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Shelter From The Storm

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm” “I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose.” What Storm? Why do we need shelter? The stock market hit all-time highs in January, corrected, and might...

Lemonade Stand Economics

Disclosure:  This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Neither Miles Franklin nor Christenson run a lemonade stand. Summary:  Timmy, a precocious ten-year-old opens a lemonade stand and learns about unbacked currencies. “Dad, I’m excited and...

Silver Price Optimist or Pessimist?

DISCLOSURE:  This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Miles Franklin sells silver and believes that silver is under-valued. Prices will rise in coming years. I share that belief. Regardless, this article presents both optimistic and pessimistic...

“Thelma and Louise” Moments in Markets

This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. The movie “Thelma and Louise” was released in 1991. One theme it discussed was “crossing over” or going beyond the point of no return. The consequences were tragic. Markets occasionally experience...

Silver, Gold and the Dow

The gold to silver ratio hit 80 to 1 last week.  That is unusual – the 3rd highest in over 20 years.  It tells us: Silver prices are too low compared to gold. Silver falls harder than gold, and rises more rapidly in the late stages of a rally. Both gold and silver...

We Did It To Ourselves! It’s Time for Change.

Serious problems affect Americans. Problems first, solutions at the end! We did what to ourselves? Our representatives, senators, and Presidents, supposedly acting on our behalf, voted for and created what history has shown are huge monetary and fiscal mistakes. Some...

Bubbles Now and 38 Years Ago

Thirty-eight years ago gold and silver prices spiked skyward reaching about $850 and $50 per ounce. The decade of the 1970s was turbulent. President Nixon abrogated the “dollar-gold” agreement and allowed the dollar to float lower. Years of excessive deficit spending...

Dollar Destruction and Inexpensive Commodities

Americans buy groceries with dollars. Most of the world buys crude oil with dollars.  World trade depends upon dollars. That is changing but for now, it’s a fact. SO WHAT? If dollars weaken against other fiat currencies and against commodities, it takes more dollars...

Interest Rates: Going Up Or Down?

The 10 Year T-Note yields only 2.6%. But 18 months ago the rate was under 1.5%. In our current era of supposed central bank printed prosperity the low yield tells us digital currency units have little time value. Current European rates are “negative” for trillions of...

Sacrifices Will Be Made

Financial sacrifices are so obvious and commonplace they are seldom acknowledged. Borrowing money on a credit card, mortgage or car loan to purchase something is typical. You have sacrificed future spending for use in the present. If the purchase, financed by debt,...

An Important Time of Year

Market turns and bubble peaks often occur in December and January. Purpose of this article:    Recognize that most U.S. stock indices and individual stocks have risen into their bubble zones. Bubbles pop! Do your own due diligence, but think about moving capital out...

Silver: 2018 and Beyond

Do you appreciate the beauty of silver coins? Do you understand the necessity for silver in our modern world? American Silver Eagle coins and Canadian Silver Maple Leafs represent value, history, and ownership of an industrially important metal that has been money for...

Market Analysis For 2018 – Part Two

Part one discussed global stock and bond markets. Read it here. Since that article was written stock indices have bubbled higher.  Some analysts are talking “melt-up” for stock markets. Regardless, bubbles crash eventually. Part two addresses the U.S. dollar and gold...

Market Analysis for 2018 – Part One

Part one analyzes global stock and bond markets. Watch out below! Part two will address the U.S. dollar and gold prices. 2017 was an outstanding year in many markets. DOW up 24.7% NASDAQ 100 up 31% (Wow!) Nikkei up 19% DAX up 12% Gold up 13.6% Silver up 7.1% XAU (gold...

38,000 Tons of Poison, 1 Gram of Antidote

The official U.S. national debt, ignoring off-balance sheet liabilities, unfunded liabilities, “missing money” and fudging was: Sept. 30, 2016             $19.573 trillion October 2, 2017          $20.347 trillion One year increase     $0.774 trillion, or...

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