Gold & Precious Metals

Gold & The Inflationary Firestorm

Posted by Stewart Thomson - Graceland Updates

on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:13

Feb 21, 2017

  1. Hardly a day goes by now without more good news for gold investors appearing, and the pace of this news flow is accelerating.
  2. Please  click here now. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan was interviewed by the World Gold Council in the February edition of their influential “Gold Investor” magazine.
  3. That’s a snapshot of some of the interview. The former head of the Fed gives a magnificent report card to gold as the ultimate asset and currency.
  4. Please  click here now. In India, the restrictions on cash withdrawals from banks are set to end on March 13. That’s just two days ahead of the ultra-important US debt ceiling deadline on March 15.
  5. March 15 is also the date of the next interest rate decision from the Fed. The bottom line: Gold-obsessed Indians will soon have the ability to purchase significant amounts of gold to bet on ongoing problems for the US government.
  6. America is the world’s largest debtor nation, and as Alan Greenspan notes, the country desperately needs enormous infrastructure spending, but it can’t afford it. President Trump is almost certainly going to press congress to put even more debt on the backs of ageing American citizens to get that infrastructure spending done.



Stocks & Equities

Big Bases : Big Moves in the World Stock Markets

Posted by Rambus Chartology

on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:50

Before we look at some of the 2009 bull market uptrend channels there are a couple of more big consolidation patterns I would like to show you on some of the stock market indexes. The $DAX, German stock market, broke out of its 13 year triangle consolidation pattern back in 2012. Late last year it broke out of the blue bull flag with a nice clean backtest to the top rail. The big triangle consolidation pattern also had a smaller triangle as part of its internal structure.



...continue reading this remarkable examination of stock markets HERE



Asset protection

How Many Euro Crises Will This Make? It's Getting Hard To Keep Track

Posted by John Rubino - DollarCollapse.com

on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:40

euroEvery few years, it seems, one or another mismanaged eurozone country falls into one or another kind of crisis. This leads to speculation about the end of the common currency, which in turn spooks the global financial markets. Then the ECB conjures another trillion euros out of thin air, buys up and/or guarantees all the offending country's bonds, and calm returns for a while.

At least, that's how it's gone in the past.

The latest crisis has more than the usual number of flash-points and could, therefore, be something new and different. Currently:

Greece. This charming but apparently ungovernable country only got into the eurozone in the first place because its corrupt leaders conspired with Goldman Sachs to hide the true condition of the government's finances. It quickly blew up and has been on intensive care ever since. Now the latest bailout has become deal-breakingly messy:



Wealth Building Strategies

Killing Cancer One Gene at a Time

Posted by Jon Markman - Money and Markets

on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:31

You probably haven’t heard about precision medicine. That’s fine, it wasn’t even possible ten years ago.

But now we’re entering the new Gilded Age — and suddenly researchers are using it to fight many deadly diseases, including brain cancer in kids.

Scientists at Dana Farber, a Harvard-affiliated research group, and the Boston Children’s Blood Disorders and Cancer Center, recently sequenced tumor samples from 200 children with brain cancer, Forbes reported.

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 6.33.06 AMWhat they found was astounding: More than half the children exhibited genetic abnormalities that could influence how the disease was treated.

“The reason we did this trial was that brain tumors are a leading cause of death in children, and the treatments that we and everyone else use are decades old – radiation and chemo,” writes Pratiti Bandopadhayay, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s in the medical journal Neuro-Oncology. “Our approach to try to improve on that is to target the individual tumors of each child.”

That’s the key. Precision medicine promises to change health sciences by using data analytics and what we know about ourselves to tailor personal therapies and treatments.

In this way, precision medicine is the perfect symbol of the New Gilded Age. It grew out of the awesome advances in cloud computing. It touched medicine and changed what researchers thought to be possible. Without that, neither genome sequencing nor bespoke drug discovery would be possible. Certainly it would not have been possible for doctors to dream about developing treatments based on the patient’s individual biology.

In theory, it all seems simple enough, even logical. Getting to this point has been a bit more complex.



Asset protection

Important Lessons for Trump and Investors - Shocking Unexpected Consequences

Posted by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. - MoneyandMarkets.com

on Monday, 20 February 2017 08:57

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.36.55 AMConclusion: full article HERE 

Lesson #1. Trade disruptions. Global trade and currency markets are heart muscles of the world economy with connecting tissues that extend to interest rates, bond markets, banking, insurance and more. If, for example, Trump initiatives reset trade patterns and exchange rates, you could see a cycle of global actions and reactions that includes some key features of the 1970s and 1980s.

Lesson #2. Powerful forces. Once that kind of megacycle is set into motion, it can continue for decades, and no one can stop it. Our colleague Larry Edelson says it’s the cycle itself that drives government policy, not the other way around. But disruptive policy changes from Washington can certainly play an important role in precipitating a major turn of events.

Lesson #3. Rising prices. One of those major turns could bring back inflation. It may start slowly and may take time to hit with full force. But any major changes that make foreign imports more expensive or weaken the U.S. dollar could be catalysts.

Lesson #4. Gold. Even without much inflation, gold is bound to be among the leading beneficiaries. I repeat: After the Nixon Shock, it surged from $43 to $850 per ounce. An equivalent rise from today’s gold price would take one ounce of the yellow metal to over $24,000. Certainly, no one is predicting anything that extreme. But it just goes to show the power behind the cycle that fueled — and was fueled by — the Nixon Shock.

....read the entire article HERE



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