The Precious Metals Week in Review - July 13th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – July 13th, 2018

Volatility remained high in markets this week as President Trump embarked on a tour of Europe. The ongoing trade frictions between the U.S. and its global trading partners remains a key worry for markets as the rising impact of tariffs begins to directly affect customer wallets.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - July 6th, 2018.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – July 6th, 2018

The week was fairly volatile again as the market awaited the release of the Non-Farm Payrolls report for June to get an indication of the direction the Federal Reserve may take monetary policy for the second half of 2018. Escalating global trade disputes also added to market pressure and volatility, particularly in global stock markets.

Police State in Slo-Mo

Police State in Slo-Mo

For many years, I’ve forecasted that the US will evolve into a police state; that it will begin slowly; then as more and more freedoms are removed, the creation of the police state will accelerate.

We’re now seeing that acceleration, as more and more Americans are detained, questioned and having their property confiscated than ever before.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - June 29th, 2018.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – June 29th, 2018

It was an exceedingly volatile week in most markets this week. Continued trade frictions between the U.S. and the rest of the globe are exacerbating investor fear and uncertainty. Activity in the U.S. bond market appears to be signaling that a recession could be on the way for the U.S., possibly as soon as next year, and that too has increased market jitters.

The Cycle Of Freedom

The Cycle of Freedom

Periodically, I offer up a statement by Scottish Economist Alexander Tytler, who, in 1787, was reported to have commented on the then-new American Republic as follows: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - June 22th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – June 22th, 2018

The growing threat of an all-out trade war between the U.S. and seemingly the rest of the world continues to stoke uncertainty and fear in most markets. Until Friday’s trading session, stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average were on pace to experience their longest period of decline in 40 years.