The Precious Metals Week in Review - June 15th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – June 15th, 2018

It was a significant week for news as President Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the U.S. Federal Reserve held its Federal Open Market Committee meeting and the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan also both conducted their own monetary policy meetings this week.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - June 8th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – June 8th, 2018

Trade frictions between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and China continued to be the top news story this week. U.S. President Donald Trump is now scheduled to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un next week in Singapore and that historic event will likely be the primary focus for news outlets next week, despite another upcoming FOMC meeting where the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise rates again.

How To Survive A Stock Market Crash

Money Magazine’s Advice on How to Survive a Stock Market Crash

I was flying back from giving a presentation in Vancouver last week and browsed through the financial publications at an airport newsstand, scanning to see what passes as mainstream advice these days. I spotted Money Magazine’s May issue and saw an article titled “5 Ways to Invest if You’re Worried About a Crash.” My curiosity was piqued—surely they’ll mention gold… right?

The Depression Playbook

The Depression Playbook

In the run-up to the 1929 crash, which heralded in the Great Depression, many pundits claimed that the new highs in the market signified that the business cycle had been “repealed.”

The Precious Metals Week in Review - May 25th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – May 25th, 2018

Market volatility continued this week as Donald Trump called off his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Iran issued a list of demands that it says must be met for it to remain a party to the nuclear agreement. Concerns over the ongoing trade negotiations between the US and China were also a factor in market uncertainties this week.

The Great Oz

The Great Oz

For eight years (2008-2016), the US liberal media touted the brilliant accomplishments of the liberal president, whilst the conservative media groused that nothing he did was of value.

Today, the conservative US media are touting the brilliant accomplishments of the conservative president, whilst the liberal media grouse that nothing he does is of value.