Natural Gas is historically cheap. Demand is not going to zero. Therefore, it makes sense to consider owning some in your portfolio. You run the risk that Natural Gas prices may go sideways for a while. However, there is certainly more upside reward than downside risk. I can't say the same for equities, even for … Continue reading Natural Gas Is Historically Cheap
Gold Safer Than Software
Investors have historically moved to Gold in times of uncertainty. Gold has moved substantially higher since the market turmoil in the banking sector kicked off last week. Here's why investors should be interested in Gold: perpetual money printing by the Fed, ever larger fiscal deficits and a mounting debt load - the combination of which … Continue reading Gold Safer Than Software
World War III?
Could World War III be around the corner? It very well could be. Why? Look no further than the U.S. Dollar. Is the U.S. arming Ukraine simply to piss off Putin? No. Is the U.S. arming Ukraine as a result of lobbying efforts by Government contractors such as Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NOC)? … Continue reading World War III?
Short-Term Paper, Quality Names and Gold
Short-term Treasuries look attractive. The 1-month T-Bill offers a 4.67% yield. Beats cash and beats holding an equity index fund or ETF. I'm always a fan of owning Quality companies at an attractive price. However, I don't value equities as most investors do - I don't bucket stocks into "Value" "GARP" and "Growth" buckets. I … Continue reading Short-Term Paper, Quality Names and Gold
Consumer Confidence Will Turn On A Dime
Despite today's uptick in Consumer Confidence, I suspect the measure will turn on a dime (negative sentiment), early next year as job losses mount, as rates remain elevated, as the market rolls over and as the housing market collapses. I expect forced selling in the housing market whether it be of primary homes, secondary homes … Continue reading Consumer Confidence Will Turn On A Dime
Chart of the Day
We created a U.S. Dollar index which measures the value of a Dollar based on an ounce of Gold. We set the base year at 1970, just before President Nixon took the U.S. off of the Gold standard in August 1971 (the worst policy decision in American history as it has given politicians the ability … Continue reading Chart of the Day
The Strong U.S. Dollar. Or Is It?
Sure, the U.S. Dollar may be strong as of late versus other currencies, but when measured versus the price of gold, the USD has experienced significant value destruction over the years as a result of the Federal Reserve's persistent money printing. The USD has lost 98% of its value versus gold since August 1971 when … Continue reading The Strong U.S. Dollar. Or Is It?
The Ugliest Chart I Have Ever Seen
With the Money Supply (M1) up 358% since January 2020 (as of February 2021), there is simply zero percent probability that prices are not going higher. A 3-4x increase in M1 ought to inflate prices by a similar multiple. Most of the recent $1.9 Trillion (the actual cost will be higher), COVID spending program was … Continue reading The Ugliest Chart I Have Ever Seen
Where Is The Gold Rally?
Gold prices ought to have climbed higher given the amount of money printing that took place in 2020 and that is likely to continue. What happened? Additional debt-funded "stimulus", QE and accompanying asset inflation should have pushed gold prices higher. After all, gold is a safe haven. What gives? (view a chart of the spot … Continue reading Where Is The Gold Rally?
Worth Its Weight In Gold?
The pundits chat up gold and silver in the midst of economic uncertainty and trade tensions with China. They are forgetting the Fed's record money printing party. Investors who were concerned about the recent rapid, large scale expansion of the money supply (particularly M1) have had positions in gold and/or silver since early April of … Continue reading Worth Its Weight In Gold?
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