Economy

Stocks Markets and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

Anyone who has undertaken serious analysis of stock markets should realize that stock markets are incredibly overvalued right now. Performance of stocks today is driven by two things: hope and monetary stimulus. Neither is a long-term driver of stock price growth, and both could easily fade very quickly. Many investors,...

Gold and Silver Prices Steady, Trend Should Continue Through Election

One of the frustrating things for investors, and particularly precious metals investors, is seeing prices that you know should go through the roof remain stagnant instead. Gold investors who have a long-term view of the market know that gold has made great strides already, but they know that it...

The Effect Inflation Rate Has on Gold Prices

Inflation is a hot topic these days. Despite the fact that official government price inflation figures have rarely exceeded an annualized 2% growth rate over the past decade, price increases felt by many American households have far outstripped those official rates. That hasn’t deterred the Federal Reserve from trying to...

What Fiscal Dominance Means for Gold

When looking at government finance, there are two main areas of policy: fiscal policy and monetary policy. Fiscal policy encompasses federal spending, the federal budget, the appropriations process, and the means by which Congress funds government actions. Monetary policy encompasses the actions of the Federal Reserve in providing currency...

How a Joe Biden Victory Could Sink Stocks, Boost Gold

It’s hard to tell from media coverage and polls who will win the Presidential election in November. Each camp tries to play up positive coverage and claim that it has the advantage. And while the election is still nearly two months away, more and more investors are getting nervous...

The Debt Bubble Continues to Grow: How Long Until It Bursts?

If there is one defining economic characteristic of the modern age, it is the explosive growth of debt levels. Whether personal, corporate, or government debt, debt levels are growing at an exponential rate. Debt is no longer seen as a necessary evil, a means to an end, or a...