Silver as an investment

Category Archives: Wilshire 5000

Three Charts And The Path To Hyper-Monetization

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Just three charts putting things in perspective… Chart #1:  three periods and four variables (total US energy consumption, 25-54yr/old US employees, federal debt, and federal funds rate %: 1950 to 1975 +43 quadrillion BTU's of energy consumption +15 million 25-54yr/old employees +$0.3 trillion federal debt 1975 to 2000 +19 quadrillion BTU's […]

“One Day Soon, The Sun Will Not Rise”

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, When the Q4 US resident population data is released, something that has not happened in the post WWII era will take place.   The population of adults aged 15-64 years old will decline.  This was not supposed to happen and will put an end to seven plus decades of continuous population growth […]

Economic Recovery – But For Who?

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, How to judge the effectiveness of the economic recovery since 2008 is a challenge? Many laud the Federal Reserve for it's actions to stave off a possible depression.  The Federal Reserve's policies have certainly helped to promote new record highs in financial assets across the spectrum.  These policies […]

Bogle, Buffett, Shiller & Tobin – Valuations Are Expensive

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, During my morning reading, I ran across a couple of very interesting articles that tied a common theme relating to the current risks in the financial markets. Via Zerohedge: 88-year-old investing icon John “Jack” Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, said: “The valuations of stocks are, by my standards, […]

Tales From The FOMC Underground

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, A Great Big Dud Many of today’s economic troubles are due to a fantastic guess.  That the wealth effect of inflated asset prices would stimulate demand in the economy. The premise, as we understand it, was that as stock portfolios bubbled up investors would feel […]

American Exceptionalism: Decelerating Population Growth, Accelerating Money Growth

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Since 1971, and the disconnection of the dollar from a finite gold backing, the value of money (the dollar) has been determined by it's purchasing power versus the inflation of the assets to be purchased.  Thus printing more money has not necessarily created "wealth" if the assets to be purchased are […]

Putting It All Together…

Is America In A Bubble (And Can It Ever Return To “Normal”)?

Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Analysts and talking heads have an awful lot of opinions.  Are we in a bubble or aren't we?  Rather than offer another opinion, I'll offer the relationship of US economic activity (GDP) against the Wilshire 5000 (representing US equities) and the Federal Reserves gauge of American wealth, Z1 Household Net Worth series.  These […]

ZeroHedge: Trumped! Why It Happened And What Comes Next, Part 3 – The Jobs Deal

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, Donald Trump’s patented phrase “we aren’t winning anymore” lies beneath the tidal wave of anti-establishment sentiment propelling his campaign and, to some considerable degree, that of Bernie Sanders, too. As we demonstrated in Part 1, and Part 2, […]

ZeroHedge: The Broadest US Equity Index Is Hitting Resistance

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, The broadest U.S. stock index has reached an area of significant potential resistance. This will be our last in a series on major U.S. stock indices encountering areas of potential key resistance on their charts – […]