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Take Advantage of the Fed's Uncertainty - Buy Gold or a New Home

The Fed’s decision is a wash for precious metals, oil and gas prices. A rate hike would have likely caused the U.S. dollar to strengthen even further, which in turn would have put additional pressure on commodities. Home buyers who have been sitting on the fence now have a double-incentive to act: historically low mortgage rates and a possible chance at killer bargains.

From Crisis To Confiscation - Where Do I Store My Wealth?

Much of the world has gone on a massive spending spree & has, in effect, used a credit card to do so. The economic crisis, when it hits, will be sudden & will be devastating. Everyone in those jurisdictions will be negatively impacted, but those who have internationalised their wealth will fare best. When the dust settles, they will be the ones who are in place to recover & rebuild.

Asset Price Inflation Enters Its Dangerous Late Phase

A progression of the asset price inflation disease into its final stage (general speculative bust and recession) would mean the end of monetary inflation and also inflation in goods and services markets. What could bring about this transition? Most plausibly it will be a splintering of rose-colored spectacles worn by investors. What could cause the splinter? Read here.

Gold has never been more Valuable than it is Today

We know the central banks have every motive in the world to suppress the price of gold. If you understand this risk of financial collapse has never been higher than it is today then you then you know your insurance has never been more necessary or valuable. This risk will ultimately be borne out in the failure of what we use as money.

The Only Way To Short Central Banks Is To Be Long Gold - Marc Faber

“My belief is that the big surprise this year is that investor confidence in central banks collapses. And when that happens — I can’t short central banks, although I’d really like to, and the only way to short them is to go long gold, silver and platinum. That’s the only way.” – Marc Faber.

Does Gold Belong In Every Portfolio?

No investment is safe & gold is no exception. With a 28% price drop in 2013, followed by a 12% gain in the first ten weeks of 2014, can we really continue to label gold investment a safe haven? In this analysis, we take a look at the impact of gold on a portfolio under various scenarios. The results may surprise you.

Freddie And Fannie Reform – The Mortgage Monster Has Arrived

As promised, the Johnson/Crapo bill has finally arrived. The Bill is going to increase mortgage compliance costs. It will confuse, rather than clarify, the mortgage application and approval process. It is a disaster. Fortunately, I opine the Bill has no chance of passing in its present form.

Why Gold Looks Better than the S&P: Marc Faber

When I compare gold to the S&P, the S&P is up substantially since 2011 and gold is down substantially. If you compare the performance of gold shares to the S&P, it has been a disaster for gold shares. I think gold at this price is actually one of the few assets that are relatively inexpensive now.

Marc Faber: Gold Is One Of The Few Cheap Assets

When I look around asset prices, real estate, bonds, equities, collectibles, etc, I think the price of gold is one of the few assets that are relatively inexpensive. Every investor understands the principle of buy low and sell high. But when prices are low, nobody wants to buy. – Marc Faber

China Households Massively Exposed To Housing Bubble That Has To Burst

China’a housing market is clearly oversupplied. Existing housing stock is sufficient for every household to own one home, and China is supplying about 15 million new units a year. The housing bubble has to burst & the hit to household wealth will have a long term negative impact on consumption.

The 3 Myth's About Rising Interest Rates

The markets assume that when the Federal Reserve “Tapers,” or eventually ceases, its current bond buying program that interest rates will begin to rise – However, there are three primary issues which should be considered that fail to support this widely held belief.

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