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Is Stimulus Responsible for the Recent Improved Trends in the U.S. and Japan?

Maybe. Since central banks began their B.S. back in 2001, when the Bank of Japan first began Quantitative Easing efforts, I’ve warned that it wouldn’t be enough… that none of them would be able to commit to the vast sums of money they’d ultimately need to prevent the Economic Winter Season – and its accompanying deflation – from rolling over us. Demographics and numerous other cycles, in my studied opinion, would ultimately overwhelm central bank efforts. Well, $ 12 trillion later – after the U.S. and Europe jumped on the QE bandwagon in early 2009 – I have to admit […]

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The EU and Japan Move Closer

Our weekly commentaries provide Euro Pacific Capital’s latest thinking on developments in the global marketplace. Opinions expressed are those of the writer, and may or may not reflect those held by Euro Pacific Capital, or its CEO, Peter Schiff. By: John Browne Friday, July 14, 2017 Email Any news that emerged from last week’s G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany was bound to be overshadowed by the high theater of the first-ever meeting between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As a result, the biggest actual development from the Summit garnered very little attention in the American media. In fact, it […]

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Watch Japan – For All Is Not Well In The Land Of The Rising Sun

One of the epicenters of the global financial crisis that started during the second half of last year is Japan, and it looks like the markets in the land of the rising sun are entering yet another period of great turmoil.  The Nikkei was down another 390 points last night, and it is now down more than 1,300 points since a week ago.  Why this is so important for U.S. investors is because the Nikkei is often an early warning indicator of where the rest of the global markets are heading.  For example, the Nikkei started crashing early last December […]

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Fiscal and Monetary Madness

Global Currencies Madness: When central banks and politicians “manage” global currencies, we can expect: Exponentially increasing debt and currency devaluations Massive inflations and deflationary crashes. Transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Derivatives exceeding $ 1,000 Trillion and eventually a crash. A mathematically inevitable financial collapse. Monetary and fiscal madness. Booms and busts. Much higher gold and silver prices. It has happened before and it will happen again… Last Century Madness: Weimar inflation in Germany 1921-1923: The exchange rate for Marks changed from 90 Marks to the US dollar in 1921 to over 4 Trillion Marks to the […]

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A 918 Point Stock Market Crash In Japan And Deutsche Bank Denies That It Is About To Collapse

On Tuesday junk bonds continued to crash, the price of oil briefly dipped below 28 dollars a barrel, Deutsche Bank was forced to deny that it is on the verge of collapse, but the biggest news was what happened in Japan.  The Nikkei was down a staggering 918 points, but that stock crash made very few headlines in the western world.  If the Dow had crashed 918 points today, that would have been the largest single day point crash in all of U.S. history.  So what just happened in Japan is a really big deal.  The Nikkei is now down […]

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Can the Fed Drop Interest Rates Below 0%?

For the financial markets, the biggest event of the week starts tomorrow: On Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 10-11) Fed chair Janet Yellen will appear before Congress to deliver her semi-annual Monetary Policy Report. “It’s huge.” That’s how one strategist put it this morning, in a CNBC interview about the importance of Yellen’s testimony. Why are all eyes on Yellen? Maybe because by now, almost everyone has forgotten how powerless the Fed appeared in 2007-2009, when none of its measures could stop the financial crisis. Despite the recent market chaos, six years of rising stock prices reaffirmed the notion that the […]

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At This Rate, Japan Will Fade From Existence

Japan has adopted negative interest rates as the latest effort to revitalize its dying economy. But the country has been falling down the demographic cliff after its baby boom ignited a surge of spending in the 1980s. Look at Japan’s Spending Wave. This shows a 47-year lag from birth to peak spending: Japan’s pre-World World II baby boom peaked in spending in 1989 at the height of the country’s economic prowess. The last of its baby boom peaked in spending in late 1996. It’s been in a coma economy ever since. And unfortunately, it only gets worse overtime. While it’s […]

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