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Silver, the S&P and Sanity

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. Silver prices peaked in 2011. The descent has been long and tedious. Perhaps silver prices made an important low on September 11, 2018, like they did on November 21, 2001 at $4.01. That long-term low was...

Predicting the End of the World—Part Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. Part one is available here. Part one discussed the “what” and “why” of unpayable debt, an inevitable “reset” or the end of the current financial world. Part two addresses when. REVIEW...

Predicting the End of the World – Part One

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. Predicting the end of the world, physical or financial, is seldom helpful. If the prediction is correct, how do you profit from the insight? If the prediction is wrong and the “end of the...

The Reverse Bucket List

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The opinions expressed are those of the author, Gary Christenson. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List.” A “bucket list” defines things we want to do before we die, before we “kick the...

Entropy and Markets

This article was sponsored by Miles Franklin and written by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. Entropy is a thermodynamic concept that describes disorder in a system. A system naturally trends toward increasing disorder or increasing entropy. Energy inputs offset...

Treat Symptoms or Causes?

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. You have a headache. Treat with Advil. Well… maybe. The headache is the symptom. The cause might be tight neck muscles, brain tumor or something else. Advil relieves pain and diminishes...

Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Everyone!

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions expressed are his. Several countries and cities studied and tested a universal basic income (UBI). At first glance it looks like giveaway nonsense: Who pays for the giveaways? Does the UBI...

Gold, Currency IOUs and Inflation

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The financial world runs on “funny money” or debt based currencies. More currency = more debt. How much debt? In a word – “unimaginable.” But another important word we should consider is “unsustainable.” WHY?...

Market Tops Take Time

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. “Please, God, just one more bubble.” – Bumper sticker, Silicon Valley, 2003. In early July 2018 I wrote about market parallels between 2000 and 2018. The link is here. The article listed the tops from the 2018...

Discover Silver Nuggets in a Train Wreck

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The U.S. National Debt is a “Deep State” induced “train-wreck.” The official debt is over $21 trillion and the unfunded liabilities are an additional $100—$200 trillion, depending on who is counting. It can...

Silver – Depressing and Exciting!

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Short-term: Silver looks oversold and ready to rally. Examine the weekly RSI (a timing indicator) and the MACD (a moving average indicator). These indicators suggest silver prices are low and could rally. Medium Term: Silver...

Gold – Dark before the Dawn – Part Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Part one is available here. Gold prices have fallen hard since April – closing at $1,231 on July 20. They will rise someday soon, but when, like when will markets crash, is unknown. In the short term: Gold prices are low, the...

Gold – Dark before the Dawn

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Gold prices have fallen hard since April – down to $1,213 as of July 19. When people are depressed about their investments, such as now with gold, it is wise to remember that everything changes and highs follow lows which follow...

Purchasing Power Warning

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. In a better world we might expect: “Honest” money is universally used, has intrinsic value, retains its purchasing power and cannot be counterfeited by individuals or bankers. Individuals, corporations, and governments spend less...

Rock-Paper-Scissors in the Financial Twilight Zone

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. An old game is Rock-Paper-Scissors. Rock breaks (wins against) scissors, scissors cuts (wins against) paper, paper covers (wins against) rock. The game is balanced with wins, losses, and draws. An enhanced “Big Bang” version is...