The Fed Can Only Fail

The basic predicament we are in is that the current crop of leaders in the halls of monetary and political power do not appear to understand the dimensions of our situation. The mind-boggling part about all this is that it’s not really all that hard to grasp. Our collective predicament is simply this: Nothing can grow […]

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The Periphery is Failing

“For years we’ve preached the From the Outside In principle of markets: When trouble starts, it nearly always does so out in the weaker periphery before creeping towards the core. We saw this in the run-up to the housing bubble collapse, as sub-prime mortgages gave way before prime loans, and in Europe, as smaller economies […]

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Why We All Lose If the Fed Wins

“So let’s pretend for the moment that the Federal Reserve gets everything it has stated it wants.  And even further, that Washington, D.C. gets everything it wants, too. The credit markets are repaired, and massive new loan growth flows out the door.  Loans are made to businesses that hire gobs of new people.  Consumers borrow […]

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PM End of Week Market Commentary – 8/10/2013

“Gold finished Friday up $1.50 on light volume to 1313.50, with silver up $0.30 to 20.51 on good volume.  The gold/silver ratio dropped to 64.04, below its 50 day MA.  Gold is at its 50 day MA while silver closed above its 50 day MA for the first time since Feburary 6 2013.  Over the […]

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