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Is Apparent Strength in Stock Market Masking Deeper problems below the Surface?

Mounting pessimism comes at a time when US equities are looking healthy, at least on the surface. This apparent strength of the stock market may just be masking deeper problems brewing under the surface. The fact that we had many volatility cycles since 1983, and are now at all-time lows in volatility, indicates that we may be very close to the turning point.

Definitely No Dearth of Catalysts for Gold & Gold ETFs

Friday’s rally in gold brought the ETFs close to their 200-day moving averages & year-to-date gains of just under 9%. Political risk is seen as a potential catalyst for gold & gold ETFs. Gold prices could move modestly higher with some help from emerging markets, namely China and India. However, the dollar has recently retreated in noticeable fashion, helping aid gold’s ascent along the way.

Investors' Bullish Commodity Bets Hit Record on Signs of Growth

Rising interest in commodities reflects a sharp turnaround from a year ago, when these markets fell to historic lows that wiped away all gains from the 2000s. Booming commodity prices attracted new producers, flooding markets for everything from oil & gas to aluminum & wheat. As signs of inflation & improving global demand have returned, investors are beginning to pile back into commodities.

Gold Investment is now Insurance for Long-Term Protection against Inflation

Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5% YoY in Jan. Significant increases in inflation will ultimately increase the price of gold. Investment in gold now is insurance for long-term protection. Major stock indices continued to hit fresh all-time highs & it’s important to temper the exuberance with a little prudence, making gold’s investment case even more attractive.

The Safe Way to Play Emerging Market Stocks

There’s a lot to like about emerging market stocks. But like any investment, there are risks you have to consider. Today, we look at the biggest threat to emerging markets. But don’t worry. There’s a way to get around this risk. A strong dollar makes it hard for many emerging market companies to pay off their debts. Invest in countries with low levels of external debt like Russia, Brazil & India.

What You can Expect from Gold and Silver going ahead

Gold and silver tanked in the aftermath of the US presidential election, as investors grew optimistic about Donald Trump’s plan to lower corporate taxes & boost infrastructure spending. That sent copper prices to their best weekly performance on record. Higher demand for base metals could drag silver prices higher over the long term, later to be followed by a massive rally in gold on high inflation.

Emerging Markets and Gold - Right Concoction for a Balanced Portfolio

We can look at emerging markets with strong domestic spending such as India, the Philippines, other parts of Southeast Asia & Latin America where their growth patterns are independent of what’s going on in China. And in this period where we’ve had massive government intervention in the fiat money markets, we have our ultimate portfolio insurance in gold.

The Silver Futures Market War Continues Unabated - Be Cautious

The hedge fund net long is at a new all time high. The Swap Dealer net short is also at a new all time high. Commercial net shorts in silver are fast approaching the all time high set back in October 2009. All of this being said, the composition of this silver market internally is becoming extremely unnerving. If you are long in silver – be cautious and whatever you do, do not grow careless.

Any Eruption of Reality will Reveal this Stock Market Rally as a Head-Fake

All the technical “buy” signals are precisely what you’d expect in a rigged rally. If there’s nothing supporting this rally but euphoric sentiment arising from orchestrated buying, any eruption of reality will reveal the stock market rally as a head-fake. Having exterminated short-sellers, there won’t be many who will benefit should the rally be transformed into a rout by reality.

Gold Price Must Rise, But Brexit Is Not The Reason Why it Should

The pain of negative yields & social chaos will be very long lasting & very good for gold. So, gold must go up, but Brexit is not one of the reasons why it should. In the short term there will likely be a correction in the gold price, creating an opportunity to trade. The market must take the price up for the right reasons, before one can be confident about the resilience of the advance.

Higher Gold Prices can Produce the Inflation the Elites Seek

There are three ways out of debt. One is default, which is not a good option. One is growth, but it’s not happening. The third way is inflation. The government has to have inflation. If it doesn’t, there’s going to be a crack-up in the national debt. But we’re not getting inflation from monetary policy. There’s another option & that’s to bid up the price of gold.

A Stock Market Correction Has Only Been Postponed, Not Avoided

Markets are relieved that the Fed won’t hike rates in March. But, the markets are never satisfied. Getting stock market expectations aligned with the intended FOMC policy path will not be pretty. Expect higher volatility and stock market drawdowns in April and May as markets reprice. A further stock market correction has been postponed, but not avoided.

IEA Sees “Light At The End Of The Tunnel” For Oil Markets

The IEA found a variety of reasons to think that the oil markets are turning a corner, including: supply outages in Iraq, Nigeria, and the UAE; the declines in non-OPEC supply; tepid but steady demand; recent weaknesses in the U.S. dollar; and the potential that OPEC takes stronger action to boost prices, although any meaningful steps to reduce supply remain unlikely.

Inflation Expectations, Fears, are Rising and Markets are Responding

When I ask if inflation is about to make a comeback, what I’m really wondering is if the value of the dollar is about to fall. I prefer these measures not because they are more accurate – although I think they generally are – but because they are more timely. Prices will follow the value of the dollar eventually but the impact on investments is much quicker.

Marc Faber on Cashless Society Insanity & Why Wall Street Hates Gold

Basically, everybody – the media, the government and the financial sector – detests and hates gold because it’s honest. You cannot print it and double the supply of gold overnight. They want to move into cashless society so they can control you. If they introduce a cashless society, I think it’s going to be very likely that the government will try to take the gold away from you.

Gold To $1,400 As Faith In Central Banks Is Lost: Jeff Gundlach

In his latest communication with the outside world, Jeff Gundlach said that gold prices are likely to reach $1400 an ounce “as investors lose faith in central banks. “The evidence that negative rates are harmful and not helpful has piled up to the point that the ‘In Central Banks We Trust’ mantra has finally been laid bare as a hoax,” Gundlach said.

The Fed Blinked; Dollar Plunged; Gold Rallied

Gold has fallen for the last few years based on this false belief that everything is great and we’re going to have a return to normalcy, and the Fed’s going to shrink its balance sheet. Nothing could be further from the truth. This gold price today, is at the highest it has been since the Fed hike. And this collapse in the dollar today is just the beginning.

One-Fifth Of All Worldwide Stock Market Wealth Is Already Gone

As bad as things are in the U.S. right now, the truth is that we still have a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the planet. Around the world, many major stock market indexes are already down more than 30 or 40 percent. Overall, the MSCI All-Country World Index is now down 20 percent, which officially puts us in bear market territory.

A Disturbing Warning From UBS: Buy Gold As A 30% Bear Market Is Coming

The bear market started with the energy complex but it is a trend, which is filtering through into other commodity themes, as well as Emerging Markets, Asia and at the end of the day into the Western world. In 2016, we see gold profiting as a safe haven and as of 2017, gold could profit from the US dollar moving in a major top and starting a bear market.

Have Commodities Reached an Inflection Point?

Most commodities, including crude oil, metals and grains, are priced in U.S. dollars. They therefore share an inverse relationship. When the dollar weakens, prices tend to rise. And when it strengthens, prices fall, among other past ramifications. We might very well have reached an inflection point for commodities, which opens up investment opportunities.

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