The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation

The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation






The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV If I were to choose one word to describe the current market, it would have to be tedious.  The DJIA aka Dow Jones is no longer going up, but as we see in its BEV chart below, it’s really not going down either. The Dow’s BEV […]






Home on The Street. Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines

Home on The Street. Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines






Home on The Street, Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines $SPY Retail investors plowed more cash into the markets last week, delivering US-based taxable-bond and international stock funds their 14th week running of inflows, the data showed Wednesday. Stock mutual funds and ETF’s (exchange-traded funds) netted $9.1-B during the week ended 8 March 8, […]






Some Secrets to Success From Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Collector David Lee

Some Secrets to Success From Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Collector David Lee






Some Secrets to Success From Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Collector David Lee $RACE Ferrari collector David Lee is a man who understands the secrets to success. The Big Q’s: How much of these are actually secrets? The Big A: The secrets to success are not actually secrets at all. Mr. Lee was recently interview by author R.L. Adams […]






Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells

Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells






Crude Oil Taps 3-Month Lows, US Supply Glut Swells $OIL, $USO, $BHI Crude Oil (OIL, USO) hung around 3-month lows Monday on rising inventories and drilling activity in the United States. After 2 + months of reduced production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the market is facing evidence that US production […]






SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors

SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors






SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors As crowdfunding took off, many serious investors noted that something was missing from the process. Savvy investors want to put money into a promising crowdfunded product, but they also want more than an early edition of the product or a branded T-shirt for their money. This difference has made crowdfunding […]






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Bet the Presidency, is the mantra of investors crowding into the US  The Trump Rally with only modest downside protection despite potential headwinds, from elevated corporate leverage, Fed rate hikes, and potential US policy risks. Data from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) show investors have discarded […]






US President Donald Trump Hints at Bringing Back Gold as Money

US President Donald Trump Hints at Bringing Back Gold as Money






US President Donald Trump Hints at Bringing Back Gold as Money $GLD We have the Gold, so bringing back the Gold Standard would not be very hard to do. Inside President Trump’s speech at CPAC was what an intriguing observation: “Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very […]






On Crowd Funding Platforms

On Crowd Funding Platforms






Crowdfunding Platforms Crowdfunding platforms are websites that allow entrepreneurs to raise money from a large community. Such platforms can be divided into 3 types: cash-for-support, cash-for-equity, and cash donation HeffX-LTN offers all 3, contact us. Cash-for-support platforms came up 1st with IndieGoGo & Kickstarter leading the way in 2008 & 2009 respectively. Since their launch,WeFunder has […]






This is Nutz: More Than 50% of Our US Navy Planes Cannot Fly

This is Nutz: More Than 50% of Our US Navy Planes Cannot Fly






This is Nutz: More Than 50% of Our US Navy Planes Cannot Fly The Obama Admin over the past 8 years has severely weakened our Military readiness and our nation’s defense. More than 50% of our US Navy’s aircraft are grounded, including nearly 70% of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters, because there is […]






Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Democrats are no longer laughing at Trump”

Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Democrats are no longer laughing at Trump”






  Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Democrats are no longer laughing at Trump” President Donald Trump has committed the most revolutionary act I’ve seen in 45 years Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act […]






Barack Hussein Obama Sent $221-M to the Palestinians as His Last Act

Barack Hussein Obama Sent $221-M to the Palestinians as His Last Act






Barack Hussein Obama Sent $221-M to the “Palestinians” as His Last Act US officials said Monday that the Obama Administration in its final hour defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221-M to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration […]






F1: Liberty Media (NASDAQ: ) May Change Prize Money Structure

F1: Liberty Media (NASDAQ:  ) May Change Prize Money Structure






F1: Liberty Media (NASDAQ: ) May Change Prize Money Structure $RACE, $LMCA Formula 1’s future owners Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) has hinted that the Trier 1 motorsport’s prize money structure could change, and that Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) may lose some financial privileges it has enjoyed for a generation, thought not likely in fact. With Liberty is moving […]






Bitcoin: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin: What You Need to Know






Bitcoin: What You Need to Know In Y 2009 a person dubbed Satoshi Nakamoto introduce the idea of Bitcoin, although the concept of crypto-currency stems from a Y 1998 publication by Wei Dai. What began as an idea for a way to create an economy outside the constraints of government quickly gained momentum and has […]






Let’s Take a Look at Gold & Silver Bullion and Mining Shares in 2016

Let’s Take a Look at Gold & Silver Bullion and Mining Shares in 2016






Let’s Take a Look at Gold & Silver Bullion and Mining Shares in 2016 $GLD, $SLV I wasn’t going to write anything until next week, but reporting on the annual performance for gold and silver in the 1st week of the year feels appropriate and timely. Publishing the following table has been an annual event […]






How President Donald Trump Can “Tame” the UN

How President Donald Trump Can “Tame” the UN






How President Donald Trump Can “Tame” the UN Resolutions against Israel are not the only measures Ambassador Haley should Veto. In 1995 Congress tried to force the United Nations to reform by refusing to pay America’s dues. The effort was worthy, but it failed. The UN made no real changes and quickly went back to […]






Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy

Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy






Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy $MXNUSD, $F, $GM, $TM Mexico propped up the Peso Thursday by selling at least $1-B in US currency in morning trading in an attempt to ease the prospect that President Elect Donald Trump’s policies will hurt the economy. Traders said that Mexico’s central bank made the […]






High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works

High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works






High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works High Frequency Trading (HFT) is when a trader or institutions utilizes technology and powerful computers to automate trading and execute large orders at very high speeds through the use of algorithms. Their super computers are able to scan the market in secs looking for ideal […]






FBI in Continuing Investigation of The Clinton Foundation

FBI in Continuing Investigation of The Clinton Foundation






FBI in Continuing Investigation of The Clinton Foundation The FBI has instructed its New York field office to continue its corruption investigation into The Clinton Foundation  The instructions ordered agents to “go forward” with their ongoing inquiry into The Clinton Foundation which is focusing on issues of corruption and money laundering. Information was received about […]






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping

Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping Investing has to do with the acceptance of risk in the pursuit of a worthwhile return. Speculation entails the same Key element. Safekeeping means, safely “marching in place” That commonality leads many people to confuse investing with speculation. However, the fact is, they are very different. So, if you are […]






Coordinated Nation-wide Protests Require Big Money

Coordinated Nation-wide Protests Require Big Money






Coordinated Nation-wide Protests Require Big Money It’s time for the FBI to conduct a detailed investigation into the violence and political thuggery that continue to mar the presidential election’s aftermath. A thorough probe of the protests—to include possible ties to organizations demanding vote recounts—will give the Bureau’s integrity-challenged director, James Comey, a chance to sandblast […]






Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs






Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs In the week ended 16 November $6.6-B flowed out of EM (emerging-market) debt, according to the data, halting 18 consecutive weeks of inflows. In the 2nd full week of November, ETFS (exchange-traded funds) that buy emerging-market securities saw withdrawals around the world worth $1.4-B. While the rising USD […]






Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details






Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details $GS Wall Street can’t wait to get its hands on some of the $2.5-T cash pile that US companies have stashed overseas. Neither can Washington. In fact, a revenue-raising proposal by President Elect Donald Trump is what focused investors’ attention on the hoard of foreign […]






Donald Trump’s Win ‘Put the Polling Industry Out of Business’

Donald Trump’s Win ‘Put the Polling Industry Out of Business’






Donald Trump’s Win ‘Put the Polling Industry Out of Business’ A Donald Trump victory in Tuesday night’s US Presidential election could send pollsters looking for work. Donald Trump is on the path to the White House. His winning the Presidency go against many of the polls that showed Democrat Hillary Clinton was leading entering Election […]






UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax

UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax






UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax Projects in latest budget will not rely on new taxes or additional fees, finance ministry said The UAE has no plans to impose new taxes on individuals and the government is not studying the introduction of more fees for services, Younis al-Khouri, under-secretary at the finance ministry, […]






Hillary Clinton Sold Out Her Public Office for Personal Gain

Hillary Clinton Sold Out Her Public Office for Personal Gain






Hillary Clinton Sold Out Her Public Office for Personal Gain The FBI has been investigating the Clinton Family’s foundation for more than a year about whether it conducted a Pay-to-Pay scheme. According to Fox News’ Brett Baier, the FBI’s white collar crime and public corruption division is heading up the investigation. Mr. Baier quoted a […]






China’s Central Government Opens Up its Capital Market

China’s Central Government Opens Up its Capital Market






China’s Central Government Opens Up its Capital Market The volume of approved foreign institutional capital investing in China’s capital market picked up in October thanks to more opening-up policies. The accumulated volume of the approved Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) program grew by US$2.7-B in October to reach about US$84.4-B as of 27 October. The […]






Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President

Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President






Gold Wins No Matter Who Is Elected US President $GLD, $NUGT With the Y 2016 Presidential election on 8 November, many Americans are concerned about the fate of the nation. The Big Q’s” What will happen to the economy under the new administration, to Crude Oil prices, property values, the stock market, +++? There is […]






Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio

Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio






Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio says he’s awaiting direction from the US Justice Department (DOJ) regarding any ill-gotten funds that may have supported his environmental foundation or Y 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The award winning actor released a statement through his representatives Tuesday saying he will return any gifts […]






Actor/Activist DiCaprio Under-fire for Money Laundering

Actor/Activist DiCaprio Under-fire for Money Laundering






Actor/Activist DiCaprio Under-fire for Money Laundering A rainforest charity calls for the award winning actor/activist to renounce his connection to individuals involved in a Malaysian corruption scandal and return laundered money he allegedly received or give up his UN Messenger of Peace role. In perhaps the biggest attack on Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental credibility, a rainforest […]






China Scraps Asset Allocation Restrictions on Foreign Investors

China Scraps Asset Allocation Restrictions on Foreign Investors






China Scraps Asset Allocation Restrictions on Foreign Investors China’s securities regulator said last Friday it has removed asset allocation restrictions on qualified foreign investors to allow them greater freedom to invest. In principle, neither the allocation mix for investors under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) nor the RMB-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) programs […]






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. […]