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Gold Prices Will Rise Either Way - You Can Profit

Gold has two ways to win. If low rates persist, gold prices become more attractive because costs of carry and opportunity costs of holding an asset without yield decline. Conversely, if rates go up, that means inflation is on the way, and the gold price benefits from that also.

Falling Oil Prices and the Fallout

Will Western American states continue to boom without $90/barrel oil prices? What will American GDP look like without this latest bubble industry to fuel job creation, tax revenue, and investment? It’s impossible to say right now, although the price of oil in relation to the last four recessions does provide some fuel for speculation.

If Economy Is Recovering, Why Is Labor Force Participation Rate At A 36 Year Low?

The percentage of Americans that are either working or looking for work is the lowest in 36 years. There are over 100 million working age Americans that are not employed right now. If the percentage of people in the labor force continues to decline like it has been, what is that going to mean for the future of our society?

QE Ending Because It Was Successful? Then Here Are A Few Questions

Certainly, QE-induced perpetually rising asset prices & sinking volatility, likely boosted consumer confidence through the interpretation of lofty prices as ‘all must be well’. However, those aspects dangerously conspire to produce a false perception about the true state of economic fundamentals. Some simple questions need answers.

Janet Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Yellen has gone farther, disregarding guidance on all fixed thresholds (unemployment, inflation, etc) & claiming that she will keep stimulating as long as she believes that there is “slack” in the economy. Where that mythical level may be is open for interpretation, which is likely why she prefers it.

Economic Recovery Failing Average American

As an investor, I would suggest that you focus on wage growth, as we need to see higher wages in addition to job creation for the Economic Recovery to really start improving significantly

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