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Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008. Are we due for another one? Perhaps. Some analysts think it will come after the election. Others think the stock market will stay elevated until the Federal Reserve raises rates. The Fed will be out of the picture this month – at least as far as policy decisions are concerned. The Fed won’t convene another policy meeting until November 1-2. Most Fed watchers expect the central bank to avoid making any rate moves so close to the […]

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Silver and Gold: The Triumph of Experience over Hope

Silver and Gold:  The Triumph of Experience over Hope

Rather than face what our experience tells us is real, many of us prefer hope. Perhaps that is because our experiences with debt, promises, fiat currencies, and wars have been disastrous. I submit that experience will triumph over hope, gold and silver will triumph over debt, and clear thinking will triumph over delusions. Experience, not hope! Gold, not debt!

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Debt and the Tinderbox

Debt and the Tinderbox

We know that the Federal Reserve cranked up their digital printing presses and created over $16 Trillion in new currency, swaps, loans, bailouts, gifts, etc. in response to the 2008 financial crisis. If you invested in stocks and bonds, the various QE – “money printing” programs were probably successful for you. Examine the following chart and note the impact of QE on the S&P 500 Index.

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