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11 Dec

Thanks Fed, for Shorter, Poorer Lives

Thanks, Fed! 2018-12-11 Researchers at the Federal Reserve know what they have done to the Millennial Generation, and it isn’t pretty.  But don’t expect them to stop. Ryan McMaken at the sound money, free market Mises Institute has examined a new Fed report on how the Millennial Generation is doing at this stage of their […]

16 Nov
household debt

Debt, Debt, and More Debt

Debt, Debt, and More Debt Here’s the headline:  US Household Debt Hits Record $13.5 Trillion As Delinquencies Hit 6 Year High.  A New York Fed report says that “that total household debt rose by $219 billion to reach $13.51 trillion in the third quarter of 2018—an increase of 1.6 percent, up from a rise of […]

15 Nov
dragging gold down

Dragging Gold Down

Dragging Gold Down It’s been a pretty bloody few weeks in the oil trading pits.  From the high at the beginning of October of almost $77 per barrel, the benchmark price of West Texas Crude fell to around $55 this week.  A sell-off of that magnitude in any market is a big deal.  It’s a […]

07 Oct

Is the Fed About to Tank the Stock Market?

Sometimes I like to share the views of others, views that deserve serious consideration.  One of those views is that the Federal Reserve is about ready to tank the stock market. Although there are some, not all of those who believe this think the Fed is about to drive a stake through the heart of […]

16 Jul
Will Bitcoin be backed by gold?

Gold and Cryptocurrency Forming a New Relationship?

A Cryptocurrency Backed By Gold? Sure Makes Sense, Doesn’t It? Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have experienced massive rallies recently as a possible, alternative safe haven investment.  Are Gold and Cryptocurrency forming a New Relationship? Naturally, a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin brings inherit fears of instability and raises questions from investors. This being mainly because the “currency” […]

18 Jun
interest rates up June 2017

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates, but Gold Still Looks Safe Long Term

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates a Quarter Point This week gold retreated from its rally following the Fed announcement Wednesday that lifted rates a quarter point. Gold still looks safe long term, however, and made back some small gains Friday as the dollar index experienced some weakening. The dollar index strengthened Wednesday following the […]

11 Jun
Gold Eagles- Bullion

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index, Nearly Reaches $1300 This week, gold is at 7 week high on weak dollar index (among other driving factors). Gold prices started out the weak with a rally climbing over $1,290, however it pulled back some on Thursday and Friday. The dollar index was up […]

“Gold is Money, Everything Else is Credit”

Jim Clark 9/27/2015 Gold opened the week at $1133 and closed Friday at $1145, up 1% for the week following last week’s 3% rally.  Silver lost a bit on profit taking in the paper market (COMEX) declining from $15.19 to close at $15.09, holding the $15 floor. We are cautiously optimistic that this follow through […]

Fed Rates Hold; Gold and Silver Demand Remains High

Jim Clark 9/18/2015 THE FED HOLDS AND GOLD AND SILVER RALLY Gold and silver began a rally on Wednesday, prior to the Fed announcement of no rate hike on Thursday. Especially significant for both metals is the strength of the Friday follow through surge in prices after the announcement. At this writing gold is up […]