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Canada in for a Rough Patch Even if Rates Stay Low for a Long Time

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Posted by Danielle Park

on Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:01

The Loonie is tumbling and Canadian bonds rallying as the Bank of Canada backs away from its rate hiking plans in ‘surprise’ over the slowing Canadian economy.

Meanwhile, a new report from the National Energy Board brings good news for the planet (that is bad for Canadian GDP in the short and medium run). See: Canada’s demand for fossil fuels will max out in 2 years: NEB

The National Energy Board says Canada’s addiction to fossil fuels will peak in two years…The board’s annual energy futures report for the first time says with climate change policies and growth in clean energy, Canada’s consumption of fossil fuels to run cars and heat homes will max out before 2020, start to decline slightly and then flatline over the next two decades. Here is a direct video link.

At the same time, the NEB says it thinks (hopes) that falling domestic oil demand will be offset by increasing oil exports, and thus not hurt Canadian GDP. This is unlikely.

In reality, it’s not just domestic demand that will peak much sooner than previously estimated. The trend towards higher efficiency, renewable energy, and electric transportation, is global and only just getting started. In addition, new oil production technologies are enabling increased supply in most countries, including our historical oil export buyers.

Canada and other countries need to transition to products and services needed for the next phase of human evolution. We can, but to do so we will have to let go of status quo thinking and a fixation with sunk costs and antiquated business models.


This day was always coming, but unfortunately, Canada is woefully unprepared for the drop in income and the capital investment intensification needed.

....continue reading HERE


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Greyerz – The Ultimate Panic Is About To Be Unleashed In Financial Markets

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Posted by KingWorldNews

on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:29

King-World-News-7-Terrifying-Warnings-That-The-Greek-Disaster-Is-Now-Set-To-Catapult-The-World-Into-A-Global-Meltdown-864x400 c“We are currently standing before one of the most unique and frightening periods in history. Never have there been so many extremes in so many different areas. In the last 100 years everything seems to have grown and intensified much faster, including population, technology, inflation, debt, money printing, budget deficits, stocks, bonds, property prices. crypto currencies etc. All of these areas are now in an exponential growth phase.

The final stage of exponential growth is explosive and looks like a spike that goes straight up. A spike for a major sample like global population or the Dow never finishes with just a sideways move. Once a spike move has finished, it always results in a spike move down."

....read more HERE


also from KingWorldNews:

China’s Bold Moves – The Implications For Investors Are Enormous


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The Market Melt-Up Before the Top

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Posted by Financial Sense

on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:01


The following is a summary of our recent Big Picture podcast, “The Meltup Before the Meltdown,” which can be accessed on our site here or on iTunes here.

We’re likely near the end of this business cycle, says Financial Sense's Jim Puplava, and normally when we come to the end, all seems well: the economy is booming, stocks are hitting records, and people are making money.

For example, think back to the stock market in 1999 and the first 3 months of 2000. The Nasdaq went vertical in a classic, melt-up euphoria as everyone piled into the sector driving the "New Economy".

As we move closer to the top of this market, we’re more likely to see euphoria, he added. Right now, mutual funds and stocks are going up by double digits. Unemployment is low, consumer confidence is high, retail sales are up, and the economy is booming. All of these indicators normally occur around the end of the cycle, and we know what eventually triggers that end: a Fed rate raising cycle, which we are now in.

Good Times May Trigger the Shift

We’re seeing PMIs appear to be very strong, especially the ISM Manufacturing and Non Manufacturing Indexes, Puplava noted. In September, the ISM Manufacturing hit its highest level in 13 years.

“Despite the weather we had with those hurricanes toward the end of August and September, we could see a GDP print eventually at 3 percent for Q3,” he said. “The economic numbers have been picking up.”

.....continue reading HERE


....also from Financial Sense:

Great Expectations – Stock Market Breaks 2017 Pattern in Strong Pre-Earnings Rally



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Catalonia’s Suspended Autonomy and Gold

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Posted by Arkadiusz Sieron

on Friday, 20 October 2017 07:28

Spain’s central government said that it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday. What does it imply for the gold market?

As we informed on Tuesday, Madrid set Thursday morning as the ultimate deadline for Catalonia to declare independence or its willingness to remain a part of Spain. But Catalan president Carles Puigdemont ignored the deadline and did not clarify his position. Instead, he wrote a letter to Rajoy, threatening with a formal declaration of independence in the regional parliament:

“If the government continues to impede dialogue and continues with the repression, the Catalan parliament could proceed, if it is considered opportune, to vote on a formal declaration of independence.”

In response, the Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday. In a statement, the central government wrote:

“At an emergency meeting on Saturday, the cabinet will approve measures to be put before the senate to protect the general interest of Spaniards, including the citizens of Catalonia, and to restore constitutional order in the autonomous community.”

Although the crisis over Catalonia deepened (importantly, two pro-independence organizers, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, were imprisoned on Monday), investors were unmoved. Actually, the euro rose against the U.S. dollar yesterday, as one can see in the chart below. So the price of gold increased as well.

Chart 1: EUR/USD from October 17 to October 19, 2017.




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'Dr. Doom’ Marc Faber faces media ban for thanking God white people populated America

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Posted by Marc Faber - Gloom Boom & Doom Report

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:59

UnknownFamed Swiss investor Marc Faber, known as 'Dr. Doom' for his bearish views on the economy and equity markets, has sparked outrage after suggesting the US only prospered because it is ruled by white people. 

Thank God white people populated America, not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority,” the financial analyst wrote in a newsletter in the October edition of his The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

The comment, branded as racist, has led to a public backlash with major US media outlets rejecting Faber as a guest commentator.

“We do not intend to book him in the future,” said a CNBC spokesperson, as quoted by Reuters.

“Faber has not appeared on the network often, and will not be on in the future,” spokesperson for Fox Business Network said.

In response, the disgraced analyst told Reuters in an email: “What else would you expect? If stating some historical facts makes me a racist, then I suppose that I am a racist. Maybe I am wrong, and the US would be far more prosperous if the blacks had populated it, but then please explain to me why you would think so.”

Faber has reportedly left the board of a global asset manager Sprott. Mining companies NovaGold Resources and Ivanhoe Mines announced the departure of Faber from their boards of directors as well.

“The recent comments by Dr. Faber are deeply disappointing and are completely contradictory with the views of Sprott and its employees. We pride ourselves on being a diverse organization and comments of this sort will not be tolerated,” Sprott Chief Executive Peter Grosskopf said in a statement.

“Ivanhoe Mines disagrees with, and deplores, the personally-held views about race that Marc Faber has published in his current investment newsletter,” Ivanhoe said in a statement.

....also from Marc Faber: Stock Market Party Coming To An End Warns Marc Faber



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