Trump Prepares ‘Military Response’ For Syria As Tillerson Works To Form A ‘Coalition’ To Remove Assad From Power

It makes me physically ill when I think that the U.S. could be on the verge of starting a disastrous war in the Middle East that will not benefit us in any way, shape or form.  I can’t believe this is happening, and a lot of other people apparently can’t either.  In fact, there were some that heavily criticized me when I suggested that Donald Trump had just committed to taking military action in Syria in part 1 and part 2 of this series of articles.  But less than 24 hours later, the front page of USA Today was running […]

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Donald Trump Has Just Committed The United States To A Disastrous War In Syria

Rumors of war are percolating in Washington D.C., and if the Trump administration is not extremely careful it may find itself fighting several disastrous wars simultaneously.  Just one day after threatening North Korea with war, Donald Trump has committed to taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria.  Trump is blaming the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday on the Syrian government, and he is pledging that the United States will not just sit by and do nothing in response.  Unfortunately for all of us, military contingents from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are mixed in among the […]

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EU Bureaucrats Fume at Trump; Stefan Gleason Speaks on Monetary Reform, the War on Cash, and Metals Investing

I’m Mike Gleason and welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast. Coming up we’ll hear a fascinating and informative interview Money Metals president Stefan Gleason gave for the Sustainable Money podcast. Stefan shares some of the history behind sound money, when and where the wheels came off our monetary system, some disturbing developments in the war on cash movement and also goes through some dos and don’t when it comes to purchasing gold and silver. You will not want to miss this fantastic interview, coming up after this week’s market update. Gold and silver markets rallied early in the week […]

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After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Now Faces A Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able To Prevent

If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next.  The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th.  Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around. April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional […]

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This is Not Just About Trump and Brexit

I’ve been writing a lot about what I see as the mega trend right now… and what will make this economic winter season different from the 1930s. We’re not just seeing a classic debt and financial asset bubble that will unravel into a deflationary depression, as occurred in the 1930s and many times throughout history. We’re not just seeing a populist revolution, as we saw with Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s and World War II, and as has occurred about every 84 years throughout history. We ARE seeing the early stages of a major 250-year cultural, political and social […]

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Trump Proposes Budget Cuts; Hemke: Physical Metals Demand Plus Manipulation Will Break Paper Market

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report joins me. Craig speaks out on the technical situation for the metals, whether or not the economy his headed towards a recession and reveals something that could ultimately break the paper markets for gold and silver and get us back to free and fair pricing for the precious metals. Make sure you stick around for a tremendous interview with Craig Hemke, coming up after this week’s market update. Precious metals markets got a boost following the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision […]

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How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed.  For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article.  In this piece, I am going to explain why the […]

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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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President Oprah? Speculation Rises That The 2020 Election Will Feature An Epic Battle Between Donald Trump And Oprah Winfrey

When Donald Trump originally announced that he was going to run for president, he said that his ideal choice for a running mate was Oprah Winfrey, but now he may be actually running against her in the 2020 election.  A recent episode of The David Rubenstein Show that featured an interview with Oprah Winfrey is creating a tremendous amount of buzz that Oprah Winfrey may throw her hat into the ring during the next election cycle.  This particular episode was taped back on December 12th, but it didn’t actually get aired on Bloomberg TV until last Tuesday.  You can see […]

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The Russian Love Affair With Donald Trump Sours As The U.S. And Russia Move Toward War

In recent months Donald Trump has been severely criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for not being sufficiently “anti-Russia”, but the truth is that the Trump administration has not been working hard enough to repair a relationship that is now souring very rapidly.  When Donald Trump won the election in November, the Russians celebrated tremendously, because they greatly preferred Trump over Hillary Clinton.  But just because Trump was victorious does not mean that our relationship with Russia will automatically improve.  Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin both have huge egos, and it is quite easy to imagine a scenario in […]

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