Searching for Income in a Market That Yields Next to Nothing: It Can Be Done!

I follow income stocks pretty religiously, though I’ll admit it’s been a while since I’ve looked at tobacco stocks, which are some of the most consistent and well-known dividend payers out there. I sold my last tobacco stock – Marlboro-maker Altria – a few years ago when I took a long, hard look at the dividend yield (then about 4%) and decided it no longer made sense to own as an income stock. At that price, there was a lot of potential downside and very little upside. Or so I thought… Altria’s stock price has gone nearly straight up since […]

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Is Something Strange Happening Inside The Earth?

Why are “giant fountains of lava” suddenly pouring out of some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the entire planet, and why are so many long dormant volcanoes suddenly roaring back to life?  The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone.  According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring.  So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity?  Is something strange happening inside the Earth? According to the USGS, magma is “molten […]

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NEW Half-ounce New Zealand Bounty Released!

In October, silver investors enthusiastically embraced the debut of 1-oz. New Zealand Bounty legal tender silver coin – a Money Metals Exchange exclusive product and one that carries the lowest premium legal tender silver offered anywhere in the world. Now due to popular demand, Money Metals Exchange has gone a step further in our “mutiny” against profiteers in the silver business! Today we are announcing the release of the half-ounce New Zealand Bounty legal tender silver coin at unbeatable low premiums. Throw High Silver Premiums Overboard! Low-Premium Legal Tender Coins Are on Sale Now Fractional silver has long been popular […]

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From “King of the Hill” to Wall Street

When I usually tell people the story about how I became a financial analyst, working alongside Harry Dent, one of the most respected economists in the world, I sometimes have a hard time believing it myself. I grew up about as far from Wall Street as you could get, in a working-class suburb of Dallas, called Garland. If you ever saw the TV show “King of the Hill,” Hank Hill’s hometown was based on mine. Now none of my family had a financial background, but it’s actually because of my grandfather, a self-taught amateur investor, that I’m doing what I […]

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March 2017: The End Of A 100 Year Global Debt Super Cycle Is Way Overdue

For more than 100 years global debt levels have been rising, and now we are potentially facing the greatest debt crisis in all of human history.  Never before have we seen such a level of debt saturation all over the planet, and pretty much everyone understands that this is going to end very, very badly at some point.  The only real question is when it will happen.  Many believe that the current global debt super cycle began when the Federal Reserve was established in 1913.  Central banks are designed to create debt, and since 1913 the U.S. national debt has […]

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Guerilla Speculation

The following is an excerpt from our weekly Market Brief. If you’re interested in learning more about Market Briefs and the Macro Ops Hub, click here.   “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.” “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” “If a battle cannot be won do not fight it.” ~ Sun Tzu The Art of War by Sun Tzu dates from 6th century B.C and is the oldest known manual on military strategy. I first read it in my early teens and was captivated […]

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Retail Apocalypse Gains Momentum As David Stockman Warns ‘Everything Will Grind To A Halt’ After March 15th

J.C. Penney and Family Christian Stores are the latest retail giants to announce widespread store closings. As you will see below, J.C. Penney plans to close between 130 and 140 stores, and Family Christian is closing all of their 240 stores. In recent months the stock market has been absolutely soaring, and so most people have simply assumed that the “real economy” must be doing well. But that is not the case at all. In fact, the retail apocalypse that I have been documenting for quite some time appears to be gaining momentum. J.C. Penney is not in as rough […]

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US Mint Releases New Fort Knox “Audit Documentation”. The First Critical Observations.

BullionStar In response to a FOIA request the US Mint has finally released reports drafted from 1993 through 2008 related to the physical audits of the US official gold reserves. However, the documents released are incomplete and reveal the audit procedures have not been executed proficiently. Moreover, because the Mint could not honor its promises in full the costs ($ 3,144.96 US dollars) of the FOIA request have been refunded. Thanks to my readers that donated to the crowdfunding campaign I’ve been able to force the US Mint through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to hand over documents related to the physical […]

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Stagflation on the Horizon

Steve St. Angelo wrote an insightful article relating the silver to gold ratio to the S&P 500 Index. I encourage you to read his articles and analysis. My commentary on the silver to gold ratio: The following graph shows the SI/GC ratio versus the S&P500 index beginning in August 1971 when President Nixon severed the final gold backing of the US dollar. Currency in circulation, debt, consumer cost of living, and most prices including gold, silver, crude oil, and the S&P rose in devalued dollar units. The two lines follow each other over long periods, and diverge during other periods. […]

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Plan Your Trades And Trade Your Plan

The following is part 3 of our 3-part psychology series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Clearly our biology and the biases that come with it are hazardous to our financial health. But how exactly do we solve this problem? The trick is to plan your trades and trade your plan. The first step to successful trading is creating a solid strategy that accounts for every possible market scenario. High volatility, low volatility, black swans, it doesn’t matter. Everything should be planned for. Nothing should be a surprise. A detailed strategy will pre-plan the action steps […]

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