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Category Archives: Free Money

54 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Gas

Authored by Stuart Parnell via OilPrice.com, Every once in a while, I will realize that I have spent way too much time talking about oil, complaining about pipelines, Permania, free money and the impending “End of Big Oil because of Electric Vehicles”. And it’s on those days that my attention turns to oil and coal’s […]

Is Crypto The Only Truth?

In the nearly thirteen years that I’ve been writing Slope of Hope, perhaps the most ironic post (out of over 20,000) was one I did last January called Bitcoin’s Massive Bullish Base. The reason it’s ironic is because Slope is largely dedicated to seeking out short-selling ideas for stocks, whereas the post was about going long a cryptocurrency. Seven-hundred percent later, It turned […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

Kevin Warsh May Be The Next Fed Head – Let’s See What He Really Thinks

Authored bvy Daniel Nevins via FFWiley.com, As reported earlier this morning by the Wall Street Journal, President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin met with Kevin Warsh yesterday to discuss the potential vacancy at the Fed next February. Warsh already has central banking experience, having sat on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) from February 2006 […]

Bitcoin Forked, and Gold and Silver Report 6 August 2017

So bitcoin forked. You did not know this. Well, if you’re saving in gold perhaps not. If you’re betting in the crypto coin casino, you knew it, bet on it, and now we assume happily diving into your greater quantity of dollars after the fork. You don’t have a greater quantity of bitcoins; bitcoin has […]

Yanking The Bank Of Japan’s Chain – “It’s Basic Math, Stupid!”

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, Mathematical Certainties Based on the simple reflection that arithmetic is more than just an abstraction, we offer a modest observation.  The social safety nets of industrialized economies, including the United States, have frayed at the edges.  Soon the safety net’s fabric will snap. This recognition […]

Why We’re So Risk-Averse: “We Can’t Take That Chance”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, If our faith in the future and our resilience is near-zero, then we can't take any chances. You've probably noticed how risk-averse Hollywood has become: the big summer movies are all extensions of existing franchises–mixing up the superheroes in new combinations, or remaking hit films from the […]

“This Is Like Free Money” Gundlach Bought S&P Puts At VIX Lows, Says “Gold Looks Cheap”

DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach tells Reuters that his firm bought some five-month put options on the S&P 500 a couple of days ago after VIX fell to lowest since December 1993. “This is like free money,” Jeffrey Gundlach said in phone interview with Reuters, noting that "we lost money the first day we put on […]

Welcome To The Dark Side Of “It’s Different This Time”

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, There has not been a mantra that’s emulated a teenagers go-to excuse of “Because!” for both tactical effect, as well as childish reasoning than the term “it’s different this time.” And for nearly the last 10 years that phrase has meant something entirely different to two distinct groups. The issue at […]

America’s Fertility Rate Falls To Record Low

The US isn't yet grappling with the economic disaster that is a shrinking popuation – unlike Japan. Though it's starting to look like a not-too-distant possibility. US birthrates fell to yet another historic low in 2016 as a whirlwind of economic and cultural factors inspire more women to delay, or forgo, having children. According to […]