The Market Surprises: The Biggest Holders of US Debt

The Market Surprises: Market predictions continue to true, what to expect in the near term, the biggest holders of US debt, and a look at gold and silver.

A Record Breaking Event

A Record Breaking Event: A look at the World Gold Council’s latest report on gold demand, as well as our great monetary easing era.

Beating the System

A look at why gold will continue to rise, the overall economic health of the world, and beating the system.

The Eurozone’s Banking Secret

There’s no doubt that markets will remain fragile. Every ounce of optimism has been retorted with pessimism. Once again we saw how volatile our markets. While it’s easy to find many stocks that are now significantly undervalued, it’s becoming much harder to pull the trigger. Most of the professionals in the industry have already taken an early Christmas holiday. Bid support on less liquid exchanges, such as the TSX Venture, have dwindled dramatically and companies that once traded millions of shares per day are now trading a few thousand here and there.

President Obama Speaks on the Economy

President Obama in his remarks at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas said, this is not just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what’s at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement.

Technology Predicts the Future: Computer Traders

Does the stock market dictate our future, or does our future dictate the stock market? A report on how computer traders have taken over the market and how it is being manipulated for the gains of those who run them.

The Russian Secret: Russia Unloads US Bonds

I know things have been volatile and people are running scared, but even as the market looked like it was about to collapse – it didn’t. Even as short selling bets against the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a nine-month high last week, that doesn’t mean we’re going to see a major pullback. If we do, those will be prime opportunities to pick up more cheap stock. That’s why I have been proactive in telling readers…

The Hoarding Has Begun: Venezuela Nationalizes Gold Sector

There is a major disconnect from reality. While the long term outlook for the US and the world remains dismal, the near term outlook really isn’t as bad as the media has been making it out to be. We can’t ignore numbers and forecasts – even if they are being changed week after week. Just when we thought we were in the clear for a short term rally, we get slammed with more negative forecasts and numbers. Take a look:

The Biggest Buyers of Garbage

After starting the week off with a bang as I anticipated (The New Breed of Destruction), the market once again tumbled back down towards the end of trading Wednesday when Bernanke decided to open his big mouth. His comments were more of the same…slower growth anticipated, near-zero interest rates, pace of progress in employment remains frustratingly slow, slightly higher unemployment rate in the near future, and that he is clueless as to why the economy is in a soft patch.

The New Breed of Destruction

After a few years of a so-called recovery since 2008, the world is still in turmoil. The markets are still wavering. Protests in Greece, double-dip housing in the US, Moody’s possible downgrade on Italy’s sovereign credit rating, and China’s inflationary growth issues are all running rampant. The markets have a lost a trillion dollars in value since the S&P came off its highs in April and we’re seeing the index less than a few points away from correction territory…

Right Under Your Nose

Another week, another…Well, let’s be real, it’s almost impossible to summarize in one word a market that has been aggressively trading sideways for the last three months. Spring time fever and the summer doldrums are beginning to set in quicker than ever. Bid support for many of the commodities-based stocks are falling by the wayside, forcing great stocks much lower than where they should be.

Enron Lives On?

Controversy. Manipulation. Conspiracy. Corruption. Enron lives on? There are many words to describe things we don’t understand and things we can’t control.