Dateline: February 6, 2018


What Does “Making It” In Life Mean to the Average Person?
How Do You Compare? Today’s infographic from Thermosoft uses data from a survey of 2,000 Americans to show what “making it” means to them – and in the process, it gives us a baseline for what success means to the average person… (Continue to full article)

Bitcoin trades below $6,000
Down nearly 2/3 in less than two weeks as Senate set to hold cryptocurrency hearing… (Continue to full article)

Gold takes center-stage in dollar scare
Much is made of the direct inverse correlation between gold and the dollar, but acknowledging that relationship does not really get us anywhere. The bigger question is whether or not the dollar will continue to track lower as it has over the past 18 months or will it suddenly reverse course and head higher… (Continue to full article)

Gold Rises As Global Stocks Plunge and Bitcoin Crashes 70%
Spot gold prices were up 0.4 percent to $1,345.00 per ounce this morning in early European trading following Monday’s 0.6 percent gain in dollar terms. Gold saw larger gains in euros, sterling and other currencies as the dollar bounced back after a recent pronounced weakness. Bitcoin plummeted for a fifth day… (Continue to full article)

U.S. National Debt: What’s Driving It & When Does It Reach A Tipping Point?
The last time the United States had a national debt level this high (106% debt-to-GDP), it was during the immediate aftermath of WWII in the late 1940s so what’s driving the national debt so high these days and at what point does the situation reach a tipping point that gets people to act? (Continue to full article)

It’s Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now…
Economic and market conditions are eerily like they were in late 2007/early 2008.Remember back then? Everything was going great. Home prices were soaring. Jobs were plentiful.The great cultural marketing machine was busy proclaiming that a new era of permanent prosperity had dawned, thanks to the steady leadership of Alan Greenspan and later Ben… (Continue to full article)

Here’s What Historically Happens To Stocks When Bull Markets End
If last year ends up being the top of this bull market, what does history say could happen to stocks this year?… (Continue to full article)

From the Heart: Own Precious Metals
One of the things from which I occasionally enjoy a good chuckle is the insecurity displayed by bloggers or newsletter writers who are constantly in need of positive reinforcement derived by reminding readers of their “incredible market calls.” It is always readily-predictable because just before they ask you to buy something (like a subscription),… (Continue to full article)

Gold was not selected arbitrarily by government…
Gold was not selected arbitrarily by governments to be the monetary standard. Gold had developed formany centuries on the freemarket as the best money; as the commodity providing the most stable and desirable monetary medium…I see a great future for gold and silver coins as the currency people may increasingly turn to when paper currencies begin to disintegrate… (Continue to full article)

Massive Russian Silver Hoard
This story first surfaced a couple of weeks ago and now Mike Maloney has produced a video discussing all the Russian gold and how the U.S. hasn’t audited Ft. Knox or FRBNY vaults in multiple decades while Russia is not only providing a birds-eye view of their gold and silver reserves they give an idea of how all this money is accounted. If you watch…… (Continue to full article)

The Reality of Barter and Trade in a SHTF Economy
Barter is a hot topic in prepper circles, so I thought we should ask someone who has a lot of real-world experience with trade in a dangerous situation.. (Continue to full article)

Alan Greenspan says there are two bubbles…
… a stock market bubble and a bond market bubble (but missed the housing bubble) (Continue to full article)

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