Nov 30, 2016

The Bearish Gold Narrative Is False

What people are saying is that because we are going to have a higher inflation, the Federal Reserve is going to have to raise interest rates to fight that higher inflation and those higher interest rates will be bullish for the U.S. Dollar and a strong dollar is going to hurt gold prices. But even if we do get one or two interest rate hikes over the next several years, that will not be sufficient to restrain the inflationary forces that will be building in the economy.

So even if interest rates go up slightly, inflation will go up much more and so real interest rates in an inflationary environment will be falling and not rising and that is very negative for the U.S. Dollar and it is extremely positive for gold. (Barrick Gold (ABX), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Newmont Mining (NEM), Goldcorp (GG), NovaGold (NG))

Nov 29, 2016

Higher Inflation Is Bullish For Gold

The idea that higher inflation is somehow a negative for gold is completely wrong. I do agree that the markets are correct in that inflation will be increasing, especially given the stimulus that a Republican Congress and President Trump may in fact deliver. But that is a good thing for gold, not a bad thing for gold. (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), Newmont Mining (NEM), Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp (GG))

Nov 28, 2016

For How Long Can The Market Be Oblivious To Higher Rates?

For how long can the stock market be oblivious to higher interest rates? Because not only do higher interest rates dramatically slow the economy, they crush the housing market, but stocks themselves, you value stocks based on interest rates. You discount earnings based on interest rates.

Even if the earnings go up a little bit, you have to discount them by a higher amount and the PEs (price to earnings ratio) are already very high and the justification for the high PEs was not the growth rate, it was the discount rate. (SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ))

Nov 25, 2016

The Catalyst For The Next Economic Recession

The same people that believed that there was a real economic recovery now believe it is going to get even better. Why? In fact, this so called recovery is so old that we are overdue for a recession and why would not this big increase in interest rates be the catalyst to cause it?

Nov 24, 2016

Bond Market: Serious Technical Damage Has Been Done

Everybody is ignoring the monetary drag that is already evident from the bloodbath in the bond market and this is going to continue.

In fact if you look at the trend lines, we have broken some serious trend lines now which were down in yield and up in bond prices that have been in existence since 2007. So we have done some serious technical damage in the bond market. (10- year U.S. Treasuries, 30-year U.S. Government Bonds, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT))

Nov 23, 2016

The Stock Market Is Getting It Wrong

Regardless of a December interest rate hike, the Federal Reserve is soon going to be reversing course and cutting interest rates and doing another round of quantitative easing (QE). In fact, long term interest rates are already spiking up on the potential that Yellen might raise interest rates and that is going to be enough to really prick the bubble in the housing market.

So far the stock market is remaining oblivious to the spike in bond yields because I think they believe the stimulus that might result from the tax cuts and spending increases will be enough to offset the drag of higher interest rates and I think they are very mistaken. There is no way to counteract the damage to this bubble that will result from a spike in long term interest rates.

Nov 21, 2016

This Can Be A Blowoff Top In The U.S. Dollar

This can really be a blowoff top in the Dollar Index, trading now at new 14-year highs. The Dollar Index is now above 100 as everybody is so sure that the Federal Reserve is going to be tightening. (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), EURUSD forex cross)

Nov 20, 2016

Newly Negotiated Trade Deals & Infrastructure Investment May Be Bullish For Silver

The renegotiated trade deals and the infrastructure investments planned under a Trump Administration may prove bullish for future silver prices. (iShares Silver ETF (SLV))

Nov 18, 2016

The Beginning Of An Explosive Move Up In Interest Rates

It is not just the fact that bond yields are rising but the rapidity of the move and the technical damage that`s being done. This could be the beginning of an explosive move up in interest rates and right now no one seems to care. (SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ), iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM), iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (JNK))

Nov 17, 2016

The Stock Market Bubble Needs To Deflate

There is no way we can have the economic growth that everyone is so excited about until we deflate the stock market bubble and Trump talked about a stock market bubble when he run for Office.

This Is A Gigantic Bond Bubble

This is a gigantic bond bubble that has been inflating for decades and we do not get a free pass because we have Trump. Our economy is so screwed up, the imbalances are so enormous of decades of bad policy that we just cannot elect Donald Trump and now everything magically goes away! (10- Year U.S. Treasuries, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) )

Nov 16, 2016

The 30-Year U.S. Government Bonds Will Collapse

Donald Trump has already said that we wants to take advantage of these low interest rates, finance deficits with 30 year bonds. So if he is going to be selling all these 30-year bonds, bond prices are already falling now in anticipation of this massive supply. The Federal Reserve is not buying them, there is no more QE in place. The emerging market currencies are being slaughtered, they are not going to be buying dollars, they are starting to sell U.S. Dollars, they are going to need to sell their Treasuries.

So, if you have emerging markets central banks trying to unload Treasuries from their reserves, the Federal Reserve is not buying any and at the same time the U.S. Government trying to sell massive quantities of long term Treasuries, how can the price of those bonds not collapse?

Nov 15, 2016

The Bond Bubble Is Deflating

The bond market had its worse week since 2013 and it looks like a lot more carnage can come if we really break down. Yields are still low. The yield on the 10-Year Treasuries is just above 2.10 percent and the yield on the 30-Year is now above 2.90 percent. These are still low yields but they are not nearly as low as they were a while back. But what is more important is the momentum in this move and how much higher interest rates would potentially go as this bond bubble deflates.

Nov 14, 2016

Stock Market, Gold & Bonds

The Dow Jones Industrials Average (DJIA) was up almost 1,000 points last week. The gold market was down 70 dollars on the week, a percentage decline of 7 percent or so. Silver was also down about 5 percent. Gold and silver stocks were down close to 20 percent.

The stock market had its best week since 2011 and the bond market had its worse week since 2013 and it looks like a lot more carnage can come if we really start to break down.

Nov 12, 2016

U.S. Economy: What Trump Is Planning To Do Is Impossible

Back in 1980, America was still the World's largest creditor nation so our bonds seemed like a good risk and they were paying a very high rate of interest to the people willing to loan us the money. Fast forward to 2016, if Donald Trump thinks he can pull a Ronald Reagan, if he thinks he can cut taxes and increase government spending and somehow finance that...that is impossible! And the bond market is just starting to show that. (iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT))

Nov 11, 2016

Bond Market: Explosive Move In Yields In Reaction To Trump

We had an explosive move in yields. Some people are saying, well maybe this is just the bond market reacting to the possibility of higher growth. No! This is the bond market reacting to the possibility of much bigger deficits, huge supply. What Donald Trump is promising to do is going to explode an already enormous budget deficit. (10- year U.S. Treasuries, iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), 30-year U.S. Government Bonds)

Nov 10, 2016

Trump: The Bond Market Is Giving A Flashing Warning Signal

Donald Trump is intending to increase government spending in infrastructure to create jobs, on national defense to keep us safe, on taking care of the veterans, to build a wall...He is talking about massive increases in spending and at the same time he is talking about substantial cuts in taxes. He wants to cut the corporate tax rate, he wants to cut the individual tax rate. This is something we have not seen since Reagan. Donald Trump is going to run into a brick wall that did not exist at the time of Reagan and the bond market is really giving a big flashing warning signal.

Nov 4, 2016

The Only Way Central Banks Could Hurt Gold Prices

The only way to really hurt gold would be for Central Banks to become aggressive inflation fighters, to really get in front of the curve, to raise interest rates substantially. I do not see any of that happening! (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX))

Nov 2, 2016

Gold: A Down Payment On Much Larger Returns

I think this recent gold (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)) correction is just a down payment on much larger returns. When the year began everybody was bearish on gold because everybody expected the federal reserve to hike interest rates, not just hike once but begin the much hyped and anticipated normalization process. Because interest rates have been at zero for many, many years and the Federal reserve was beginning to normalize interest rates. What I said at the time was, (A) I did not believe it, even if the Federal Reserve raised interest rates it would not matter because they would never deliver the number of interest rate hikes that were anticipated by the markets.

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