Silver as an investment

Category Archives: Recession

Bill Blain: “The 1-, 4- And 10-Year Cycles Top Out Mid-August At Which Point Be Very Afraid… Or Something Like That”

By Bill Blain of Mint Partners, Blain’s Morning Porridge – June 28th 2017 Uncertainty, confusion, a Tech-sell off.. but are things as bad as they seem? “Now I got mortgages and homes, I got stiffness in my bones, ain’t no beauty queens in this locality…” As we reach towards month end and the half-year, markets […]

James Rickards: The Fed Is Going To Cause Recession

Authored by Valentin Schmid via The Epoch Times, James Rickards, author of “The Road to Ruin,” has successfully predicted Federal Reserve (Fed) policy in the past. In this interview with The Epoch Times, he explains why the recent tightening could lead to a recession and why he recommends gold as a “crisis hedge.” He also […]

The Greater Depression

The Greater Depression By Cognitive Dissonance https://www.patreon.com/CognitiveDissonance http://twoicefloes.com/     Once or twice a month Mrs. Cog and I pack up the car and head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For us poor mountain folk, that’s the big city and the best destination when our need for certain items calls for visiting particular stores. Each trip […]

BIS Lists The Four Biggest Threats Facing The Global Economy

After years of fire and brimstone sermons, also known as the Bank of International Settlements’ annual reports delivered with doom and gloomy aplomb by Jaime Caruana (the 2014 report, in which the BIS was shocked at how broken the market has become, was a particular favorite) who year after year warned about the adverse side-effects […]

An Open Letter To The Fed’s William Dudley

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, Dear Mr. Dudley, Your recent remarks in the wake of last week’s FOMC statement were notably unhelpful. In particular, your excuses for further rate hikes to prevent crashing unemployment and rising inflation stunk of rotten eggs. Crashing Unemployment Quite frankly, crashing unemployment is a construct that’s new to popular […]

Weekend Reading: Oil Slick

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Beginning in December of last year, following the announcement by OPEC of a cut in oil production, I have discussed the “headwinds” that persist against a sustained rise in oil prices. “The supply/demand dynamics currently suggest that oil prices and energy-related investments could find a long-term bottom within the […]

“The Hope Trade” Is Over: BofA Slashes Its 2017 GDP Forecast To Just 2.1%

First they came for the Trump Trade… then they came for the hope. And, as a result, BofA has thrown in the towel on its economic rebound for this year. As BofA’s Michelle Meyer writes, “Hopes for a big fiscal stimulus have faded, prompting us to revise our 2018 GDP growth forecast to 2.1%, down […]

One Trader Is Stunned By The “Staggering” Confusion In The Market

Wherever one looks there are disconnects… between bonds and stocks, between risk and uncertainty, between hope and reality. But, as former fund manager Richard Breslow notes, most critically, there is a divergence between data and Fed actions, and this time is different as central banks appear to have shifted into 'whatever it takes' to tighten […]

Millennials’ Savings Rate Climbs For First Time In A Decade

America’s beleaguered millennials received a rare gift on Tuesday: A scrap of good news. Even with the aggregate student debt burden eclipsing the $1 trillion mark, and wages pressures across the US economy remaining relatively subdued, a new survey from Bankrate.com claims that Americans’ savings habits are improving for the first time in a decade, […]

“Not Off The Lows” – Oilmageddon Sinks Stocks As Treasury Curve Crashes To 10-Year Lows

Tough day for some…   A bloodbath in the oil patch as WTI entered a bear market, hit a $42 handle and tumbled to the lowest levels since Nov 2016…   That weighed on Trannies the most but selling pressure was abundant… and the absence of dip-buyers was clear (as central bank balance sheet shrank […]