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05 May
whats-that-sound

What’s That Sound?

Have you noticed that practically nobody in Washington talks about the national debt anymore? Not so long ago there were committees of concern about the national debt, national debt commissions, people signing petitions, and coalitions in Congress to rein in the debt. But now, at $22 trillion dollars of debt and climbing, there is none […]

14 Mar
debt black hole

It’s When…Not If

Why a Crisis in Inevitible Everyone knows – perhaps I should say “every thinking person” since there are some in Washington who don’t actually know and therefore should not be accused of thinking – that the US debt can’t keep growing forever. When the day arrives that it is evident to all that the US […]

06 Mar
dominoes falling

Counterparty Risk

One thing about gold, a defining characteristic that cannot be emphasized enough, is that it does not rely on some one else’s performance or promise. Gold can be physically held in your hands, under your own control. There can be zero separation between yourself and your wealth– no banks to rely on, no brazen boardroom […]

15 Feb
US Debt

U.S. Debt Breaks $22 Trillion Barrier

Debt Binging! We can’t let this benchmark event pass without remarking on it.   The US national debt hitting $22 trillion, I mean. It’s quite an achievement.  All of that money, all $22 trillion of it, had to be borrowed.  And borrowed it was, despite the fact that every lender knows it can never be paid […]

16 Sep
What we warned you about

This is What We Have Been Warning You About!

We are now only weeks away from the end of the US governments 2018 Fiscal Year.  And it will be one for the record books. But not in a good way. In fact, the year-end numbers are very bad, the worst since the last financial crisis. Originally, the FY 2018 deficit was projected to total “only” $526 […]

12 Sep

Currency Deaths

Currency Deaths Remind Us Why We Own Gold and Silver Wednesday, 9/12/2018 There is only one answer to the question “how many paper currencies have failed?” All of them.  Or stated differently, thousands of them have already failed, while those that haven’t quite given up the ghost yet, the newer ones including the paper Federal Reserve […]

11 Sep
Flashing Red!

Warning Signs Flashing Red!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 “Warning Signs Flashing Red!” Gold started off the week little changed, continuing to consolidate around $1200.  This leaves us a moment to loop back around and underscore an important item we have already shared with you.  But we think it is one that demands repeating. Goldman Sachs’ bear market indicator for […]

14 May
gold ingots

Gold Posted a Positive Week after Early Struggle

After Battling a Strengthening Dollar This Week, Gold Posted a Positive Week by Friday Metals were down in the early part of the week. However on Thursday it got a slight boost that it held onto through Friday. In the end gold posted a positive week despite the earlier losses. The dollar rallied this week […]

20 Nov
gold bars 50 day moving average

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average As Stock Market Fell This Week and Yield Curve Flattened

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average This Week Closing out the week just over $1,290, gold broke out over its 50-day moving average this week. With gold making its second weekly gain, it was building on last week’s safe haven rally. It opened the week at $1,277. Silver opened at about $16.95 and […]

05 Nov
US Debt

October Spending Hit A Quarter of a Trillion Dollars – How Massive Can the Deficit Get?

October Spending Hit a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars The big story right now that no one is talking about is that October spending hit a quarter of a trillion dollars. October is generally considered a better month for the U.S. Treasury Department with the additional revenue of tax extension filers, but even with the […]

20 Nov
dollars gauging volatility

Does the VIX Still Accurately Measure Fear?

DOES THE VIX STILL ACCURATELY MEASURE FEAR? OR IS IT NOW THE DOLLAR? The VIX does not seem to accurately measure fear anymore. The VIX – or volatility index – shows the markets’ 30-day forecast for volatility. It describes implied volatilities, is constructed partly from both calls and puts, is forward-looking, and referred to as […]

Ron Paul: Lessons Yet to Be Learned

Jim Clark 11/15/2015   This past Wednesday, November 11, 2015 was Veterans Day. To all veterans of the US Armed Services: Thank You for your service to our country. FROM RON PAUL – LESSONS YET TO BE LEARNED:   Increasing money and credit by the Fed is not the same as increasing wealth. It in fact […]