KER Politics – Wed 22 Mar, 2017

By Big Al Interesting missive from Glen Downs illustrates the “alliance” between the Democrats and the NeoconsIn the interest of full disclosure, this is an editorial based on what the columnist believes is fact. There is a lot of food for thought here, Big Al ConsortiumNews.com March 15, 2017 The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow Exclusive: The neocon royalty Kagans are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Republicans and President Trump into more “regime change” wars, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton and from its loss of official power at the start of the Trump presidency. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who pushed for the Ukraine coup and … Continue reading

Axel Merk – Insights on the Economy – Wed 22 Mar, 2017

By Cory What’s next for the Dollar, Gold & Stocks? A question we all ask ourselves almost everyday is where is the dollar, gold and stocks going. In the post below Axel outlines his thoughts on the sectors mentioned above as well as bonds and other currencies. He draws some interesting similarities to stocks now vs 1987 which I found interesting. Axel’s thoughts on gold are very much in line with what I think will drive the metals higher. Real rates are going to stay negative and the market is understanding that. That does not mean a straight shot up but more of a climb as the markets comes to understand that real rates will stay negative for years to come. Click here to visit Axel’s site for more great articles. Two rate hikes since last year have weakened the dollar. Why is that, and what’s ahead for dollar, currencies … Continue reading

Seasonal Trends in Individual Stocks – More Than Just Random Patterns

By Dimitri Speck Is Seasonality in Individual Stocks Based on Sound Evidence? People often wonder whether it is actually possible to make profitable trades by taking advantage of seasonal trends in individual stocks. Most investors accept the idea that seasonal trends in commodities exist and are also quite open-minded with respect to recurring phenomena such as the year-end rally in stock indexes. S&P 500 Index, 30-year seasonal chart – the year-end rally is highlighted. It has been observed in 24 of the past 30 years and its average gain far exceeded the average loss of the six losing years. Moreover, its average gain represents more than a quarter of the average annual return of the index. The existence of this pattern is widely acknowledged and there are reasonable explanations for it. Source: Seasonax However, the assertion that individual stocks exhibit seasonal patterns of their own is often greeted with skepticism. … Continue reading

Yellen’s Dangerous Glass-Steagall Repression

By Craig Wilson This post Yellen’s Dangerous Glass-Steagall Repression appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The threat from too big to fail banks has now elevated to the point that ignoring a modern Glass-Steagall Act is too dangerous to repress any longer. As massive Wall Street banks continue to inflate in size, the bipartisan negligence guided by the U.S central bank, has allowed the global economy, markets and businesses to be put at risk. Last week the Federal Reserve under leadership of Chair, Janet Yellen raised interest rates by a .25% percentage. While speaking in a rare but insightful Q&A session on the state of the economy after the hike, Yellen was asked by a reporter about too big to fail policy and what it meant for the economy and the Federal Reserve going forward? From the FOMC Press Conference on March 15, 2017: Reporter: “The administration recently reiterated its support … Continue reading

Silver Wheaton may soon be named Wheaton Precious Metals

March 22, 2017 Cecilia Jamasmie   In late 2015, Silver Wheaton acquired a portion of future silver output from Glencore’s (LON:GLEN) Antamina copper mine in Peru for $900 million cash. (Image courtesy of Antamina) Canada’s Silver Wheaton (TSX, NYSE:SLW) plans changing its name to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp as half its revenue now comes from gold, the firm said Tuesday while delivering its fourth quarter results. The company’s bullion production has steadily increased since 2013, to the point that its revenue was evenly split between silver and gold in the second half of 2016.The Vancouver-based precious metals streaming company said its bullion production has steadily increased since 2013, to the point that its revenue was evenly split between silver and gold in the second half last year. Streaming, something that Silver Wheaton pioneered in 2014, means that a firm typically provides a chunk of cash upfront to mining companies to secure a … Continue reading

A Corporate Debt Crisis Is Underway… And Nobody Cares

A Corporate Debt Crisis Is Underway… And Nobody Cares By Justin Spittler Investors no longer give a damn. That might sound harsh, but when things are this backwards, you have to tell it like it is. You see, I read something recently that disturbed me. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. It was an article I recently stumbled upon in Bloomberg. In it, the author explained how U.S. companies are issuing debt at breakneck speed. You see, U.S. companies have already issued more than $360 billion worth of investment-grade bonds just this year. Corporate America is now on pace to issue the most investment-grade debt in the first quarter since 1999. I don’t have to remind you how that ended… But here’s the really crazy part… Investors are lining up around the block to buy these bonds. If you read yesterday’s Dispatch, you know where … Continue reading

Premier Gold shares surge after Nevada resources bump

By analyst By Frik Els Shares in Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (TSE:PG) surged on Tuesday after the company announced a revised mineral resource estimate for its 100%-owned McCoy-Cove project located along the Battle Mountain-Eureka trend in north-central Nevada. By the close the Thunder Bay-based company was exchanging hands for $2.94, up 11.4% on the TSX Exchange, in higher than usual volumes of 1.8 million shares. Premier Gold is now worth $613 million. McCoy-Cove is a Carlin type deposit, similar to some of the biggest, most productive gold mines in the world such as Barrick Gold’s Goldstrike mine in the same region of Nevada. Highlights of Premier Gold’s multi-year exploration and delineation drilling include: Total Indicated Mineral Resources of 614,000 tonnes grading 11.57 g/t Au (228,000 ounces of gold), an increase of 59% versus the 2013 resource estimate. Total Inferred Mineral Resources of 3,378,000 tonnes grading 12.17 g/t Au (1,322,000 ounces … Continue reading

Daily Market Wrap – Tue 21 Mar, 2017

By Cory Was today the day that the optimism driving the markets finally turned? Today was a big day for the markets. We saw all the broad averages sell over more than 1% today with the biggest moves coming at the tail end of the day. With comments made on healthcare reform being delayed this pushes back all the policies that Trump won the election on. The market has been driven by optimism and not corresponding economic data… This could be where that all changes. Chris Temple joins me to outline why he thinks today was so important for the markets as well as his thoughts on the safe haven asset moves. Download audio file (21_Mar_2017-Chris-Temple.mp3) …read more Source:: The Korelin Economics Report The post Daily Market Wrap – Tue 21 Mar, 2017 appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

EMP Alert!

By Pater Tenebrarum Inconvenient Time Travel Dear Readers, as you have probably noticed, we are experiencing what is known as “technical difficulties” with our hosting service (we suspect an attack by space aliens – maybe we should relocate to Japan). For several hours we had this situation: Traditional “please stand by” fail. As you may also have noticed, the site has unfortunately traveled through a wormhole and has come back online in the past. Fear not though: If you missed anything, or bookmarked one of the currently missing entries for later reading, all of them will be restored (their URLs may change, but that is not certain yet). We expect that the problem will be resolved between approximately 9 AM – 1 PM CET / 4 AM – 8 AM EST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please bear with us and stay tooned. PS: A Glimpse … Continue reading

The Truth About Trump’s “Skinny Budget”

By David Stockman This post The Truth About Trump’s “Skinny Budget” appeared first on Daily Reckoning. [Ed. Note: To see exactly what this former Reagan insider has to say about Trump and the fiscal threats from politics and the debt ceiling, David Stockman is sending out a copy of his book Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin… And How to Bring It Back to any American willing to listen – before it is too late. To learn how to get your free copy CLICK HERE.] I’ve been betting on the Great Disrupter, I find myself validated once again by the so-called “skinny budget” issued by the White House on Thursday. After all, if you wanted to dump a truckload of sand into Washington’s fiscal gears, a plan to shift $54 billion from the shallow end of the Swamp (State, EPA, HUD etc.) to the deepest end (Pentagon) would … Continue reading