Dec 27, 2017

Stock Market: Expensive, Complacency

The market has never been this expensive while at the same time so few people are worried that it might go down. (Select Sector Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM), Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ))

Dec 26, 2017

The Next Recession

Recessions have been happening for quite some time and you know the next one is long overdue and I do think that the enthusiasm surrounding the tax cuts and the gains in the market could well extend  the period between now and the next recession but I don't think it will extend it long enough for Trump to be reelected.

Dec 22, 2017

Bitcoin Is Going To Crash Down

I am sure that it is a bubble, in fact it's probably the biggest bubble I've ever seen in my career as an investor and I've seen quite a few bubbles and I'm familiar with this psychology that surrounds them.

And you know Bitcoin has all of the characteristics of a bubble, in fact it's not just Bitcoin it's the entire cryptocurrency space. I think it's a massive speculative bubble and maybe we've seen the top and maybe we haven't I don't know but I think when the top is in this thing is gonna come crashing down, it's not just gonna go down slowly. You know there's an expression that markets take the stairs up and the elevator down, well you know Bitcoin took a rocket ship up and it's gonna come down even faster.

Dec 21, 2017

2018 Outlook: Gold, Bitcoin

"If people earn more money because central banks create more money they use their additional incomes to bid up prices for everything so I think a lot of prices are gonna be rising not just the price of gold." 

"I do believe as more people perceive the threat of inflation and see the dangers of what the central banks have been doing I think the price of gold will rise faster than a lot of other prices as people embrace it as a hedge against inflation and as a store of value."

Dec 20, 2017

Bitcoin Bulls Are Going To Get Slaughtered

Bitcoin keeps going up, we are at in 17,000 today and look how big can the bubble get? I don't know. I mean I'm not that smart. I'm smart enough to know what is a bubble but I'm not smart enough to know where the peak is but there's an old saying, Bulls make money, Bears make money and pigs get slaughtered. And there are a lot of Bitcoin pigs I believe who are gonna get slaughtered so if you happen to own some Bitcoin and you bought them and you have some profits, sell.

Gold Will Rally In The New Year

In the last few years you've seen gold sell off at the end of the year and then rally pretty strong in the new year because what happens is towards the end of the year people get very optimistic about the future Oh things are gonna get better growth is gonna pick up the economy is gonna take off and so they get optimistic they buy stocks they buy the dollar a little bit they sell their gold and then the new year comes around and the hoped for rebound doesn't materialize and then they buy the gold back and the dollar sells off and and that's I think where we are.

Related trading instruments: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)

Dec 18, 2017

The Tax Plan

I believe if this plan passes we are gonna have a tax code that is more gamable where more people are doing more things to rig the system or exploit the loopholes. Not that there's anything wrong with that I mean that's what every American is going to do righ, no American has a legal obligation to pay more taxes than what is owed and to the extent that you can rearrange your affairs such that you pay the lowest possible tax that's what everybody is going to do and that is why the projections that the Republicans are out there with that this is going to add just 1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next ten years are a bunch of nonsense. I'm sure that it will add more than twice as much more than three trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years.

Dec 14, 2017

Federal Reserve: 2 Years To Move The Rate From 0.00% to 1.375%

It's taken the Federal Reserve two years to move the rate from zero to 1.375%. This is an extraordinary amount of excess monetary stimulus to say that the Federal Reserve has been successful in normalizing rates is complete nonsense.

Dec 12, 2017

CNBC Becomes Crypto News BitCoin Network

This Bitcoin bubble is the most irrational of any of the bubbles I've seen. I think there is less of a legitimate case for Bitcoin than there was for any of the dot-com stocks that went to zero or buying subprime mortgages.

Dec 11, 2017

Wiping Out The Debt With Inflation

I think the problem we are going to be confronted with is going to be much worse than a financial crisis. It is going to be a US dollar crisis, and it is going to be a sovereign debt crisis where the bonds people are worried about are not some sub-prime mortgages,  it’s going to be the U.S. government that people are worried about and the solvency of the U.S. Treasuries.

If it’s a US dollar crisis and people are worried about the US dollar, the only thing worse than owning a dollar today is owning the promise of being paid in dollars in the future. 

I don’t think we have the courage to default and admit to our creditors that we don’t have the money and we can’t repay. I think we will create all the money that we need so we can pretend to repay, but what we end up doing is wiping out the debt with inflation.

Related trading instruments: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), iShares Silver ETF (SLV), iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)

Dec 10, 2017

Money: The Real Alternative Is Gold

People don't trust fiat currencies they don't trust a dollar euro yen they're looking for an alternative and believe me the real alternative is gold and more and more people are going to embrace it.

Related trading instruments: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)

Silver Will Get To 40 At Some Point

Silver will get to 40 dollars an ounce at some point. (iShares Silver ETF (SLV), Hecla Mining (HL))

Dec 5, 2017

Another Reason Why Gold Prices Are Suppressed

A lot of the typical gold buyers who were worried about the economy when Barack Obama was President, they're not worried anymore. They think Donald Trump is gonna make America great again and they're wrong. He's not going to make America great again.

I hope America is great again at some point but it's not going to happen during the Trump presidency and people should be more worried because a lot of the problems that built up under Obama are getting worse under Trump.

Gold: People Don't Trust Fiat Currencies

People don't trust fiat currencies they don't trust a dollar euro yen they're looking for an alternative and believe me the real alternative is gold and more and more people are going to embrace it. (SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ))

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