“A False Sense of Security” – Jim Rickards

As I speak with prospects, clients, and participate in chats and conversation, I find that people are having three main issues indirectly related to their financial well-being:

1) Work and family keeps them busy so they have difficulty keeping up with information that can help them.
2) Most don’t have a good source of information: main stream media has become more and more slanted to the extremes and doesn’t “report the events”, but promotes an agenda.
3) Many believe the information presented, which is largely inaccurate, can be misleading, and have become complacent thinking “everything’s fine”.
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Spotlight: Unwinding the Tangled Hedge

Prop it up, prime the pump, hedge the crisis… by any name the papering of the US economy and banking industry since the early 90’s has solved nothing and our problems are now larger and more unstable than ever.

The problems causing the housing crises of 2008 have been sated[1] for a decade, but never solved.  Now, as the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates and unwinding the mountains of debt on their balance sheets acquired to infuse the US Treasury with liquidity, the flimsy foundation on which it is all built looks to be shivering with stress.  I’ve heard commentators state that for the Fed to have any cards to play in this game at all, they have to raise rates as quickly as possible so that they can lower them again.  At present, with rates still lower than any other period in the history of man, they have almost no room to do that.  Its as if they think that raising rates while people are still struggling to catch up from the difficulties of the past two decades won’t cause problems!  Well, it won’t cause problems for them and their friends… Continue reading “Spotlight: Unwinding the Tangled Hedge”

2018’s Current Unseen Crisis

Embedded below are three of the best interviews that I have heard lately that sum up the extent and magnitude of the economic situation that we are currently in worldwide.  In addition, I’ve added some of my own comments and perspective to try to bring those who aren’t at all familiar with the topic up to speed.

The Dow Jones has hit $26,600+ and all other indices have recently hit all-time highs.  Government regulations that hamper the development and expansion of business have been rolled back at historic 20 to 1 levels.  Continue reading “2018’s Current Unseen Crisis”

USAA and Fox’s Sean Hannity

USAA recently pulled its advertising from the Sean Hannity show on FOX’s news network due to the political content and thousands of clients are dropping their accounts!

While it’s a good thing to recognize market extortion when you see it, and even more impressive to take a stand and react to it actively, many people make decisions like this emotionally without considering related consequences.  Moving your business from a company with whom it offends you to continue doing business is a positive reaction, but doing it properly with a little forethought for how it affects you can either hit or protect your wallet. Continue reading “USAA and Fox’s Sean Hannity”

Numismatic Coins vs. Precious Metals

Numismatic coins, valued for their rarity, beauty, and the perceived value of those that seek them, do not equate to the security of bullion; pure precious metals like gold, platinum, and silver.

Precious metals all have more than one function, the first being as an instrument in trade as ‘money’.  Metals have specific characteristics that allow them to function as money, which you are welcome to review with Mike Maloney at this link.  They also have characteristics that allow them to function with specialized purpose for industrial applications.  Platinum is used in the process of reducing carbon emissions and toxic gas from internal combustion engines as employed in catalytic converters on automobile exhaust. Continue reading “Numismatic Coins vs. Precious Metals”

The Newscast Crap-shoot…

I’ve posted news, that tends to be accountable and accurate, to my website and YouTube channel through RSS feeds and video highlights from independent sources.

If you’re looking for an alternative to being force-fed information from one or two sources with a similar agenda, you’ll find news sources from all over the world on my YouTube channels list, with highlighted videos that I ‘liked’ for whatever reason lined up at the bottom.  The RSS feed on my website lists articles from the most trusted news sources that I have found.  Countries represented are the USA, Britain, Germany, Russia, Israel, and Canada.  I will add more as I find others that pass the litmus test.  I hope you find them as valuable a source of information as I do. Continue reading “The Newscast Crap-shoot…”