Doug Casey on President Hillary Clinton

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Doug Casey on President Hillary Clinton… World War III… and the Deep State By Nick Giambruno Will Hillary Clinton win in November and ensure the Deep State stays in control? I recently sat down with Casey Research founder Doug Casey to discuss this. Doug is a former classmate of Bill Clinton and has met him several times, including once at the White House. Doug shared his insights on why a Clinton win could accelerate the onset of World War III. We also touched on how Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party… and why it’s a good thing. I think you’ll find our discussion insightful. Until next time, Nick Giambruno: There is a popular conception that only the “best and brightest” go into government. I think this is a sacred cow that needs to be slaughtered. What’s your take, Doug? Doug Casey: It’s a real problem when a pernicious myth … Continue reading

The Blind Leading the Clueless

The Blind Leading the Clueless By Jeff Thomas (Gregory Mankiw, an economics professor at Harvard, interviews Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.) Most of us watch television. In part, we seek to be entertained, but, additionally, we often seek to be enlightened as to “what’s going on.” In a difficult era like the present one, in which some of the most prominent countries are experiencing the onset of an economic crisis, virtual cartoon characters are competing as choices in political contests, governments are becoming increasingly rapacious and a police state is developing rapidly, it’s not surprising if the average person questions, “What on earth are they thinking?” Well, there’s no shortage of media exposure to answer that question. Today, there are a multitude of channels offering 24/7 “news,” from which we may hope to glean some insight as to what the leaders of the world are thinking. Yet, in spite of … Continue reading

Here’s What Happens When the World Overdoses on Debt

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  By Justin Spittler Bonds are no longer assets. They’re liabilities. You might find this hard to believe. After all, most folks think of bonds as a safe way to grow their money. For decades, you could make a decent return of 5% or more in government- and investment-grade bonds without risking big losses. Not anymore. These days, most bonds pay next to nothing. Some have negative interest rates, which means owners must pay interest on the bond instead of earning interest. If you own a bond that pays a negative interest rate, you’re guaranteed to lose money if you hold the bond to maturity. And yet, folks are lining up to buy these bonds. Dispatch readers know we’re in this mess because governments have gone mad trying to “stimulate” the economy. Central banks have cut rates more than 650 times since the 2008 financial crisis. Global rates are now … Continue reading

What Experts Predict for the New Silver Bull Market

By the reckoning of market watchers, the silver bull has arrived. The Gold Report takes a look at what some of the experts predict for the silver price going forward and for companies poised to benefit from the upswing. The Outlook Like gold, the price of silver has surged following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, with investors purchasing the “safe haven” metals to protect wealth in the event other markets falter. According to an article published on July 19 on INN Daily, the silver price has gone up more than 43% year-to-date, “leap-frogging ahead of gold post-Brexit.” “Southern Silver Exploration Corp. will be a big winner.“ Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors, in a July 11 post, notes that silver tops his “Periodic Table of Commodity Returns” for the first half of 2016. “Silver demand had a phenomenal 2015, with retail investment and jewelry fabrication both reaching all-time … Continue reading

Remembering Gold’s Bullish Set-Up on Dec. 1, 2015

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger compares the Dec. 1, 2015 Gold COT Report with the latest one; the contrasts could not be greater. I have a question: “Does ANYONE have the foggiest recollection of just how incredibly bullish the Gold COT (Commitment of Traders) Report structure was back on Dec. 1, 2015?” The Large Speculators were net long a paltry 9,750 gold futures contracts; today they are net long 285,911 contracts. The Commercials were net short 2,911 contracts; today they are net short 315,477 contracts. The always-wrong Small Speculators were net short 6,839 contracts; today they are net long 1,577 contracts. Market timers for gold were 104% bearish (meaning that they were short); today they are 94% bullish (long to the teeth). Gold miners were trading at valuations never before recorded; seven months later they are up 250%. On December 1, 2015, gold was trading around $1,050/oz; today it is … Continue reading

The US Dollar’s Impact on Gold and Silver

Technical analyst Jack Chan charts a breakout of the U.S. dollar and comments on its implications for gold and silver. Our proprietary cycle indicator reached 100% and turned down last week. USD broke out as anticipated in last week’s update. Gold stocks as represented by $HUI have not had a consolidation this year; consolidation is long overdue. SummaryA bull market in gold and silver is now confirmed, but the cycle has turned down, suggesting that a long overdue correction may have started. USD broke out and up as expected, which is not friendly to the metals. Caution is advised. Jack Chan is the editor of simply profits at www.simplyprofits.org, established in 2006. Chan bought his first mining stock, Hoko Exploration, in 1979, and has been active in the markets for the past 37 years. Technical analysis has helped him filter out the noise and focus on the when, and leave … Continue reading

How to Escape the World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

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How to Escape the World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme By Justin Spittler It’s the top story in the investment world right now… As we showed you yesterday, the S&P 500 just hit a new all-time high, topping 2,130 for the first time since May 2015. But it’s not just stocks that are ripping higher. Bonds have quietly broken out to new all-time highs as well. Remember, a bond’s price rises when its yield falls. On Friday, the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury hit an all-time low of 1.37%. Yields on British (0.7%), German (-0.2%), and Japanese (-1.1%) 10-year bonds have also hit record lows over the past week. With rates this low, bondholders are barely earning any interest income. In Europe and Japan, investors are actually paying to lend the government money. That’s because negative interest rates have taken over these economies. In today’s issue, we explain how negative rates … Continue reading

The Serious Warning No One’s Talking About

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The Serious Warning No One’s Talking About By Justin Spittler On Tuesday, a huge event happened in the investing world. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t even heard about it. The mainstream media didn’t discuss this event much. It was too busy pointing out that the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have hit new all-time highs. Meanwhile, something much bigger was happening on the other side of the world. Today, we’ll tell you what this event was…and why it means big trouble is likely on the way for investors. • Earlier this week, the Japanese yen plummeted… It fell 1% over Monday and Tuesday. This might not sound like a big deal. But it was the yen’s biggest two-day slide since November 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe triggered the plunge when he surprised the world with an announcement on Tuesday. Bloomberg Business reported: The currency … Continue reading

Six Mining Companies to Watch as M&A Heats Up

Precious metals prices have gained momentum since the start of this year, and corporate M&A activity is heating up again. Caesars Report’s Thibaut Lepouttre highlights a handful of mining companies with market capitalizations attractive to larger companies looking to boost their project pipelines. In the most recent mining merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, Goldcorp Inc. (G:TSX; GG:NYSE) acquired Kaminak Gold Corp. to get its hands on the Coffee project in Canada’s Yukon Territory, and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM:NYSE; FVI:TSX; FVI:BVL; F4S:FSE) is in the process of acquiring Goldrock Mines Corp. (GRM:TSX.V), whose flagship asset is the development-stage Lindero heap-leach project in Argentina. As gold and silver prices seem to be holding their ground—resulting in increased target prices for both precious metals—it would be normal to expect more M&A transactions to occur in the second half of the year, as the midtier and senior producers wouldn’t want to miss out … Continue reading

Six Mining Companies to Watch as M&A Heats Up

Precious metals prices have gained momentum since the start of this year, and corporate M&A activity is heating up again. Caesars Report’s Thibaut Lepouttre highlights a handful of mining companies with market capitalizations attractive to larger companies looking to boost their project pipelines. In the most recent mining merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, Goldcorp Inc. (G:TSX; GG:NYSE) acquired Kaminak Gold Corp. to get its hands on the Coffee project in Canada’s Yukon Territory, and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM:NYSE; FVI:TSX; FVI:BVL; F4S:FSE) is in the process of acquiring Goldrock Mines Corp. (GRM:TSX.V), whose flagship asset is the development-stage Lindero heap-leach project in Argentina. As gold and silver prices seem to be holding their ground—resulting in increased target prices for both precious metals—it would be normal to expect more M&A transactions to occur in the second half of the year, as the midtier and senior producers wouldn’t want to miss out … Continue reading