Planned Demolition

Planned Demolition

Let’s say that you and several other shareholders owned a large building and you had reason to believe that its structure were faulty. Possibly you’d not maintained the building properly and you now realized that, if it were to fall down, you’d be liable for any damage caused.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 2nd, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 2nd, 2018

Trade and tariff impacts combined with ongoing tensions in the Middle East to continue rattling markets this week. Technology stocks in particular struggled as earnings season begins to wind down. Several big tech names, like Apple, and Alphabet (formerly Google) either missed on their earnings expectations or announced things during their conference calls that spooked investors.

The Great Depression II

The Great Depression II

Whenever a movie has been a huge hit, the film industry tries to follow it up by doing a sequel. The sequel is almost invariably far more costly, as there’s the anticipation by those who create it that it will be an even bigger blockbuster than the original.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 5th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – October 5th, 2018

The release of the Non-Farm Payrolls report for September was eagerly awaited this week after the Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike last week. Italy’s continued budgetary problems triggered multiple rounds of uncertainty for markets this week in addition to the ongoing global trade frictions.

Silver at the Extreme: Lopsided Indicators That Cannot Last

Silver at the Extreme: Lopsided Indicators That Cannot Last

The continual drubbing of the silver price has pushed a number of the metal’s valuation metrics to extreme levels. As you’ll see, conditions have gotten so overdone to the downside that a simple return to historical norms would result in a substantial rise in price; in the past, betting on silver under similar conditions as we find now has proven as powerful and predictable as the tide coming in.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 17th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 17th, 2018

Geopolitical and global macroeconomic issues continued to cause surges of uncertainty in markets this week as Turkey’s currency crisis continued to escalate. Stocks continued to show signs of choppy, emotional trading with the Dow Jones Industrial Average swinging back and forth, seemingly on each new media headline.

If It Gets Bad, I’ll Go to Idaho

If It Gets Bad, I’ll Go to Idaho

In the 1930’s, the farm population in the US was nearly 25% of the total and it was quite common for farmers to borrow from the bank (using their farms as collateral) in the expectation that the proceeds from their annual crop would pay off the note each year.