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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...

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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...

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“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...

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The Right Question…

Last week I mentioned that my grandson Josh (Andy’s boy) was accepted at McGill University in Montreal, the University of Indiana’s business school and the University of Michigan.  He is interested in pursuing a degree in business and is taking all the requisite...

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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...

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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...

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When truth matters …confidence will break.

With the four page Congressional memo slated to come out today, our topic will be "confidence". Confidence and all that goes with it stands to sustain a huge body blow! But first, we need to discuss a topic I have written about several times in the past that took a...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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“Harry’s Dented logic” revisited

I believe I have written a couple of times in the past regarding Harry Dent's "dented logic". I did so after reading fearful e-mails from holders of gold and silver. Well, Harry Dent is at it again. He has advertisements everywhere, the latest posing as an "article"...

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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...

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Is China Moving Forward With The Petroyuan?

In recent months rumors have swirled that China may be on the verge of launching the PetroYuan, a setup that would allow them to purchase oil without using dollars. Now there are reports from Zero Hedge and OilPrice.com that the contract system is being tested, and...

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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...

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