Best-selling author John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics says the EU is only left with choices that range from bad to disastrous. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats will have to hold hands and walk off the cliff together to solve U.S. economic problems. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, Mauldin expands on his comments at . . . → Read More: John Mauldin’s Prescription for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe
China and India have always been crazy for gold and the yellow metal remains the choice store of value in those two countries, says Don Coxe, a strategic advisor to the BMO Financial Group. In an exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Coxe explains how demographic shifts are affecting the price of gold . . . → Read More: Don Coxe Recommends Investors Read Lenin to Understand the Markets
Last week was not short of volatility with a three party central bank bingo and the nonfarm casino to cap it off. Markets went into the week with extreme expectations and as it became clear that central banks would do nothing concrete, the disappointment loomed.
Still, Draghi seemed to pull yet another rabbit . . . → Read More: Emergency Liquidity Assistance in the Eurozone – Draghi’s Irreversible Euro Put Explained
In this second part of my take on liquidity traps and missing collateral in global financial markets I would like to respond to some of the talking points set out by FT Alphaville’s Cardiff Garcia (again in response to the much talked about piece by Credit Suisse). Even though blog posts tend to . . . → Read More: The Curious Case Of Liquidity Traps And Missing Collateral – Part 2
The market action of last week repeated a lesson that many a punter appeared to have forgotten. Never run a bearish book into a European summit and especially not one where expectations for a result are as lows as they were going into Friday’s meeting. Risk assets went up like a rocket with . . . → Read More: Random Shots – Above Expectations
Interesting perspective on the effect of fiscal contraction in the eurozone by Econbrowser. I guess it makes sense. If the multiplier at the zero bound is high for positive spending it should be equally high (with a negative sign) if fiscal spending is cut back. The only issue is obviously that most of the . . . → Read More: The Eurozone Doomsday Machine of Austerity
One of the extraordinary effects of the euro zone debt crisis has been the manner in which the market and media have taken the notion of safe haven investment to heart. Consider for example the fact that the situation we are currently in largely comes down to too much debt tied to real . . . → Read More: The UK under the loop – Safe Haven for How Much Longer?
First off obviously; Spain and the country’s bailout which was announced yesterday. Alpha.Sources is amazed that it has not happened before really. As we have seen so often before when Europe is on the brink of disaster this time with a Greek exit looming and Spanish banks in tatters, a response has been . . . → Read More: Smoke Screens
The market is like a kid that can only ride a bike with training wheels on it, according to Robert Cohen of GCIC Ltd. As portfolio manager of the Dynamic Precious Metals Fund and the Dynamic Strategic Gold Class Fund (sold in Canada) and the Dynamic Gold & Precious Metals Fund (sold in . . . → Read More: The Fear Factor in Gold Equities: Robert Cohen
Are developed nations across the globe at the precipice of oblivion? Yep, says pundit John Mauldin. Fresh after the announcement of a new joint venture with Casey Research and the conclusion of his own Strategic Investment Conference in Carlsbad, Mauldin spoke to The Gold Report. He believes that investors have a small window . . . → Read More: The End of the Debt Supercycle Draws Near: John Mauldin