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Leaders, Critics, Dreamers & the Future

          It takes a certain kind of person to be able to see the truly big picture. We are inundated minute by minute by all manner of distractions and propaganda designed by the likes of Edward Bernays and other masters of use of the subconscious mind to manipulate our behavior, so we are totally distracted ... [Read More]

Keep up with our stock picks all week long at www.Miningstocks.com

In the past I had cut and pasted news releases and posted them in my newsletter. However, now I am becoming actively involved in my website at www.Miningstocks.com on a daily basis. As news comes out on stocks that I am covering in my letter, I post ... [Read More]

Are We Nearing the End of a 34-Year Paper Asset Bull Market?

John Rubino, Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s radio program. Several leading hedge fund managers are calling an end to the bull market in stocks and bonds. For example, Bill Gross recently said people should buy ... [Read More]

The Most Important Market in the World. Are We at a Tipping Point?

Above is a 25-year chart of the U.S. T-Bond market. Of course the bull market extends at least 10 years further back than what is shown above. When Volcker exercised just a small amount of discipline by taking his foot off the gas pedal during the ... [Read More]

How Economic Hedonism is leading America to Enslavement

The Rev. Larry Beane II, Jeff Deist and Michael Oliver are this week’s guests. Hedonism is defined as “the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life.” Deist who ... [Read More]

Intuit Shares Lag After Hours as Earnings Forecast Falls Short

Software giant Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) late today posted better-than-expected Q4 earnings, but its tepid Q1 forecast inspired investors to head for the exits. The Mountain View, CA-based company reported fiscal Q4 EPS of $0.08, easily beating ... [Read More]

These Three ETFs Should Perform Well Whether Trump or Clinton Wins in November

Considering how polarizing the two major party presidential candidates are, it’s no surprise that finance publications are predicting what stocks and ETFs would perform best if Trump wins, versus those that would perform better if Clinton ... [Read More]

These Three Mining Stocks Deserve Investors’ Attention

From Streetwise Reports: After four grinding years of falling metal prices and vanishing market capitalizations, we have seen a stunning shift in market sentiment since mid-January, says Matt Geiger of MJG Capital. Multiple physical commodities are ... [Read More]

Investors Are Hedging Their Bets on This Brazil ETF

The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSE:EWZ) is seeing some unusual options activity lately, with many investors seemingly using options to hedge against a potential price pullback. Today in our ETF/Index options recap, we mention some activity in ... [Read More]

Does Janet Yellen Have the Guts to Raise Rates Again?

From Chris Ciovacco: With important Fed commentary due later this week, let’s look at whether the idea of a “new normal” policy will stick, or if Janet Yellen has another trick up her sleeve. Insight Into Jackson Hole Janet Yellen ... [Read More]

How to Protect Your Portfolio from Interest Rate Risks

The fixed income market might finally be approaching the late stages of its unprecedented bull market run. The 10 year Treasury rate, which peaked at just over 15% in late 1981, now sits at under 2%, helping to fuel returns far above what would be ... [Read More]

Bubbles In Bond Land — A Central Bank Made Mania

NOTE TO READERS I am in the throes of finishing a book on the upheaval represented by the Trump candidacy and movement. It is an exploration of how 30 years of Bubble Finance policies at the Fed, feckless interventions abroad and mushrooming Big ... [Read More]

Investors are Most Bullish on the Weekend, Most Bearish Mid-Week

Stock market social media giant StockTwits recently mined their extensive data to find out when investors and traders are most bullish or bearish, and the results are pretty interesting. According to their study, bullish sentiment tends to peak on ... [Read More]

Song Xin: Increase Gold Reserves And Join SDR.

The Chairman of the China Gold Association and General Manager and Party Committee Secretary of China National Gold Group Corporation, the latter being China’s largest gold mining enterprise, is Song Xin and happens to be one of my favorite ... [Read More]

The Fed’s Facebook Disaster

"It enslaves us and future generations..." -- Mike Maloney This week, the Fed launched a disastrous PR campaign - their very own Facebook page. And the comments have been pouring in! In this video, Mike weighs in on this nightmare and reminds us of ... [Read More]

More Signs That Strong Dollar Trend Is Ending.

* Wheeler doesn't diss kiwi!. * Aussie Consumer Confidence soars! . * Kuroda needs to keep yen above 100.. * Leeb says Gold to be included in SDR's. ******************************************** And now. Today's A Pfennig For Your ... [Read More]

Homebuilder ETFs Surge on Strong July New Home Sales Data

Today’s July new home sales numbers came in much better than analysts had expected, and the two largest homebuilder ETFs are flying higher as a result. According to The Commerce Department, July New Home Sales surged 12.4% from the prior month ... [Read More]

Compared to Bonds, Stocks Actually Look Pretty Cheap Right Now

From Newfound Research: A little over a year and a half ago, we started more prominently discussing our outlook for traditionally allocated risk-based portfolios.  For U.S. investors, these portfolios are predominantly filled with U.S. equities ... [Read More]

Report: Apple Eyeing Investment in Ride Sharing Giant Lyft

According to the New York Port, tech titan Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was recently in talks to invest in ride-sharing company Lyft. The move will certainly raise some eyebrows over at Uber, the number one ride-sharing service worldwide, which just ... [Read More]

Oil Prices Fall on Iraq Production Increase: Short Term Top?

The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLE) is on watch this morning, with oil prices pulling back amid reports that Iraq will boost its export levels. Reportedly, Iraq, which is the world’s seventh largest oil producing country, will ramp up ... [Read More]

Data Shows Foreign Demand for U.S. Bonds Has Dried Up Completely

From ZeroHedge: Last week’s TIC data confirmed something the Fed’s Treasury custody account has indicated for the past several months: foreign demand for US government bonds has not only tumbled, but there has been aggressive selling. So ... [Read More]

Citigroup Just Got Bullish on the Red-Hot Steel Sector

The Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSE:SLX) could soon see some increased inflows, as analysts at Citigroup have initiated coverage on the steel sector with a positive outlook. The firm issued Buy ratings on the following steel stocks: U.S. Steel ... [Read More]

Amazon is Planning a Spotify-Killer Streaming Music Service

According to a Reuters report, retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) will soon launch a $10 per month all-you-can-listen streaming music service to compete with similar services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. From the report: The service ... [Read More]

Smucker’s Q1 Earnings Beat, but Weak Revenue Growth Sends Shares Lower

Food and beverage products maker J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) this morning posted better-than-expected fiscal Q1 earnings results, but steeply negative revenue growth sent investors rushing for the exits. The Orrville, OH-based company reported adjusted ... [Read More]

Sources: Apple to Intro Three New iPhones in ’17, Including a Curved Screen

According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to debut three new versions of its flagship iPhone next year, including one with a Samsung-like curved screen. The highest-end model will have a very large screen ... [Read More]