Silver as an investment

Category Archives: Bank Failures

It’s A Wonderful Life Is A Wonderful Lesson To Hold Gold Outside of The Banking System

It’s A Wonderful Life Is A Wonderful Lesson To Hold Gold Outside of The Banking System – Christmas film serves as reminder that savings are not guaranteed protection by banks– Savers are today more exposed to banking risks than ever before– Gold and silver investment reduce exposure to counterparty risks seen in financial system– Basket […]

The Crash Of 1929: “Somewhere, Deep Down, They Knew The Party Was Over”

Via Jesse's Cafe Americain blog, History may not repeat… but it sure ryhmes… "…people believed that everything was going to be great always, always. There was a feeling of optimism in the air that you cannot even describe today." "There was great hope. America came out of World War I with the economy intact. We […]

Spanish Banking Crisis Spreads As Banco Popular Credit Curve Inverts

Having told its employees "don't panic" over the weekend (at the crashing stock and bond prices of Spain's 6th largest bank), it appears investors are ignoring that message as Banco Popular's credit curve has inverted for the first time since 2012 in the biggest red flag yet that Spain's banking crisis is systemic and about […]

Contagion Fears Rise In Aftermath Of Home Capital Group Collapse

With the bank run at Home Capital Group hitting a crescendo on Friday, when in one day 36% of the liquidity at Canada’s largest non-bank lender escaped through the front door, and only an emergency rescue loan yielding over 20% has prevent a liquidation at HCG so far, suddenly some are wondering if the dreaded […]

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Submitted by InternationalMan's Jeff Thomas, via The Burning Platform blog, Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.”   “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as […]

“Is Trump About To Cause Another Crisis?”: 2008 Could Be Eclipsed As Bank Restrictions Eliminated

Submitted by Mac Slavo via, Beware of what may be coming next. We already know the establishment has a plan to blame President Trump for the next financial crisis, and now there are moves being made that will support that narrative. After the 2008 fiasco, a spotlight on Wall Street misbehavior and some weak, […]

In “Mysterious” Bond Sale, Venezuela Issues $5 Billion In Debt To Itself With China As Underwriter

While Venezuela CDS suggest the country’s default odds remain well over 90%, and its currency on the black market continues to plunge into the abyss of hyperinflation, something odd happened today: Venezuela’s government issued $5 billion in dollar debt for the first time in more than five years, selling bonds in an opaque transaction to […]

Can The Price Of Oil Hold Above $50 Per Barrel?

Submitted by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Why energy prices are ultimately headed lower; what the IMF missed We have been hearing a great deal about IMF concerns recently, after the release of its October 2016 World Economic Outlook and its Annual Meeting October 7-9. The concerns mentioned include the following: Too much growth in […]

With Italy’s Bank Stress Test “A Near-Term Risk”, Who Is Most Exposed?

With the S&P500’s relentless surge, once which even Goldman is no longer able to contain its amazement at what it has dubbed an unprecedented multiple expansion (the other two times that saw a comparable increase in forward multiples ended with the Black Monday crash of 1987 and the 2000 dot com crash, respectively), it appears […]

“Buy gold if you believe in math.”

By Chris at Today I bring you a conversation with Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital. It’s a timely discussion given the chart below where you’ll see how gold has broken both the 3-year as well as the 5-year trend. We discuss the barbaric relic any sane investor should own. Brent also goes into detail as to why […]