The Ghosts of Failed Banks Have Returned

By Alasdair Macleod 10/15/2019 Recently, something unusual happened: instead of the more normal reverse repurchase agreements, the Fed escalated its repurchase agreements (repos). For the avoidance of doubt, a reverse repo by the Fed involves the Fed borrowing money from commercial banks, secured by collateral held on its balance sheet, typically [...] Read more

Scientist tells miners how to find gold more easily

Scientist tells miners how to find gold more easily

Caroline Tiddy is the scientist leading the study at UniSA’s Future Industries Institute. (Image courtesy of the University of South Australia). By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud 10/13/2019 A University of South Australia researcher has developed a suite of geochemical tools to more accurately target valuable mineral deposits and save drilling companies [...] Read more

The Fed grows concerned – should gold investors do the same?

The Fed grows concerned – should gold investors do the same?

(Image by PublicDomainPictures, Pixabay). By Arkadiusz Sieron, Sunshine Profits 10/13/2019 The minutes from the Sep FOMC meeting show that the Fed is more worried about the economy. The Committee members noted that downside risks had become more pronounced due to the increased trade conflicts, more intensified geopolitical uncertainty, and more [...] Read more

Here Comes The Deluge Of Meaningless “Good News”

BY JOHN RUBINO 10/11/2019 Today’s relief rally is brought to you by chastened US and Chinese trade negotiators who are now working on a “mini” trade deal that will apparently include a reduction in US tariffs in return for some minor Chinese concessions on things like mandatory joint venture partners for foreign companies wanting to set up shop in [...] Read more

Credit Bubble Bulletin: What the Heck is Happening in the Cayman Islands?

By Doug Noland 10/12/2019 Please join Doug Noland and David McAlvany Thursday, October 17th, at 4:00PM Eastern/ 2:00pm Mountain time for the Tactical Short Q3 recap conference call, "Managing Short-Side ‘Beta’ in an Extraordinary Environment.” Click here to register. Another quiet week… When the Fed on Friday announced its “Not QE” balance sheet [...] Read more

Credit Bubble Bulletin: Resurrecting M2

By Doug Noland 10/05/2019 This week’s disappointing ISM reports dominated business headlines: “US Manufacturing Survey Shows Worst Reading in a Decade.” “U.S. Factory Gauge Hits 10-Year Low as World Slowdown Widens.” “U.S. Manufacturers Experience Worst Month Since 2007-2009 Great Recession.” “ISM Services Index Hits Three-Year Low, Missing All [...] Read more

DNB’s gold stock

By De Nederlandsche Bank 10/14/2019 De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) holds more than 600 tonnes of gold. A bar of gold always retains its value, crisis or no crisis. This creates a sense of security. A central bank's gold stock is therefore regarded as a symbol of solidity. Gold vaults DNB holds more than 600 tonnes of gold. Part of it is stored at [...] Read more

The Fed Created The Everything Bubble And A Liquidity Crisis - What Happens Next?

The Fed Created The Everything Bubble And A Liquidity Crisis - What Happens Next?

By Brandon Smith 09/25/2019 t's an interesting dynamic that the Federal Reserve has conjured in the decade after the 2008 credit crash. They spent several years using artificial stimulus measures to inflate perhaps the largest financial bubble in the history of the US, and then a couple years ago something changed. They addicted markets and [...] Read more

David Stockman on an Unprecedented Collapse of the Global Financial System

By David Stockman 09/07/2019 Doug Casey’s Note: David Stockman is a former congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan. Now, anyone with connections to the government should elevate your suspicion level. But as you’ll see, David is a genuine opponent of government stupidity. Although his heroic fight against [...] Read more

Pierre Lassonde says gold could hit $25,000 in 30 years

Pierre Lassonde says gold could hit $25,000 in 30 years

Pierre Lassonde – Image from YouTube By Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global Investors 09/23/2019 This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Denver Gold Forum (DGF), the world’s most prestigious precious metal equities investment conference. The invitation-only event, held earlier this week, was attended by an incredible [...] Read more

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