Pressing The Escape Key

Pressing the Escape Key

By Jeff Thomas, feature writer for Strategic Wealth Preservation, Doug Casey’s International Man and 321gold.com As regular readers of my missives will know, I enthusiastically recommend the concept of internationalisation – the diversification into multiple jurisdictions to avoid being the possession of any one government. Recently, I was asked if this didn’t make an individual…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 30th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 30th, 2019

1. The U.S.-China trade war continued to be the primary driver for market volatility this week. The Hong Kong protests remain a thorn in the side of Beijing as the pro-democracy demonstrations expand. Chinese troops have moved closer to the region, ostensibly in a previously planned maneuver that has nothing to do with the protests,…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 23rd, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 23rd, 2019

1. Escalations in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war continued to trigger wild swings in equity markets this week. Volatility should be expected to remain elevated for the coming weeks as the trade dispute escalates further. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped by 12,000 claims from the previous…

Those Who Seek To Rule.

Those Who Seek to Rule

We’d like to think that all people have a sense of compassion and fair play, but this isn’t so. Roughly ten percent of all people, in any population, are estimated to have traits associated with narcissism. Roughly four percent are estimated to be sociopathic and one percent are estimated to be psychopathic.

Getting Nervous About the Stock Market? Here’s Your Antidote.

Getting Nervous About the Stock Market? Here’s Your Antidote.

By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver and Adviser for Strategic Wealth Preservation. If you didn’t catch it, gold has passed the S&P 500 in year-to-date performance. Through August 12, gold is up 18.1%, while the S&P has risen 13.8%. Silver is nipping its heels, now up 10.2% YTD. But what is perhaps more significant is…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 16th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 16th, 2019

1. Volatility remained extreme this week as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continued unabated. Global bond yields extended their plunge this week as well, increasing the downward pressure on equity markets. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment surged by 9,000 claims from the previous week’s…