This week we saw the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, further spread of the coronavirus outside of China, and will see the long-awaited exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union at midnight on Friday.
The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 24th, 2020
It was another shortened trading week as the U.S. celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday. The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump got underway in full this week and the expected political wrangling and mud-slinging did not disappoint.
Calling All Comedians: The Gold Market is So Small It Could Fit In a…
Let’s have some fun… I grew up in the Johnny Carson era, and saw lots of funny episodes and comedians over the years.
The Odds of Getting a Good Leader
The larger the country, the less the likelihood of getting a leader who can be trusted with the job.
A Normal Country
If left to their own devices, people will tend to come up with a society in which residents treat each other with equanimity and respect each other’s property. They’ll tend to help their neighbours, yet will otherwise respect each other’s privacy.
The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 17th, 2020
It was another news-filled week, particularly with regards to the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. The Senate impeachment trial for President Donald J. Trump also began its initial stages this week and will likely eclipse news from mainstream media outlets over the coming weeks.
The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 10th, 2020
1. The New Year got underway with a torrent of news. Market volatility skyrocketed this week as Iran followed through on its threat to retaliate for America’s airstrike that killed one of its top commanders last week. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped by 9,000 claims from…
The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 3rd, 2020
It was another shortened trading week due to the timing of the New Year holiday period this year. Despite the shortened week, there was no lack of market-affecting news.
Why Elon Musk Secretly Loves Silver
It’s no secret that Elon Musk has some revolutionary ideas. And by most measures, he has been wildly successful. Tesla orders hit a record 97,000 vehicles globally in the third quarter (not to mention 250,000 preorders for the new CyberTruck).
Farewell to Paper Money?
A decade or more ago, I began to discuss with associates the possibility of governments and banks colluding to eliminate physical cash. Back then, the idea struck most everyone as poppycock, that governments could never get away with it.