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Why Is the Fed So Desperate to Raise Rates? Jim Rickards Explains (Video)

schiffgold.com / BY SCHIFFGOLD / JUNE 23, 2017  The June Federal Reserve rate hike wasn’t a surprise. Most analysts expected Yellen and company to boost rates by 0.25 points. The only thing that was a little surprising was the hawkish tone the central bankers took at the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Fed is hinting […]

12 Signs That The Inevitable Economic Slowdown Is Now Here

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Since the election there has been this perception among the American public that the economy is improving, but that has not been the case at all.  U.S. GDP growth for the first quarter was just revised up to 1.2 percent, but that is even lower than […]

Is This China’s Next Step To Destroy The Dollar?

Authored by Byron King via DailyReckoning.com, China is currently modifying the terms of its oil trade with Saudi Arabia. Specifically, China is working on a deal to pay for Saudi oil using Chinese yuan. This effort poses a direct threat to the security of the dollar. If this China-Saudi deal happens — yuan for oil […]

The Golden Conspiracy

Authored by Jim Rickards via The Daily Reckoning blog, Is there gold price manipulation going on? Absolutely. There’s no question about it. That’s not just an opinion. There is statistical evidence piling up to make the case, in addition to anecdotal evidence and forensic evidence. The evidence is very clear, in fact. I’ve spoken to […]

Trump And The Age Of Magical Thinking

Authored by Christopher Whalen via The Institutional Risk Analyst blog, “Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible and reasonable – as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.”   Friederich von Schiller, quoted by Bernard Baruch The term "magical thinking" refers to how children believe that their thoughts have a […]

2016 Debt Binge Produces (Surprise!) 2017 Inflation; Guess What That Means For 2018?

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Just as everyone was finally accepting the idea of deflation and negative interest rates, inflation decides to pay a return visit. In the past week, articles with the following headlines appeared in major publications around the world: Swiss inflation rises at highest monthly rate in 5 years China February […]

Weekend Reading: Trump’s Rocket Ride

Via Lance Roberts of RealInvestmentAdvice.com, I have a simple question… If the rally in the market that began following the election was pricing in the expectations for tax reforms, repatriation, building the wall, and infrastructure spending, then what did the rally on Wednesday following Trump’s speech to Congress price in? With the markets now pushing both […]

Putin Gold Buying Is Back – Buys One Million Ounces In January

Russia Gold Buying Returns – Adds Substantial One Million Ounces To Reserves In January Russia gold buying returned in January with the Russian central bank buying a very large 1 million ounces or 37 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The increase in the gold reserves came after Russia did not buy a single ounce in December […]

Gold To 2 Month High As Fiery Trump Declares New American Order

Gold price to 2 month high as fiery Trump declares New American Order – ‘Trumponomics’: Politics and economic policy in 140 characters– The ‘intelligence’ according to Trump– Trump, Putin and Russia – the great bromance– Trump – Bull in a China shop– Trade and currency wars with China and other nations– Trump – Fan of gold and golden tweets– Conclusion – Trump may be […]

Obstacles To Trump’s “Growth” Plans

Authored by Alastair Crooke, via Raul Ilargi Meijer's Automatic Earth blog, We are plainly at a pivotal moment. President-Elect Trump wants to make dramatic changes in his nation’s course. His battle cry of wanting to make “America Great Again” evokes – and almost certainly is intended to evoke – the epic American economic expansions of […]