ruling agency governing transactions affecting the euro zone — made a critical decision that ultimately may be seen as an affront to free-market capitalism. A dual announcement made by express delivery couriers FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) and TNT Express (OTCMKTS:TNTEY), in which they confirmed that the European Commission…

The Great U.S. Treasury Dump of 2015

The world is dumping U.S. Treasuries; the most we’ve seen on record! Looking back at our nation’s history, there have been two periods where the U.S. Treasury has had a negative twelve-month period while deficits rose: 1974 and 1979. Interestingly, what happened in the years that followed was a gold price rally of 127% and…

The Quiet Rally In Silver Bullion

With the broad equity markets finally showing signs of life, there appears to be little that the mainstream business media would like to discuss other than the perennial chase for economic recovery. Reuters flashed the headline "Wall St. closes up, registers third week of gains" — as if to justify optimism by emphasizing the mathematically…

Federal Reserve Maintains Zero Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve has decided to reserve its right to avoid raising rates, keeping the rate close to a near zero for the foreseeable future. This decision has made some analysts worry about the Federal Reserve’s projections for the future economy, in addition to showing concern for the consequences that result from when rates once…

Synergy – A Powerful Force

A while back, I remember painting a few rooms in my house and the grueling amount of time it was taking me. I think I spent about eight hours working on a specific section on my house. The next day, I had one other person help me and, logically, having one other person with me,…