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Bitcoin vs Gold — Deathmatch 2017

Tyler here with this week’s Macro Musings. Just a heads up, we released the newest issue of our Macro Intelligence Report (MIR) last night. It’s all about an asset the overall market is getting completely wrong — oil. Within the 40+ pages of this report we go into depth on exactly why the market is wrong and how you can play the coming oil bull market. We’ve got a basket of equities plus an options play on the commodity itself that sets us up quite nicely to take advantage of the trend. With our 60-day money-back guarantee, there’s no risk […]

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In January 2017 Bitcoin Was Selling For $1,000, And Now It Is Selling For $13,000

I have never seen anything quite like this in my entire life.  As 2017 began, Bitcoin was selling for about $ 1,000, and many were optimistic about what the new year would bring.  But nobody could have imagined this.  When Bitcoin hit $ 5,000 in October, it made headlines all over the world, but it has continued to rise at an exponential rate since then.  My friend Joseph told me that Bitcoin would hit $ 10,000 “by December”, and it actually happened.  This week, the euphoria has hit an entirely new level, and as I write this article the price […]

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We Have Tripled The Number Of Store Closings From Last Year, And 20 Major Retailers Have Closed At Least 50 Stores In 2017

Did you know that the number of retail store closings in 2017 has already tripled the number from all of 2016?  Last year, a total of 2,056 store locations were closed down, but this year more than 6,700 stores have been shut down so far.  That absolutely shatters the all-time record for store closings in a single year, and yet nobody seems that concerned about it.  In 2008, an all-time record 6,163 retail stores were shuttered, and we have already surpassed that mark by a very wide margin.  We are facing an unprecedented retail apocalypse, and as you will see […]

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Please Contribute To The 2017 Michael Snyder For Congress Money Bomb

Wouldn’t it be great if Congress was absolutely packed with strong constitutional conservatives that consistently fought for true conservative values?  It has been said that our government is a reflection of who we are as a people, and the only way that we are going to take our government back is if we fight for it.  I have talked to so many conservatives that are sick and tired of being betrayed by “Republicans in name only” over and over again, but the only way that we are going to break this cycle is if good people start running and if […]

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Macro Ops 2017 Mid-Year Performance Review Part 2 – Spec Ops

Return Metrics *Through last full trading week of July YTD: 23.41% 12-Month Return: 35.58% Inception: 41.84% Annual Vol: 7.50% Sharpe Ratio: 3.00 Max DD: -1.92% Tyler from Macro Ops here. Spec Ops has been crushing it since inception. It’s made over 40% with a max drawdown under 2%. Market conditions have been perfect for this portfolio’s strategy, but we’ve also made some key macro reads that have boosted performance above “baseline”. We’ve hit a Sharpe ratio of 3, which is about as good as you can get, unless you’re a HFT shop trading millions of times a year. Spec Ops’ […]

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Macro Ops 2017 Mid-Year Performance Review Part 1 – Strat Ops

To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. ~ George Soros I learned that everyone makes mistakes and has weaknesses and that one of the most important things that differentiates people is their approach to handling them. I learned that there is an incredible beauty to mistakes, because embedded in each mistake is a puzzle, and a gem that I could get if I solved it, i.e. […]

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Catch a Glimpse of our 2017 Irrational Economic Summit

On Monday we began a two-week series to highlight the truth about some of the hottest topics on the Street… Cryptocurrencies. Space Ex. Legalized pot. Fin-Tech. You name it. We’ve brought together experts at the top of their fields in each of these areas to share their insights with you over the coming days and weeks. More importantly, all of them will be speaking at our Irrational Economic Summit in October. There, you’ll get a deeper dive into their research and findings, learn how to make some serious money from the real trends and get all your questions answered along […]

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2017 Is Going To Be The Worst Retail Apocalypse In U.S. History – More Than 300 Retailers Have Already Filed For Bankruptcy

Not even during the worst parts of the last recession did things ever get this bad for the U.S. retail industry.  As you will see in this article, more than 300 retailers have already filed for bankruptcy in 2017, and it is being projected that a staggering 8,640 stores will close in America by the end of this calendar year.  That would shatter the old record by more than 20 percent.  Sadly, our ongoing retail apocalypse appears to only be in the early chapters.  One report recently estimated that up to 25 percent of all shopping malls in the country […]

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U.S. Gold Market Change In 2017

Most Americans didn’t realize it, but something BIG changed in the U.S. gold market in the beginning of 2017. While precious metals sentiment and buying in the U.S. has dropped off considerably in the first quarter of 2017, the East continues to acquire gold, HAND OVER FIST. How much gold? Well, let’s just say… U.S. gold exports have nearly doubled during JAN-FEB 2017 versus the same period last year: Total U.S. gold exports JAN-FEB 2017 surged to 101 metric tons (mt), compared to 56.5 mt last year. This is quite interesting because total U.S. gold mine supply plus gold imports […]

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11 Facts That Prove That The U.S. Economy In 2017 Is In Far Worse Shape Than It Was In 2016

There is much debate about where the U.S. economy is ultimately heading, but what everybody should be able to agree on is that economic conditions are significantly worse this year than they were last year.  It is being projected that U.S. economic growth for the first quarter will be close to zero, thousands of retail stores are closing, factory output is falling, and restaurants and automakers have both fallen on very hard times.  As economic activity has slowed down, commercial and consumer bankruptcies are both rising at rates that we have not seen since the last financial crisis.  Everywhere you […]

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