Quantitative Brainwashing

Quantitative Brainwashing

We’re all familiar with the term, “quantitative easing.”  It’s described as meaning, “A monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply.”

Well, that sounds reasonable… even beneficial. But, unfortunately, that’s not really the whole story.

Milgram Morality in the 21st Century

Milgram Morality in the 21st Century

In 1961, Nazi executioner Adolf Eichmann was brought to trial for war crimes in Israel. At that time, there was worldwide discussion as to whether such a man could possibly be found not guilty, under the claim that he was “just following orders.”

The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 11th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 11th, 2019

Markets remained volatile this week as the U.S. government shutdown continued, tying the record for the longest such shutdown in U.S. history. Contentious meetings between members of Congress and President Trump failed to make any headway in attempts to resolve the standoff over funding for his wall along the Mexican border.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 4th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 4th, 2019

It was a shortened week due to the timing of New Year but 2019 got under way with a clear picture of just how dysfunctional and gridlocked the U.S. government is going to be over the remainder of President Trump’s term, now that the Democrats have control of the House of Representatives.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 28th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 28th, 2018

The partial government shutdown in the U.S. continued throughout the week, and the situation only added to what was one of the most chaotic weeks of the year in the equities markets. This week closed out the final trading week of 2018 and the massive volatility in the final quarter of 2018 ensured that stocks ultimately underperformed on a year-on-year basis.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 21st, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 21st, 2018

1. The ongoing chaos and gridlock in the U.S. government continued to foster an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty this week, keeping volatility in the equity markets alive and well. Stocks were on track for their worst December since the Great Depression in the 1930s. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims…