Apr 19, 2018

Global Debt Has Reached Record Levels

Global debt has reached record levels. According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, the world has amassed $164 trillion of debt. Three countries account for half of the total global debt – the US, China and Japan.

Petroyuan Clould Be The Death Blow For The U.S. Dollar

As an article at the Gold Telegraph starkly put it, “the rise of the petroyuan could be the death blow for the U.S. Dollar.”

Apr 18, 2018

Podcast: The Calm Before The Storm



Peter Schiff discusses the state of the economy and his market outlook on his most recent podcast.

Apr 11, 2018

Gold: Ever Tightening Supply

During the Squawk Box interview, US Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes noted that the massive money-printing around the world has made gold an important part of an investment portfolio. Holmes also mentioned the ever tightening gold supply.

Related trading instruments: 
  • SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)


Apr 9, 2018

Stock Market: Short-Term Pain

Even President Trump came out today and he said the stock market might be in for some short-term pain right but he says it's worth it because we're going to get a long-term gain and of course he's referring to his tariffs or a trade war that we're gonna win this trade war and that's going to deliver the long-term gain. It ain't! We're gonna have short-term pain and then the pain is gonna get worse in the long run.

Apr 6, 2018

Gold: A Tight Trading Range

If you look at the gold chart the range is really getting compressed. We're not breaking out but we're not breaking down. It's getting narrower and narrower, we're really consolidating.

Related trading instruments: 

  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)
  • Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)
  • SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)


Apr 3, 2018

Stock Market: We Are In A Bear Market

We're in a bear market, it's just not officially acknowledged yet. You know, just like a lot of times you know they don't acknowledge the recession until after you have two quarters of negative GDP growth but clearly you're in the recession for a long time before it's officially admitted. 

There's one caveat if the Federal Reserve comes in and changes the game by taking away the rate hikes or launching QE 4 then we may never make it to a bear market. But if the Federal Reserve continues on its current path and maintains the current pretense then we are in a bear market and it's only a question of time before it is officially acknowledged.

Related trading instruments: 

  • 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)



Apr 2, 2018

Stock Market: More Down Quarters To Come

The market action that I've been observing really to me looks like a bear market. 

For the first quarter all the major stock market indexes were down. This was the first time in 10 quarters as we had 9 consecutive positive quarters (I think that's a record).

The US stock market finally broke that winning streak we'll see how investors who thought the US stocks can only go up may react to their first down quarter in ten. But it's not going to be the last down quarter, I think this could be the beginning of several more down quarters to come.

Related trading instruments: 
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM)
  • SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY)
  • Nasdaq 100 Index ETF (QQQ)
  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)