Tag Archives: US debt

White House already Talking about Another “Infrastructure” Bill

The talk of generation X is when the next stimulus payment is coming so they can deposit in their free trading stock account app. Baby Boomers are wondering what stocks they can speculate with to retire rich. Seasoned investors are wondering what happened to good sound money principles. Less than a month after a $1.9 […]

Jerome Powell Talked to Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday

On February 23, Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, testified to lawmakers on the economic rebound from the pandemic recession and the threat of future inflation. Equity markets continue to trade wildly as GameStop and Tesla continue to attract speculators as the Fed is seen as a savior no matter what. We all know […]

World Gold Council Releases 2021 Outlook

This week the World Gold Council published its Gold Outlook 2021. The World Gold Council is the leading authority and market development organization for the gold industry. The World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading gold mining companies. In this week’s article, we take a look at some of the […]

World Reserve Currencies Since 1450

The US supplied the Allies in WWII and got paid in gold. After the war, countries linked their currencies to the US dollar, which was linked to gold. The Gold Standard ended completely in 1971, but the US dollar’s reserve status remained. Today more than 61% of all foreign bank reserves are denominated in US […]

US Debt: The Ticking Timebomb

I found myself staring at the US Debt Clock site since Friday afternoon. It’s like watching a ticking debt time bomb. The issue of US debt has always been an occasional issue that is often spoken about in political circles. The issue of creating debt that our children will need to pay back is brought […]

The US Dollar just had the Worst Month in a Decade

Since the recent March high in the US dollar, the fiat currency has fallen consistently. The purchasing power of our dollar has dropped. Our dollar buys less today than it did a couple of months ago. All paper currencies have lost significant purchasing power over the past few decades. A simple example explains it all. […]

2020 Halftime Report – Gold & Silver Outperform; Platinum Lags

Physical gold is viewed as being a wealth preserver, a diversifier, and a hedge. The case of metals being a “store of value” is valid but investors are also always looking for a return on their investment. In such a volatile time for all markets, the return of investment is very important to most investors. […]

Fed Has No Option but to Continue Printing Money

Many economists are still predicting a V-Shaped post Coronavirus shutdown. The rebounding stock market would seem to support the V-Shaped theory. However, others predict a real turnaround could take a decade. The drastic recovery in the stock market is not based on strong market fundamentals. The unemployment rate at nearly 20% is drastically higher even […]

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