Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’

Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’






Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’ $GLD, $GDX, $JDST Gold is valued as unequalled material for jewelry, storing wealth and growing  industrial uses. Gold prices rose Monday, as the USD slipped Vs a basket of currencies, as the market awaits clues on timing of an increase in US interest rates. Spot Gold was up […]






Alan Greenspan’s Credibility is an Accident that is still Happening

Alan Greenspan’s Credibility is an Accident that is still Happening






Alan Greenspan’s Credibility is an Accident that is still Happening $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX In a article last week, the former Fed Chairman is quoted to be worried about the “crazies.” For some unknown reason, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s, 90 anni, opinions are still taken seriously. No one person has done more to […]






The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China

The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China






The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China Donald Trump says the United States has “tremendous power” over China because the world’s 2nd-largest economy depends on American prosperity and because of Beijing’s ownership of a staggering amount of US debt. “They suck the blood out of us and we owe them money,” Donald Trump said Monday. “We […]






Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”






Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment” Last Thursday DoubleLine Capital’s CIO Jeffrey Gundlach, 56 anni, said it is time for fixed-income investors to prepare for rising interest rates and higher inflation by reducing their positions, moving money into cash and protecting against volatility. “This is a Big, Big Moment,” Mr. Gundlach said during […]






Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton is trigger-happy and very unstable,”

Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton is trigger-happy and very unstable,”






Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton is trigger-happy and very unstable,” Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by 10’s of billions of dollars, outlining plans Wednesday for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties he is ready to lead […]






Global Economies have Stalled, Now where do Investors go with their Money?

Global Economies have Stalled, Now where do Investors go with their Money?






Global Economies have Stalled, Now where do Investors go with their Money? Global growth is weak, and will be eroded further by Brexit, Crude Oil prices are low, and falling, the he world has excess capacity and a wage-depressing labor surplus, corporate profits are shaky, and deflation is laying bare the impotence of central banks. […]






Eric Trump, Dad Wants to ‘Protect Our Country’ with Immigration Stance

Eric Trump, Dad Wants to ‘Protect Our Country’ with Immigration Stance






Eric Trump, Dad Wants to ‘Protect Our Country’ with Immigration Stance Friday, Eric Trump defended his father’s immigration and deportation plans, saying wants to “protect this country and preserve the wages of 320-M people who live here.” “It’s very, very sad,” Eric Trump said in a TV interview. “The median income hasn’t gone up in […]






Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus

Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus






Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX In this world of easy money, where the markets hope the near-Zero interest rate policies to continue, there really should be hope for a growing not stagnant economy. This week;s economic reports have been dominated by a very strong consumer confidence report. The […]






Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Associated with Malaysian Corruption

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Associated with Malaysian Corruption






Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Associated with Malaysian Corruption Leonardo DiCaprio traveled to Sumatra, Indonesia early in Y 2016 to raise awareness for deforestation, Sumatra is home to indigenous tribes and endangered animals that his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has been working to protect. The trip generated lots of ‘Ink” and pictures of the Oscar winner with several […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings are for the most part over. The Key economic reports this week are regional manufacturing reports, New York, Philadelphia, CPI, Industrial production/Capacity utilization, and the FOMC minutes. The economics data is always important. But, this 7 year old Bull Market has been given support since […]






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy

China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy China is expected boost public investment to offset the effect of very cautions private capital investment, which has been discouraged by uncertainty during the ongoing economic restructuring. “Given the slowdown, the government should begin to invest more, partly through special construction funds, to stimulate investment and stabilize […]






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary

American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary Americans are about as wealthy as they have ever been and that is worrying monetary officials.  They are concerned that the growing wealth could prove unsustainable because it has outstripped the growth of the economy since the Great Recession’s storied end in Y 2009. A […]






China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market

China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market






China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market China’s central bank Monday pumped money into the inter-bank market to provide more liquidity. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) put RMB 50-B (around US$7.6-B) into 7-day reverse repos, a process by which central banks purchase securities from banks with an agreement to sell them back in the […]






Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public

Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public






Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public Crowdfunding platforms offer a rich vein of inquiry about the implications of digital infrastructure for civil society. Since their early development in the creative arts during the mid-2000s, these online systems for funding projects via smallcontributions from many peoplehave grown in number and reach. The best-known examples in […]






Does Your Brain Get in the Way of Savvy Money Decisions?

Does Your Brain Get in the Way of Savvy Money Decisions?






Does Your Brain Get in the Way of Savvy Money Decisions? When it comes to money, many people make bad decisions. That is not because contributing to a 401(k) requires a PhD economy, it is often because the human brain is hard-wired to prioritize short-term money gains Vs long-term benefits. “Traditional economic theory suggests that […]






Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly

Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly






Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly $SLV, $GLD Silver and Gold are both money and a commodity, and during times of market uncertainty, like we have been seeing since the beginning of this year risk off investors first rush to Gold as a hedge against the value of their fiat (paper) currency. And also since Gold is […]






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]






Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists”

Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists”






Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists” Donald Trump pointed out the facts when he discussed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s strong-armed approach with terrorists in a Tuesday speech in North Carolina. “There was no praise here,” a campaign spokeswoman said on TV Wednesday. “Mr. Trump was pointing out the facts , […]






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding

Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is an investment trend that has fueled startup development and garnered Pop Culture casche as regular people have begun investing like never before. Real Estate is the latest area to open up. The biggest change that allowed people to begin considering real estate crowdfunding was the passage […]






Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study

Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study






Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study $GLD, $SLV What does “real money” mean to you? To many of my readers, I suspect real money would be gold and silver coinage backing the paper money in circulation. But to politicians and economists, it means something completely different: “A billion here, a billion there, and […]






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines $GLD, $SLV Looking at the global economy today we see several worrying developments. Currency devaluations and negative interest rate policies, + slow-to-no economic growth in both developed and developing economies. Experienced investors are trying to make “heads or tails” of today’s financial markets. The Big […]






American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile”

American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile”






American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile” $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOGL, $MSFT, $INTC Corporate cash is at record high marks as increased debt is offsetting net operating cash outflows. America’s largest corporations are sitting on a historically large amount of Green Money these days. Cash and short-term investments on the S&P 500 sector companies’ balance […]






SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca:GLD) Assets + $18-B in 2016.

SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca:GLD) Assets + $18-B in 2016.






SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca:GLD) Assets + $18-B in 2016 Gold may emerge as one of the Brexit vote’s biggest commodity winners should revised forecasts from a growing number of banks prove correct as the poll’s outcome sets the stage for greater global economic uncertainty and hobbles the likelihood of rate rises from the US Fed. […]






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce methane emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The Obama Administration proposed new regulations in January 2016 to cut the amount of Methane, a powerful Greenhouse […]






Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait?

Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait?






Buy a Super Watch Now, or Wait? $LVMUY Perpetual Calendars Some watch lovers really appreciate perpetual calendar watches, which display the day, date, month, year and Phases of the Moon, making adjustments for Leap years. I am one of those watch lovers. This Spring, Geneva-based Frédérique Constant introduced a Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch with an […]






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives

The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives Something interesting happened the Friday (Quad Witching) before Brexit; trading volume exploded on a decline in the Dow Jones.  In the BEV chart below I inserted the daily trading volume (mils) for the Dow Jones instead of the usual BEV values to highlight what happened. It […]






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast

IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast The International Monetary Fund  (IMF) downgraded its forecast for the US economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity. In its annual checkup of […]






Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’

Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’






Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’ In Q-1 of Y 2016 alone, there were 2.2-B cyber attacks globally Rapidly evolving threats from cyber criminals and terrorist groups including ransomware and cryptoware could result in major attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial systems in the Middle East, according to prominent technology security firm […]






World’s Central Bankers are Fighting “the Tape”

World’s Central Bankers are Fighting “the Tape”






World’s Central Bankers are Fighting “the Tape” The world’s central bankers are fighting “the tape” by pumping massive amounts of liquidity into the global economic system in an effort to avert deflation. Notably, deflation is a natural force of nature during Peace Time, when globalization leads to free trade and heightens competition. During War Time, […]






Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes

Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes






Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes Saudi government offers property developers partnership deals to address a shortage of affordable housing Saudi housing minister Majed al-Hogail has unveiled a new construction program, which aims to build 1.5-M homes over the next 8 years. Under the scheme, the Saudi government will offer foreign and local […]






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “new normal” led to the “new neutral” led to ‘insecure stability”. The world has entering a phase of rising risks as the effect of central-bank stimulus policies diminishes. “You can think of it as insecure stability,” Richard Clarida, Pimco’s global strategic adviser, said in […]






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California Armies of bark beetles are ravaging drought-weakened pine trees forests throughout California in a fast spreading epidemic that biologists fear could soon turn catastrophic. Local, state and federal officials are helpless against the pestilence, which has turned hundreds of thousands of acres of forest brown and left huge […]






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer Confidence unexpectedly fell in May for a 2nd month as American consumers are less than enthusiastic about the current state of the economy, a report from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board’s Sentiment Index fell to 92.6 i […]






Tulla Group’s Kevin Maloney, Chasing Growth in Australia

Tulla Group’s Kevin Maloney, Chasing Growth in Australia






Tulla Group’s Kevin Maloney, Chasing Growth in Australia CapitalPitch, an funding platform in Australia that helps startups connect with VC (venture capital) money, has begun raising at least A$10-M for its own fund to co-invest in early-stage Australia ventures that raise money through its website. The new CapitalPitch Venture Fund is partnered with the high-net-worth […]






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting

New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting






New EPA Rules Target Methane Leaks, Flaring & Venting Following US President Barack Obama’s promise to cut toxic methane leaks at Oil & Gas facilities, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, 12 May announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce such emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The […]






China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016

China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016






China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016 Recent figures have shown that the Chinese economy has generally seen stable growth with deepening supply-side structural reforms, an official from the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Meanwhile, measures have been taken to expand total demand in the 1st 4 months of this year, contributing to economic […]






Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert






Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set on putting a stop to the accounting methods that artificially inflate company profits. According to an industry notice he SEC is getting ready to step up its scrutiny of companies’ “homegrown earnings measures,” signaling it plans to […]






New Crowdfunding Rules Effective Now

New Crowdfunding Rules Effective Now






New Crowdfunding Rules Effective Now New rules crowdfunding rules effective Monday, 16 May allow Americans earning less than $100-K a year to invest in small businesses and startups. Investors can now risk $2,000 a year or more investing in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business. Companies can raise up to $1-M […]






Trumping the “Never Trumpers”

Trumping the “Never Trumpers”






Trumping the “Never Trumpers” Shawn Steel, California’s RNC rep said Saturday, “Trump laughs at Barbra Streisand’s and Steven Spielberg’s money, while Hillary scrounges on the floor for Hollywood’s pennies. Americans prefer Trump’s approach.” According to media reports, later this month some wealthy California Republicans scheduled an anti and Never-Trumper strategy meeting. Insiders say the gathering […]






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent

Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent






Investing in Reduced Deforestation is Money Well Spent It is widely agreed that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about 33% of the Greenhouse gas emission reductions our planet needs by Y 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. Protecting and managing forests wisely not only make sense from a climate perspective, it is also […]






Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach

Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach






Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach Donald Trump is set on fixing the USA’s crumbling infrastructure “channeling” FDR’s New Deal. Donald Trump’s plan to repair the United States’ aging/crumbling  infrastructure, which includes roads, bridges, tunnels, and the power grid could end up moving him a bit to the left, because of the massive […]






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, says the Bull market has “exhausted itself” and that Gold is his largest currency allocation. Mr. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference […]






Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal






Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, 85 anni, said he would consider taking money out of banks, especially if negative interest rates result in customers being charged to park their money in accounts. “There could be a point where you’d really want to start withdrawing […]






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]






Donald Trump Moving to Unite the GOP

Donald Trump Moving to Unite the GOP






Donald Trump Moving to Unite the GOP Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus struck back at the “Never Trump” movement Friday by calling for party unity, saying that it is “essential to victory” that the party rally around the eventual nominee. “This goes for everyone, whether you’re a county party chairman, an RNC member, or […]






Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)






Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Thursday, US stocks ended the day sharply lower with the DJIA losing 113 points to close the day at 17,982.52, hit by poor earnings reports, and the fact that ECB’s Draghi ruled out “helicopter money” saying that policy makers have never considered start printing money. The Nasdaq […]






Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half






Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]






Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities






Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street Crude Oil is under pressure after the collapsed production of OPEC and non-OPEC meeting in Doha Sunday. The Canadian Loonie is down hard Vs the Buck, backtracking all of last week’s gain., meaning that WTI Crude Oil opens below 39 bbl (closed at 41.75 Friday) in the US session, […]






Most Investors Are Optimists, They Never Short Stocks

Most Investors Are Optimists, They Never Short Stocks






Most Investors Are Optimists, They Never Short Stocks $TSLA, $AMZN, $FB Stocks go up, they go down, and up again… Most retail/civilian participants focus only on stocks that go up. That makes sense to many people as markets do tend to rise over time, but nothing happens in a straight line. If only buying for […]






Monetary Policy Has Done All It Can, More Fed QE Coming

Monetary Policy Has Done All It Can, More Fed QE Coming






Monetary Policy Has Done All It Can, More Fed QE Coming Monetary policy has done everything it can unless the Fed put additional QE into the US economic system . The Fed is not helping much in the sense that ultimately determines whether or not the nation getting an effect from the QE’s beyond increasing […]