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Continued Loss of Purchasing Power

What are we to make of this week’s major market moves? With stocks down, it suggests a risk-off week. But then we note that the Commodities measured by the Rogers Raw Materials Index gained 1.17% or nearly what the S&P lost. Thanks to the Rogers Fund gain combined with rises of 0.38% for copper, 4.23% in silver, and 2.46% in oil, my ... [Read More]

Join me at the MIF in Toronto – Feb 29 – Mar 1

Join me at the Metals Investor Forum, February 29 to March 1, at the Delta Hotel, downtown Toronto. You will get a chance to meet some of the companies I follow plus many other companies that other newsletters such as Eric Coffin, Gwen Preston, ... [Read More]

In Search of Monster Gold Deposits

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Eric Coffin, Gwen Preston and Michael Oliver are this week’s guests. Highly regarded exploration geologist Quinton Hennigh’s model regarding exploration projects is “go big or go home,” because the payoff in discovering a ... [Read More]

VIDEO: Market Meltdown Update

We’ve been covering the spread of the coronavirus so intently over the past 30 days that we’d understand if you might have forgotten that, actually,  we usually focus on many other topics on this website than global pandemics. One ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: The End Of China’s Exceptionalism?

Beneath its facade as a rising superpower, the social contract within China has been deteriorating. And now with the covid-19 virus dealing a 1-2 punch of a public health crisis and an economic crisis, the populace may be nearing a breaking ... [Read More]

¿El coronavirus justifica el argumento para un gobierno mundial?

By: Jeff Deist A veces suceden cosas terribles sin que haya ninguna mala conducta humana, y el novedoso coronavirus de Wuhan puede ser de hecho una de esas cosas. Es totalmente plausible que el virus haya surgido de «mercados ... [Read More]

Coronavirus Situation Is Quickly Going From Bad To Worse.

The situation with the coronavirus is quickly going from bad to worse. Hundreds of cases breaking out across the world, dozens of new deaths. And, of course, these are just the official numbers. Many countries have inadequate/non-existent testing ... [Read More]

Could the Covid-19 Pandemic Collapse the U.S. Healthcare System?

Disregard these second-order effects at your own peril.A great many systems that are assumed to be robust are actually fragile. Exhibit #1 is the global financial system, of course, but Exhibit #2 may well be the healthcare system globally and ... [Read More]

Coronavirus Containment Has Failed

Within and without China, the coronavirus continues to rage on. A leaked report claims that actual covid-19 cases within China are 52x higher than the 78K reported by authorities. Whether true or not, that estimate comports with the massive ... [Read More]

The Economic Cataclysm Ahead

The economic storm hasn't passed; the false calm is only the eye of the financial hurricane.To understand the economic cataclysm ahead, do the math. Those expecting the Covid-19 pandemic to leave the U.S. economy untouched are implicitly ... [Read More]

Does the Coronavirus Make the Case for World Government?

By: Jeff Deist Sometimes terrible things happen without any human malfeasance, and the novel Wuhan coronavirus may in fact be one of those things. It is entirely plausible the virus emerged from "wet markets" in the ... [Read More]

The Feds Choose Winners and Losers in the Energy Industries

By: Mike Holly In my previous article, I looked at how government regulations have created an an uneven playing field that favors natural gas and oil over coal. This time, we'll look at how regulators favor some types of "renewable" energy over ... [Read More]

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is A Crisis Now Obvious To All

As 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer claimed, “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” After weeks of denial, and attacks on ... [Read More]

Coronavirus and Credit – A Perfect Storm

Alasdair Macleod, Quinton Hennigh & John Kaiser are this week’s guests on the radio program. Americans long ago stopped worrying about Federal deficits premised on the view that the world will forever need dollars. But what happens if the ... [Read More]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Economic Impact Sweeps Down on Global Economy Like a Fat Black Swan

It is the senseless things of this world that sometimes knock sense into the high and mighty whose hubris causes them to believe they cannot fall. In this case, the tiny COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) is bringing down a global house of cards long ... [Read More]

Has the Equities Waterfall Event Started Or A Buying Opportunity?

Over the past 5+ days, a very clear change in market direction has taken place in the US and global markets.  Prior to this, the US markets were reacting to Q4 earnings data and minimizing the potential global pandemic of the Coronavirus.  ... [Read More]

The Boys In The Band Show Up Monday! UGH!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts February 25, 2020 * Gold gives back $30 of its Monday gains, but still records a profit! * The dollar bugs still have the conn over the currencies... Good day... And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Another chamber ... [Read More]

Sven Henrich: Did The Coronavirus Just Infect The Markets?

Recorded just a few hours ago, we’re rushing this interview out to you given its timeliness. Is the coronavirus the pin that will end the 10 year-long Everything Bubble? Quite possibly, cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market ... [Read More]

Coronavirus and Credit – A Perfect Storm

Jay introduces the guests and sponsors for the day’s program and John Kaiser, an independent analyst, shares a few of his investment ideas. Dr. Quinton Hennigh, director and technical adviser for Irving Resources and “out-of- the-box thinker, ... [Read More]

The Coal Industry’s Ongoing Demise Is Helped Along by Federal Regulators

By: Mike Holly U.S. policymakers are spurning free competitive markets for government-created energy monopolies and oligopolies, and the picking of winners and losers among fuel types. The preference for monopolies that block innovation, along ... [Read More]

How Many Cases of Covid-19 Will It Take For You to Decide Not to Frequent Public Places?

As empty streets and shelves attest, people taking charge of risk has dire economic consequences.How many cases of Covid-19 in your community will it take for you to decide not to frequent public places such as cafes, restaurants, ... [Read More]

Why Your Friends & Family Aren’t Taking The Coronavirus Seriously Enough

Probably one of the most vexing things an obvious crisis like this coronavirus pandemic (well, obvious to you and us, at any rate) is all the people who refuse to face it. They'll exploit every possible psychological defense in their arsenal to ... [Read More]

Coronavirus: Time To Prepare Is Running Out

OK…despite more worldwide infections than ever, the WHO has decided to stop using the (technically very accurate) term “pandemic” to describe covid-19, presumably because they don’t want to scare folks. The CDC is claiming ... [Read More]