The Implications Of A Post-Merkel Germany

From John Rubino: After a long, initially-successful run promoting European integration and mass immigration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel saw the bottom fall out of her political fortunes this year.
NYSE:EWG November 1, 2018 7:03am

Australia’s Housing Market Is In Trouble

From John Rubino: For the past few years, homeowners just about everywhere have been able to finesse life’s problems by thinking “at least my house is going up.”
NYSE:EWA October 25, 2018 6:48am

This Is What A Paper Gold Short Squeeze Looks Like

From John Rubino: Huge recent imbalances in the gold futures market led many to predict that speculators (usually wrong at big turning points) would be forced to close out their historically extreme short bets.
NYSE:GLD October 23, 2018 7:00am

Gold Is Suddenly Cool Again

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From John Rubino: The sentiment shift is still subtle, but it’s both real and widespread. After a few years of being ignored and/or dismissed as basically useless, gold is cool again, attracting positive press and increasing accumulation by big investors.
NYSE:GLD October 20, 2018 6:50am

Rising Interest Rates Start Popping Bubbles

From John Rubino: Towards the end of economic expansions, interest rates usually start to rise as strong loan demand bumps up against central bank tightening.
NYSE:IVV October 12, 2018 7:17am

Market Psychology Has Changed For The Worse

From John Rubino: On the surface, nothing much changed last week. The Fed, as expected, raised short-term interest rates very modestly, the US, Canada and Mexico cut a new NAFTA deal (kind of a pleasant surprise), unemployment fell again, Trump
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NYSE:SPY October 9, 2018 6:36am

What The Fed Does Next Is Anyone’s Guess

From John Rubino: It’s long been an article of faith in the sound money community that the Fed, by bailing out every dysfunctional financial entity in sight, would eventually be forced to choose between the deflationary collapse of a mountain
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NASDAQ:TLT September 26, 2018 6:08am

Germany’s Government Loses Influence At Home And Abroad

From John Rubino: You don’t see “Germany” and “ungovernable” in the same headline very often. But that might be about to change, as Chancellor Angela Merkel, for the past decade the central pillar of Europe’s Establishment, loses influence both at
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NYSE:EWG September 24, 2018 6:05am

Rising Populations In Hurricane-Affected States Are Bad News For Insurers

From John Rubino: One of the big recent changes in American life is the ongoing mass-migration from the middle of the country to the coasts, especially those of the Southeastern and Gulf States.
NYSE:KIE September 16, 2018 6:24am

The Paper Gold Market Is Screaming “Short Squeeze”

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From John Rubino: Every once in a while the trading action in a given market breaks through its historically normal boundaries and starts exploring new territory.
NYSE:GLD September 15, 2018 6:39am

How The Emerging Market Crisis Could Affect The U.S. (EEM)

From John Rubino: This is the last emerging market crisis story for a while, promise. But one angle – exactly how a plunging currency in a far-off place affects supposedly stable markets like the US – is worth exploring because
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NYSE:EEM September 10, 2018 6:22am

Mortgage Lenders Repeating The Same Mistakes Again

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From John Rubino: You’d think the previous decade’s housing bust would still be fresh in the minds of mortgage lenders, if no one else. But apparently not.
NYSE:XLF September 8, 2018 7:43am

Gold And Silver Are Acting Like It’s 2008 (GLD)

From John Rubino: 2008 has special significance for gold bugs, both because of the money they lost in August of year and the money they made in the half-decade that followed. Today’s world is beginning to feel eerily similar.
NYSE:GLD September 5, 2018 6:20am

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