Has China Finally Lifted its Thumb off of Gold?

There's a lot of talk about the Yuan price of gold falling out of a price suppression channel.  Both Zerohedge and Nomura have weighed in on this. The Yuan price of gold surged overnight to above CNY 8500 per ounce which is a major breakdown.  But it's also indicative of something that has long been … Continue reading Has China Finally Lifted its Thumb off of Gold?

When Warren Woke Up to A World Without Her

"When your enemy is making a mistake, why interrupt them?"  - Napoleon. Elizabeth Warren's national political career is over.  And malignant narcissist that she is she keeps trying to score rhetorical points against Donald Trump, thinking if she can just get in a good one, she'll stop being a laughing stock. But, that's not going … Continue reading When Warren Woke Up to A World Without Her

As U.S. Polls Tighten the Signs All Point to Hillary

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks.  Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at … Continue reading As U.S. Polls Tighten the Signs All Point to Hillary

Preparation is More than Buying Bottled Water

Hurricane Michael caught a lot of people unprepared.  What looked like an uneventful gulf storm turned into a raging monster by the time it made landfall in the Florida panhandle. Michael missed us completely this year.  I never really worried about it because there was so little error in the track and it was a … Continue reading Preparation is More than Buying Bottled Water

Private Blogs – Oil & Gas Upheaval and the Saudis Fume over Trump

I have two new private blog posts up this morning.  The first covers some of the oil and gas stocks in the Gold Goats 'n Guns Newsletter Portfolio.   The second is Sunday's normal Market Report where I cover the souring U.S. / Saudi relationship and the Trump Administration policies behind it while everyone is focused on … Continue reading Private Blogs – Oil & Gas Upheaval and the Saudis Fume over Trump

Salvini Stoking Italian Risk on Eve of Bavarian Elections

So, let's talk Germany v. Italy in a no-holds barred, tag-team grudge match for control over the future of the European Union. Because, make no mistake, that is exactly what is on the table when we analyze what is happening in the EU.  Man of Many Hats, Matteo Salvini, is in the driver's seat pushing … Continue reading Salvini Stoking Italian Risk on Eve of Bavarian Elections

Muli-Polar Political Project Pushed Forward by Putin In India

I have to wonder when Russian President Vladimir Putin sleeps.  He's busier than any other leader, traveling the globe while consistently changing the board state geopolitically. While everyone, including me, has had their eye on the turmoil in U.S. political circles over the past couple of weeks, Putin visited India and in a little less … Continue reading Muli-Polar Political Project Pushed Forward by Putin In India

Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.

The world is not shedding any tears now that Lil 'Miss AIPAC, Nikki Haley, has finished her time puffing up her political resume at the U.N.  To describe her performance as U.N. Ambassador over the last two years as strident and obnoxious would be a kindness. Haley, simply put, was out of her depth as … Continue reading Lil’ Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the U.N.