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The Situation In The Markets Is Worse Than You Realize

It’s about time that I share with you all a little secret. The situation in the markets is much worse than you realize. While that may sound like someone who has been crying “wolf” for the past several years, in all honesty, the public has no idea just how dire our present situation has become. The amount of debt, leverage, deceit, corruption, and fraud in the economic markets, financial system, and in the energy industry are off the charts. Unfortunately, the present condition is even much worse when we consider “INSIDER INFORMATION.” What do I mean by insider information… I […]

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Sleeper Issues Poised to Rattle Markets

Investors have been well-trained in complacency. They have spent the past few years watching markets shrug off momentous geopolitical events – each more quickly than the last. Brexit’s impact faded within days. Trump’s election faded within hours. Stocks traded at all-time highs this summer and volatility made all-time lows. That is the set-up as we head into the fall… Almost nobody seems nervous. In this age of central planning and highly artificial markets, it is hard to tell when this period of strange market serenity will end. But vigilant investors should have a few ideas. The next few months are […]

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The Dow Falls 274 Points As ‘Eclipse Fever’ Hits The Financial Markets

Have we now entered a time of major financial shaking?  On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 274 points.  The was the largest decline for the Dow since May, and high yield bonds were down dramatically as well.  Many are blaming the terror attack in Barcelona and “instability in the White House” for the downturn, but could “eclipse fever” also be a factor?  The closer that we get to the solar eclipse on August 21st, the weirder people seem to be getting.  You will see what I am talking about below. But first let’s talk about the financial […]

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Is Manipulation to Blame for Silver’s Plunges?; Chris Powell: Futures Markets Give Trading Discounts to Governments

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll discuss the ongoing manipulation of the gold and silver markets with Chris Powell of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. Chris tells us why he thinks the regulators are so powerless, the troubling authority that allows the government to legally rig markets, and what might happen to the metals if and when this manipulation finally comes to an end. Don’t miss a terrific interview with GATA’s Chris Powell, coming up after this week’s market update. Well, this week brought both good news and bad news for precious metals […]

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Animal Spirits Send Markets Higher; Guy Christopher: Advice on How to Avoid Leaving Your Heirs in a Lurch

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear an encore of one of the most important interviews we’ve ever done on this program. MoneyMetals.com contributor Guy Christopher speaks about personal responsibility, estate planning, and making sure you don’t leave your loved ones with a financial nightmare and an unwelcome scavenger hunt. Some timeless wisdom, coming up after this week’s market update. As the dog days of summer approach, the animal spirits seem intent on driving the stock market to higher highs in spite of a hawkish Fed. Precious metals bulls hoped for a more […]

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Central Banks Now Own Stocks And Bonds Worth Trillions – And They Could Crash The Markets By Selling Them

Have you ever wondered why stocks just seem to keep going up no matter what happens?  For years, financial markets have been behaving in ways that seem to defy any rational explanation, but once you understand the role that central banks have been playing everything begins to make sense.  In the aftermath of the great financial crisis of 2008, global central banks began to buy stocks, bonds and other financial assets in very large quantities and they haven’t stopped since.  In fact, as you will see below, global central banks are on pace to buy 3.6 trillion dollars worth of […]

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Anti-Gold Scheme Revealed, Fake News and Fake Markets

The U.S. and other nations with “free market” economies got credit for defeating the communists in Russia. That is ironic, because it is now more clear than ever that western leadership actually shares the Soviet inclination for central planning, and they have been increasingly intervening in our markets since the collapse of the USSR. Our officials make economic policy as if healthy markets must be planned and coerced, much like the politburo. Some of this policy is created and run in the open; the government bailouts, Quantitative Easing, and zero interest rate policy, for example. Other programs are more secretive. […]

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Markets as a Range of Reasonable Opinions

The following is from The Philosopher in Drobny’s classic The Invisible Hands (emphasis mine): Some people can trade markets using only numbers, prices on a screen but this approach does not work for me. The numbers have to mean something — I have to understand the fundamental drivers behind the numbers. And while fundamentals are important, they are only one of many important inputs to the process. Just as a Value-at-Risk (VaR) model alone cannot tell you what your overall risk is, economic analysis alone cannot tell you where the bond market should be. Let us use an interest rate […]

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What the Markets Expect from Trump; Michael Pento: Plan to Protect Yourself from THIS…

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Later in today’s program I’m joined by Michael Pento who makes a couple explosive predictions for the economy, the bond market, and precious metals and also talks about the market fallout he expects if President Trump fails to push any of his policies through Congress. His comments may surprise you. So don’t miss a tremendous interview with Michael Pento coming up after this week’s market update. Precious metals markets are pulling back as the Federal Reserve Note has been strengthening against other currencies. From a technical perspective, gold and silver […]

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The Precious Metals Markets Disconnect from the Stock Market

The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect that took place four years ago is now a ticking TIME BOMB. While the Fed and Central Banks have been relatively successful in propping up the broader stock, bond and real estate markets, time is not on their side. The more the highly inflated markets continue higher, the more breath-taking will be the inevitable collapse. Now, I am not just pandering hype here, there is plenty of data to support the evidence that the precious metals suffered a serious disconnect from the broader markets in 2012 and continue to be held down like a […]

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