Legendary Investor Jim Rogers Warns That The Worst Stock Market Crash In Your Lifetime Is Coming ‘This Year Or Next’

If Jim Rogers is right, the worst stock market crash that any of us has ever seen is right around the corner.  For the past 15 years, Rogers has been a frequent guest analyst on CNBC, Fox News and elsewhere, and he is immensely respected for the depth of knowledge and experience that he brings to the table.  So the fact that he is warning that we are about to see the worst stock market crash in any of our lifetimes is making a lot of waves in the financial community.  And of course Rogers is far from alone.  Previously, […]

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By 2020 Two-Thirds Of Wild Animals Will Have Been Wiped Out Over A 50 Year Period As Mass Die-Offs Accelerate All Over The Planet

It has been called “the long extinction”.  Our planet is in the process of dying, and as you will see below, this process of death and destruction appears to be accelerating.  According to a report that was put out by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London, the number of wild animals around the globe appears to be decreasing at a rate of about 2 percent a year.  2 percent may not sound like a lot to you, but over 10 years that would mean that 20 percent of all wild animals in the world would be […]

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The Record Year for Imported Silver

How many precious metals investors know the year the United States imported a record amount of silver? This figure is so great, there is no other single year in U.S. history that comes anywhere close to this amount. Even more impressive than that, it turns out to be more than double the global annual mine supply that year. It is such an unbelievable amount, its record has never been surpassed to this day. Actually, I was quite surprised by the data when I was researching through some old official records. Even though the United States currently imports a lot of […]

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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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Silver Prices for the Year 2017

How low and how high will the price of silver range on the PAPER markets during 2017? Knowing the influence central bankers, politicians, HFT algos, bullion banks and JPMorgan exercise over increasingly managed markets … it is impossible to answer the question, and it is probably the wrong question to ask. Instead, what do we know with a high degree of certainty? The U.S. national debt will substantially increase as it has almost every year since 1913. We can trust politicians and central bankers to act in their best interests to spend in excess of their revenues and increase total […]

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2017 Outlook: A Volatile Year from All Angles

Where to now… after what 2016 dished out? First, there was the surprise upset of the presidential election of dear old Donald. Then came the surprise shift in sentiment about the election. Before, he was a wrecking ball. After, he’s suddenly Jesus walking on water. Never mind that he’s already pissed off China… twice! Or that many are worried about his overly cozy relationship with “Darth” Putin, as with his new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is also cozy with Putin. And let’s not forget the markets that were already overvalued suddenly breaking up irrationally on promises that Trump […]

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The Year of Unexpected Shocks

I’ve spent a lot of time staring at my monitors this year and scratching my head, dumbfounded. Harry calls it a “market on crack.” I’m not sure what words I would use to describe it, but 2016 has certainly kept me guessing. I shouldn’t complain. We made good money in Boom & Bust this year, and most of our major macro trends played out as we expected, even with all of the unexpected shocks. But this is definitely a year that I expect market historians to pick apart for a long time to come. Let’s take a look at the […]

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Merry Christmas… in Likely the Last Good Year for Many to Come

It’s the day after Christmas, so I’ll keep this short… I wish I could say it’s a good thing that central banks have kept this third and final bubble going this long. The truth is it’s about to end. QE is failing and promises for fiscal stimulus are likely to be too late. This totally irrational “Trump rally” may go on for a few months into 2017, but by early-to mid-2017 we may see the start of the greatest crash of our lifetime. So, let’s celebrate while things are still good; but, at the same time, start preparing for the […]

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Fed Is Unchangeable for One Year; A Debt Train Wreck Is Inevitable, Even with Trump

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll digest the election results and what it all means for precious metals with Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig cautions everyone to not get ahead of themselves when declaring happy days are here again and discusses what he sees as very real market turmoil uncertainties that a Trump presidency is going to have an impossibility in avoiding. Don’t miss an incredibly important interview with Craig Hemke, coming up after this week’s market update. Well, the strangest and most unpredictable election cycle ever produced a seemingly […]

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Silver, Debt, and Deficits – From an Election Year Perspective

It is an election year. We should anticipate 8 years of upcoming trauma, following nearly 8 years of “hope and change,” after 8 years of “no nation building,” after 8 years of “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Examine the official US national debt in 8 fiscal year increments (10/1/84 – 9/30/92 etc.) using linear and log scales. You can see that official national debt has been rising exponentially. At the current rate of increase it should approach $ 40 trillion in 8 years. Given the likelihood of more wars, recessions, more social spending, and accelerating Medicare and […]

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