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Fed Launches Stealth QE “New Normal”

In recent years the Federal Reserve has hardly been known for its track record and credibility. Yet a few weeks ago chairman Jerome Powell slipped in a real whopper that was downright stunning, even for the Fed. It turns out that apparently when the Fed has been...

New “Budget” Deal Has Debt on Track for $30 Trillion

New “Budget” Deal Has Debt on Track for $30 Trillion Recently the mainstream media has been celebrating the news that the government has passed a spending deal and averted another shutdown. However as usual, the coverage avoids seeing the bigger picture. As well as...

Following Fed Meeting, Watch Out For These Market Risks

Following Fed Meeting, Watch Out For These Market Risks Last week the Federal Reserve held a policy meeting and raised interest rates by 25 basis points as expected. But perhaps even more important was the guidance they issued going forward, and the impact it will...

What To Expect From The Fed This Wednesday

Much of the attention in the financial markets this week will be focused on the Federal Reserve's upcoming meeting on Wednesday. Where it’s widely assumed that the Fed will raise its short-term interest rate target by 25 basis points. So why is this particular meeting...

Is The Housing Market Flashing A Warning?

On Monday the Commerce Department released data indicating a second straight month of weak home sales. Economists have cited "weather and the volatile nature of the new-home sales data” as the primary factors. Although given the recent rise in interest rates, as well...

Will New Fed Chairman Powell Really Allow Rates To Rise?

On Tuesday morning Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. Of note was that right as Howell hinted at a somewhat slightly more hawkish than expected outlook, the bond market sold off. "At the December meeting the median participant called for...

Where Is The Stock Market Money Going To Go?

Given the way markets have stagnated in recent years under unprecedented amounts of central bank management and distortion, it can be easy to think that what's happening will continue indefinitely. However a recent CNBC report highlighting investor withdrawals from...

Is Gold Worth More Or Less Than Its $1900 High In 2011

One of the challenges with investing in precious metals is that there is so much distortion in the market that figuring out a true fair value is not always the easiest thing to do. Yet there are clues investors can look at that indicate that when the price starts to...

China Rating Agency Downgrades U.S. Debt

While U.S. government and Federal Reserve officials continue to pretend as if all is well in the economy, apparently a rather important counter-party doesn't share the same view. A few weeks ago there was a story about how the Chinese government is considering...

Trouble In The Stock Market?

In the past two weeks the tone of the stock market has changed considerably. Quickly gone are the days where the stock market is only expected to go up, as many have become concerned after several days of sizable declines. Whether this is the beginning of a bigger...

U.S. Treasury Steve Mnuchin Advocates Weak Dollar Policy

Last week U.S. treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin actually admitted what most precious metals holders have known for a long time. In particular, he actually stated that at least in the short-term, he feels a weaker dollar is good for the U.S. Apparently the days of at...

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