Gold & Silver Market Update

Gold & Silver prices in US dollars have had a wild ride this year.  Both fell dramatically earlier in the year and have had a strong bounce back up over the last two months.  Gold is up about $200 since the bottom while still being down about $300 for the year.  Likewise, silver is up…


A Word of Warning on Fixed Index Annuities (or any Fixed Product)

Do Fixed Index Annuities offer some wonderful benefits that you can’t find anywhere else?  Absolutely!  Are they the Be All, End All financial product that you should dump all your money into?  We would strongly urge you not to!  We’ve just spent a couple posts talking about how wonderful FIA’s can be (which you can…


US Stock Market Will Crash Below 2009 Lows

The US Stock market will crash hard again and it will go lower than the March 2009 lows.  We feel pretty confident in this prediction; however, there are some important caveats to this prediction.   The biggest caveat is that the market could go 20% higher from here before this big crash comes.  We’re not predicting…


Hyperinflation Will Change Your Life

What is Hyperinflation?  It doesn’t really have an exact definition, so it’s easy to disagree on what hyperinflation means.  To some, inflation that has gotten pretty high (let’s say above 10%) is hyperinflation.  To others, the money in your hands must become absolutely worthless to be considered hyperinflation. We don’t have a particular definition either. …


Deflationary Crash

Even with the trillions of dollars pumped into the system over the last few years, the economy is in the midst of a massive deflationary crash.  Central Bankers of the world are trying to unite to ensure that it doesn’t happen (and that we instead end up with massive inflation), but a deflationary crash is…


Full Scale Currency War

Nobody wins a currency war…but politicians love to try.  The idea goes like this…. “If we can cheapen the value of our currency, then we’ll be able to export more goods and it will get our economy going.  And then I’ll get re-elected and everyone will love me!”  (see the beginning of this series here.)…


Bonds Will Turn Around in 2012

Our bold prediction that US bond investors will see losses in 2012 has still yet to bear out.  Last year we shied away from such a bold prediction because it’s so hard to guess when this 30 year bull market will turn.  But turn it most certainly will….the question is when? With 10 year Treasury…


Why You Should Own Silver Now Even If The Price Might Drop Later

Friday we left off talking about Silver and ended the piece discussing the ongoing bullion bank price suppression scheme.  We’ve often commented on the issue because new proof comes up all the time and it’s hard not to comment on a blatant in justice being done against everyday Americans.  It’s gotten to the point that…


Silver: Will it Crater or Explode Higher?

Silver is gold’s manic depressive cousin.  Silver typically (although sometimes with multi-week or month delay) trends in the same direction as gold, albeit in much more dramatic fashion.  It screams higher when times are good.  Silver also drives owners mad when its price drops seemingly faster and harder than any other asset price. The turbulence…


Is Ben Bernanke Planning to Devalue the US Dollar by 40%?

There seems to be clear evidence that this is Ben Bernanke’s fall back plan if his deflation fears gets strong enough.  And oh by the way, his remarks last week implied his fears are quite high.  He said that growth is still extremely sluggish and that there are no inflation fears (we don’t know where…