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

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

Private Blog – 10-7-2018 – Bye Bye DiFi

I have a new video Market Report up on Patreon for subscribers focused on the political fallout of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. For those who want access to the Private Blog and twice weekly technical reports on Gold, Bitcoin and other important foundational markets from a strategic and tactical perspective, … Continue reading Private Blog – 10-7-2018 – Bye Bye DiFi

Is Gold Decoupling from Debt?

When I went outside this morning to wrangle my goats to milk them, I noticed something had changed.  All of a sudden it was October.  It was chilly in a way that only fall in North Florida could be, slightly drier and more temperate.  While it was a cold, wet summer for the most part, … Continue reading Is Gold Decoupling from Debt?

Merkel’s End Could Spark EU Breakdown

The pieces have been moving into place for months now.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen her power within German political circles wane for more than a year.  Italy's opposition to the European Union's budget rules is stiffening. Bond yields are beginning to not just rise, but blow out uncontrollably. The Fed keeps raising rates … Continue reading Merkel’s End Could Spark EU Breakdown

Signs of the Gold Apocalypse: M&A and Fund Extinction

For bear markets to truly end investor sentiment has to get to a point where they would rather walk on broken glass than buy that asset or asset class.  We're reaching that point in the precious metals market. In conjunction with that we also have to see arrogance on the part of short-sellers convinced that … Continue reading Signs of the Gold Apocalypse: M&A and Fund Extinction

Brexit Breakdown is All Theatre

The "Gypsum Lady" Theresa May has no intention of staying strong on Brexit negotiations.  Her job was always to deliver a Brexit deal that was, in effect, no deal. She was to thread the needle that kept the U.K. in the European Union for everything that matters, the customs and trade unions, while selling the … Continue reading Brexit Breakdown is All Theatre