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Is the U.S. T-Bond a Judas Goat?

Peter Grandich, Michael Oliver and Jim Payne return as guests on the radio program. Farmers have learned that a goat can be trained to associate with sheep, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a trained goat will lead sheep to the slaughter, while its own life is spared. Michael has opined that the U.S. T-Bond is playing a ... [Read More]

Is the U.S. T-Bond a Judas Goat?

Farmers have learned that a goat can be trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a trained goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas Goat is obviously named after ... [Read More]

Oliver’s Market Summary as of March 14, 2017

Here are key points Michael made on my radio show last week that I think are extremely important in helping us prepare for what likely lies ahead: The current S&P is looking very much like the 1987 market before the crash. What has Michael ... [Read More]

Doug Casey: Comparing the 1930s and Today

Doug Casey, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return. Generals commonly fight a war only to find out that as times change applying past strategies result in disaster. In the U.S. financial “generals” at the Fed and Treasury focus policy on ... [Read More]

A Tribute to Evan and Evelyn Taylor

March 3, 2017 - This afternoon, my mother, Evelyn Ruth Ressler Taylor, passed into eternity. She was 93 years old. She would have been 94 had she stayed with us until April 24th. My father, Evan Leroy Taylor, passed into eternity on December 31, ... [Read More]

Preparing & Profiting from Trump’s Doomed Economics

David Stockman, John Tamny, Ronald Stöferle and Janet Lee-Sheriff are guests this week on the radio show.  Stockman explains in a Fox interview why Trump economics are doomed from the start. John provides details regarding Trump economics and ... [Read More]

Ryancare Failed — What Should Happen Next?

By: Tho BishopThe beltway Republicans are scrambling now that the Obamacare replacement packaged put forward for Paul Ryan and endorsed by Donald Trump can’t get enough support to get through the House. The failure of the American Health Care Act ... [Read More]

Are Central Banks Worthy of Trust?

By: C.Jay EngelIn an essay on Edmund Burke's view of the nature of government, Murray Rothbard quoted him as saying:In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the ... [Read More]

Lithium Suppliers Can’t Keep Up with Skyrocketing Demand

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, the air is thin and animal life scarce. It’s also a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion ... [Read More]

Deutsche Bank: Time To Sell German Equities

Analysts at Deutsche Bank have come out with a bearish call against their own domestic equities, noting it’s time to sell German stocks amid valuation concerns. The firm, whose analysts include Wolf von Rotberg, published a note to clients pointing ... [Read More]

Testing Optimism In The U.S.

* Dollar continues to drift lower. * Sterling and rand outperform overnight. * Gold continues to inch higher. * RBNZ leaves rates unchanged ******************************************** And now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. Good Day. ... [Read More]

This Emerging Markets ETF Is Attracting Massive Inflows This Year

As the first quarter of trading draws to a close with global equities weakening off of all-time highs, Emerging Markets continue to pull their weight with relative outperformance to the S&P 500. The two largest funds in the space in terms of asset ... [Read More]

Traders Bet On Even More Upside For Emerging Markets Funds

Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at more outflows from the largest ETF on earth, a reversal of flows back into junk bond funds, and some upside options bets on emerging ... [Read More]

Semiconductor ETFs Cool Off As Motherboard Vendors See Q1 Shipments Drop

Semiconductor stocks and ETFs are in focus today, after motherboard vendors reported a big drop in shipments for the first quarter. The downturn was even more unexpected, given the recent release of new processors and graphics cards released by major ... [Read More]

Get Ahead Of Gold’s Price Recovery With Gold Mining ETFs

From Sean Brodrick: Lawyer Clarence Darrow was famously a religious skeptic. Someone asked him: “Suppose you die and go to heaven. And it turns out the conventional story is true?” Darrow replied that he would walk up to the divine judges’ bench, bow ... [Read More]

Volume Soars In Rapidly Weakening Bank ETF

From Zacks: In the last trading session, U.S. stocks were slightly positive after a bloodbath the day earlier as investors await the outcome of Trump’s Health Care plan voting. Among the top ETFs, investors saw SPY gain over 0.2%, and (DIA – Free ... [Read More]

Near-Term Pressure On Dow Jones Industrial Average Continues

Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial updates the important technical levels to key on for the major U.S. averages, as investors await the all-important healthcare bill vote result this evening. Equities opened flat on Wednesday, ... [Read More]

The Single Biggest Long-Term Catalyst For Gold? Peak Production

From Mark O’Byrne: What happens when the unstoppable force of robust global demand for gold meets the immovable object of a small, finite, rare and dwinding supply of physical gold? South Africa Gold Production We have written about ‘peak gold’ and ... [Read More]

BlackRock: Stocks Aren’t Cheap, But Value Plays Are Still Attractive

From BlackRock: Heidi Richardson discusses whether optimism or sober assessment of valuations and political realities can prevail in the markets. Play ball! Spring training is underway, bringing baseball players back for another season. It is a time ... [Read More]

Oil’s Renewed Bear Market Doesn’t Bode Well For Stocks

From Sean Brodrick: Most investors hope this market correction ends sooner rather than later. I hope that, too. Now brace yourself for some bad news: Oil price action is telling us not to get our hopes up. Not at all. You’ll remember on March 17, I ... [Read More]

Near-Record Oil Inventories Remain A Persistent Headwind For Crude Prices

From Matt Smith: Crude headed lower on Wednesday after a solid build to crude inventories from the weekly EIA inventory report. As U.S. inventories climb to a new record high, crude is having a tough time believing that the market is re-balancing. ... [Read More]

Financial ETF In Danger Of Making A Very Bearish Double Top

From Taki Tsaklanos: Investors are taking patterns on the very long term charts very serious. If a very obvious and important pattern unfolds on a +10 year chart, it is wise not to ignore it. In the case of the finance sector, we observe a huge ... [Read More]

These Sector ETFs Are Looking Pretty Bearish Right Now

From David Fabian: I’m normally an optimistic, “glass-half-full” kind of guy. I roll my eyes every time I see a headline decrying the next market crash or cataclysmic event that will cripple the global economy. I’m quick to discern speculation from ... [Read More]

Bond Yields Are Actually Down Since The Fed Hiked Rates

From Jill Mislinski: Let’s take a closer look at US Treasuries since the Fed’s rate hike last week. The yield on the 10-year note ended today at 2.40%, a drop of 11 basis points since the Fed’s rate hike and the 30-year bond closed at 3.02%. Here is ... [Read More]

Canadian Banks Could Be In Deep Trouble

From Peter Diekmeyer: The World Economic Forum consistently ranks Canada’s banks among the world’s safest. Competent regulators have overseen stress tests, tightened lending standards and delinquency rates are low. Demographics are good and the ... [Read More]

International Stocks Could Finally Be Taking The Reins From U.S. Equities

From Dana Lyons: U.S. stocks have been on a decade-long run of dominance versus international markets; that could be ending. For eight years, U.S. stock investors have had it good – at least, the bulls have. While there have been some glitches and ... [Read More]